Firehawk Helicopters has an opening for MD 500E Mechanics  Company has 12 on 12 off and full-time positions available.  The position includes Field and Hangar maintenance, as well as travel during contracts.   Firehawk pays competitive hourly rate with overtime. Company pays Per Diem, hotel, travel

MD 500E A&P Helicopter Mechanic

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

Firehawk Helicopters has an opening for MD 500E Mechanics 

Company has 12 on 12 off and full-time positions available.  The position includes Field and Hangar maintenance, as well as travel during contracts.   Firehawk pays competitive hourly rate with overtime. Company pays Per Diem, hotel, travel stipend and airline travel.  We offer health care benefits, short term disability, paid sick days, paid holidays as well as a Profit-Sharing program.  Aircraft are on utility contracts and may relocate often. Applicant may relocate to a base or live anywhere in the lower 48 and be 90 minutes from an airport with 7 day a week airline service.  Applicant will have to obtain and maintain a class A CDL with Hazmat (company will provide).

Firehawk Helicopters is a alcohol/drug/nicotine free workplace.  All employees are on a FAA/FMCSA approved testing program.

Job Requirements:

Primary duties will include, but are not limited to, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on MD500E helicopter and associated support equipment.
Additional duties may include general facilities maintenance, vehicle maintenance, and other maintenance related tasks as delegated by the Lead Mechanic or Director of Maintenance. Work shifts are primarily daytime and early evenings. This is a full-time / permanent position.

  • must possess a valid Airframe & Powerplant Certificate
  • 2 years of Rotorcraft experience with MD 500 D/E experience
  • Must be able to perform sheet metal repairs, electrical troubleshooting and corrections, drive train and power plant fault isolation, corrections, repairs, component replacements, rotor dynamic smoothing and balancing, scheduled and unscheduled inspections, corrosion control, aircraft cleaning and general upkeep.
  • be permitted to work in the U.S. or be a valid U.S citizen
  • must possess a full set of basic standard SAE mechanics hand tools
  • basic computer skills
  • must possess the ability to read and comprehend manufacturer's publications
  • be able to work well independently or in a team environment

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 heavy duty trucks 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 affiliate companies are 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: Neg-Neg
Relocation: Negotiable
Travel: Yes
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