Teach students to maintain and repair the avionic and mechanical equipment needed to make planes and helicopters operate safely. This includes repairing, inspecting and maintaining the structural, mechanical and electronic elements of the aircraft, replacing parts, measuring wear and assessing whether parts need repair or replacement. Aircraft mechanics use a wide variety of diagnostic devices, computers, hand and mechanical tools to assess and fix aircraft, and maintain aircraft standards as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Contact and meet with potential new students, feeder sources and employers.
· Utilizes a craft committee to ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of the occupation are being taught. The committee is composed of at least three members external to the institution, meets at least twice per year, and keeps minutes to document committee activities.
· Organizes instruction in classrooms, shops, and laboratories as evidenced by course outlines, lesson plans, competency tests, and instructional materials such as textbooks, instruction sheets, and audiovisuals.
· Provides sufficient practice with equipment in order to develop skill proficiency.
· Ensures the objectives and content of the courses taught are current.
· Provides advisement services to assigned advisees.
· Maintains individual student progress data and ensures this is a part of the student’s permanent record.
· Maintains current standard reference books, periodicals, and manuals of a business, professional, technical, and industrial nature to facilitate the educational program objectives.
· Maintains a healthful, safe, and secure classroom/lab environment.
· Posts emergency evacuation routes in case of natural or other disasters.
· Requests adequate equipment and supplies to support the program.
· Ensures all instructional equipment and supplies meet safety standards.
· Ensures tests and other means of assessing the achievement of student are sufficiently accurate.
· Evaluates follow-up data from completers and employers to obtain information concerning program effectiveness and relevance to improve the quality of the program where needed.
· Can provide high quality dual enrollment instruction in a high school environment.
· Recommend curriculum and courseware improvements when appropriate and develop new curriculum or courseware as assigned.
· File incident reports as necessary to report any observed safety violations, or situations that may affect the safety of flight.
· Attend administrative, standardization, in-service training, and instructor development meetings as assigned.
· Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.