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Type 2 Mechanic

Hillsboro Aviation, Inc.
3845 NE 30th Ave
Hillsboro, OR 97124
United States

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Job Description

Eligible for sign-on bonus and relocation stipend

Hillsboro Aviation is seeking an experienced Type 2 Medium Helicopter Mechanic with an A&P certificate to join our growing team of maintenance professionals. Preference will be given to candidates with prior Bell 205A1 experience and individuals who have been carded or are currently carded with the Unites States Forestry Service (USFS) or the Department of the Interior (DOI). This position would require travel and frequent short, long duration, and/or seasonal trips in support of ongoing contractual requirements. Eligible individuals would be expected to work remotely on extended stays in field environments during the summer months. Position can be full-time or seasonal depending on the qualifications and needs of the applicant.

Hillsboro Aviation’s helicopter contract & charter division specializes in aerial firefighting, search and rescue, powerline/pipeline support, and other utility operations. Our fleet is comprised of the Bell 205A1++, Bell 407, Bell 407HP, Airbus AS350B3e, and Bell 206 series aircraft.

Our operations are primarily conducted under Part 135, and we are a Department of Defense Commercial Airlift Review Board (CARB) approved air carrier for both helicopter and airplane operations.

Detailed Description:

  • 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 and happy hours
  • 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
Hillsboro Aviation, Inc.
Greg Baik
3845 NE 30th Ave
Hillsboro OR 97124
United States