Aircraft Technician (aircraft & Powerplant Tech I)

Fairfax, Virginia
$54,219.36 - $90,365.81 Annually
Oct 17, 2020
Jan 16, 2021
Full Time
Job Announcement

Performs safe, correct, and legal aviation maintenance of Helicopter Division aircraft. Complies with Departmental policy, standard operating procedures, general orders, as well as existing county, state, and U.S. codes to include federal aviation administration regulations. Assists the Director or Maintenance in the acquisition, inventory, and upkeep of all maintenance equipment. Helps the Director of Maintenance with the proper storage of all disposable supplies including petroleum, oil, and lubricants. Aides the Director of Maintenance in the maintenance and upkeep of the maintenance log books and historical records. Attends to the safe and professional upkeep of aircraft maintenance work area and hangar. Inspects division aircraft for air worthiness as defined by the FAA pursuant to all maintenance activities.

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position job description.)
  • Repairs, replaces, or removes departmental aircraft components;
  • Performs maintenance work required to meet all airworthiness directives and alert service bulletins;
  • Signs aircraft airframe and engine maintenance records upon completion of service;
  • Executes corrosion/rust control procedures including
  • washing, waxing, and touch-up painting of aircraft and equipment; maintains ground equipment in good repair;
  • Works on a call-out basis for unscheduled emergency repairs.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)
  • Knowledge of aircraft systems;
  • Knowledge of the maintenance and repair requirements of helicopter engines and airframes;
  • Skill to perform mechanical work required;
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and determine appropriate repairs;
  • Ability to understand and work from wiring schematics, blueprints, and drawings;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of ethical standards;
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity and to be truthful at all times.

Employment Standards

Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
(Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for “Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to”)
High school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus five years
experience servicing helicopters.

Experience working on Bell 429 series helicopter; proven record of dependability; ability to understand electrical diagrams, blueprints, and drawings; extensive knowledge of helicopter airframes and engines; and current FAA Inspection Authorization (IA).

  • Satisfactory completion or ability to complete the Bell Factory Field Maintenance Course for Bell 429 series helicopters within 9 months of appointment;
  • FAA Inspection Authorization, within three years of appointment and maintained throughout employment;
  • Possession of a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate.
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, driver's license check, pre- employment medical evaluation, TB test, polygraph exam, and public-safety background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Requires lifting (must be able to lift 50lbs over head). Requires crouching, crawling, climbing and working in restricted areas. All duties may be performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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