Tourism Aviation Maintenance Tech Lead - Oahu

Air Methods Corp.

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Honolulu, HI

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

The Lead Mechanic reports directly to the Maintenance Supervisor/Manager. He/she shall work closely with the Supervisor to assist in the overall supervision, monitoring and performance of maintenance operations. The Lead Mechanic shall also ensure that company aircraft are maintained IAW the FAA and Manufacturer’s airworthiness standards as prescribed by applicable regulations, directives and good standard practices.


The classification of this position is broad and assigned specific functional areas; duties and assignments may overlap depending on the operational needs of the department.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following: 

  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor/Manager with planning scheduling and supervision of all required maintenance and work performed for the base maintenance operations. Monitor the quality and performance of all maintenance work performed; to ensure compliance with FAA, Manufacturers and company requirements and or recommendations. Responsible for direct supervision of maintenance performed when working with other maintenance employees.
  • In the “temporary” absence of the Maintenance Supervisor/Manager the Lead Mechanic (when assigned) shall assume the duties and responsibilities of the Base Maintenance Supervisor and perform any other tasks as assigned by the Maintenance Manager or D.O.M.
  • Responsible to assist in performing Quality Assurance functions and in monitoring of maintenance performed to ensure compliance with Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, applicable Regulations, company polices/procedures and “good” standard practices.
  • Ensure that facilities, aircraft, ground support equipment and work areas are maintained to company standards.
  • Responsible to make recommendations for additional training, equipment or process improvements as deemed necessary. Assist, monitor and perform in house training as required for maintenance department employees. Suggest training recommendations to the maintenance supervisor.
  • Ensure accountability for all expendable items, tooling, parts and company owned equipment. 
  • Responsible to ensure that information necessary to accomplish maintenance objectives is made known to, and available to other mechanics and maintenance personnel.
  • Work closely with the base supervisor/manager to ensure maintenance requirements are continually monitored, planned and scheduled as required and to eliminate conflicts with operations.
  • Assist the Maintenance Supervisor/Manager in planning and coordination of duty schedules and work assignments, for maximum efficiency. Also assist in coaching/counseling employees to maintain positive attitude(s) and a positive work environment. Assist the Maintenance Supervisor in setting/achieving short & long range departmental goals.
  • Ensure Technical documentations are current and updated as required and that maintenance records are completed and submitted in a timely manner and IAW company policy.

·         Other duties as assigned

Additional Job Requirements

·         Regular scheduled attendance

·         Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling

Subject to applicable laws and Blue Hawaiian Helicopters policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position.  All employees must follow Blue Hawaiian Helicopters employment practices and policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees in the Maintenance department. Carries out Supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, selecting, hiring, and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problem.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In accordance with applicable laws, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.


Education & Experience

  • Must possess valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.
  • Minimum of five years of relevant experience.
  • Manufacturer’s and company training on Eurocopter/Turbomeca AS350B2 and EC130B4 and EC130T2 a plus.



  • Hand tools, specialized manufacturers tools, diagnostic, measuring and analyzing equipment.
  • Use of aircraft maintenance manuals and technical documentation.
  • Requires flexible and analytical thinking and outstanding organizational skills.
  • Sound judgment and objectivity in decision making is essential. 
  • Must be comfortable in making firm decisions relative to safety in all situations.
  • Have good communication skills, read and write the English language.
  • Ability to comply with company and regulatory rules and regulations.
  • Possess the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.


Computer Skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Valid FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate.


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  • Flexibility in working under various types of weather and temperature conditions.
  • Comfortable and safe in working near operating aircraft.
  • May come into contact with cleaning fluids, solvents oils and fuels.
  • Able to lift 70 pounds, climb and work in high areas such as transmission decks. 
  • Able to fly on board aircraft. 
  • Able to walk up ladders/work stands while carrying one end of a main rotor blade and the ability to lift the main rotor blade into proper position for installation with assistance on the other end of the blade.
  • Able to fit into tight places and work on feet during entire work shift.
  • 40-60 hour workweek depending on workload.


Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.