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Aircraft Mechanic

Cook Biotech

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Bloomington, IN
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Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Overview

The Aircraft Mechanic Specialist will maintain, repair, and inspect aircraft to ensure safe operations within guidelines set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). 

Responsibilities

• Performs regular maintenance on aircraft required to meet company and FAA requirements• Ensures proper working condition of mechanical systems before flight• Develops and maintains records of maintenance, repairs, inspections, and any reports related to parts or services• Inspects and examines engines, wings, propellers, tails, and other parts to identify cracks, corrosion, or other defects• Inspects hoses and lubricates joints; replaces any that show signs of needing repair• Consults maintenance manuals and specifications to identify correct operations and specifications for replacements or repairs• Installs new parts to replace or repair defective or recalled parts or to enhance the performance of the aircraft; performs these tasks efficiently and to specifications• Repairs sheet metal as needed• Demonstrate professionalism and deliver satisfaction to internal/external customer• Operate all power tools and equipment necessary to accomplish job assignments• Ensures proper function of engines and operating systems via a variety of tests and tools• Identifies and resolves mechanical problems based on visual inspections or reports from pilot or crew• Collaborates, as needed, with airframe and power plant (A&P) mechanics or other appropriate personnel to repair engines and non-instrumental parts• Hangar floor & building cleaning/maintenance• Aircraft interior and/or exterior cleaning• Must support all company policies and safety programs• Servicing of hangar support equipment• Towing and positioning of Aircraft safely• Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications

• High school diploma or equivalent required• FAA Airframe & Powerplant License is required• Minimum of 2 years directly related aviation experience (corporate aircraft experience preferred)• At least 2 years of fleet type experience desired• Good working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 145, 9• Experience in troubleshooting Aircraft Systems

• Thorough understanding of aircraft parts, systems, and mechanics• Thorough understanding of tools and testing methods used to ensure proper functioning of an aircraft and its parts, systems, and mechanics• Ability to read, comprehend, and adhere to manual instructions to resolve complex mechanical issues• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or related software used to complete and maintain records• Detail-oriented with mechanical inclination• Superior and careful workmanship• Ability to perform consistently under stressful conditions• Ability to perform basic inspections and repairs• Ability to learn new skills and methods of repairs• Sufficient oral and verbal communication skills, as needed, to discuss equipment malfunctions and complete reports• Must provide own tools• Specialized aircraft tooling will be provided by company

 

Physical Requirements:

• Must be able to stand, lie, and kneel in awkward positions and spaces• Must be able to perform work on scaffolding or ladders• Must be able to lift and pull objects weighing up to 70 pounds at a time• Manual dexterity and physical strength necessary to operate tools or make adjustments and repairs• Must have visual acuity to inspect equipment and identify defects• Must be able to hear well enough to test sounds and identify functioning level of aircraft

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud• Company required safety gear must be worn appropriately to protect yourself from inherent dangers of being around aircraft and related equipment