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Becker Avionics
FlightSafety International

Type 2 Mechanic

Hillsboro, OR 97124
United States

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Job Description

Eligible for sign-on bonus and relocation stipend 

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 10 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’s contract & charter division provides services to the United States Forest Service (USFS), the Department of Interior (DOI), FEMA, large national utility (powerline & infrastructure), and high-tech companies as well as smaller companies and individuals. Our missions include search and rescue, short-haul (human external cargo, natural disaster relief, construction support, aerial firefighting, natural resource surveys, film/photo/news, and heli-skiing. Our fleet is comprised of Airbus H145D3, Bell 205 A-1++, Bell 407, Bell 407HP, and Airbus AS350B3e.

As a Type 2 Mechanic you will work closely with the Fleet Maintenance team to maintain helicopters on Hillsboro Aviation's fleet. You will report to the Director of Maintenance and will be responsible for the following, including but not limited to:

  • Inspection and repair of helicopter and components according to the highest standards of the FAR's, manufacturer's programs, Hillsboro's AAIP, and repair station guidelines
  • USFS/DOI contract coverage as field mechanic
  • Ability to use computer databases and software programs to track ongoing maintenance.

Ideal candidates are able to work independently within his/her areas of responsibilities under limited supervision, value a strong work ethic and optimistic attitude, maintain a critical eye for detail and organization, and are excited to represent Hillsboro Aviation in front of key customers, including foreign governments, community leaders, and business partners.

Job Responsibilities

  • Ability to work a 12/12 (12 days on / 12 days off) or a 12/2 (12 days on, 2 days off) shift in remote field locations for the duration of fire season (typically April – September)
  • Ability to work in a hanger environment as part of a maintenance team for full-time employment outside of contract demands
  • 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
  • Bell 205A1 aircraft maintenance
  • Lycoming T53-17 turbine engine maintenance
  • USFS/DOI contract coverage as a field mechanic
  • Ability to use computer databases and software programs to track ongoing maintenance.


  • Competitive salary
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Wellness benefits, including alternative care and lifestyle discounts
  • 401(k) + match
  • Monthly team-building events, including BBQs
  • Exercise, shower facilities, and locker rooms at headquarters

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


  • Valid FAA A&P Certificate issued at least 24 prior to the application date

Required Skills/Experience

  • Documented evidence of maintaining a Bell 205A1++ within the previous 10 years
  • At least 18 months out of the last 24 months must have been actively engaged in helicopter maintenance
  • At least 12 months experience as an A&P mechanic maintaining helicopters
  • At least 12 months experience maintaining a Bell 205A1++
  • At least 3 months experience as an A&P within the past 2 years
  • 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 operator’s principle base of operations
  • Ability to obtain a USFS / interagency mechanic card

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Bell medium factory training courses (field maintenance, component overhaul, and electrical maintenance)
  • Management or shop lead level experience/desire
  • Willingness to adjust work schedule in order to be available for after-hour call-outs as needed. This duty is shared with other mechanics
  • Willingness to learn and contribute in maintaining the other aircraft in Hillsboro Aviation's fleet as needed
  • Extensive sheet metal experience
  • CDL Class C with HAZMAT endorsement