Lead Mechanic A&P Licensed
The aircraft maintenance mechanic must accurately repair and perform scheduled maintenance on all airplanes, as well as perform inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Reports directly to the Lead Technician.
- This position has direct supervisory responsibilities and serves as a mentor for mechanics within the department.
- Performs regular maintenance on aircraft.
- Project Management; accurately estimates work time and materials for assigned tasks.
- Fully analyzes all required blueprints, drawings, work orders and sketches to troubleshoot, repair and install desired product or part. Detects errors and corrects through proper departmental channels.
- Ensures proper working condition of mechanical systems before flight.
- Maintains records of maintenance, repairs, inspections, and any reports related to parts or services.
- Inspects and examines engines, wings, propellers, tails, and other parts to identify cracks, corrosion, or other defects.
- Inspects hoses and lubricates joints; replaces any that show signs of needing repair.
- Consults maintenance manuals and specifications to identify correct operations and specifications for replacements or repairs.
- Installs new parts to replace or repair defective or recalled parts or to enhance the performance of the aircraft; performs these tasks efficiently and to specifications.
- Repairs sheet metal as needed.
- Ensures proper function of engines and operating systems via a variety of tests and tools.
- Identifies and resolves mechanical problems based on visual inspections or reports from pilot or crew.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- Thorough understanding of aircraft parts, systems, and mechanics.
- Thorough understanding of tools and testing methods used to ensure proper functioning of an aircraft and its parts, systems, and mechanics.
- Ability to read, comprehend, and adhere to manual instructions to resolve complex mechanical issues.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software used to complete and maintain records.
- Detail-oriented with mechanical inclination.
- Superior and careful workmanship.
- Leadership and team oriented.
- Ability to perform consistently in a continuous fast paced environment.
- Ability to perform basic inspections and repairs.
- Ability to learn new skills and methods of repairs.
- Sufficient oral and verbal communication skills, as needed, to discuss equipment malfunctions and complete reports.
- Must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States, must provide two forms of Federal Identification.
Education and Experience:
- High school diploma or equivalent required
- A&P mechanic certification by the FAA required.
- Minimum five years’ transport-category jet aircraft-related experience or have demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform all job tasks preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of all aircraft mechanical systems functions and interactions. Thorough working knowledge of all current FAA regulations, IPM and ATA codes.
- Corridor experience preferred but not required.
- Must be able to stand, lie, and kneel in awkward positions and spaces.
- Must be able to perform work on scaffolding or ladders.
- Must be able to frequently lift and pull objects weighing up to 75 pounds
- Manual dexterity and physical strength are necessary to operate tools and/or make adjustments and repairs.
- Must have visual acuity to inspect equipment and identify defects.
- Must be able to hear well enough to test sounds and identify functioning level of aircraft.
While performing the duties of this job, employees are frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, vibrations, and loud noise levels. As well as exposure to a variety of extreme weather conditions.
Job: Full Time