AAR CORP Crew Chief (C-130) in KABUL, Afghanistan

Title: Crew Chief (C-130)

Location: Afghanistan-Kabul

Job Number: 8265


Responsible for maintaining aircraft and the associated engines and sub-systems to ensure airworthiness. The duties include, but are not limited to: aircraft servicing, maintaining, repair, inspection; reporting aircraft status; technical and logistical support for aircraft issues; technical support for aircraft.


  • The completion of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, parts ordering and aircraft issues.

  • Repairs, replaces and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as cowlings and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units; using hand tools, power tools, machines and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, welding equipment, rivet gun and drills.

  • Reads and interprets manufacturer and airline maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other related documentation to determine feasibility and method of altering or repairing the aircraft and its associated components, determining the airworthiness of the aircraft and its associated components and replacement for malfunctioning or damaged components.

  • Repairs or replaces defective parts and associated components.

  • Troubleshoots, repairs and replaces electrical wiring and associated components.

  • Performs routine duties within the first echelon, such as: to service aircraft, including hydraulic system servicing, engine oil replenishment, aircraft systems lubrication, aircraft fueling, clean windows, change tires, brakes, lightbulbs.

  • Interacts with company MOC, the customer and manufacturer in matters that concern the airworthiness of the aircraft, operational readiness of the aircraft and issues related to the troubleshooting of the aircraft's system.

  • Must know the maintenance sections of the maintenance manual, the operation and the provisions and applicable parts of Military Maintenance.

  • Must effectively interact with Company and customer representatives as well as with representatives of on-site business or military entities.

  • Perform applicable C-130H related maintenance tasks to include any special certification/qualification tasks, i.e., engine runs, servicing or aircraft towing in accordance with applicable C-130H technical orders.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to company values and ethics

  • Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results without supervision; is accountable for own actions.

  • Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal &written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.

  • Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.

  • Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short & long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines; consults & collaborates with appropriate people.

  • Initiative & Innovation - Generates new ideas personally & encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology & approaches to work; provides creative solutions & input when faced with challenges.

  • Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.

  • Quality & Safety - Adheres to all safety & security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate thorough & efficient.

  • Continuous Improvement - Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement; analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.

  • Training & Development - Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback.

  • Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest, socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.

  • Performance Management - Sets clear expectations & direction for staff; achieves team results consistently; coaches staff to improve; is a positive role model

  • Leadership - Builds commitment to team, company, mission & customer through effective & frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust; fosters a respectful, energetic & positive work culture.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) License or 8 years of USAF Crew Chief experience.

  • Five (5) years’ aviation maintenance experience.

  • Five (5) years’ experience on fleet type relevant to the assigned program.

  • Recent engine run experience required.

  • Knowledge and understanding of applicable USAF Maintenance Program.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).


  • Ten (10) years’ Aviation Maintenance experience.

  • Seven (7) years’ experience on fleet type relevant to the assigned program.

  • Seven (7) years’ experience working government contract service.

  • Have had at least one tour in the USAF and have been a C-130H Crew Chief.

  • Through knowledge and understanding of applicable C-130 Maintenance Program.


Position is located OCONUS and in an austere environment; work is being performed in a on the flight line, limited hangar or aviation field environment.


You must be able to lift parts, tools, test sets and other items weighing up to 50 lbs., including up and down stairs. You will be required to stand, walk, sit, squat, stretch, and bend during a normal workday. You must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran