High school diploma or GED. Three years of experience in military or civilian aircraft maintenance and electrical avionics skills in the Bell helicopter models 212, or 412, or similar military helicopters are required. Must possess a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic license. Must possess a Driver license.
Experience with medium lift and twin turbine powered helicopters and the General Radio Telephone Operators License are preferred.
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 as well as troubleshooting and repair of more difficult and sophisticated mechanical, electrical and auxiliary aircraft systems. An Aircraft Technician 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 and is charged with the efficient and orderly operation of the maintenance shop and 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.
Miami-Dade County offers outstanding comprehensive benefits that include full medical, dental, vision and disability insurance; optional 457 pre-tax savings plan, optional flexible spending accounts, 13 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, and employee contributory membership in the Florida Retirement System.
Applicants qualifying for employment will be subject to an extensive background check including, but not limited to, fingerprint checks, employment verification and other procedures.