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A&P Field Mechanic

Summary of Duties

The Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic maintains the airframe and engines of aircraft to meet FAA and Manufacturer standards. The position will support aircraft for utility and powerline work, US Forest Service Contracts, CALFIRE, and other contracts as needed. This position reports to the Director of Maintenance and will perform duties of a licensed A&P Mechanic on Bell 212 airframes. The position requires confidence in and around helicopter operations, maintaining alertness to multiple concurrent activities, excellent communication, and a commitment to safe and conscientious commercial motor vehicle operations.

Experience and proficiency in the following major areas:

Extensive experience on Bell 212 airframe maintenance
Experienced in shop and field maintenance operations
Knowledgeable of the Federal Aviation Regulations
Possess sound judgment and objectivity in decision-making
Excellent troubleshooting skills
Experienced in safely operating trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR) up to and over 26,000 lbs.
Knowledge of state and federal road regulations and laws
Proficient computer skills
Well-organized, reliable, and must be able to multi-task
Ability to organize a daily workload by priorities
Strong observational skills and must be detail-oriented
High level of composure and good stress management
Duties and Responsibilities

Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repairs, and alterations in accordance with maintenance procedures, airworthiness directives, service bulletins, service letters and applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FAA), company policies and procedures, in a timely manner, with a high standard of safety and quality
Carry out maintenance updates on different components and accessories of aircrafts
Conduct regular maintenance tests and checks to ensure all components are working at full capacity
Install replacement parts in the aircraft which are faulty or damaged
Create inventories of supplies, materials, and equipment
Maintain repair logs and other documents such as reports of fixed and replaced aircraft components
Diagnose malfunctions and apply corrective maintenance
Comply with company Employee Manual, GOM, SMS, SOPs and Ops Specs
Participate in out-of-town travel, work, and overtime work, as required
Positively represent Lohman Helicopter through a professional and favorable appearance to the public and to the companies and entities that we work with
Satisfactorily complete all company mandated and assigned training classes and training courses within given time limits
Maintain constant alertness to the multiple concurrent activities of the landing zone, including the activities of other employees and contractors, and the movement of equipment/helicopters
Maintain a consistent, open, and honest line of communication with your supervisor
Maintain state-issued Class C Commercial Drivers License with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements and DOT Medical Examiners Certificate
Safely and conscientiously utilize and operate all fleet trucks, vehicles, and equipment, observing all law and industry standards of operation and use to complete assigned tasks and responsibilities
Drive trucks transporting hazardous materials
Obey all applicable traffic laws and drive according to the weather/road conditions
Ensure vehicles and equipment are clean inside and outside and maintained accordingly
Support aircraft for powerline work, fire contracts, and other contracts as required through refueling aircraft, hooking and removing long lines, and other ground support duties as assigned
Track fuel quantities and order when needed
Under the direction of the Fleet Manager, support the truck and vehicle fleet to maintain road and field use readiness
Perform inspections of your vehicle prior to and following each trip
Service and maintain company equipment as directed and notify managers of any major maintenance or issues encountered
Comply with DOT regulations
Must be self-motivated, disciplined, dependable, and resourceful, with a can-do attitude
Actively participate in company SMS program
Make safety a priority at all times
Other Duties as Assigned

Due to the nature of small business operations, it may occasionally be necessary to fulfill task requirements of varied nature.


Valid and current FAA Airframe and Powerplant License (2 years required)
Previous experience working under CFR Part 135
USFS/OAS Carded on airframes Bell 212
2 years of aircraft maintenance on Bell 212
3 months of field experience within the last 5 years
18 months helicopter maintenance experience within the last 24 months
Must own basic aviation toolset
Must pass a DOT drug test
Clean driving record
Prepared to travel within the operational region
Ability to conduct activities requiring lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling of burdens, up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
Valid DOT Medical Examiners Certificate (preferred) must acquire within 14 days
Class C CDL with Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements (preferred) must acquire within 90 days
Manufacturers training or equivalent on Bell Helicopter model 212 (preferred)

Employment Status: W2

Base Pay: $42.00 with Class A CDL

Group Health and Dental: Employer paid for employee; option for employee to insure family members

Life Insurance: Yes

Retirement Plan: Yes

Paid Time Off: Yes

Out of Town Per Diem: $55.00 per day

Travel and Out of Town Lodging: Company paid and arranged

Overtime: Being willing to work overtime is a requirement. Overtime must be approved.

Schedule: Field and shop work as required. Shop work Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Fieldwork schedule rotations 12/2, 12/12, 14/14 supporting aircraft for powerline work, forest fire contracts, and other contracts assigned throughout the United States, Canada, and other selected sites. The A&P Field Mechanic will be required to work varied shifts and may be required to be available for on-call rotations. Generally, jobs are scheduled in advance, though occasionally, there will be on-call rotations.

Lohman Helicopter LLC

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