Menzies Aviation plc
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LAX- Fuel Facility Mechanic
at Menzies Aviation plc
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, however other duties may be assigned.
- Comply with the Menzies Aviation Attendance/Tardiness/Code of Conduct Standards.
- Performs routine and periodic inspections and maintenance in compliance with company, customer, and government and industry standards.
- Makes required log entries of quality control and maintenance discrepancies, their continued statuses, and plan for closeout within maintenance data base.
- All maintenance tasks will be coordinated with the supervisor or operator on duty so they are aware of start, stop, and status of ongoing repairs at the fuel facility.
- Conducts all work in a safe fashion by adhering to all company, customer, industry, local, state and federal safe work policies/procedures.
- If scheduled, MUST be present for shift turnover briefings at the beginning and ending of each shift.
- Frequent facility walk-throughs to determine additional discrepancies not noted during operator inspections.
- Management has the right to assign miscellaneous tasks for operational/maintenance needs, including back filling facility operators should the need arise.
- Complete all training requirements in a timely manner.
- Los Angles, CA Fuel Facility organizational structure flows in the following order: (1) General Manager, (2) Facility Manager, (3) Facility Supervisor, (4) Facility Mechanics and Facility Operators
Above ground Storage Tanks.
Visually check the exterior of each tank for leaks, corrosion, and irregularities such as tilting, settling, or out-of-roundness. Give special attention to seams and anchor bolts. Inspect seal at the tank chime/foundation interface. Scrape, clean, and paint any rust or minor corrosion spots.Inspect ground connections for above ground bulk storage tanks around the periphery of the base. Tighten and clean any loose or corroded connections.Maintain and test liquid level gauges and high and low-level controls on operating storage tanks. Check the internal components of gauges and control systems for condition whenever any tank is down for cleaning or for gauge component inspections and check for proper operation of level control switches by activating the switch and observing whether the pump stops automatically.Maintain and test high-level control valves on operating storage tanks. Internal components of tank alarms and shutoff systems checked when the tanks are emptied for schedule inspections, cleaning or repairs. When the tank is being filled, check for proper operation of the high-level control valve.Inspect and check tank gauges in bulk storage areas for any accumulation of moisture in the head gauge reading housing. Observe the readings for any errors in measurement. Calibrate, inspect, test and adjust gauges as required.Perform visual inspections for areas requiring containment, including storage tanks, loading and unloading stations, refueler parking, pump-house, etc.
Underground Storage Tanks (Oil Water Separator).
Visually check the exposed portions of the tanks and associated equipment for leaks and signs of corrosion. Replace defective parts as appropriate
Maintain and test high-level control valves on the tanks internal components of tank alarms and shutoff systems are checked whenever the tanks are emptied for scheduled inspections, cleaning or repairs.
Maintain tank vacuum and pressure vents in bulk storage areas in proper working order to prevent sticking or subjecting the tank to collapse or bursting.
Motor Bearing Oil Change-out/Analysis – Change-out bearing oil.
Coupling/Alignment Checks – Perform pump-motor alignment and coupling inspections on a periodic basis and after repairs.
Motor Checks – Performing periodic motor inspections.
Vibration Checks – Monitor pumps for excessive vibration.
Foundation/Grout Repair – Repair/replace grout beneath the pump base plates as it develops cracks. Pumps checked to confirm they are level within the manufacturer’s specification
Filter Separators F/S
Check for leaks
Filter element replacement at an 11 Observed/15 Corrected PSIG differential pressure, or on a time schedule, whichever comes first. During element replacement, clean the interior surfaces of the filter separator vessel and second stage elements.
Water Shut-off: Perform this test when elements are changed. Test Filter Separator Control Valve (FSCV), either by engaging the flanged float test button or lever while fuel is flowing through the F/S. Ensure FSCV shuts off when the ball float is in the “up” position. Check the drain valve operation.
Monitor Micro Separmeter (MSEP) readings and change out clay elements as required.
Replace the filter elements when the differential pressure across the filter elements reaches the maximum limit prescribed by the manufacturer's data plate.
Maintained according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
Replace missing sense plug and hydrant valve dust covers as needed.
Inspect and clean system strainers as required.
Inspection to determine the valves’ proper operation and performance. Perform pilot control adjustment and/or main valve calibration as required.
Check pressure-reducing control, pressure-relief control, and solenoid operation.
For back pressure control valves check pressure control, closing rate speed, solenoid operation, and check-valve function, and set closing speed control maintaining smooth operation.
High-level control valves on operating storage tanks shall be maintained and tested.
Manual-Operated DBB, BF Valves.
Inspect for ease of operation. Adjust packing and maintain operators per manufacturer’s specifications.
Coordinate with vendor for annual calibrations.
Clean meter registers.
Clean wheels, gears and operating parts and lubricate as necessary.
Cross check indications on the graphic displays with those of gauges and indicators installed on facility hardware, including venturi flow rate, hydrant system pressure, and tank gauging instruments.
Adjust, maintain, repair and replace per manufacturer’s recommendations.
Test and calibrate pressure gauges annually, or as indicated by obvious malfunctions, such as erroneous readings.
Verify check valve function.
Sump Separator Systems.
Check for leaks
Filter element replacement annually, or as needed. Apply filter change placard.
Test and maintain the separator pump in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines.
Check for proper alignment and correct as needed.
Check for corrosion. Repair minor surface area corrosion and repaint as necessary.
Check exposed piping and appurtenances for leaks. Repair or replace piping or appurtenances as necessary.
Check exposed piping, valves and appurtenances for corrosion. Repair minor surface area corrosion and repaint as necessary.
Fittings and tubing.
Check for leaks, tighten, maintain or replace as necessary
Prefabricated Valve Pits and Covers.
Check hydrant pit covers for condition. Repair or replace broken, cracked,
or defective covers or hinges.
Check for leaks and general condition of the hydrant pit, valves and components prior to each fueling or other servicing operation.
Sump water and/or clean as necessary.
Prefabricated valve vaults and covers.
Check hydrant pit covers for condition. Repair or replace broken, cracked, or defective covers or hinges.
Check isolation valve containment pits that control fuel distribution
for emergency access, lid condition, cleanliness, and general condition of components.
Check for leaks and general condition of the vaults and components
Sump water and/or clean as necessary.
Bottom load nozzles.
Inspect periodically. Nozzle screens monthly.
- Maintain according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Adjust the packing glands on nozzle valves as required to prevent leakage.
- Check hydrant adaptors for leaks and damage (note nicks, cuts, and scuffs to determine if hose is to be taken out of service. Check each hose end to identify coupling slippage).
Pressure relief valves.
- Check system pressure relief valves to ensure proper operation.
Outside Area lighting.
- Check facility lighting for broken lamps and repair/replace as required
- Check facility lighting for broken or failed light fixtures, photocells and controllers and repair/replace as required
- Check facility lighting for broken lamps and repair/replace as required.
- Check facility lighting for broken or failed light fixtures, switches and ballasts, and repair/replace as required
Painting of above ground and below ground piping.
- Check exposed piping, valves and appurtenances for corrosion. Repair minor surface area corrosion and repaint with approved coating as necessary.
MCC electrical work.
- Inspect/maintain/repair/replace starters, contractors, and circuits at motor control centers.
- Inspect the contacts for local heating and the condition of the contact surface.
- Check overload heaters and coils for local heating or discoloration. If roughness or pitting is evident, the contact will be cleaned.
- Operate the disconnect-switches to ensure ease of opening and closing of circuits. Inspect fuse clips, switch blades, and connections for condition and security of contacts.
- Inspect all exposed wires, conduits, fuse boxes, emergency shut off, and other switches for any deficiencies.
- Test the resistance of ground conductors.
- Check and test all major electrical components and system controls to
ensure proper operation and calibration.
- Verify valve function.
- Maintain, repair and replace per manufacturer’s recommendations.
TMS Meters (Veeder Root).
- Verify meter function.
- Maintain, repair and replace per manufacturer’s recommendations.
Control Room computers, and visual aids.
- Monitor for functionality and proper operation.
- Maintain software upgrades.
Cathodic Protection System - tank farm and hydrant system.
- Monitor and maintain power to impressed current systems.
- Confirm the satisfactory operation of system cathodic protection
equipment. (NOTE: This requirement is contracted annually to a business
specializing in this type of service).
Security fence, and gates.
- Inspect and maintain/repair facility fencing and gates including gate operators.
Exterior and interior of main operations building, electrical room, and laboratory.
- Maintain and repair building finishes.
- Maintain and repair building services and related support equipment.
Smoke detection systems, Fire Bottle Inspections, Emergency Lighting.
- Inspect, test, and maintain monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements and requirements of NFPA and other applicable codes.
Facility and Maintenance Truck air compressor systems.
- Air Compressors shall be inspected, maintained, and tested, annually, according to the manufacturer’s guidelines in addition to the following tasks:
- Drain the Moisture from The Tanks
- Clean Intake Vents
- Tighten All Fasteners
- Check Hoses Regularly
- Test the Safety Shutdown System (if present)
- Check and Change Air Filters as Needed (if present)
- Check and Change the Compressor Oil (if present)
- Change the Separator Element (if present)
- Clean the Heat Exchangers (if present)
- Verify functionality when Emergency Fuel Shut Off switch is activated.
- Inspect exposed wires, conduits, boxes for emergency shut off deficiencies.
- Lubricate and operate to prevent seizing. Adjust the packing glands on gate valves, nozzle valves and similar valves as required to prevent leakage. Repack when necessary, using fuel resistant packing.
- Weekly Visual Check.
- Monthly Fluid and Battery Demineralized Water Check.
- Conduct daily inspections on facility vehicle and annotate all discrepancies in Jet Fuel QC.
- Conduct periodic oil changes and light maintenance on facility vehicles.
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or twelve (12) months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, loss/gains, inventories, inches/feet to gallons/barrels conversions, proportions, percentages, weights, lengths, diameters, radius, circumferences, flow rates and volumes in standard and metric. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Possess/maintain a valid driver’s license and other FAA Airport required identification/seals or authorizations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Strenuous physical exertion is required to perform certain tasks such as top gauging and sampling storage tanks. Tanks are gauged by climbing stairways to the top of the tanks (approximately 75 stairs) which are 40 feet high and up to 140 feet diameter. The individual must also be able to open and close large valves on 16' product receiving and delivering pipelines quickly. Opening and closing these large valves involves twisting and pulling motion and sometimes considerable physical exertion.
Other tasks include digging and shoveling, such as snow removal around equipment and offices. may also engage in debris removal which involves lifting, bending and stooping.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; explosives; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.