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Textron Aircraft Mechanic lll (ATAC) in Fort Worth, Texas

Aircraft Mechanic lll (ATAC)


About Textron:

Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, and Textron Systems. For more information visit:

About ATAC:

Textron Airborne Solutions provides training opportunities for military customers. Within this company is Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC), which provides tactical flight training and adversary services. Textron’s extensive global reach – makes for an incomparable training resource. ATAC provides tactical flight training and adversary aggressor services for U.S. Navy, Marine and Air Force pilots, and is the only organization certified to train the Navy’s TOPGUN program. ATAC operates simultaneously across five sites and two continents and comprises the world’s largest outsourced civilian, tactical airborne training organization and proudly provides the highest quality live training to Squadrons, Air Wings, and Battle Groups. ATAC was the first civilian organization authorized to train the USAF’s F-22 Raptors.


The Aircraft Mechanic is responsible for maintenance actions on Airborne Tactical Advantage Company’s aircraft as well as the safe and expeditious launch and recovery flight line operations at permanent and detachment sites.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Must be experienced and proficient in a supervisory, lead role. Must communicate effectively with both leadership and subordinates.

  • Responsible for prioritizing, performing, and supervising multiple complex maintenance functions as assigned. The key difference between an AM3 and an AM2 is that an AM3 is capable of and competent to lead/supervise other supervisors and coordinate the work of multiple teams performing multiple tasks, while making prioritization decisions that affect the entire shift’s/site’s/detachment’s work output in support of the company’s mission.

  • Maintenance efforts in support of company commitments.

  • Proficient in one type/model aircraft and helper on additional type/model aircraft.

  • Utilize AMS program.

  • Training of maintenance personnel.

  • Manage assigned maintenance programs.

  • Assist with coordination of detachment requirements with Crew Chiefs (as necessary).

  • Obtain and maintain Detachment Lead qualification.

  • The Aircraft Mechanic troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft structure, landing gear, flight surfaces and controls.

  • This mechanic repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as wings and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls

  • This mechanic performs 100-hour, progressive, isochronal, phase, periodic, and other hourly or calendar inspections

  • This mechanic: adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories, performs preflight, thru-flight, and post-flight maintenance inspections

  • Applies comprehensive technical expertise to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as; blueprints or manufactures’ manuals

  • Must be able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.

  • Additional responsibilities as delineated by Production Supervisor and Crew Chiefs

  • Manage programs as assigned

Primary Objectives:

  • Safety of the workforce.

  • Ensure quality maintenance is performed during each maintenance action.

  • Development and training of Apprentice Aviation Mechanics.

  • Foster maintenance team environment.

  • Ongoing personal development.

  • Lead by example.

Location: Luke AFB, Arizona, Holloman AFB, New Mexico



  • Minimum requirements of this position include, but are not limited to, an A&P Certification or at least 9 consecutive years’ experience (civil or military equivalency) or FAA Inspection Authority (IA) or has obtained a QAR and Det Lead qualification.

  • Must have proven effective leadership experience and adept at enforcing GOP’s and safety practices.

  • Performance will be continuously monitored by supervision and reviewed annually with the employee.

ADA Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

  • Must be able to climb in and out of the Aircraft.

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

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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.

Job Flight Operations

Primary Location US-Texas-Fort Worth

Other Locations US-New Mexico, US-Arizona

Recruiting Company Textron Airborne Solutions (ATAC)

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 284999