Brainerd Helicopter Services has an immediate opening for a mechanic to support a Bell 407 on-fire contract.  This position is a 12 on/12 off schedule working with the same pilot.  Annual / heavy maintenance is typically performed in late November to the end of February at one of our three hangar lo

Bell 407 Mechanic for USFS Fire Contract

Brainerd Helicopter Services Inc. • 
Brainerd, Minnesota, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Brainerd Helicopter Services has an immediate opening for a mechanic to support a Bell 407 on-fire contract.  This position is a 12 on/12 off schedule working with the same pilot.  Annual / heavy maintenance is typically performed in late November to the end of February at one of our three hangar locations with a continued shift schedule. The 12/12 schedule is completed in early January allowing you to make personal plans on your days off.  Our aircraft travel on various Department of Natural Resources or United State Forest Service Aerial Fire Fighting contracts currently February to November.

We are a small organization with great leadership focusing on employees as well as their families.  We pride ourselves on safety and are one of less than fifty 135 operators in the nation that voluntarily asks the FAA to oversee our safety management systems. 

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Competitive wages (commensurate with experience)
  • Annual salary plus overtime and extended standby
  • Company paid health insurance
  • 401k Plan with annual employer safe-harbor contribution
  • Annual bonuses
  • Company credit card (all travel/meals paid)
  • Generous allotments of vacation and personal time
  • Company clothing
  • Biweekly payroll with direct deposit

Duties:

  • Function as the mechanic / fuel service vehicle operator on a Bell 407 for a USFS fire contract. 
  • Perform annual maintenance on rotation schedule during non contract period.
Job Requirements:
  • A&P License with no enforcement action (2+ years preferred)
  • CDL (Class A, B or C with Hazmat endorsements preferred, tank optional)
  • 2 + years experience maintaining Bell 407 (in the last 10 years) or Bell 407 factory school
  • Field experience on the Bell 407
  • Field experience on Rolls Royce C47 Engines
  • Must be able to obtain USFS card for Bell 407 (prior agency carded preferred)
  • Familiar with aircraft manufacturers’ maintenance manuals and STCs
  • Able to make proper log entries as required by the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
  • Able to work in a team environment, meet deadlines as necessary, and work independently with good time management and organizational skills

Alcohol and drug free environment - Successful candidates will be required to pass post-offer and random drug tests.

Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000 starting salary plus overtime

Relocation: No
Travel: Yes
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