Leidos is seeking Aircraft Technical Advisors with knowledge of multiple Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) aircraft platforms, helicopter types, systems and engines. The Aircraft Technical Advisors will be part of the Contractor Engineering and Technical Support team in support of a U.S. Air Force Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is a one-year assignment with option to renew. Assignment location may be one of seven locations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia per the Performance Work Statement.
The Aircraft Technical Advisor will perform as an adviser and trainer on all maintenance, support, quality, airframe, logistics, production processes, and issues. The Technical Advisor serves as the focal point between the RSAF and other contractors to support the AWACS, C-130, E-3 series, F-15, Bell 212, Bell 412, Boeing 707 platforms, and all systems/subsystems on these aircraft.
The Aircraft Technical Advisor shall perform work that applies a broad theoretical and practical technical knowledge to include, but not limited to, the following:
- Advising and assisting the RSAF in all aspects of aircraft system and subsystem operation and maintenance
- Management of contract maintenance support employees
- Compliance with all aviation safety and security procedures related to RSAF aircraft maintenance
- Management of day to day operations, maintenance, and reporting within the RSAF wing
- Creation of a wide variety of maintenance reports
- Coordination with United States Military Training Mission (USMTM) and technical coordination group personnel
- Ensure contractor maintenance support employees work is in compliance with work contracts
- Correspondence with internal and external organizations as directed to support and accomplish work requirements
- Providing advice on provisioning, training, and technical requirements on pending aircraft modification requirements
- Use of automated logistics systems such as GOLDesp
- Interpretation of blueprints, schematics, plans, wiring diagrams, and technical publications
- Providing technical assistance on a wide variety of airplane or helicopter maintenance procedures, servicing, inspections, and ground support activities
- Conducting reviews and providing suggested changes to proposals, contracts, and maintenance activity Statements of Work (SOW) submitted by various contractors, or foreign governments and make appropriate recommendations
- Review of technical data and other pertinent maintenance publications for accuracy, applicability, content, and recommend changes
- Preparation of HQ level staff reports and professional correspondence
- Perform historical trend analysis to determine root cause of the most serious and prevalent issues to prevent repetition
- Prepare maintenance, safety, and operational checklists
- Participate in working groups on system design, readiness, technical, budget, requirements, and supportability
- Coordinate with onsite Field Support Representatives on maintenance issues
- Facilitate the technical interface between the RSAF and the contractor
- Provide quality assurance and quality control management subject matter expertise
- Provide production control subject matter expertise
- Assist with forecasting and planning of maintenance requirements
- Design and development of training material and conduct of training, including OJT IAW the RSAF Structured OJT Program RSAF 105 Series Manuals
Experience in F-15 and/or C-130 required
Experience in RSAF work environment and on RSAF systems preferred
Advanced Degree (MA/MS) and twelve (12) years of experience in aircraft E&E systems; OR BA/BS degree and fifteen (15) years of experience in aircraft E&E systems; OR twenty (20) years of directly related experience with proper certification(s).
- Must be able to demonstrate past examples of cultural adaptability and ability to establish a trusted professional relationship with an international customer.
- Arabic language proficiency.
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:None
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Field Operations
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