Helicopter JOBS!
Becker Avionics
FlightSafety International

Type 3 Mechanic

Hillsboro, OR 97124
United States

Minimum Certification Required
Mechanic - A&P
Minimum Flight Hours Required
Not Applicable
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Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required

Job Description

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 14 aircraft and over 85 employees. 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 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, Airbus AS350B3e, Bell 206, and Beechcraft King Air series.

Job Description:

Hillsboro Aviation is seeking an experienced Type 3 Light Helicopter Mechanic with an A&P certificate to join our growing team of maintenance professionals. Preference will be given to candidates with prior Bell 407, 206, and Airbus Helicopters AS350B3 experience and individuals who have been carded or are currently carded with the United 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 remote on extended stays in field environments during the summer months. Additionally, a class C Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with Hazmat endorsement is required. Position can be full-time or seasonal depending on the qualifications and needs of the applicant.


  • Competitive salary
  • Paid vacation, sick days, and holidays
  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Wellness benefits
  • 401(k) + match


  • Monthly company BBQs (headquarters and contract field staff)
  • Monthly company happy hours
  • Gym (headquarters)
  • Locker rooms & shower (headquarters)
  • Discount programs

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

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 407, 407HP, and 206 series aircraft maintenance
  • Airbus Helicopters AS350B3 aircraft maintenance
  • Rolls-Royce 250 series ( C47, C30, C20) turbine engine maintenance
  • Turbomeca Arriel series ( 2D) turbine engine maintenance
  • USFS/DOI contract coverage as a field mechanic
  • Ability to use computer databases and software programs to track ongoing maintenance.


  • Valid FAA A&P Certificate issued at least 24 prior to the application date
  • Valid Class C Commercial Driver’s License with Hazmat endorsement – or ability to obtain quickly

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Documented evidence of maintaining a Bell 407, 407HP, 206 series and/or Airbus Helicopters AS350B3 series 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 407, 407HP, 206 series and/or Airbus Helicopters AS350B3
  • 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 mechanic card

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Bell and/or Airbus Helicopters 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