Performs aircraft maintenance tasks as required using the specific OEM Operators Manual, Maintenance Test Flight Manual, Check List Manual, and any other directives pertinent to the environment. Removes and installs aircraft systems and subsystem assemblies and components including engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, mechanical flight controls and their components. Services and lubricates aircraft systems, subsystems, and components. Prepares aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks. Performs scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance actions. Uses common measuring tools, precision measuring gages and alignment fixtures. Performs aircraft and related components routine and special inspections. Performs maintenance operational checks. Diagnoses and troubleshoots aircraft subsystems using special tools and equipment as required. Uses and performs operator maintenance on tools, special tools and Aircraft Ground Support Equipment (AGSE. Prepares aircraft maintenance forms and records. Trains personnel in the use of all applicable technical publications, tools, test equipment, and special equipment applicable to the discipline of aircraft maintenance, enabling them to become effective aircraft mechanics. Ensures that all related maintenance operations are conducted in a safe manner.
Ensures that MD500 Series Aircraft maintenance functional activities and procedures among designated organizations are planned, coordinated, integrated, and synchronized to achieve established platform operational readiness (OR).
Responsible for the compliance with established maintenance systems, processes, procedures and reports that provide immediate situational awareness of platform OR rates.
Establishes daily maintenance operational goals, objectives and priorities for implementation in order to achieve stated OR rates.
Oversees the daily maintenance management of individually assigned aircraft in support of the Aviation Maintenance PC Manager, in conjunction with the Aviation Logistics and Supply Division Manager activities for related platform parts and spares.
Works within the maintenance quality control processes, procedures, standards.
Reports to direct inquires, investigations, and research analysis related to aviation maintenance of MD500 Series Aircraft and supporting maintenance activities to the Aviation Maintenance Production Control Manager.
Responsible for the individual general maintenance training, job book currency and qualifications of assigned Customer maintenance personnel.
Supervises the following individuals:
Junior technicians (assigned)
Crew Chiefs and mechanics assigned to the aircraft.
Coordinates activities and requirements for maintenance operations support with the Shops manager and production control Manager.
Coordinates through production control for daily and weekly maintenance training activities and requirements with the Institutional Training Division Manager.
Ensures all maintenance operations and related maintenance support activities are conducted in a safe manner.
Supports, in coordination with the PC manager and Flight Operations Manager, the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART) process and procedure.
B. Independence: Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with significant choice of methods. Authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities.
C. Supervisory Responsibilities: Primary supervisor of MD500 Series Aircraft technicians assigned to Shop or aircraft. Overall supervisory responsible for maintenance personnel. Accountable for maintenance of property.
Industry Type :
Defence / Military / Government
Functional Area :
Installation / Maintenance / Operations / Repair
Desired Candidate Profile
A. Education Level: High school diploma required; Associates degree preferred. Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) Certification required. Military: Graduate of US government aircraft general mechanic maintenance course or civilian equivalent or Factory training preferred.
B. Experience: Former Aviation Crew Chief or mechanic experience required. 6 years experience in Army Aviation Operations preferred. Experience within the last 2 years.
C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Demonstrated knowledge and experience of rotary wing Aviation operations inclusive of maintenance, Aviation logistics, flight operations and training. Certificates: Army Aviation Crew Chief certification with rating in the MD500 Series Aircraft (or military equivalent) or OH-58D preferred. A&P certificate or Equivalent required. Proficient in the use of computer-hosted interactive technical manuals, aircraft maintenance forms, and other aircraft related documentation. Demonstrated past performance and experience in maintenance in MD500 Series Aircraft or OH58D. Army service school instructor or civilian equivalent teaching experience for the MD500 Series Aircraft (or military equivalent) mechanics preferred. Ability to communicate both orally and written. Ability to effectively deal with people in the supervision of staff and team members. Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner. Possesses a valid driver s license.