PDS is seeking an Sr. Aircraft Technician for an open position in Columbus, MS.In your role you will:Perform detailed inspection, assembly, installation, repair or replacement of aircraft components and systems, maintenance or refurbishing of aircraft and function check of components. Conduct operat

Sr Aircraft Tech - Maintenance and Repair - Columbus, MS

PDS Tech, Inc. • 
Columbus, Mississippi, USA
Position Type: Contractor
Job Description:
PDS is seeking an Sr. Aircraft Technician for an open position in Columbus, MS.
In your role you will:

  • Perform detailed inspection, assembly, installation, repair or replacement of aircraft components and systems, maintenance or refurbishing of aircraft and function check of components. 
  • Conduct operational checks of complete systems to verify proper functioning of components and systems.  
  • Diagnose malfunctions or failures and make adjustments, repairs or replacements of parts or components.  
  • Provide aircraft maintenance support for new helicopter completions and deliveries, STC development, aircraft training fleet and demonstrations.
  • Perform detailed assembly, installation, repair, replacement, adjustment, and alignment of parts and components.
  • Perform troubleshooting to diagnose malfunctioning systems and components to determine corrective action required to assure safety and airworthiness of aircraft.
  • Perform aircraft disassembly and reassembly as required for aircraft movement, may include loading/offloading aircraft to/from trailer.
  • Perform track and balancing of rotor systems and vibration analysis.
  • Responsible for ensuring physical security of aircraft. Ensure aircraft is detailed and prepared for delivery or displays.
  • Conduct applicable airframe calendar/hourly inspections, hidden damage inspections of airframe structures and sub-assemblies. 
  • Perform operational and functional checks of structures, systems, and/or components as required.
  • Observe foreign object damage/debris (FOD), tool control and calibrated tool policies.
  • Update applicable maintenance tracking program. 
  • Monitor and forecast for upcoming maintenance and assure timely compliance with inspections.
  • Ensure compliance with production and repair station policies / procedures / forms and FAA Regulations.  
Job Requirements:
Job Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • Current FAA A&P license, or ability to receive repairman certificate6+years aviation maintenance experience
  • Helicopter maintenance experience
  • Background in aviation maintenance on like type aircraft and systems. 
  • General knowledge of standard practices and troubleshooting methods.
  • Management skills, ability to multi-task and handle high volume workloads. Understand customer expectations, enthusiastic to support others and achieve the highest level of customer service.
  • Effectively and professionally communicate verbally and in writing with all levels of personnel
  • Helicopter maintenance experience
  • Airbus Helicopter airframe experience
  • Safran Turbomeca engine experience
Physical Requirements:
  • Onsite: 70%Vision: able to see and read computer screen and other electronic equipment with screens, able to read documents, reports and engineering drawings on a daily basis.
  • Hearing: able to hear to participate in conversations in person and via teleconference or phone and to hear sounds on production floor including safety warnings or alarms on a daily basis.
  • Speaking:  able to speak in conversations and meetings, deliver information and participate in communications on a daily basis.
  • Equipment Operation (personal computer, telephone, copies, fax machine, and related office equipment and using electronic identification card to enter building floors and internal doors): able to operate most office and personal electronic equipment and some tools including production tools such as hydraulic lifts, tugs, helilifts, carts, and ground support equipment on a daily basis.
  • Carrying: able to carry documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 30lbs/14kgs on a daily basis.
  • Lifting:  able to lift documents, tools, drawings, electronic equipment up to 50lbs/23kgs on a daily basis. Pushing / Pulling:  able to push and pull small office furniture and some equipment and tools. Able to push/pull aircraft with ground wheels on a daily basis.  Able to turn rotors by hand on a daily basis.
  • Squatting / Kneeling:  able to squat or kneel to retrieve or replace items stored on low shelving.
  • Standing: able to stand for discussions in offices or on production floor.
  • Travel:  able to travel independently and at short notice. Must be able to fly in the aircraft on a daily basis.
  • Walking (include routine walking such as to a shared printer to retrieve documents):  able to walk through office and production areas including uneven surfaces.
  • Personal Protective Equipment required:  Required PPE includes, but is not limited to, Safety Shoes, Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Respirators/Masks, and/or Protective Gloves as required by site and/or customer site
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