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Helicopter Mechanic 1- Temporary Position

Akima Management Services, LLC • Spokane, WA

Posted 7 days ago

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Degree - High School
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Job Description

ATS, an Akima, LLC company provides a full spectrum of air operations support services at numerous Army and Air Force installations, including fuel management, aircraft maintenance, airfield support, ground equipment maintenance, transportation, material management, warehousing and distribution, and procurement services.


  • Must have the experience or training that has provided the candidate with the skill to remove and replace aircraft parts, accessories, and components, and to make adjustments and settings according to established specifications. Must be skilled in the use of hand tools and test equipment. Must have at least 18 months experience installing, adjusting, aligning, troubleshooting, functional testing of various major and minor mechanical and hydraulic systems on an aircraft during overhaul or modification.
  •  Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as flight controls and fuselage, and functional components including rigging, surface controls, plumbing and hydraulic units, using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment such as shears, sheet metal brake, rivet gun, and drills.
  •  Inspects and performs functional checks such as landing gear retraction and operation checks on hydraulic, electrical, pressurization, lubrication, de-icing, vacuum, induction, and exhaust systems. Installs equipment to include, rescue hoists, cargo hooks, Bear Paws, etc. Troubleshoots and performs unscheduled maintenance on assigned aircraft, utilizing various gauges, meters, measuring devices and other related test equipment.
  •  Performs minor and major adjustments and alignments of aircraft systems or components. Removes and replaces aircraft components such as control surfaces, engines, constant speed gearboxes and fuel cells. Services oil, fluid, fuel and hydraulic systems. Required to perform organizational level maintenance on assigned aircraft and support equipment, including inspection, repair, modification, and corrosion prevention.
  •  Accomplishes and reviews non-powered AGE and -21 equipment records relating to assigned equipment. Provides data for aircraft maintenance records, completes maintenance data collection, man-hour accounting, and other forms as required. Observes work of others and ensures compliance with standard procedures and applicable technical publications.
  •  Reads and interprets US Air Force and manufacture’s maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repair or replacement of malfunctioning or damaged components.
  •  Performs daily Pre Flight, Thru Flight, Post Flight, Phase and other required hourly or calendar inspections. Examines jet engines for oil leaks and inspects components for cracks, corrosion, foreign object damage, burned areas, distortions, security, warping, wear, and missing segments. Tests engine operation and airframe vibration using calibrated testing equipment to locate source of malfunction.
  •  Work involves: replacing or repairing worn or damaged components, such as generators, fuel controls, fuel pumps, oil pumps, and engine mounted gearboxes, and compressor bleed valves using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment; removing engine from aircraft, using hoist, disassembling and inspecting parts for wear, cracks, security, or other defects, and repairing or replacing defective engine parts and reassembles and installs engine in aircraft. Job duties require that this mechanic: adjust, repair, or replace electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories, perform miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including flushing crankcase, cleaning screens, filters and greasing moving parts.
  •  Supervises the jacking and towing of aircraft, records description of the work performed into the aircraft 781 forms and computer maintenance collection database. Verifies the work of others was performed satisfactorily, launch and recover aircraft and service engine and hydraulic systems. Perform all required maintenance to ensure aircraft remains in safe operating condition including the repair and modification of structural components.
  •  The work schedule will be variable dependent on the mission requirements of the US Air Force 36th Rescue Squadron in supports of US Air Force Survival School operations. There are two work shifts (days and swings) and individuals will be required to swap shifts periodically. Additionally, in support of Tacoma Command Post Operations, individuals will be required to spend several one week periods annually at the remote site supporting aircraft operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of six (6) years of aircraft maintenance experience required (Rotary Wing Experience Preferable).
  • Must of a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • A military training certificate for aircraft maintenance or an FAA Airframe and Power plant license is desired.
  • Assign jobs, job control numbers either manually or through the MIS and start and completion times for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance of aircraft.
  • Ensures all maintenance actions are documented IA W Air Force TO's and correctly entered into the MIS.
  • Specific aircraft configurations so that maintenance events occur according to flight schedule. Update operational data during the course of daily operations.
  • Immediately notify maintenance personnel of any decisions to delay, divert, or cancel flights.
  • Must be able to read, legibly write, speak and understand English.
  • Structural repair background.
  • Must have valid Driver’s License.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience commensurate with the duties described in the position description.
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and aviation specific training and experience.
  • Must be able to read aircraft gauges, understand instrumentation, perform aircraft forms and computer documentation and properly use diagnostic tools when assessing and repairing aircraft.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot aircraft problems and determine the root causes of problems and have the knowledge required to correct those problems.

Prospective employees will receive consideration without discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.
We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you have a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying for employment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for a position please contact, Recruiting Services at or 571-353-7053.   Reasonable accommodation requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Shift:  Day Job
Primary Location:  US-WA-Spokane
Organization:  ATS
Job:  Maintenance & Repair
Closing Date(Period for Applying) - External:  Ongoing
Job ID: ATS00788
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