This is skilled mechanical and technical work in the maintenance and repair of reciprocating and turbine powered aircraft and aircraft equipment.
Employees in this class are responsible for specialized diagnostic and mechanical work in all phases of repair, service and preventive maintenance of aircraft and aircraft engines to ensure air worthiness. Additional responsibilities include troubleshooting and repair of more difficult and sophisticated mechanical, electrical and auxiliary aircraft systems. An Aircraft Mechanic is also required to perform a variety of advanced tasks in repairing and maintaining component parts of various types of aircraft and aircraft engines in accordance with Federal Aviation Authority regulations and manufacturer's recommendations. The Aircraft Mechanic is charged with the efficient and orderly operation of the maintenance shop and with maintaining the necessary parts and equipment inventory. Work involves determining work methods and procedures, requisitioning needed parts, and keeping records of parts inventory and work completed. Work is performed in a largely independent manner with general supervision provided by a technical and administrative superior. Independent judgment is exercised in making decisions in accordance with technical knowledge possessed and existing departmental policies.