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Hiring: Aircraft Mechanic A

February 28, 2020

The Aircraft Mechanic A maintains, repairs and modifies aircraft structures, structural components, flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems and mechanical components of complex to extreme difficulty. High school diploma or equivalent required, six (6) years’ experience on the type of aircraft being serviced or related experience required. FAA Airframe & Power Plant (A&P) license is preferred.

  • Job Title: Aircraft Mechanic Level (A)
  • Reports To: Maintenance Manager
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Department: Maintenance

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Under minimal supervision, the Aircraft Mechanic A services, repairs and modifies aircraft airframe, engine, components and sub-systems, in accordance with company standards and applicable Federal Aviation Administration regulations, predetermined company processes and procedures. Provides technical assistance and guidance to other aviation mechanics with less experience, as directed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned.)

  1. Troubleshoots, repairs, replaces and modifies aircraft structures, components and appliances, such as wings, fuselage and functional components, including rigging, surface controls, plumbing and hydraulic units and engines, with minimal supervision.
  2. Responsible for reading and interpreting Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Department of Defense (DoD) Technical Manuals, Service Bulletins, Airworthiness Directives, local directives and other specifications to determine FAA approved maintenance requirements, methods and procedures.
  3. Accountable for examining engines for component damage and security, heat damage and fluid leaks. Inspects turbine blades to detect Foreign Object Damage (FOD), material wear or failure through visual and borescope.
  4. Conducts testing of engine operation to locate source of malfunction and performs operational checks.
  5. Replaces worn, damaged and failed components, such as fuel controller, starter/generators, etc.
  6. Performs miscellaneous duties to service aircraft, including but not limited to changing/inspecting fuel and oil filters, cleaning screens, aircraft lubrication and wheel and tire maintenance. Charge and service Nicad batteries, aircraft and engine compressor wash, cleaning and servicing on-board water and sanitation systems. Mix paint and apply for touch-up of aircraft and components.
  7. Accountable for maintaining aircraft discrepancy books, required forms, completes (MISA) and Airframe & Engine forms/logbooks as well as all required FAA documentation.
  8. Responsible for completing all reports, forms and checklists, as required, in accordance with company, government and FAA regulations.
  9. Complies with all safety requirements and uses all mandated safety equipment, in accordance with company, government and OSHA requirements.
  10. Assists coworkers and those in other departments to successfully perform job duties and functions when necessary.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Must have six (6) years of experience in the field consistent with the requirements set forth in Essential Duties and Responsibilities.
  • Completion of U.S. military tactical aircraft maintenance or U.S. military technical school is desired.
  • Airframe, Power Plant (or both) or FCC licenses is required for specific work requirements.
  • Six (6) years of experience with aircraft maintenance on the type of aircraft being serviced or related experience required.
  • Must have a valid state driver’s license.

Language Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, operating, maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers.

Math Ability

Ability to calculate figures and amounts, such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic math and algebra.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions.

Computer Skills

Internet software, E-mail, Microsoft office and Management Information System for Aviation.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 

This position requires a current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe & Power Plant (A&P) license.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the environment is usually loud.
  • Employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; and outside weather conditions.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to explosives and vibration.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to walk, sit and talk or hear.
  • The employee is regularly required to stand; walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and smell.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
  • The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  • Drug Screen
  • Background Check
  • Ability to obtain a SECRET security clearance may be required for certain programs.
  • Travel and deployment is required for some locations.

KING AEROSPACE is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.