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Becker Avionics

Sheriff's Helicopter/Airplane Mechanic


El Cajon, CA 92020
United States

Minimum Certification Required
Mechanic - A&P
Minimum Flight Hours Required
-1
Experience Required
Yes
Security Clearance Required
Yes Law Enforcement Background Check
Pay
From $61,485 To $82,410
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time

Job Description
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
 
The examples of functions listed in this class specification are representative but not necessarily exhaustive or descriptive of any one position in this class. Management is not precluded from assigning other related functions not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment for the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

General Mechanic Option:

Essential Functions:
 
  1. Disassembles and reassembles airframes, engines, and other component parts including main and tail rotor assemblies and gearboxes.
  2. Troubleshoots engines and engine components such as fuel controls, governors, turbines, and compressors.
  3. Tracks and balances helicopter rotor systems using specialized tools and equipment.
  4. Removes and replaces time life components using specialized tools and equipment.
  5. Performs sheet metal repairs, composite repairs, and builds sheet metal brackets and panels as required; may perform welding work on helicopter equipment on an occasional basis as required.
  6. Maintains automated and manual records and files of work performed as required by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations or airworthiness directives, County or departmental rules, regulations, policies, or procedures, or other governmental regulations.
  7. Interacts with vendors or representatives of outside agencies or organizations in order to obtain or provide information, to enhance maintenance, explore new equipment options, and research information regarding Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) and forms.
  8. May participate in meetings involving Sheriff's sworn management when necessary.
  9. Interacts with vendors or representative of outside agencies or organizations in order to obtain or provide information, or to share resources with other emergency agencies in the field during disasters or other emergency situations.
Fuel Tanker Truck Option 
  1. Uses fuel pumps to fill up fuel tanker trucks; drives or operates fuel tanker trucks to transport fuel to three (3) field locations within the County region (Borrego, San Marcos, and Fallbrook); and fills up Sheriff's helicopters with fuel  at designated departmental facilities or field locations in response to natural disasters or other incidents.
  2. Conducts routine inspections on helicopters at the hangar during routine work days, or in the field or remote locations during emergency situations; ensures that such inspections on helicopters are in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and information listed in manufacturer technical manuals; and communicates inspection findings or other information to other Sheriff's Helicopter/Airplane Mechanics or the Sheriff's Supervising Helicopter/Airplane Mechanic.
  3. Services and lubricates engines, transmissions, and rotor systems on the helicopters and aircrafts.
  4. Reviews maintenance schedules, logs, and files to determine if fuel tanker trucks require routine maintenance or minor repairs.
  5. Performs routine inspections on the interior and exterior of fuel tanker trucks in accordance with manufacturer's technical manuals, in order to identify defects, malfunctions, low fluids, or other adverse conditions; performs minor maintenance or repairs on fuel trucks, or contacts the Department of General Services to schedule major repair projects.
  6. Troubleshoots the components of helicopters and aircraft, such as such as engines and airframes, in order to identify actual or potential malfunctions.
  7. Operates, tests, and repairs equipment and power tools used in helicopter repair and service work.
  8. Obtains, reviews, and follows manufacturer service bulletins, letters, instructions, and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air worthiness directives when performing maintained and repair work on helicopters and aircraft.
  9. Maintains automated and manual records and files of the completed repair and maintenance work on helicopters and aircraft, in compliance with FAA regulations; County or departmental rules, regulations, policies, or procedures; or other governmental regulations.
  10. Conducts physical inventory of materials, tools, equipment and components within the supply or storage rooms of Sheriff's Emergency Services; maintains automated and manual inventory records and reports; and orders items from vendors when necessary.
  11. Interacts with vendors or representatives of outside agencies or organizations in order to obtain or provide information, or to share resources with other emergency agencies in the field during disasters or other emergency situations.
      
Job Requirements

  
Education and/or Experience
 
Education, training, and/or experience that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above;  Required education and experience:
 
General Mechanic Option: 
  1. The possession of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant License is required at the time of application; AND,
  2. The successful completion of training or education, from an agency or organization recognized by the FAA, in helicopter and aircraft maintenance; AND,
  3. The possession of a valid California class C driver's license, which must be maintained throughout employment in this class; AND,
  4. One (1) year of paid experience repairing and maintaining helicopters for an agency or organization.
Fuel Tanker Truck Option: 
  1. The possession of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant License is required at the time of application; AND,
  2. The successful completion of training or education, from an agency or organization recognized by the FAA, in helicopter and aircraft maintenance; AND,
  3. The possession of a valid California Class B Commercial Driver's License; AND,
  4. One (1) year of paid experience repairing and maintaining helicopters for an agency or organization.

 

 

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REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, OR REGISTRATIONS
 
Required licenses, certifications and registrations must be maintained throughout employment in this class.

License

General Mechanic Option:  
  1. The possession of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant License, which must be maintained throughout employment in this class, is required at the time of application.
  2. The possession of a valid California Class C driver's license, which must be maintained throughout employment in this class, is required at time of appointment. Employees in this class may be required to use their own vehicle.
 Fuel Tanker Truck Option:  
  1. The possession of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant License, which must be maintained throughout employment in this class, is required at the time of application.
  2. The possession of a valid California Class B Commercial Driver's License, which must be maintained throughout employment in this class, is required at time of appointment.
  3. The possession of endorsements in hazardous materials, airbrakes, and tanks from the California Department of Motor Vehicles are required within the first six (6) months of employment.