The mission of LifeFlight Aviation Services is to create a safe, high reliability, instrument-based aviation system for the people of Maine and greater New England. Through dedication and innovation, LFAS will support LifeFlight of Maine and the Maine hospital systems in transforming the existing critical care transport system into an integrated, high quality, patient centered system, continually improving and worthy of the public's trust.
Job Title: Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT)
Reports To: Director of Maintenance/DA
Job Location: Primary: Base as Assigned.
Secondary: Bangor. Lewiston, Sanford, Camden
Responsible for ensuring program aircraft are maintained to airworthiness standards prescribed by applicable regulations, airworthiness directives, company policies, and industry best practices. Coordinates maintenance activities with the DOM, Base aviation staff, and LFAS leadership as applicable. Works collaboratively with other members of the team.
1. Responsible to have a thorough knowledge of and compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR); Aeronautical Information Manual and LFAS General Operations Manual guidelines (GOM).
2. Performs daily inspections to assigned aircraft. Performs reviews of aircraft and aircraft records Documents discrepancies and makes repairs per the GOM as applicable.
3. Performs repairs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities to the assigned aircraft.
4. Updates and maintains maintenance manuals, service bulletins, parts books, and regulatory updates, and other technical directives as required and or directed.
5. Coordinates ordering, shipping, and receiving of parts, supplies, tooling and warranty claim parts with the program base of operations, vendors and manufacturers.
6. Coordinates aircraft maintenance scheduling with the lead mechanic, DOM or designee.
7. Prepares and maintains documentation related to work activities in accordance with regulations.
8. Maintains a clean, safe, and orderly work environment and corrects any hazardous or unsafe practices as reports them per LFAS policy.
9. Performs similar duties on an on-call basis as directed by the DOM.
10. Weekend call and holidays as directed in addition to travel to and between LFAS base sites as directed to assist with maintenance needs.
11. Track maintenance needs, inspection, registration, and arrange maintenance needs with outside vendors for LifeFlight of Maine or LFAS surface vehicles assigned to the base site.
12. Attend training, may travel and time away from home.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills and abilities:
1. Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with team members in the flight department and throughout the health system.
2. Ability to apply regulatory and technical information to various situations.
3. Ability to analyze and troubleshoot technical/inspection issues; provide guidance and resolution to problems and issues with the aircraft.
4. Ability to conduct activities requiring lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling-up to 50 lbs on a frequent basis.
5. Operates hand and power tools measurement instruments designed to maintain the aircraft.
6. Operates hoists, trucks and ancillary support equipment as necessary