at Vertex Aerospace
Location Corpus Christi, Texas
Date Posted July 22, 2022
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified



Position Overview:


Performs oil analysis and evaluation of fluid-lubricated systems to determine mechanical wear and impending failure of engine components in order to prevent serious malfunctions.

Job Responsibilities:

+ Operate, inspect, repair, and maintain Government Furnished Test Equipment in accordance with COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 series and other applicable Navy instructions in accordance with manufacturer instructions, company instructions and the published maintenance schedule for this equipment.

+ Performs oil analysis for assigned aircraft.

+ Performs oil analysis of transient aircraft as required and notifies home base personnel of results.

+ Performs a daily standardization of the spectrometer.

+ Calibrates the spectrometer as required using known metal wear standards technical order procedures and acceptable range indices.

+ Performs analysis of monthly correlation test samples used in monitoring the accuracy and analytical capability of the Oil Analysis Lab.

+ Performs minor and periodic maintenance of the spectrometer as required by applicable technical orders.

+ Notifies supported activities of all special sampling requirements and coordinates as necessary to ensure that oil samples are submitted.

+ Ensures that the appropriate forms/reports are accurately completed and maintained. Uses charts and publications in evaluating metal wear concentrations and makes appropriate recommendations to the maintenance sections.

+ Performs trend analysis.

+ Maintain up-to-date records of results.

+ Accurately complete and sign individual employee timesheet.

+ Responsible for adhering to all applicable Foreign Object Damage (FOD) prevention and Tool Control rules and regulations including participation in FOD walkdowns when directed.

+ Maintain cleanliness of the workcenter and around your assigned work area.

+ Comply with established general and industrial safety rules and regulations as applicable to the contract, facilities and job assignment.

+ Maintain appropriate records of all work accomplished.

+ Comply with established Hazardous Material/Waste Programs and Local, State, and Federal Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

+ Perform simple computer input and extraction functions.

+ May be required to perform duties of HAZMAT/HazWaste Custodian or Assistant Custodian when authorized and designated.

+ Assist when directed to ensure safety, security and preservation of government owned and company owned equipment and property.

+ Share technical knowledge with other company employees to enhance accomplishment of assigned tasks.

+ May be required to assist other employees in the performance of their duties during periods of personal or sick leave, vacation, breaks, reserve duty or during increased workload periods.

+ Perform other duties when directed.

+ May be required to pass a respirator physical and wear a respirator while performing work related duties.

+ Initiate reports required under the Naval Aviation Maintenance Discrepancy Reporting Program (NAMDRP).

+ When directed, assist management in investigating reports of defective material, workmanship or work sites incidents.

+ Coordinate with supervision and Quality Control to resolve questions concerning serviceability and/or repair procedures.

+ Ensure Quality Control inspections are complied with.

+ Use common hand tools and publications to inspect, repair, service, troubleshoot, maintain and overhaul components and equipment.

+ Document work accomplished on Maintenance Action Forms (MAF), Support Action Forms (SAF), METER Card and/or NALCOMIS.

+ Use provided test equipment and other support equipment to perform assigned tasks

+ Read, interpret, and apply instructions from blueprints, drawings, schematics and other approved data.

+ Ensure corrosion control cleaning, prevention, and treatment actions are performed as required.

+ Must have all required personal tools within 30 days of hire or job assignment.

+ Assist with ordering parts, tools, materials and equipment as required.

+ Required to handle hazardous materials in performance of assigned duties.

+ Attend meetings/training when directed

+ Assist in the search for lost tools/items when directed.

+ May be required to operate a forklift.

+ May be temporarily assigned to work at NAS Kingsville.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

+ Must be able to possess a valid CAC card and obtain and maintain required security clearances.

+ Must have two (2) years' experience in oil analysis laboratory operator and evaluator.

+ Must be a graduate of an accredited oil analysis operator and evaluator school.

+ Familiarization with ground support equipment inspection, troubleshooting, repair, modification and maintenance procedures.

+ May be required to obtain a Commercial Driver's License.

+ May be required to become Tire and Wheel qualified and certified.

+ May be required to become Hydraulic Contamination qualified.

+ Must have a valid state operator's license and be able to pass the government licensing requirements for support equipment and forklifts.

+ Obtain and maintain all applicable GSE Licenses.

+ Must become familiar with Company and Government Environmental, Health and Safety, Quality Control and Property Control policies and procedures and local operating procedures within sixty (60) days of date of hire or assignment to position.

+ Must be able to read, speak, write legibly and understand the English language.

+ Knowledge of materials used and safety precautions as applicable to usage.

+ Familiarization with COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 series, and other applicable Navy instructions, maintenance instruction manuals, IPB's, manufacturer's manuals and company instructions as required for the performance of job functions.

+ Must be able to pass qualification requirements and perform functions of a Quality Control Inspector for appropriate workcenter(s) when designated and authorized.

+ Must have graduated from or complete within 30 days of hire, a Navy approved corrosion training course.

+ Must have the ability to accurately carry out written and verbal orders, instructions and directives.

Physical Requirements:

Climbing, standing, stooping, bending, pushing, kneeling, stretching, extensive walking and working in tiring uncomfortable positions. May require lifting of objects whose weight normally will not exceed fifty (50) pounds.

Working Environment:

The diversity of working conditions may range from a standard climate controlled environment where there is no physical discomfort, to a non-climate controlled environment, to an environment where inclement weather may subject individual to severe changes of temperature, wind, rain, etc. May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail.


Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.

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)

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