California, United States

A&P Mechanics – Santa Maria, CA

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship.  This position requires the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!  

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package.

Title of position:  A&P Mechanics

Employment location:  Santa Maria, CA

Job Summary:

Employer is a 30+ year, fast-growing avionics/aviation/aerospace multi-faceted service provider, recognized for superior painting, technical expertise and customer service.  They specialize in repairing, refurbishing, and maintaining small to mid-size jet and turbo-prop aircraft. Their customers are private and commercial jet and turbo-prop plane owners.  The employer is well-known in the industry and their customers know them for their craftsmanship!

The employer is currently seeking experienced and certified A&P (Airframe and Powerplant) Mechanics and Technician(s) responsible for performing maintenance, repairs, inspections, and alterations as assigned in accordance with company’s policies and procedures.  Candidates with a variety of experience are encouraged to apply.

Employer’s top A&P Mechanics and mechanics make competitive wages, offer Healthcare, 401K, vacation, and career development planning – including in-house apprenticeship program!   Top A&P Mechanics must be self-motivated and used to hard work!

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Lines up daily with shift Lead, Supervisor or Manager.
  • Performs all work and documentation in compliance with applicable FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Regulations, aircraft manufacturer (OEM) requirements and applicable maintenance, service, and repair manuals/procedures, and Company policies and procedures.  Maintain operation as 145 repair station.  Work is both scheduled and unscheduled.
  • Performs initial and final inspections, conducts minor and major repairs, and alterations of aircraft and components meeting airworthiness directives, service bulletins, service letters, and applicable FAA regulations.
  • During the course of inspection, the Mechanic shall verify markings on the part that the part number and serial number match the associated documentation and follow appropriate procedures if they do not.
  • Determine plan or options to repair and gain required approvals to proceed with repairs and/or alterations.
  • Ensures Company operational goals and objectives are met.
  • Maintains work area in a safe, clean, and professional manner.
  • Other Duties as assigned when it is needed to help the company to succeed.

 14 CFR part 135 Specific:

  • Performs maintenance to company Policy and Procedures for each aircraft’s specific maintenance needs.
  • Responsible for advising the owner (or owner representative) of any maintenance or repair issues that would take an aircraft out of service.
  • Responsible for validating or confirming the data in the Status Report concerning the aircraft he or she is working on.
  • Searching for part numbers or material and entering them on company system to be ordered.
  • Request aviation parts and supplies in order to maintain an adequate and orderly inventory of all stock items to ensure prompt repairs for operational readiness.

Job Qualifications:

  1. Education, Certificates, Licenses, Registrations & Experience:
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • At least 3-6 years’ related experience and/or training and experience required.
  • FAA A&P (Airframe & Powerplant) license required.  IA (Inspection Authorization) is a bonus.
  • FAR (Federal Aviation Regulations) 135 operations
  1. Skills / Requirements:
  • Passion for Aviation.
  • Electrical troubleshooting and refined vibration-balancing.
  • Sheet metal and composite repair procedures.
  • Ability to read and understand various documents such as 337’s, Service Bulletins, AD’s, etc.
  • Must be computer proficient (MS Office, Aviation maintenance software)
  • Efficient in the use of electronic or paper-based manuals and able to navigate through vendor data to find necessary information is required.
  • Ability to apply creativity and problem-solving skills in troubleshooting work.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude.  “Out of the box” / Creative thinker is a bonus. Natural problem solver.
  • Solid interpersonal, communication and customer service abilities
  • Personal hand tools (tool loan programs available)
  • Consistently good attendance
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.  Bi-lingual (English and Spanish, for example) is a bonus.
  • Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  1. Highly Desirable:
    • Aero-IT certification
    • Factory training (any): Cessna, Piper, Gulf Stream, Bombardier, Beech, Cirrus, etc.
    • College or technical degree.

Work Environment:

  • Both inside as well as outside conditions;
  • Ability to climb stairs, ladders and scaffolds, bend, stoop, push, pull, reach, and kneel;
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds;
  • Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time;
  • Must utilize safety equipment at all times.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced, constantly changing environment.
  • Ability to be a team player with a positive, professional attitude.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including overtime and 24/7 on-call rotation.

  • Location: California, United States
  • Categories: Aviation Maintenance

Sharon Ballgae

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

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