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A&P Field Mechanic

Lohman Helicopter, LLC.
406 Burrell Ave, N23
Lewiston, ID 83501
United States

Minimum Certification Required
Mechanic - A&P
Minimum Flight Hours Required
Not Applicable
All Other Helicopter Jobs
Manages Others
Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
To $42.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Heavy Travel

Job Description

Summary of Duties

The Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic maintains the airframe and engines of aircraft to meet FAA and Manufacturer standards. The position will support aircraft for utility and powerline work, US Forest Service Contracts, CALFIRE, and other contracts as needed. This position reports to the Director of Maintenance and will perform duties of a licensed A&P Mechanic on Bell 212 airframes. The position requires confidence in and around helicopter operations, maintaining alertness to multiple concurrent activities, excellent communication, and a commitment to safe and conscientious commercial motor vehicle operations.


Experience and proficiency in the following major areas:

  • Extensive experience on Bell 212 airframe maintenance
  • Experienced in shop and field maintenance operations
  • Knowledgeable of the Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Possess sound judgment and objectivity in decision-making
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Experienced in safely operating trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR) up to and over 26,000 lbs.
  • Knowledge of state and federal road regulations and laws
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Well-organized, reliable, and must be able to multi-task
  • Ability to organize a daily workload by priorities
  • Strong observational skills and must be detail-oriented
  • High level of composure and good stress management



Duties and Responsibilities


  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repairs, and alterations in accordance with maintenance procedures, airworthiness directives, service bulletins, service letters and applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FAA), company policies and procedures, in a timely manner, with a high standard of safety and quality
  • Carry out maintenance updates on different components and accessories of aircrafts
  • Conduct regular maintenance tests and checks to ensure all components are working at full capacity
  • Install replacement parts in the aircraft which are faulty or damaged
  • Create inventories of supplies, materials, and equipment
  • Maintain repair logs and other documents such as reports of fixed and replaced aircraft components
  • Diagnose malfunctions and apply corrective maintenance
  • Comply with company Employee Manual, GOM, SMS, SOP’s and Ops Specs
  • Participate in out-of-town travel, work, and overtime work, as required
  • Positively represent Lohman Helicopter through a professional and favorable appearance to the public and to the companies and entities that we work with
  • Satisfactorily complete all company mandated and assigned training classes and training courses within given time limits
  • Maintain constant alertness to the multiple concurrent activities of the landing zone, including the activities of other employees and contractors, and the movement of equipment/helicopters
  • Maintain a consistent, open, and honest line of communication with your supervisor
  • Maintain state-issued Class C Commercial Driver’s License with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements and DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate
  • Safely and conscientiously utilize and operate all fleet trucks, vehicles, and equipment, observing all law and industry standards of operation and use to complete assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Drive trucks transporting hazardous materials
  • Obey all applicable traffic laws and drive according to the weather/road conditions
  • Ensure vehicles and equipment are clean inside and outside and maintained accordingly
  • Support aircraft for powerline work, fire contracts, and other contracts as required through refueling aircraft, hooking and removing long lines, and other ground support duties as assigned
  • Track fuel quantities and order when needed
  • Under the direction of the Fleet Manager, support the truck and vehicle fleet to maintain road and field use readiness
  • Perform inspections of your vehicle prior to and following each trip
  • Service and maintain company equipment as directed and notify managers of any major maintenance or issues encountered
  • Comply with DOT regulations
  • Must be self-motivated, disciplined, dependable, and resourceful, with a can-do attitude
  • Actively participate in company SMS program
  • Make safety a priority at all times


Other Duties as Assigned


  • Due to the nature of small business operations, it may occasionally be necessary to fulfill task requirements of varied nature.


Job Requirements



  • Valid and current FAA Airframe and Powerplant License (2 years required)
  • Previous experience working under CFR Part 135
  • USFS/OAS Carded on airframes Bell 212
  • 2 years of aircraft maintenance on Bell 212
  • 3 months of field experience within the last 5 years
  • 18 months helicopter maintenance experience within the last 24 months
  • Must own basic aviation toolset
  • Must pass a DOT drug test
  • Clean driving record
  • Prepared to travel within the operational region
  • Ability to conduct activities requiring lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling of burdens, up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Valid DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate (preferred) must acquire within 14 days
  • Class C CDL with Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements (preferred) must acquire within 90 days
  • Manufacturer’s training or equivalent on Bell Helicopter model 212 (preferred)



Employment Status: W2
Hourly Rate: $42.00 per hour
Group Health & Dental: Employer paid for employee; option for employee to insure family members
Retirement Plan: Yes
Life Insurance: Yes

Paid Time Off: Yes 
Out of Town Per Diem: $55.00 per day
Travel and Out of Town Lodging: Company paid and arranged

Overtime: Being willing to work overtime is a requirement. Overtime must be approved.


Schedule: Field and shop work as required. Shop work Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Fieldwork schedule rotations 12/2, 12/12, 14/14 supporting aircraft for powerline work, forest fire contracts, and other contracts assigned throughout the United States, Canada, and other selected sites. The A&P Field Mechanic will be required to work varied shifts and may be required to be available for on-call rotations. Generally, jobs are scheduled in advance, though occasionally, there will be “on-call” rotations.