Aircraft & Power Plant Tech I

Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Salary
$54,761.62 - $91,269.57 Annually
Posted
Jul 10, 2021
Closes
Sep 10, 2021
Ref
21-01358
Function
Administrative
Hours
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

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Any combination of education, experience and training equivalent to high school graduation or a GED issued by a state department of education; plus five years experience servicing helicopters.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Experience working on Bell 429 series helicopter: Proven record of dependability; Ability to understand electrical diagrams, blueprints, and drawings; and Extensive knowledge of helicopter airframes and engines; Current FAA Inspection Authorization (IA).

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic Certificate (Required)
  • FAA Inspection Authorization (Required within 36 months)
  • Bell Factory Field Maintenance Course for Bell 429 series helicopters - required within 9 months

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, driver's license check, polygraph exam, pre-employment medical evaluation, tuberculosis test, and public safety background check to the satisfaction of the employer.

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

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview; may include exercise.

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.