K-Max Helicopter Mechanic

Position Purpose: Responsible for serving as field technical support Engineer on Kaman K-1200 KMAX platforms. Technical Engineer performs the appropriate duties assigned by the DOM/DOUS and performs duties on the aircraft in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with all appropriate FAR’s (Federal Aviation Regulations) and rotor craft flight manuals; with the goal to provide an Airworthy Aircraft for daily multi-mission readiness. Must have a full understanding of and always act in accordance with Swanson Group Mission, Vision and Values Corporate Statement. Position Functions:Essential Functions*These duties are designated as ADA Essential Functions and must be performed in this job.Must be able to work 14 + hours per day, 7 days per week during on shift flight schedule as assigned by DOM. Must be willing to cover during periods of staff illness or family emergencies.Perform Duties on Aircraft Airworthiness as per Federal Aviation Administration standards, FAR’s, Manufacturer’s Manual’s and Company policy. Maintain clean and organized working areas.Ensure all manuals, S/B’s, A/D’s; revisions are current and updated with proper signatures to reflect all required information.Ensure inventory levels are maintained to accommodate routine maintenance and components are ordered 200 flight hours prior to change and noted on maintenance log sheet.Ensure all ground support equipment is maintained and in good working (serviceable) condition.Ensure all aircraft mobile equipment is maintained and documented in good working order.Ensure paperwork is turned in on time, daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or end of the month paperwork.Ensure inventory is accounted for in accordance with company policy.Must have the ability to travel and work away from home in remote places, and possibly to work overseas (OCONUS). Ensure that all SGA safety policy and procedures are followed accurately and in a timely manner.Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License.The successful candidate shall have a valid FAA successful candidate certificate with airframe and power plant ratings, and shall have held the certificate for a period of 24-months. The successful candidate shall have been actively engaged in aircraft maintenance as a certificated mechanic for at least 18-months out of the last 24-months.The successful candidate shall have 12-months experience as an Airframe Power Plant (A P) mechanic or foreign equivalent in maintaining helicopters. Three months experience shall have been in the last 2 years.The successful candidate will have maintained a KMAX within the previous 10 years and under “field” conditions for at least 1-full fire season.Successful candidates shall have satisfactorily completed a manufacturer’s maintenance course for the KMAX, or show evidence he/she has 12-months maintenance experience on a KMAX.Must supply basic set of hand tools.Minimum of 2 years’ experience on K-Max Helicopters with at least 3 months field experience preferred.Non-Essential FunctionsThese duties are secondary in nature and are not classified as ADA essential.Transporting of Jet A fuel utilizing pick up and remote fuel trailers preferred but not requiredAbility to lift/carry more than 40 poundsRepairing of mobile equipment/vehiclesOther duties as necessary. Working Environment: (1) Inside 20%, average temperature 70 degrees F (2) Outside 80%; extreme low temperature 10 degrees F, extreme high temperature 105 degrees F. Noise or vibration: Machine noise to include machine being operated as well as other machines close by including Forklifts. Hazards: See Job Hazard Analysis. (3)Atmospheric conditions: Fumes: Wood, Dust: Limited, Mist: Water, Odors: Wood particle, Gasses: None, Poor Ventilation: NonePersonal Protective Equipment Required: (1) Eye Protection. (2) Hearing Protection. (3) Rubber or Leather based gloves when handling dry veneer. (4) Approved Footwear.Physical Demands: See the Physical Capabilities as listed below; this position requires constant use of hearing and vision, bilateral use of arms and hands, frequent bending, twisting, pushing/pulling and reaching, and occasional lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling more than 40 lbs.Skills: (1) Must possess valid FAA airframe and power plant license. (2) Must have manufacturer or equivalent military training and/or possess or be capable of procuring KMAX factory training school certificate. (3) Must possess or capable of procuring current First Aid and CPR card. First-Aid/CPR training performed by Swanson Group Aviation. (4) Must possess current DOT medical card (drivers). (5) Must possess or be capable of procuring a Class A CDL within 60 days of hire. (6) Must be capable of procuring USFS/AMD Interagency Fire Card. (7) Strong verbal communication skills. (8) Must be a self-starter.Safety:(1) Perform only duties you are trained to do. Refer to the companies SMS program and Safety Manager for Aviation. Reports to: Director of Maintenance / Director of Unmanned ServicesDepartment: AviationHours per shift: Shift hours / rotation scheduled determined by daily operational needs and customer schedulesWage: Salary Exempt

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