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9 months ago
New Era Cap
Location: Buffalo, New York
Job type: Permanent
Contact: none
Sector: Sales & Purchasing
Category: Mechanic, Technician


  • Ensuring that all test equipment is calibrated and maintained
  • Ensuring company aircraft compliance with all Service Bulletins (SBs) and Airworthiness Directives (ADs)
  • Assisting the flight crew and other team members  with ground and airborne duties, as requested
  • Performing all tasks associated with aircraft ground movements, such as engine run and taxi, and towing
  • Ensuring safe maintenance and line service operations
  • Ensuring the quality of aircraft, engine, and avionics maintenance and repair
  • Assisting with development of departmental policies
  • Assisting with preparation of short- and long- range plans
  • Assisting with preparation of the annual operating budget
  • Assisting with assessment of aircraft cost studies
  • Establishing schedules for periodic inspections, general overhaul, repairs, and modifications
  • Establishing and maintaining records as required by FARs, manufacturers and company policy
  • Monitoring these records, if maintained by outside agency
  • Establishing maintenance safety rules and procedures
  • Establishing spares and ground support equipment inventories
  • Ensuring that department personnel are thoroughly familiar with company policies, appropriate FARs, pertinent manuals, practices and publications
  • Establishing programs for maintenance technician proficiency training, reviews and upgrades, in accordance with FAA and company requirements
  • Establishing aircraft handling procedures
  • Monitor security and environmental affairs, including maintaining material safety data sheets on all chemicals and safety training
  • Coordinate activities of the maintenance department with flight operations
  • Provide efficient and timely scheduling of all maintenance and repair
  • Directing compliance of minimum equipment list (MEL) maintenance procedures
  • Assuming responsibility for maintenance and upkeep of the aviation hangar and office facility (if appropriate)
  • Performing certain Line-Service type services (Aircraft Fueling, Lav Servicing and Aircraft cleaning and detailing; assisting with passengers and baggage)
  • Maintaining records, preparing reports, and composing correspondence relative to the work
  • Directing and participating in complete inspections, repair work, preventive maintenance, and parts replacement
  • Accompanying pilot on test flights to determine the airworthiness of aircraft, and ensure proper function of aircraft
  • Assist flight crew with all flight departures from home-base and prepared to handle any unplanned maintenance items that may arise
  • Checking for and filing airworthiness directives, FAA publications, service instructions, engine specifications, aircraft specifications, or any other necessary documents
  • Performing periodic engine and airframe inspections, preventive maintenance checks, and any major/minor repairs
  • Computing weight and balance after repairs or alterations, when changing equipment on aircraft
  • Conducting pre/post-flight inspections, supervising or performing any servicing or maintenance
  • Overseeing performance of aircraft maintenance away from home base
  • Ensuring aircraft is stocked, clean, and prepared for flight
  • Assisting crew with baggage and cargo restrictions


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Behaviors

  • Extensive knowledge of the trades involved in the servicing and maintenance of aircraft and engines including electrical work, radio installation, painting
  • Extensive knowledge of departmental and FAA rules and regulations
  • Extensive knowledge of the operation of flight instruments
  • Extensive knowledge of single and multi-engine operations, variable pitch propellers, and jet engines
  • Ability to direct and train lower-level personnel in the maintenance and repair of aircraft engines and airframes
  • Ability to determine airworthiness of various aircraft and to make decisions as to their being grounded
  • Ability to apply personnel rules and regulations

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred; Relevant job experience in lieu of degree will be considered
  • Holding an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate and an Inspection Authorization (IA)
  • At least 10 years of experience  as an Airframe and Powerplant mechanic
  • At least 5 years in a supervisory or leadership position overseeing Part 25 turbine aircraft maintenance


Working Conditions

Potential hazards associated with working around aircraft, electricity, pressurized air, hydraulic systems, use of hand & power tools, solvents, lubricants, and other combustible substances (aircraft fuel).  Use of up to 12’ step ladders and man-lift equipment capable of reaching 30’ platform height.


Travel Requirement

  • 5% to 10%; 10-15% in first year due to training

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