Power Generation/Aircraft Arresting System Technician

Fusion Cell
March 6, 2023
September 2, 2023
Job Type


Position Summary:

Responsible for operating and maintaining power generation and aircraft arresting systems in accordance with the performance work statement. Operation and maintenance services include, but are not limited to: catapults, arresting gear, and associated mechanical, hydraulic, and control systems involved primarily in aircraft takeoff and landing operations. Duties include installing and maintaining visual landing aids; testing and maintaining launch and recovery equipment using electric and mechanical test equipment and hand tools; activating airfield arresting systems, such as crash barriers and cables, during emergency landing situations; directing aircraft launch and recovery operations using hand or light signals; and maintaining logs of airplane launches, recoveries, and equipment maintenance. Provide operation, maintenance, inspection, and repair of power generation systems and equipment such as diesel generators and light carts.

LOCATION: Al Jabar Air Base Kuwait

Housing Note: Off-base, shared provided housing. 2 people per villa



PTO_9.23 hrs Bi-Weekly/6weeks p/year, 13 Paid Holidays

$30p/month Cell Phone Stipend


Responsibilities: (In order of Priority)

  1. Installs, removes, and operates electrical power generating and control systems, automatic transfer switches, aircraft arresting systems, and associated equipment. Checks equipment for serviceability. Positions equipment such as gasoline and diesel engines, generators, switchgears, air compressors, and other power generating auxiliary equipment. Installs, positions, rewinds, and pretensions aircraft arresting systems. Certifies aircraft arresting systems as required. Checks installed equipment to ensure compliance with publications, policies, and directives. Inspects, tests, and services component systems such as safety, fuel, lubrication, cooling, air pressure, pumps, regulators, governors, and accessory equipment. Observes and interprets instruments such as ammeters, voltmeters, frequency meters, synchro scopes, automatic temperature and pressure recorders, and engine oil, fuel, and coolant gauges. Adjusts engine generator systems to maintain proper voltage, current frequency, and synchronization. Synchronizes multiple generators. Operates high and low voltage switches, circuit breakers, rheostats, and other controls on switchgear and distribution panels. Performs electrical power control and distribution functions.
  2. Maintains, modifies, and repairs electrical power generating and control systems, automatic transfer switches, aircraft arresting systems, and associated equipment. Performs inspections and interprets findings to determine corrective action. Identifies and records engine and generator malfunctions. Uses precision test equipment, troubleshoots malfunctions, and inspects parts for excessive wear and other conditions. Removes, repairs, and replaces defective power generating equipment components. Performs corrosion control. Inspects and replaces gauges and meters. Maintains aircraft arresting systems, including electrical, hydraulic, rewind, and pneumatic systems, and other electronic components. Bench checks components and subassemblies. Tests and calibrates repaired items. Reviews performance data and maintenance records to determine adequacy of maintenance. Interprets data related to electrical power generating and aircraft arresting systems to ensure overall mission success.
  3. Maintains records. Posts entries on operation, inspection, and maintenance records. Records meter readings, wear and alignment measurements, fuel consumption, and other data in performance logs. Furnishes information for reports and recommends changes to correct defective equipment or improve operating procedures. Complies with environmental policies.
  4. Ensure all work areas and equipment are kept clean, orderly and in a safe manner.  
  5.  Performs quality and safety self inspections.                       
  6.  Responsible for proper utilization and safeguarding of all government and contractor provided property (e.g., to include government facilities, equipment and tools).
  7. Perform other duties as assigned in accordance with contractual, functional, and mission requirements.                                                                                                                                 

Desired Skills:

  • Relevant overseas experience.
  • Previous international experience and previous work experience on Air Force installations.
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Excel, Word, Power Point
  • Able and willing to work periods of long hours to meet mission requirements.
  • Military experience in a contingency environment and knowledge and experience working with government contracts preferred.
  • Shall have knowledge of principles of electronics and electricity including generation, conversion, transformation, distribution, and utilization.

Qualifications & Needed Items:

  • Prior military service of AFSC 3E072, Power Production Journeyman
  • Must be MAAS/BAK-12 Factory Trained & Certified
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen with a current, valid U. S. Passport and Driver’s License (able to drive manual transmission).
  • Must have and maintain a valid U. S. SECRET Security Clearance prior to deployment.
  • Must have the capability of obtaining an Air Force flight line driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass a flight line access test and obtain flight line access badge.
  • Must be able to pass employment and deployment qualification requirements that include psychological, medical, dental, drug testing, background checks, etc.
  • Candidates must successfully complete both online and hands on CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) defense training. Training includes the successful fit testing of DOD provided protective gear.
  • Must have four years of experience in operation and maintenance of BAK-12 aircraft arresting systems and completed factory training on Mobile Aircraft Arresting Systems (MAAS)/BAK-12
  • Must have three years of experience operating and maintaining prime power spot generators and backup generators.
  • Must be capable of giving and receiving instructions.
  • Must be fluent reading and speaking English.





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