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Aircraft Power Plant Mechanic, Fort Indiantown Gap, PA, US ID#18037

Cherokee Nation Aerospace & Defense is a contract manufacturer and integrator of electro-mechanical assemblies, including distribution, kitting and the manufacturing of cable and wire harness assemblies. The CNAD manufacturing team is experienced with projects that require expertise in medium to complex integration of ground support, test, flight hardware and armament systems. CNAD is ISO9000:2000 and AS 9100 certified and can serve as a prime contractor on Department of Defense contracts or as a sub-contractor to large aerospace primes. CNAD has the unique ability to team with other Cherokee owned tribal companies or partner with other companies to accommodate large complex contract opportunities. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNAD is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.


Mechanic will be responsible for the support of all UH-60/CH-47 maintenance. The aircraft powerplant repairer inspects and performs aviation unit (AVUM), intermediate (AVIM) and depot maintenance on aircraft turbine engines and components.


Includes the following:

  • Removes, replaces, services, prepares, preserves, cleans and stores engine assembles or components.
  • Disassemble, repair, resembles, adjusts, diagnostically test turbine engine systems, subsystems and components according to directives.
    Diagnoses and troubleshoots malfunctions in aircraft engines and their components.
    Evaluate maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical manuals, work standards, safety procedures, and operational policies.
    Performs maintenance trend analysis and applies production control, quality control and other maintenance management principles, and procedures to aircraft engine maintenance and shop operations
    Prepare forms and records related to all maintenance performed on and off of ACFTI/A/W Army DA PAM 738-751.
  • Assist in troubleshooting engines and rigging engine controls. Perform limited maintenance operational checks.
  • Uses and performs user maintenance on common and special tools. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft engines.
  • Prepares request for turn ins and repair parts and engine components.

No supervisory or management authority.


High School Diploma or GED Tech school trained and I.E. Military/AP/Aviation Tech School. US Services connected school equivalent of Army 15B MOS.


  • Must be able to work overtime and possibly on short notice.
  • Must pass Pre-Employment Physical. To include a drug screen.
  • Must be able to work inside and outside in all environmental conditions day, night, sunny, cloudy, rainy, snowy, cold climate and hot climate.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.


Work will be performed in environments including extreme temperatures, hazardous materials, loud noises, smoke, etc.

About Cherokee Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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