Mechanical Systems Lead

PATS Aircraft, LLC

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Georgetown, DE

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


Responsible for the completion of daily aircraft related tasks including heavy repair, maintenance, servicing, and movement, while ensuring the safety, training and production of team members, with minimal supervision.


  • Lead and coordinate aircraft related activities including heavy repair, maintenance, servicing and movement while participating as a working member of the crew.
  • Perform all operations to assigned aircraft without supervision; such as APU Operations, Maintenance Checks, Power Plant Run-ups, Towing Operations, and Aux Fuel Testing.
  • Accomplish and oversee complex aircraft tasks including troubleshooting, removal, installation and rigging and testing of flight controls, landing gears, etc.
  • Train employees in work methods and procedures, strictly in accordance with engineering drawings, manufacturer’s specifications, Company Process Standards and Airplane Maintenance Manuals.
  • Read, interpret and follow Service Bulletins, Airworthiness Directives and drawings for modifications.
  • Inspect subordinates’ work to maintain compliance with standards and quality of workmanship.
  • Document all aircraft related actions in accordance with the Repair Station Manual, Quality System Manual and appropriate regulatory guidance. Ensure all paperwork requirements are kept current with job progress.
  • Interface with opposite shift regarding daily requirements; produce complete and accurate shift turnover logs.
  • Report any unserviceable tooling, machinery, or equipment required for efficient production.
  • Prepare and submit all required documentation to Quality Control following completion of project.
  • Inspect for, and report all non-airworthy aircraft, components or articles.
  • Interact with Program Management and other departments to achieve production goals including timeliness and budget constraints while maximizing efforts to meet customer requirements.
  • Plan for and requisition parts and materials including long-lead time items.
  • Promptly report any problems associated with carrying out work assignments including non-availability of parts, materials, improper workflow, drawing discrepancies, etc.
  • Maintain and record accurate time accounting records in CIMA; verify subordinates’ reporting.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment in accordance with company standards.
  • Complete initial / recurrent training requirements in a timely manner.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Provide motivation, training and general guidance for assigned staff.
  • Prioritize and assign tasks; examine work for exactness, completeness, and conformance.
  • Assist in carrying out administrative duties such as production timekeeping, incident / accident reports, and other documentation / reporting in a timely manner.


The individual employed in this position is expected to dress appropriately (determined by area in which their work is performed), report to work on time, have excellent work habits, and have a cooperative and positive attitude in the work setting; exhibits respect and professionalism when interacting with customers, and all employees; must adhere to company policies, procedures and safety standards.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • High School Education or equivalent reading, writing, and math abilities.
  • 5+ years heavy check experience.
  • 2+ years BBJ, 737-7/8/900 preferred.
  • Previous lead experience preferred.
  • Proficient in the use of basic hand tools and equipment.
  • Effective computer skills; Microsoft Office software and other company and discipline specific software applications.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours, when needed.


  • Read, write, and understand the English language.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret complex regulatory documents, technical documents, engineering drawings, regulations, procedures and manuals.


  • Must be properly certificated per FAR Part 65; Airframe & Powerplant licenses required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Standard safety precautions are required in all areas where hazardous conditions exist.


Frequency of Physical Demand

Denotes the percentage of time engaged in the activity



Additional Information

Sitting in a stationary position

Occasional (11%-33%)


Standing / Walking

Frequent (34%-74%)


Lifting / Carrying

50 lbs.

Occasional (11%-33%)


Pushing / Pulling

200 lbs.

Occasional (11%-33%)


Repetitive Motion Desktop Work: Motions include use of hands for keyboarding / mouse operation, writing, handling / filing papers

Occasional (11%-33%)


Repetitive Motion Bench-Type Work: Motions include sitting / standing, twisting at the waist, use of hands, utilizing hand / powered tools to grasp, hold, operate, detect, inspect, place, position tools and parts

Frequent (34%-74%)


Work at Heights: Motions include ascending / descending / work atop stairs, ramps, ladders, stands and / or scaffolding

Frequent (34%-74%)


Overhead Work: Motions include reaching, grasping, use of tools and fine motor skills overhead

Frequent (34%-74%)


Work in tight / cramped areas: Motions include crouching, squatting, sitting, kneeling, crawling

Frequent (34%-74%)


Driving: Example vehicles include cars, trucks, vans, forklift, lawnmowers, tractors, golf carts, tow-vehicles

Seldom (<10%)


Other Physical Requirements

Confined Space Entry Program Requirement: Pulmonary function testing, mask fit, regular use of respirator


Vision Test Requirement: corrected vision to 20/30; color vision


Regular Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use Required: Safety glasses, splash shield, Tyvek suits, chemical gloves, cut-resistant gloves, hearing protection, respirator, fall protection



  • Occasional travel may be required; the employee filling this position must be willing to travel on short notice and possibly for extended periods.


The following work environment and characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Standard office environments.
  • Indoor and outside work; exposure to outdoor elements: heat, cold, sun, rain, snow, etc.
  • Exposure to noise, smells, dust and fumes typically associated in an aviation environment.
  • Regular use of sharp tools, heating elements / solder irons, sealants and solvents.
  • Close proximity to several industrial hazards including electrical, mechanical and chemical.
  • Occasional work at heights upwards to 60 feet.


All employees have a responsibility to cooperate in promoting and maintaining a safe and healthy work environment, to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and to encourage the health and safety of all other team members.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive description of all work requirements and responsibilities.  The job description does not constitute an employment contract and is subject to change as needed.