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Job Title Aircraft Maintenance Technician (Mechanic)
Location Grand Prairie, TX
Department Maintenance
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Reports to Directly to the Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor and/or the Director of Maintenance
Shifts hiring Full-time


Aircraft Maintenance Technician - Grand Prairie, Texas

 

PRIMARY FUNCTION

CareFlite AMT’s are responsible for maintenance, inspections, repairs and modifications of CareFlite aircraft and for ensuring that the CareFlite aircraft remain in an airworthy condition on a twenty-four (24) hour as needed basis.

CareFlite AMT’s are part of the professional team which provides air ambulance transport in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. As members of that team they must possess the interpersonal and communication skills to promote teamwork and contribute to the mission of the organization in a positive and proactive manner.

This position requires a personal commitment to CareFlite’s mission and core values and the willingness to demonstrate those core values in all activities performed for CareFlite or while representing CareFlite. The incumbent(s) of this position are active participants in the organization and support the changes necessary for the organization’s survival.

 

REPORTS TO / SUPERVISES

This position reports directly to the Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor and/or the Director of Maintenance.

No direct supervision is required. AMT’s who have worked for CareFlite for six months or longer are expected to teach and mentor other mechanics.

AMT’s work collaboratively with pilots, medical staff and CareFlite Managers to ensure that the organization’s mission is accomplished and that there is sufficient communication regarding aircraft status to accomplish the mission.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Safety:

  • Complies with all industry safety standards, OSHA regulations and CareFlite safety policies.
  • Reports safety related occurrences and/or potential safety hazards in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Schedules maintenance with Clinical Base Managers and/or Aviation Base Manager and the Director of Maintenance taking into consideration such factors as work flow, location of equipment and personnel, tools, supplies, job requirements and weather.
  • Responsible to respond rapidly and appropriately to after-hours maintenance requirements when on-call.

 

Quality:

  • Performs maintenance, inspections, repairs and modifications in accordance with FAA regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and CareFlite maintenance policies and procedures.
  • Utilizes CareFlite maintenance resources appropriately to accomplish required tasks and optimize in-service time for the aircraft. Utilizes appropriate technical data.
  • Orders anticipated parts, lubricants, etc. in sufficient quantities to ensure no aircraft downtime for these items. Utilizes appropriate CareFlite policies for ordering and storing aircraft parts.
  • Completes required documents, such as DMRs and inventory sign out forms in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Complies with CareFlite tool control and FOD policies.
  • Maintains and secures maintenance equipment at the hospital helipads.
  • Maintains in current status all maintenance manuals kept at helipads, including but not limited to, manufacturer’s maintenance manuals, CareFlite maintenance manual, Airworthiness Directives, etc.
  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze problems and reach acceptable, workable solutions.
  • Incumbent(s) will actively participate in quality assurance/improvement activities as directed by their supervisor. Each incumbent will acquaint themselves with the quality assurance surveys and/or quality improvement projects which affect their practice and adhere to the standards or changes implemented. Each incumbent will provide feedback in a positive proactive manner on quality assurance/improvement activities which impact their practice.
  • Keeps work areas and break areas neat and clean.

 

Fiscal Responsibility:

Incumbent(s) will search out opportunities to utilize their free time while on duty to improve their professional skills or participate in work related projects.

Incumbent(s) will identify efficiency or cost saving ideas in a timely manner to their immediate supervisor.

 

Teamwork:

Incumbent(s) will focus their efforts on supporting their co-workers at all times.

Incumbent(s) will be tolerant of diversity within the work setting and will address co-workers in a respectful manner at all times. Personal issues will be addressed outside the workplace. Constructive criticism of a co-worker or supervisor will be offered in a private setting and delivered in a positive and respectful manner.

 

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH & CONDUCT:

  • Incumbent(s) manage their time appropriately to ensure that all areas of their job responsibilities are adequately covered. Actively seeks out additional assignments or assists coworkers with their tasks when they have completed their assigned tasks.
  • Has active listening skills. Communicates to co-workers and the public in a clear, concise and positive manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrates a positive approach to problem solving and utilizes the chain of command appropriately to resolve work related issues.
  • Possesses and demonstrates sound judgment and objectivity in maintenance decision making, including sound airworthiness determinations.
  • Initiates work independently without direction and can be relied upon to complete tasks without continual supervision.
  • Maintains personal knowledge of area of expertise through industry contacts, review of pertinent literature (manuals) and utilization of available educational resources.
  • Maintains ethical, courteous and professional behavior which reflects favorably on CareFlite. Adheres to the CareFlite Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
  • Monitors own areas of strength and weakness and seeks out opportunities and/or guidance for improvement. Seeks appropriate channels for personal and professional development.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and has the ability to respond to changing priorities.
  • Demonstrates changes in behavior or attitude following constructive guidance.
  • Deals with conflict in an appropriate and effective manner.
  • Exhibits a positive attitude in support of CareFlite and CareFlite/hospital management. Refrains from making negative comments about CareFlite, hospital and/or staff.
  •  Written and oral communications are clear and concise.

 

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Valid Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) Certificate
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Knowledgeable of Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) regulations related to maintenance in Part 135 operations.
  • Two years of maintenance experience on appropriate type of aircraft (helicopter and/or fixed wing)
  • Experience in supporting 24 hour EMS air ambulance operations preferred.
  • Proficient English language skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain tact and diplomacy skills in high stress situations.
  • Knowledge of helicopter maintenance procedures.
  • Knowledge of appropriate use of tools used for helicopter maintenance procedures.

 

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY: Heavy

 

ADA REQUIREMENTS

FREQUENCY OF CONDITIONS

Condition

1-33%

34-36%

67%+

Description

Extreme heat

 

 

X

 

Extreme cold

X

 

 

 

Extreme swings in Temperature

 

X

 

 

Extreme noise

 

X

 

 

Working outdoors

 

X

 

 

Working indoors

X

 

 

 

Mechanical hazards

 

 

X

 

Electrical hazards

 

 

X

 

Explosive hazards

X

 

 

 

Fume/odor hazards

 

X

 

 

Dust/mite hazards

 

 

X

 

Chemical hazards

 

 

X

 

Toxic waste hazards

 

 

X

 

Radiation hazards

X

 

 

 

Wet hazards

 

 

X

 

Heights

 

X

 

 

Other conditions   

 

 

 

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