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Aircraft Mechanic (Sherpa SD3-60)

Aerospace and Aviation

Aircraft Mechanic


Redmond, Oregon, United States

Job Summary

The Aircraft Mechanic I must have technical knowledge to repair, maintain, modify and overhaul various major aircraft operating systems with a minimum of three (3) years direct applicable or equivalent aircraft experience.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Maintains and repairs aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems, and mechanical components
  • Applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions
  • Applies required expertise in restoring equipment condition and or operation
  • Applies comprehensive technical expertise to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as blueprints or manufactures’ manuals.
  • Perform other duties as requested

Knowledge & Skills

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts, requires broad knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair, must have basic knowledge of electrical theory, must have thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers.
  • This job requires working knowledge of technical publications.
  • The incumbent receives technical guidance, as required, from supervisor or higher-level technician, will occasionally be required to lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks, and may be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records. Must be able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects.
  • Basic Aircraft Mechanics shall be capable of satisfactorily performing all maintenance assigned including:
  • Interface with USFS personnel in a cooperative manner;
  • Follow all federal facility established policies and procedures;
  • Perform proper techniques, methods of operation, and safety practices for aircraft and equipment used;
  • Work with the Lead Mechanic and USFS employees to resolve problems; and
  • Review aircraft status sheet to accomplish aircraft maintenance IAW the aircraft’s maintenance program and applicable technical publications.

Minimum Requirements

Experience & Education

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the field consistent with the requirements set forth in individual task orders
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license and ability to operate vehicles on military installations.
  • 14 CFR 65 Certificated Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic and have held that certificate for a minimum of 3 years;
  • Documented experience and/or training in Pratt & Whitney (Canada) PT6A Engine
  • Documented training and/or experience showing the ability to rig, function test, and troubleshoot general aviation small aircraft systems.
  • Data to show this shall be in the form of training certificates and On the Job Training (OJT) records or other date acceptable to the government.
  • Must be a US Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Is required to climb, stand, stoop, bend, stretch, crouch and work in tiring and uncomfortable position.
  • Frequently lifts parts and equipment up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally lifts objects up to 50 pounds. Most heavy lifting is accomplished through the use of mechanical devices.


  • As required by Task Order Performance Work Statement.