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Mechanic (Caseyville, IL)

Company: R.J. Corman Railroad
Location: Caseyville
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Responsible for field and shop repair and maintenance of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft to ensure airworthiness. Under general direction, repairs, overhauls, inspects, maintains, cleans, and returns helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft to service; performs related work as required. Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the aircraft supervisor as required. The duties and responsibilities are governed by established maintenance schedules, limitations of shop and field maintenance facilities, and Federal Aviation Administration regulations.
Essential Functions:

  • Troubleshoots aircraft malfunctions in order to accurately diagnose and repair problems.
  • Performs required maintenance and repair of aircraft systems and assemblies, including all hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical components, in order to maintain airworthiness of aircraft.
  • Performs inspections of aircraft to determine repair and maintenance work needed, and to recommend the feasibility of repairs.
  • Supervises aircraft during inspections at outside repair stations to ensure proper methods are followed, quality work is accomplished and delivery schedule remains consistent, ensures proper billing of repairs.
  • Conducts and observes tests and systems checks with pilot during test flights in order to functionally test aircraft systems.
  • Assists other personnel as required in order to manipulate large, heavy, or awkward aircraft parts (e.g., the removal or replacement of the engine, main transmission assembly, etc.).
  • Maintains airframe and fuselage to control corrosion and preserve appearance.
  • Approves and returns aircraft to service after minor repairs and/or alterations.
  • Maintains logbooks and other records to provide required documentation of aircraft maintenance and repairs.
  • Maintains ground support equipment. Minimum Requirements
    Knowledge of:
    • Occupational hazards and appropriate safety measures.
    • Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) to perform and document aircraft maintenance and repair procedures. Skill in:
      • Diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing aircraft and aircraft systems (e.g., mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, structural) involving the use of sophisticated testing equipment, meters, hand and specialized tools, schematics, etc.
      • Interpreting complex technical information (e.g., parts manuals, maintenance manuals, manufacturers' specifications, systems schematics, test data, etc.) to troubleshoot aircraft problems, prepare repair/modification estimates, perform repairs, and inspect aircraft.
      • The use of chemicals, detergents, and paints to control aircraft corrosion. Ability to:
        • Respond "on call" to on-site and off-site locations to perform aircraft repairs.
        • Move items of up to 70 pounds for distances of up to 100 feet to manipulate aircraft parts.
        • Bend, stoop, and climb as necessary to access aircraft, components, and equipment to make inspections, diagnose malfunctions, and perform repairs.
        • Understand and follow established programs and procedures of the aviation department.
        • Prepare detailed written documents using prescribed formats to prepare repair estimates, FAA reports, maintenance records, log books, etc.
        • Communicate verbally with pilots and mechanics for the purpose of exchanging technical information.
        • Communicate with current and future customers in assessing maintenance needs WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
          • May work near moving mechanical parts.
          • May be exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
          • Exposure to loud noise (e.g., heavy motorized equipment).
            Minimum Qualifications:
            • High school diploma or possession of a G.E.D. certificate.
            • Possession of a valid mechanic's license with airframe and power plant ratings issued by the FAA.
            • Possession of a valid Kentucky driver's license.
            • Possession of a complete set of aircraft mechanic's tools.
            • Experience in the repair and maintenance of turbine helicopters, and/or single and multi-engine turbo-fan and reciprocating engine fixed-wing aircraft.
            • Absence of violations of FAA regulations.
            • Ability to pass RJ Corman Railroad Group, LLC pre-employment and random drug testing requirements.
              In addition to the above requirements, the following qualifications shall also apply:
              Requires three to Five (3 to 5) years of experience maintaining helicopters and/or fixed-wing aircraft, with responsibility for completing major and minor overhauls to return helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft to flight status.

Keywords: R.J. Corman Railroad, Springfield , Mechanic (Caseyville, IL), Engineering , Caseyville, Illinois

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