Spokane County Helicopter Mechanic (Civil Service) - EXTRA HELP in Spokane, Washington

Helicopter Mechanic (Civil Service) - EXTRA HELP

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Helicopter Mechanic (Civil Service) - EXTRA HELP

Salary

$28.50 Hourly

Location

Public Safety Building 1100 W Mallon Spokane, WA

Job Type

Extra Help

Department

Sheriff

Job Number

18-00361

Closing

Continuous

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Job Summary

This is a highly technical aviation position and is under the general direction and supervision of the Air Support Unit (ASU) Supervisor and/or the ASU Maintenance Officer and requires an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic's Certificate. Mechanic will be responsible for following all regulations as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Interagency Committee for Aviation Policy (ICAP).

  • This is an extra help position, working on an as needed basis, without a specific number of guaranteed hours per week.

CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

ORAL BOARD INTERVIEWS: DATE TO BE DETERMINED

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED WITH ONLINE APPLICATION:

  • Copy of current driver's license (front side only)

  • Copy of current airframe and power plant mechanics (A&P) certificate from the FAA

  • Copies of any other training certificates applicable to the position

  • DD-214 Member Form 4, if applicable. (See RCW 41.14 to see how Veteran's Preference is applied)

  • Copy of permanent resident card AKA "green card", if applicable

  • Sealed official transcripts from your highest level of education. Transcripts cannot be uploaded to your online application. These must be mailed directly to the Spokane County Civil Service office at 6011 N. Chase Rd. Newman Lake, WA 99025. Transcripts must be ordered by the closing date and be received no later than the oral board interviews.

APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED WITHOUT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS UPLOADED WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Examples of Duties

(Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:)

Maintain OH-58A and UH-1H helicopters.

Perform skilled maintenance and repair work on various sections of helicopters including airframes, engines and electronic components.

Perform preventive maintenance inspections in accordance with ICAP Regulations, or required by the FAA or manufacturer to ensure safe operating condition of helicopters.

Disassemble and examine parts and components using precision and diagnostic instruments to measure parts for wear and defects.

Diagnose mechanical problems observed during inspection and those reported by pilots and flight officers to determine needed repairs.

Refer to blueprints, diagrams and repair manuals in order to determine how to make repairs and replace worn or defective parts.

Reassemble and test parts and equipment for proper operation.

Diagnose electrical malfunctions and perform routine repairs and maintenance or remove electrical components and specialized equipment for repair by vendors.

Fabricate parts including work aids such as braces or supports to hold aircraft components in place during maintenance and repair.

Maintain accurate records of scheduled inspections, maintenance, repairs and replacement of aircraft components as required by manufacturer's specifications and department protocols.

Prepare and sign off on inspection reports providing inspectors authorization upon completion of repairs and inspections.

Perform related duties safely, effectively, and efficiently in a variety of conditions and environments as required.

Perform all duties with minimal supervision.

Performs other duties as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS: (Conditions may include, but are not limited to the following)

Varied shifts (days, nights, weekends, holidays, etc.). This may include callouts for unexpected and emergency maintenance issues; variety of weather conditions; ability to wear a variety of protective garments or apparatuses when appropriate; work in situations/environments where potentially hazardous materials are present.

Minimum Requirements

Must be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident, who can read and write the English language with no adult felony convictions; high school graduate or equivalent; must possess and maintain a current airframe and power plant mechanics (A&P) certificate from the FAA and have a minimum of three years of full time professional experience as an FAA Certified Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic engaged in performing maintenance and alterations, with experience working on one or more of the following turbine powered helicopters: Bell 206 series , OH-58A/C , or UH-1H series. Must be able to see, hear, feel, smell, touch, speak and move about (with or without corrective devices) to perform the duties, responsibilities, tasks and essential functions required or assigned to this position. Must hold and maintain a valid driver's license at time of appointment and during employment.

Selection Factors

Prefer FAA Inspection Authorization certificate

Knowledge of:

  • OH-58A, Bell 206 Series, or UH-1H Helicopter maintenance and repair

  • Preventive maintenance inspections in accordance with manufacturer, ICAP Regulation, and FAA regulations

  • Aircraft records and logs as required by all regulatory agencies

Skilled in:

  • Repair and maintenance work of OH-58A, Bell 206 Series, and UH-1H helicopter

  • Recognizing potential areas of mechanical failure using precision and diagnostic instruments

  • Reading blueprints, diagrams, and repair manuals

  • Diagnose and repair various kinds of malfunctions or return to vendor for specialized repairs

Ability to:

  • Perform repair work in a safe and timely manner

  • Work on sections of helicopter including airframe, engine and electrical components

  • Fabricate necessary parts to facilitate repairs

  • Maintain all required repair and maintenance records and logs

  • Work a varied schedule as required

  • Work in all types of weather conditions

  • Performs all required duties with minimum supervision and meet deadlines

01

Are you a citizen of the United States of America, or a lawful permanent resident, who can read and write the English language?

  • Yes

  • No

02

Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)?

  • Yes

  • No

03

Do you possess and maintain a current airframe and power plant mechanics (A&P) certificate from the FAA? This certificate MUST be uploaded to your application.

  • Yes

  • No

04

Do you an equivalent to three years full time professional experience as an FAA Certified Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic engaged in performing maintenance and alterations, with experience working on one or more of the following turbine powered helicopters: Bell 206 series , OH-58A/C , or UH-1H series?

  • Yes

  • No

05

Do you possess an FAA Inspection Authorization certificate? Upload a copy of this certificate to your application, if applicable.

  • Yes

  • No

06

Please select which of the following turbine powered helicopters you have experience with:

  • Bell 206 series

  • OH-58A/C

  • UH-1H series

  • None

07

Do you acknowledge that this position involves varied shifts (days, nights, weekends, holidays, etc.) which may include callouts for unexpected and emergency maintenance issues; variety of weather conditions; ability to wear a variety of protective garments or apparatuses when appropriate; work in situations/environments where potentially hazardous materials are present?

  • Yes

  • No

08

Because of their role in law enforcement, applicants are required to pass a thorough investigation of their background. This includes an investigation of conviction records, employment and education history, credit history, character and reputation in the community, etc. Do you understand that if you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you will be subject to a thorough background investigation?

  • Yes

  • No

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Agency

Spokane County

Address

824 N Adams

Spokane, Washington, 99260

Phone

509-477-5750

Website

http://www.spokanecounty.org/employment