Aircraft/Flight Mechanic

Gulf Air Group, Inc

Posted 2 years ago

At Gulf Air Group you are not just an employee, but part of Gulf Air Group Family.  We are committed to providing benefits that help you and your family’s health and welfare, strengthen your financial well-being, and provide paid time off from work.  Below are just a few of the benefits we offer our full-time staff:

  • Employer paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for both employee and family
  • Employer paid life and accidental death insurance ($250K) with the option to purchase additional coverage
  • Vacation and sick leave – accrual begins on first day of employment
  • Holidays and flex holidays – 9 annual paid holidays / 32 hours of additional paid time off
  • 401k – employer matches up to 5% of base salary contributed
  • Competitive base salary with potential to earn 40% or more with deployment

Job Description:

Responsible for performing scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance; inspections and corrosion control of aircraft components, airframe and power plant; maintain appropriate aircraft records and logs. Service, repair, and modify aircraft structures and structural components of basic difficulty. Using manufactures’ manuals, operators’ handbooks, or other similar documents,  applies technical knowledge to solve pilot reported discrepancies with moderate supervision

Essential Duties:

Maintain and repair aircraft, engines, propellers, and components including, but not limited to, flight controls, fuel systems, pneumatics, hydraulics, and mechanical components.

Utilize technical knowledge of airframe and poweplant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and apply the required expertise in restoring equipment condition and/or operation.

Employ technical knowledge to solve basic problems by interpreting technical documentation such as manufactures’ manuals, blueprints, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA’s), Minimum Equipment List (MEL), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and accepted practices to return aircraft to an airworthy condition.

Ensure all logbook entries are posted and correct before returning an aircraft to service. Inventory, maintain, and order aircraft parts, equipment, and supplies, as directed by a supervisor or manager, in order to maintain aircraft, and aircraft support equipment.

Perform aircraft ground handling such as; Tow, refuel/defuel, pre- and post-flight inspections and servicing.

Change tires, remove and replace components, and perform operational and functional checks of these components.

Participate in phase and special inspections to include Service Bulletins (SB’s) and Airworthiness Directives (AD’s) under direct supervision.

Inspect and operate powered and non-powered ground support equipment, ensuring equipment is serviced in accordance with manufacture guidelines.

May perform duties as a Flight Mechanic.

Advise department management of any issues, delays, and/or schedule interruptions.

Ensure all tools and test equipment are accounted for at the end of each task and each shift or day.

Ensure work area is clean, safe, and orderly at all times, inclusive of work area and hangar as required.

Adhere to safety manuals (including hazardous materials program), policy and procedures manuals, General Operations Manual (GOM), and Repair Station Manuals (RSM).

Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing professional networks, and/or participating in professional societies.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s):

Basic KSA’s:

Must be computer literate and possess at least an intermediate understanding of Microsoft applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Must be able to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs, performing other duties outside job description, as needed, to meet the company mission.

Must have an exceptional tolerance to stress and be able to function effectively in a demanding, fast-paced, and constantly changing work environment.

Must be able to adhere to all corporate policies/standards, procedures, company goals and priorities, company core values and practices.

Must be able to occasionally travel domestically for individual and department level job related/professional development training and company meetings.

Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality regarding work performed, as well as protect company proprietary information.

Must be able to work and participate in a team environment, as well as independently.

Job-Specific KSA’s:

Must be able to work with and receive technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher-level technician.

Must be able to exercise good judgement in aircraft maintenance and safety practices.

Must be able to demonstrate competent use of basic maintenance tools of the trade within the first six (6) months.

Must have working knowledge of aircraft systems, maintenance of aircraft and engine systems, troubleshooting, dispatch requirements, tools, ground support equipment, technical reports and forms, manuals, catalogs, and work practices in actual line or hangar maintenance environment.

Must have a basic understanding of the systems, components, and engines of assigned aircraft.

Successfully complete all training required for job level of assigned airframes, and meet technical knowledge and proficiency standards to travel and support assigned aircraft independently with two (2) years.

Must be capable of operating life support equipment including non-aircraft radios and sat-phones.

Must be able to prepare written documents such as trip reports, corrective actions, and other company reports in a clear and concise manner.

Must have a basic understanding of FAA standards 14 CFR Part 43, 91, 125, and 145.

Minimum Qualifications/Expectations:

High School diploma or equivalent AND 2 years of relevant and progressively responsible hands on work experience on aircraft maintenance OR equivalent U.S. Military training, AND

FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate required

Preferred applicants will have experience working on specific assigned aircraft.

May need to receive International Air Transportation Association (IATA) certification for transportation of dangerous goods.

Must successfully complete a bi-annual physical.

Must be a U.S. citizen.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Must successfully complete a lengthy security screening process and possess and maintain eligibility for the appropriate U.S. Government security approval.

Must pass pre-employment, post-accident/incident, random, and “with probable cause” drug screening.

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Working Conditions:

Position requires international travel for extended periods of time, sometimes under austere and sub-standard living conditions. While traveling, work will involve extended and irregular hours in a variety of environmental conditions including hot and cold temperatures (<23 degrees F and >90 degrees F), high elevations, dusty conditions, and stressful situations.

Must also be able to travel domestically for events, training, and symposiums.

Routinely lift 75 lbs; fit in tight places; Able to bend, kneel, stoop, crawl, climb frequently, and lift objects above head. Pull 170lb load over 50 feet and move 1 mile carrying 35lb pack.

Expected travel requirements; 35 to 50%.

Note: The above statements provide a brief description of the general nature of work performed and not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position. Duties and expectations are subject to change as necessary to meet the needs of the organization. Management will resolve any conflict in interpretation.

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