*$5,000 Sign-On Bonus**$5,000 Retention Bonus*Metro Aviation is seeking an A&P Helicopter Base Technician (B407) in Cottonwood, Arizona for the Guardian Air Transport program.Our mission is to provide the safest and highest quality traditional aircraft operations, completions, and maintenance so tha

A&P Helicopter Technician - B407 - COT

Metro Aviation, Inc. • 
Cottonwood, Arizona, United States
Position Type: Permanent
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*$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*

*$5,000 Retention Bonus*


Metro Aviation is seeking an A&P Helicopter Base Technician (B407) in Cottonwood, Arizona for the Guardian Air Transport program.
Our mission is to provide the safest and highest quality traditional aircraft operations, completions, and maintenance so that we will:

  • Allow our customers to safely and effectively accomplish their mission profile,
  • Allow our employees to exercise their talents and maximize their potential, and
  • Ensure the financial stability of the corporation.
Our goal is to find qualified candidates who value our mission and contribute to our overall safety culture.
We invest in the well-being of our employees. The following FREE benefits are offered to all full time employees: family health and prescription insurance, family dental insurance, family vision insurance, life insurance, short term disability, and an Employee Assistance Program.

JOB OBJECTIVE
The Field Based Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) ensures Company aircraft are maintained in a safe and airworthy condition in accordance with the airworthiness standards prescribed by applicable regulations, airworthiness directives and Metro Aviations policy and procedure.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Job Requirements:
  • Responsible for maintaining a close liaison with the Program Lead Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) to provide current status of aircraft and forecast downtime
  • Perform aircraft maintenance including inspection, modification, maintenance and repair of aircraft, airframe, rotors, propellers, engines and appliances in accordance with the procedures in the MAI General Operations Manual, Approved Aircraft Inspection Program, Manufacturer's documentation, applicable Federal Aviation Regulations and other approved data sources
  • Communicate, plan and coordinate with the Program Lead AMT the schedule of maintenance for base aircraft considering such factors as workflow, location of equipment, facilities, tools, parts, supplies and job requirements
  • Communicate with the pilots and the clinical crew upon arrival at the base each work day for any questions or concerns about the condition of the aircraft, prior to beginning the work day
  • Provide after-hours maintenance/on-call support for the base(s) as required
  • Ensure discrepancies are accurately documented and addressed during maintenance and inspections
  • Maintain the field base to the standards Metro Aviation policy and procedure requires
  • Take complete ownership and responsibility of each aircraft assigned to the base
  • Prepare and submit materials requests and inventory usage reports as directed. Receive inventory and ship inventory to other locations
  • Maintain company owned local Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
  • Ensure all necessary aircraft documents and MAI documents are completed and maintained in accordance with applicable 14 CFR Regulations, General Operations Manual and company policies
  • Perform inspections on all incoming parts and materials, immediately upon arrival
  • Ensure parts with a shelf life limit are removed from inventory prior to expiration
  • Request Secondary Maintenance Checks following any maintenance, preventative maintenance, inspections, repairs or alterations
  • Ensure all company owned and personal owned calibrated tools are kept up to date on the company calibrated took tracking log for their assigned base or location
  • Perform the duties and functions of the Hangar Based AMT, when needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Possess sound judgment and objectivity in decision-making
  • Proficient in aircraft maintenance, inspection and repair
  • A thorough knowledge of FARS, the General Operations Manual, Operations Specifications and other pertinent information
  • Extensive knowledge of all aircraft mechanical systems functions and interactions

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate
  • Inspection Authorization and/or FAR 135 experience a plus
  • Must possess a minimum of three (3) years turbine rotorcraft or airplane experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Walking, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, kneeling, squatting for extended periods of time
  • Climbing heights on various equipment
  • Lifting up to 50 or more pounds
  • Must have sufficient vision and ability to safely perform the essential functions of the position
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (High Visibility clothing, Ear protection, safety glasses) when required

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Indoor/Outdoor shop with potential extreme cold and hot temperatures
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals is possible
  • Moderate to loud noise level
  • Driving company vehicle, personal vehicle for company use or other equipment

STATUS & SCHEDULE
  • Full-time
  • Schedules vary by assigned program
  • On-call
  • Overtime necessary depending on workload

*Metro Aviation does not have a Visa Sponsorship program at this time*


Metro Aviation is committed to employees, customers, and the community to promote diversity and inclusion by developing policies, programs, and procedures that foster a work environment where differences are respected and employees are treated fairly.

Metro Aviation prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind and ensures equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all aspects of the relationship between Metro Aviation and its employees, including recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, wages and salary administration, employee benefits, and application of policies.


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