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UH-60 Black Hawk Mechanic

Firehawk/Brainerd Helicopters, Inc. • 
Leesburg, Florida, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:

Firehawk Helicopters has an opening for Black Hawk Mechanics for Hangar/Field positions.  Our mission spectrum includes fire suppression (domestic and international), utility, powerline, R&D, aerial construction, emergency support and defense services.  Firehawk Helicopters base operations are Leesburg, FL and Boise, ID.   Firehawk pays competitive hourly rate with overtime during the Fire Suppression season.  Travel schedule varies based on experience.  Company pays per diem, lodging, travel stipend, cell phone stipend and air travel.  We offer healthcare benefits, short term disability, profit sharing, defined benefit and life insurance. 

Firehawk Helicopters is a equal opportunity employer as well as alcohol/drug/nicotine free workplace.  All employees are on a FAA/FMCSA approved testing program.   Back ground checks required. 

Job Requirements:

Job Summary

UH-60 Helicopter Mechanic performs the full range of helicopter aircraft maintenance and maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures and structural components of moderate difficulty.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Responsible for overseeing and performing scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance; inspections and corrosion control of aircraft components, airframe and powerplant; maintain appropriate aircraft records and logs.  
  • Reports to the Maintenance Manager and or Site Manager.
  • Must be customer oriented.
  • Remove and install aircraft subsystem assemblies and components such as engines, rotors, transmissions, mechanical flight controls and their components.
  • Service and lubricate aircraft and subsystems.  
  • Safely prepare aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks and services.
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled inspections and assist in performing special inspections. 
  • Perform maintenance operational checks and diagnoses and troubleshoots aircraft systems using special tools and test equipment as required.
  • Use and perform operator maintenance on tools, special tools and aircraft ground support equipment.
  • Apply comprehensive technical expertise to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as aircraft Technical Manuals, Maintenance Information and Action Messages and all technical guidance provided through government official representatives.
  • Comply with applicable Government and FAA rules and regulations on maintenance and follow appropriate aircraft technical data.  As well as international requirements, i.e. CASA.
  • Maintain and repair aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems, and mechanical components.
  • Apply technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and use required expertise in restoring equipment condition and or operation.
  • Perform daily/post‑flight/thru‑flight inspections as required and performs necessary maintenance to correct any malfunctions.
  • Conduct off‑station maintenance when required.
  • Effectively communicate with the customer in a courteous, professional manner and research any reported aircraft discrepancies through fault isolation to make repairs.
  • Service aircraft with fuel, oil, etc. in preparation for flight.
  • Perform all duties of CDL A/Hazmat driver including keeping accurate electronic logs, adhering to all FMCSA rules and regulations. 
  • Servicing and maintaining company vehicles and support equipment (i.e. external water buckets, internal water tanks, generators, etc.).
  • Maintain aircraft log books, status reports, historical and administrative data as required.
  • Participate in maintenance test flights and operation checks as required.
  • May be required to function as Safety/Training/Supply point of contact in the Field environment.
  • May be required to exercise independent judgment and travel or relocate to other geographical locations including foreign countries.
  • Required to have a passport in the performance of duties.
  • Must read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Perform other duties as requested.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts. Broad knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical theory and a thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers.  
  • Working knowledge of technical publications.
  • Able to prioritize workloads to maintain schedules on assigned projects and is required to lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks.
  • Participate in maintenance test flights and operation checks as required.
  • May be required to lead other mechanics through complex aircraft relevant tasks, and may be required to make entries in aircraft logs and record

Job Requirements:
Experience & Education

  • Completion of high school or equivalent
  • U.S. military technical school or specialized training course is desired Three (3) or more years UH-60 aviation maintenance experience within the past (6) years
  • Experience in maintenance, modification and repair of helicopter systems of the type being serviced and their associated components.
  • Valid FAA Airframe & Power plant (A&P) License for mechanics and sheet metal is preferred.
  • U.S. person or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) preferred due to ITAR regulations. 
  •  Must meet requirements to obtain Visas for international travel.
  • Valid US Passport.
  • Clean Driving record
  • Must be able to successfully complete CDL/Hazmat licensing. 

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Requires Travel 12 to 30 days at a time.
  • Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for extended periods throughout the day, can be in excess of 14 hours.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, climb up and down aircraft, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
  • Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
  • May be required to lift heavy objects whose weight may exceed 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to type using a standard keyboard to communicate through e-mail and various software applications.
  • Will handle dirty parts and lubricants.
  • Will be required to wear proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Must be able to pass a DOT physical.
  • May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, etc.
  • Must be able to lift/push/pull minimum of 50 pounds.
  • May work in maintenance shop or outside in extreme temperature environments. 
  • Must be able to work in a shop where the environment is drafty, noisy, and dirty.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from operating equipment.
  • May be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts or vehicles.
  • Must be able to drive large trucks (1500-3500 duty as well as tractor trailers) with large trailers, up to greater than 5,000 gallon hazmat tankers. 

Brainerd Helicopters Inc/dba Firehawk Helicopters and all its’ affiliate companies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Salary Range: 27-35
Relocation: Yes
Travel: Yes
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