Helicopter Mechanic Job Description

Helicopter Mechanic Job Description

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Helicopter mechanic provides OJT, coaching, and mentorship to the QAF personnel in the use of all applicable technical publications, tools, test equipment, AGSE, PGSE, and special equipment applicable to the discipline of aircraft maintenance, enabling them to become effective AH-64E aircraft mechanics.

Helicopter Mechanic Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Must be able to use and interpret various types of test equipment and work from maintenance manuals and wiring diagrams
Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on the company helicopters
Comply with applicable FAA rules, regulations and technical data
Maintain aircraft log books, records and historical data as required
Prepares helicopters for morning activities and afternoon close out
Conducts launch and recovery operations as an air crewman
Conducts maintenance as directed on the company helicopter
All other heliport duties as assigned
Housekeeping of all areas of work including shop
Perform maintenance and provide guidance on various rotor wing aircraft tasks, primarily 206, 407

Helicopter Mechanic Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Helicopter Mechanic

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: AMT, FAA

Education for Helicopter Mechanic

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the helicopter mechanic job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Associate Degree in Education, Technical, Military, Missions, Government, Medical, Aviation Maintenance

Skills for Helicopter Mechanic

Desired skills for helicopter mechanic include:

FAA part 135 operations and maintenance procedures
Flight Controls and Rigging
Test equipment
Special tools
Helicopter maintenance operations
Use of aircraft hand tools
Manufactures manuals
Aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting/repair procedures and replacement of components
Blue prints
Equipment/systems

Desired experience for helicopter mechanic includes:

Must have completed military aviation maintenance training or aviation maintenance technical school curriculum or possess an FAA issued A&P license
Tucson, AZ
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs will not be paid
Incentives will not be offered
Must meet and maintain Air Force Reserve requirements
Candidates with prior U.S. Army helicopter AH-64, CH-47, and UH-60 airframes preferred

Helicopter Mechanic Examples

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Helicopter Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of helicopter mechanic. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for helicopter mechanic
  • Perform installation of various STC’s multi discipline (heaters, air conditioners, autopilots, litter systems)
  • Oversight of General housekeeping & Ground handling equipment
  • Provides/accomplishes oversight with inspections and checks on rotor wing aircraft, primarily 206, 407
  • Provides training and oversight on specialized equipment, (track and balance, aircraft weighing, fuel, defuel, new system integrations)
  • May need to participate and qualify in Aviation gas free program
  • 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
  • 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
  • Performs minor and major adjustments and alignments of aircraft systems or components
  • Accomplishes and reviews non-powered AGE and -21 equipment records relating to assigned equipment
Qualifications for helicopter mechanic
  • H-60 experience
  • MH-47 Phase experience is preferred
  • Aircraft Rigging Experience Desired
  • Minimum 18 months 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 gauges, understand instrumentation, perform aircraft forms and computer documentation and properly use diagnostic tools when assessing and repairing aircraft
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Helicopter Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a helicopter mechanic. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for helicopter mechanic
  • Performs daily Pre Flight, Thru Flight, Post Flight, Phase and other required hourly or calendar inspections
  • Supervises the jacking and towing of aircraft, records description of the work performed into the aircraft 781 forms and computer maintenance collection database
  • 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
  • Troubleshoots, repairs and services aircraft and engine systems, installation of critical dynamic components (gear boxes, driveshafts, and rotor blades), control rods and landing gear
  • Will be responsible for performing various inspections and appropriate maintenance documentation
  • Ensure strict compliance with the Tool Control Program and comply with and participate in the FOD program
  • Perform all required maintenance to ensure aircraft remains in safe operating condition including the repair and modification of structural components
Qualifications for helicopter mechanic
  • Experience on Textron products is preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are requirements of employment
  • 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
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Helicopter Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of helicopter mechanic. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for helicopter mechanic
  • High school diploma or equivalent--General Educational Development (GED) certificate, 5 years minimum experience
  • Must be MH-60R flight qualified
  • Must have one year aircraft maintenance experience on the MH-60R Model aircraft which shall be documented in personnel and/or training records
  • Must be Mission/Design/Series (MDS) qualified or have at least two years' of experience in the classification for the applicable MDS
  • Completed Naval Aircrew school and MH60-R Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) training school
  • Complete required training requirements as required by US Navy, IAW OPNAV 3710 and other government/military instructions pertaining to qualifying for flying in a MH60-R Helicopter
Qualifications for helicopter mechanic
  • 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
  • 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
  • Minimum 6 years of experience commensurate with the duties described in the position description
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Helicopter Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of helicopter mechanic. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for helicopter mechanic
  • 3+ years of recent experience minimum
  • Minimum of six (6) years of aircraft maintenance experience
  • Must be a member of or willing to join local IAM union
  • Preferred experience with avionics and/or aircraft electrical system maintenence
  • Must possess or able to obtain a military training certificate on aircraft maintenance or an FAA Airframe and Power plant license
  • Coordinates specific aircraft configurations so that maintenance events occur according to flight schedule
Qualifications for helicopter mechanic
  • Must qualify and maintain currency to perform Maintenance Operational Checks (MOCs) and run-ups when required
  • Must have a valid state driver's license when required by job assignment
  • May be required to provide on-the-job training (OJT) to newly assigned personnel, within the classification
  • Must hold a valid, or have the physical ability to obtain an FAA Medical Certificate, as prescribed by the Government
  • Able to perform a class II swim qualification
  • Complete the Aviation Physiology and Water Survival Qualification
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Helicopter Mechanic Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of helicopter mechanic. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for helicopter mechanic
  • Installing/Integrating/Modifying equipment using approved drawings, manufacturing aides/tooling, and technical manuals
  • Documenting work order progress within Solumina/SAP
  • Enforce security procedures for working in a classified area at all times
  • Compliance with all Safety and FOD elimination policies
Qualifications for helicopter mechanic
  • Proficient at Structural Airframe Modification and/or Composite work
  • Proficient with reading and working with blue print drawings
  • Familiarity with S-92 Airframe or Other Sikorsky Platforms (highly preferred)
  • Aviation experience required (A&P certificate highly preferred but not required)
  • Performing Production Modifications to base aircraft
  • Performing Standard Aviation Maintenance

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