Toolroom Mechanic
VT Group
 San Diego, CA


VT Group is a leading technology integrator with close to 50 years' experience delivering technology and C4ISR solutions to solve the complex challenges faced by our government and commercial customers in the Defense and National Security markets. VT Group provides aviation mission support in the areas of programmatic, integrated logistics, training, maintenance, acquisition management, and analytic support solutions for fixed, rotary, and tiltrotor winged aircraft – as well as worldwide management, operations, and sustainment support of advanced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the challenging environments of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Africa, and aboard U.S. Navy ships and research vessels. Our commitment is to excellence, building a culture of trust, respect, and open communications with our customers to deeply each successful mission. For more than 30 years our team of experts have implemented solutions that increase life-cycle efficiencies and operational availability, while reducing costs for our Department of Defense customers. The VT Group Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) operators are highly-trained and highly-skilled Field Service Representatives, capable of performing a full spectrum of mission support services, including technical and payload operations, and maintenance and sustainment of unmanned systems. Our team of forward-thinking defense leaders formulate strategies for mission success for the following aviation vehicles: Hornet (F/A-18C), Osprey (V-22), Apache (AH-64), Blackhawk (UH-60), Cargo (CH-47), Marine One Presidential Helicopter (VH-92A), Fire Scout (MQ-8C), Orion (P-3C) and the Scan Eagle (Insitu).

VT Group is currently seeking a Toolroom Repairer to potentially join our team in San Diego, CA at NAS North Island.


  • Maintains, repairs, overhauls and tests diversified tooling and equipment required to support the production and maintenance efforts.
  • Examples of such tooling and equipment are“ pneumatic grinders, impact wrenches, compression riveters, rivet pull guns, routers, drill motors, ratcheting wrenches, etc; pneumatic-hydraulic spacematic drill motors, Huck & Cherry powerigs and Huck installation tools; paint spray equipment, including pneumatic, airless and electrostatic guns, pumps, motors and tanks special support equipment; welding and cutting equipment, including oxy-acetylene and heliarc; potting guns, pumps and tanks; metal spray and plasmaton equipment; air transformers; gas and air regulators; torque control tooling; hand tools and safety equipment; in addition maintains custodial control over such tooling and equipment.
  • Using knowledge of mechanic principles, various test equipment and gauges, checks malfunctioning tools and equipment to determine cause of defective operation or breakdown.
  • Disassembles tools and equipment, removes defective parts of components and replaces them.
  • Trues holes, valve sets and other parts; aligns gears and bearings; check “O“ rings, quad rings and seals' adjusts stroke, feed and retraction systems.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs interrelated systems in very complex power trains, reduction mechanisms, mechanical and automatic control systems, clutches and lubrication systems.
  • Inspects, tests, repairs and certifies all crimping tools required for installing terminals, splices and removable contacts on aircraft electrical systems.
  • Sharpens such edged tools as knives, scissors, chisels and punches. Repairs such safety equipment as welding helmets, respirators, air line filters and sandblast equipment.
  • Performs overhaul, repair and maintenance on tools and equipment using a wide variety of hand, power actuated and special tools, lathes, drill presses, hydraulic arbor presses, grinders, sanders and torque testing equipment. Uses such precision measuring tools as depth gauges, height gauges, inside and outside micrometers and vernier calipers; also, dial indicators, tachometers, etc.


  • Education: Successful completion of high school is preferred.
  • Experience: Must possess analytical ability and be able to logically pursue a troubleshooting course in isolating causes of malfunction in tools and equipment. Must be able to work from blueprints, specifications, operational manuals, written and oral instructions. Must have a broad trade knowledge to test tools and equipment maintained.
  • Must be able to recognize safety hazards and take necessary precautions when maintaining high pressure regulators and pumps.
  • Other Qualifications: Work requires standing, kneeling and bending for daily long periods of time when working on large units of equipment. May be required to lift weights up to 40 pounds. Must have good coordination of hearing, sign and physical movement.
  • Working conditions: Exposed to high level noise when testing high speed tooling, to dangers from high pressures and to moving machinery and sharp cutting edges which may results in cuts, bruises, or fractures. Exposed to oils, solvents, greases and dirt; eye protection is required.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance, is required within 30 days of the start date.