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Vertex Aerospace Engineering Technician IV (Engineering Support) SCA Code 30084 – Training - AV-8B Program - Yuma, AZ in Yuma, Arizona


Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

Provide training (on-site classroom and on-the-job) to military and civilian personnel. The training includes maintenance and operation techniques pertaining to adjustment, calibration, troubleshooting, bench check, routine maintenance, inspection, and repair of the assigned system/equipment, including related control equipment. Training shall support T/AV-8B technical training needs and respond to the unit needs within one working day.

Devise local training course outlines, lesson plans, and written examinations, including guidance to military and civilian personnel of the Department of Defense in identifying needed training programs.

Provide a monthly informational copy of the training outlines, lesson plans, and written examinations to the COR.

Provide at a minimum the following training:

Avionics (AV)

Provide support and training for the T/AV-8B AV in the following areas, but not limited to: Communication, navigation, radar, stores management, angle rate bombing, mission computer, multipurpose display, stability augmentation, departure resistance, engine and fuel indicating, power distribution, electronic countermeasures, and related SE.

Airframe (AF)

Provide support and training for the T/AV-8B AF in the following areas, but not limited to: the AV-8B/TAV-8B aircraft airframe and associated engine interface, control surface rigging, fuel, and nozzle actuation systems, environmental control including OBOGS, landing and arresting gear, composite repair, non-destructive inspection, and corrosion control, anti-skid, ejection seat, vibration analysis, and associated SE.

Physical requirements are as follows:

  • Must be able to climb ladders, stairs and portable stands and navigate these without assistance of others.

  • Must be able to work at heights 20 feet above the ground (as applicable).

  • Must be able to work in extreme heat/cold.

  • Must be able to work in the following environmental conditions: noise, vibration, proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, chemicals, odors, dust.

  • Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, balance, push, pull, kneel, grasp, crouch, crawl, work in narrow aisles/passageways, and work in close spaces that restrict movement including aircraft fuel tanks for extended periods of time.

  • Must be able to stand for sustained periods of time.

  • Must be able to work primarily with fingers such as picking, pinching, typing.

  • Must have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes (as applicable).

  • Must be capable of routinely performing industry standard hand movements required to complete tasks.

  • Must be able to lift/maneuver up to 40 pounds.

  • Must be able and willing to enter and work in confined spaces, such as aircraft fuel tanks and beneath floor panels with clearances of 24”.

  • Must undergo a physical as required by the CBA or Company to determine ability to perform the job with or without accommodation.

  • Must be able to wear all required PPE (as applicable).

    Professional Requirements, Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

High School Diploma + 4 years related AV-8B experience

This position does not currently require a Security Clearance, but candidates must be able to obtain/maintain a secret clearance which requires US Citizenship and must be additional security background checks

Vertex is committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment in which we recognize and value each other’s differences as well as fostering a culture that promotes its core values: Professionalism, Integrity, and Respect. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran.




  • High School or better in General Studies

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)