Calspan Corporation

Lear Aircraft Mechanic

Job Locations US-CA-Edwards AFB
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Calspan’s Test Services Flight Research Group is home to a fleet of experimental aircraft that include Learjets and Gulfstream G-III’s. Additionally, we support the VISTA X-62A at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB, CA.  These aircraft are used to conduct a variety of experimental flight test programs for our private and government customers.  We are looking for a motivated Learjet Aircraft Mechanic to join our EAFB team, continuing our rich, 75-year tradition of modifying and flying unique test aircraft.


Core Responsibilities Listed Below – Compensation and position level commensurate with education and experience


  • Perform inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, project installations and aircraft modifications.  Remove and install controls, electrical units, hydraulic components, engines and engine components. Responsible for mechanical soundness of aircraft.
  • Perform or direct servicing, towing, starting and maintenance of the assigned aircraft and ground support equipment.
  • Keep abreast and maintain files of aircraft manuals, service bulletins, etc.
  • Interpret drawings, specifications, manuals and procedures for mechanics. From drawings and sketches, layout, fabricate and install special modifications without compromising aircraft structural integrity or accepted aircraft standards.
  • Maintain, operate and troubleshoot complex research systems installed in the aircraft.
  • Attend pre-flight and post-flight briefings as necessary.


Preferred Education / Experience:

  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • Formal aircraft maintenance training
  • 5+ years’ experience in field
  • Airframe and Power Plant ratings highly desired
  • Learjet 20/30 series or USAF C-21 experience highly desired
  • Must hold or be eligible for a U.S. Government security clearance

Preferred Knowledge / Ability:

  • Layout, fabricate and install special modifications to the aircraft.
  • Use of precision tools, measuring devices, instruments, etc.
  • Required to adhere to procedures and requirements outlined in current Calspan work instructions.


Why join Calspan


Be Calspan Culture

At Calspan, we promote an environment that empowers employees and encourages innovation. Our management team enables a strong sense of teamwork with each endeavor, where successes are shared and lessons are learned. The company’s talent brand, “Be Calspan”, incorporates our company values to Be Inclusive, Accountable, and Innovative and our commitment to drive every individual to - Be Developed, Be Balanced, Be Connected, Be Community and Be Recognized. Our culture promotes a positive atmosphere and competitive can-do method of action.


Great Benefits = Happy, Committed Employees 

Retaining great talent is as important as finding it, so at Calspan, we take our employee value proposition of Be Calspan quite seriously. To us, that means offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, recognition programs and promotional opportunities. Our benefits include: Health Insurance, Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance/Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, 401(k), Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Universal Life Insurance Policy, Paid-Time Off, Company-paid Holidays, Bereavement Leave, Jury Duty, Military Leave, Employee Assistance Program, Educational Assistance Reimbursement , and Pet Insurance.


The salary range provided is a general guideline. Actual pay will depend on several factors, including, but not limited to, education, experience, training, and other applicable qualifications.  Calspan is committed to pay transparency in compliance with applicable state and local laws.


Calspan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Calspan Test Services supports safe and drug free workplace through pre-employment background checks and drug testing.


All candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. 

Salary Range (min)

USD $45.00/Hr.

Salary Range (max)

USD $55.00/Hr.


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