Provides general and preventative maintenance on University owned aircraft as well as other aircrafts.
The levels of this position may only perform duties for which appropriate training has been provided as outlined in department training manual and guidelines provided by the Federal Aviation Association.Essential Functions:
1. Inspects university aircraft by performing very detailed inspections and preventive mechanical maintenance in accordance to the standards established by the university, federal regulations, and industry best practices.
2. Diagnoses and repairs university aircraft as needed.
Determines airworthiness of aircraft and components ensuring all protocol is followed in regards to Federal Aviation regulations.
Ensures timely scheduling of maintenance in order to least impact client's flight schedule and provide for high degree of aircraft availability.
3. Maintains electrical systems that include wiring, electrical connections, and the replacement of instruments.
4. Troubleshoots, inspects, tests, repairs, and services aircraft and engine systems to prepare aircraft for flight.
Initiate and document any nonconforming materials, hardware, software, tools, parts, assemblies, or portions thereof, according to specifications, processes, and procedures.
5. Maintains proper and updated records required by the University and Federal Aviation Authority regulations.
6. Maintains a safe work environment abiding by all safety manuals.
7. May perform other duties as assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility: May be responsible for training, assisting or assigning tasks to others.
May provide input to performance reviews of other employees.
The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification.
Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.
Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.
Entry into the applicant pool requires a high school diploma or equivalent and 18 months experience in providing general and preventative maintenance to aircraft PLUS one of the following: Airframe Certification or Powerplant Certification OR completion of an FAA-Approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School plus one of the following: Airframe Certification or Powerplant Certification.
The salary range for Level II is $31,300 - $52,100.
Consideration for Level III requires a high school diploma or equivalent plus 30 months experience in providing general and preventative maintenance to aircraft PLUS both Airframe Certification and Powerplant Certification OR completion of an FAA-Approved Aviation Maintenance Technician School plus both Airframe Certification and Powerplant Certification.
The salary range for Level III is $39,300 - $65,500.
Experience in the armed services can be used as a substitute for experience.
FAA must approve the military occupational specialty.
A list of acceptable specialties can be obtained by the local FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).
Location/Region: Auburn University, AL (36849)