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Vertex Aerospace A&P Mechanic, Vertex Aerospace, Flight International, Newport News, VA in Newport News, Virginia


  • Performs routine maintenance

  • Performs Learjet 35, 35A, 36 and 36A airframe and engine OEM maintenance, OR equivalent Corporate Jet/Military airframe and engine OEM experience to include 12,000 hour and 12-year inspections

  • Troubleshoot, repair and perform modifications of airframe components and associated equipment

  • Engine removal and installation

  • Perform complex electrical/mechanical/avionics troubleshooting

  • Use basic hand tools and demonstrate knowledge of mechanical skills

  • Read, interpret and work from engineering drawings, blueprints, T.O. specs, and engineering specifications

  • Assemble close tolerance parts and use hand tools such as pneumatic drills and rivet guns

  • Reviews all work for conformance to maintenance manual/ modification specifications and documents all such data on approved company maintenance forms

  • Operate self-propelled vehicles such as forklifts, scissor lifts, boom lifts, and aircraft tow vehicles

Airframe certification required

Powerplant certification preferred

Posses tools in a secure box and shadowed

2 years Learjet, corporate jet, military jet experience

Work environment & physical demands

This job is in an industrial environment and requires you to be able to climb ladders, stairs, and portable stands and navigate these without assistance; work at heights 30 feet above the ground; work in extreme heat/cold, noise, vibration, proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, chemicals, odors, dust; 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; stand for sustained periods of time; work primarily with fingers such as picking, pinching, typing; close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, and 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; and lift/maneuver up to 50 pounds.

Position type and expected hours of work

This position is a full-time position and hours are Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Additional hours may be required depending on business needs, and you may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays. You may also be required to change shifts.


You will be required to travel CONUS and OCONUS approximately 20% of the time, possibly more depending on business needs.

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 Academic



  • Own tools in a secure box and shadowed

  • Airframe certification required

  • 2 years: 2 years Learjet, corporate jet, military jet experience


  • Powerplant certification preferred

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)