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Senior Aircraft Mechanic/Inspector (#SRAMINGENQ) GENQ
$22.23-$35.30 Hourly / $3,853.20-$6,118.67 Monthly / $46,238.40-$73,424.00 Yearly


Performs supervisory duties in the inspection, maintenance and repair of fixed and rotary wing airframes, powerplants and components to ensure airworthiness; inspects repairs of grounding malfunctions and certifies the airworthiness of the aircraft.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and

Six years of experience in turbine engine helicopter maintenance and repair, of which three years must have been with Bell or Eurocopter models; and

Three years of experience in single and/or twin engine fixed wing aircraft maintenance.

Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-related competencies noted below; and

Possession of a current FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certificate; and

Meet requirements of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Aviation Regulation Part 65.91 through Part 65.95 forĀ an Inspection Authorization; and

Possession of a valid Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Extensive knowledge of fixed and rotary wing aircraft maintenance, repair and alterations.
  • Extensive knowledge of airframe and powerplant construction and operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of FAA and OSHA regulations and other statutory and administrative guidelines related to work safety and aircraft maintenance standards and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of the operation and maintenance of various test and servicing equipment used in the service and maintenance of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
  • Skill in using a wide variety of hand tools and test equipment to troubleshoot, maintain and repair aircraft.
  • Ability to troubleshoot aircraft malfunctions and perform necessary repairs.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to identify trends in malfunctions and take appropriate actions to improve system reliability and safety.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain work related records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds of aircraft repair material and equipment over rough and uneven terrain.
  • Ability to climb, bend, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch at ground level.
  • Ability and willingness to be in an on call status andĀ respond to call outs, working non-standard duty hours and rotating shifts that include nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to work in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below.
  • Supervises the work of subordinate staff by scheduling, assigning and reviewing work, providing training and counseling and evaluating performance.
  • Performs daily and periodic inspections of piston and turbine powered fixed wing aircraft and piston and turbine powered helicopters to ensure airworthiness in accordance with established regulations, maintenance manuals and guidelines.
  • Performs highly skilled maintenance and repair of airframes, powerplants, engines, components, flight instrumentation, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and other related equipment to correct discrepancies and malfunctions.
  • Inspects repairs of unsafe flight discrepancies and malfunctions and certifies the airworthiness of the aircraft in accordance with the manufacturers specifications and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
  • Removes, replaces, installs, rigs, calibrates and tests components to ensure proper operation in accordance with manufacturers specifications and FAA regulations.
  • Operates and maintains a wide variety of equipment used to repair and maintain aircraft.
  • Performs major and minor repair, overhaul and alteration of aircraft airframe, powerplant, propeller and equipment in accordance with the manufacturers maintenance manuals and FAA regulations and returns the aircraft to service in a safe and reliable condition.
  • Tests repaired systems for proper operation.
  • Inputs relative data into a computerized maintenance tracking system.
  • Maintains maintenance logs and records as required by FAA regulations and internal policies.
  • Reviews maintenance records for trends of problems and reliability of systems.
  • Inventories, requisitions and maintains supplies and equipment required to perform aircraft maintenance and repairs.
  • Schedules preventive maintenance checks to ensure maximum in commission status.
  • Maintains a current listing of FAA regulations, technical manuals and flight safety bulletins.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

CLASS: SRAMINGENQ; EST: 7/20/2005; REV: 5/31/2012;