City of Tucson


$21.20-$37.28 Hourly / $44,096.00-$77,542.40 Yearly
Salary Grade: 919

General Description

Certifies, maintains, overhauls and inspects helicopters and engines in accordance with regulations and standards.  Ensures compliance with contract requirements.

Essential Functions

Performs equipment inspections by making precise adjustments to mechanical and electrical systems, performing frequent multiple-point inspections on helicopters and engines, and tracking all components, engines, and accessories for life limit and overhaul requirements required by law or manufacturer

Performs minor repairs and alterations on helicopter systems, accessories, and power plants, identifying performance issues, troubleshooting mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems, and installing replacement parts

Conducts major repairs and alterations by inspecting, disassembling, lubricating, repairing, and overhauling all major components when necessary, adding or removing extra aircraft equipment, and installing or modifying manufacturer's equipment

Ensures aircraft meet airworthiness requirements by complying with manufacturers' service bulletins, technical bulletins, safety notes, Federal Aviation Authority's airworthiness directives, and experience  requirements

Performs general hanger maintenance by cleaning hanger, preparing work area for inspections, maintaining tools, and complying with all Occupational Safety and Health Act standards and oversight agency requirements

Performs related duties by contacting vendors, receiving/submitting estimates, researching and completing paperwork

Performs inspections of airframes and engines, maintains records and logs of inspections, discrepancies, checklist and daily status of aircraft

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 3 years inspecting, overhauling, maintaining and certifying helicopters and engines

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Federal Aviation Regulation Mechanics Airframe and Powerplant License (A&P) : Required at hire

Absence of violations of FAA regulations : Required at hire


Federal Aviation Regulation Airport Annual Fire: Must be obtained within 6 months of hire

Fuel Handler Training: Must be successfully completed within 6 months of hire

Inspection Authorization rating: must be obtained within one year of hire

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

Basic Physical

NIDA Drug Test

Respirator Physical

Long Audio Test

75 lb Lift Test

Other Information

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Occupational Group Code: 34

Occupational Group Description: Police

EEO Job Category Code: G

EEO Job Category Description: Skilled Craft Workers

Organizational Level: First Level Employee

NCCI: 7403

Bargaining Unit: AFSME

Driving Requirements

The following information pertains to driving requirements for this classification with the City of Tucson. Under "Driving Level" None, Secondary or Primary, refers to the driving responsibility as it relates to the essential functions of the classification. License Type, is just that, the type of Arizona Driving License required for the classification. If the position requires a Commercial Drivers License (CDL), the endorsements will be listed under "Endorsements." Under Safety Sensitive a "Yes" means employees with this classification are subject to pre-employment and random drug testing. License Type A,B,C,D,or M may require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a City vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage. Exceptions to classification driving requirement's may exist based on position.

Driving Level: Primary

License Type: Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver 

CDL Endorsements: None

Safety Sensitive: No

Job Description Disclaimer

This description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty. They are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position.

CLASS: 6340; EST: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM; REV: 8/10/2016 12:00:00 PM;