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Becker Avionics

B407 Mechanic

Hillsboro, OR 97124
United States

Minimum Certification Required
Mechanic - A&P
Minimum Flight Hours Required
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Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
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Job Description

The Contract & Charter Division
Hillsboro Aviation’s contract & charter division specializes in utility, executive charter, tours and excursions, and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Our utility focus includes natural resources, aerial survey, firefighting, construction, film/photo/news, and heli-skiing. We have flown over 1.2 million hours and conducted missions ranging from firefighting to oil exploration and LiDAR to agriculture. Our fleet is comprised of the Bell 205A1++, Bell 407, Bell 407HP, Airbus AS350B3e, Bell 206, and Beechcraft King Air series.

About Hillsboro Aviation
Founded in 1980, Hillsboro Aviation offers complete helicopter and airplane services comprised of five divisions: contract & charter, aircraft sales & management, service center, FBO, and parts sales. Serving domestic and international markets in the government, commercial, and private sectors, we have over 85 employees and 14 turbine aircraft. We operate out of our award-winning headquarters at the Portland-Hillsboro Airport (KHIO).

Our Vision
We believe in the power of a personal approach. We passionately purvey the notion of flight, a dream demanding creativity, persistence, resilience, and intent. We strive to foster a legacy of innovative thought, leadership, mentorship, service, and sustainability. We are dedicated to providing opportunity and growth for our team, our customers, and our community by providing extraordinary and memorable experiences in the air and on the ground.

The Position 

Hillsboro Aviation is seeking an experienced B407 A&P Mechanic with CDL to join our growing team of maintenance professionals working for our Bell Customer Service Facility. The primary focus of this position is turbine field/contract maintenance. This position would require travel and frequent short, long duration and/or seasonal trips in support of on-going contractual requirements.

• Competitive salary
• Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
• Medical, dental, and vision
• 401K

Hillsboro Aviation’s growth and sustainability is rooted in its commitment to attracting a diverse set of talent from around the world. To that end, we encourage qualified individuals from all walks of life to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status.

This job will remain open until filled. Please do not call regarding the status of your application. 
Job Requirements

Job Responsibilities

  • Inspection and repair of helicopter and components to be maintained with the highest standards of the FAR's, manufacturer's programs, Hillsboro’s AAIP and repair station guidelines
  • Ability to routinely perform Annual/100 HR, 300/600 & 1200HR inspections as well as other scheduled and unscheduled maintenance items
  • Removal, re-installation and replacement of major components such as main rotor and tail rotor blades, main transmissions, tail rotor gear boxes, main rotor and tail rotor hub assemblies. Tail rotor balance, main rotor track and balance
  • Component inspection and overhaul of mentioned components
  • Rolls Royce 250 Maintenance
  • Honeywell HTS 900 Maintenance
  • USFS/DOI contract coverage as Mechanic/Fuel Truck Driver during summer months
  • Field travel will be required
  • Ability to use computer databases and software programs to track on-going maintenance


  • FAA A&P Certificate issued at least 24 months prior to application date
  • Commercial driver’s license with hazmat endorsement (or ability to obtain)

Required Skills/Experience

  • Bell 407 maintenance experience
  • Ability to obtain a USFS/ DOI mechanic card for the Bell 407
  • At least 12 months experience as an A&P mechanic maintaining helicopters
  • At least 1 full season of experience under “field” conditions within the previous 10 years
  • At least 3 months experience maintaining a helicopter away from an operators principle base of operations
  • High-quality standard with attention to detail
  • The ability to work in a team environment as well as independently
  • Willingness to work in a high-paced environment, the ability to multitask, excellent customer service

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Card-able experience with Bell 205, 206 B3 & L3, Airbus Helicopters H125(AS350)
  • Documented factory training on any of the above mentioned airframes and/or engine training
  • Component overhaul including: main rotor hub assemblies, main transmission, gear boxes, swashplate assemblies, tail rotor gear boxes, and tail rotor assemblies
  • Bell and/or Airbus/Eurocopter factory training a plus