Portland, Oregon, United States

Lead A&P Technician – Portland, OR

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.

Position Title:  Lead Technician

Employment location:  Portland, OR


The employer operates the country’s largest premier network of fixed base operations (FBO). With over 65 FBOs in 30 states, the employer provides a wide range of aircraft ground handling services including fueling and line services, ground transportation, catering, hangar, and ramp space. The employer’s dynamic growth and outstanding customer service continue to set them apart in the aviation industry.  Customer satisfaction remains at the forefront at every location.  All of the employer’s associates receive extensive professional training, so customers can be assured of the same high level of service, no matter which of the employer’s facility they choose.


General Duties

  • Ensure all work is conducted in accordance with Company policies and procedures.
  • Must adhere to all safety standards established by the Company and regulatory agencies.
  • Perform maintenance on customer aircraft or articles as requested.
  • Interact with customers, vendors and company employees in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Communicate work progress and significant issues with the MX Operations Manager or other appropriate local management.

Essential duties and responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Maintain practices and procedures contributing to a safe, profitable, positive and fun work environment.
  • Supervise and direct Technicians on assignments.
  • Review daily progress of work in debrief with Service Supervisor for schedule changes.
  • Assist MX Operations Manager as necessary with generation of estimates as required.
  • Ensure all aircraft maintenance requests are served in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Retain labor approvals as necessary including overtime and warranty authorizations, prior to work.
  • Accountable for labor entries within operating/billing system in tandem with payroll system.
  • Return all required documentation to the maintenance administrators for invoicing in a timely manner.
  • Perform maintenance, preventative maintenance and alterations on customer equipment as required.
  • Immediately inform their supervisor of any discrepancies of un-airworthy conditions found during performance of work assigned.
  • Interpret technical manuals, figures and drawings as needed.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned such as taxi and run-up procedures.
  • Ensure all maintenance performed is in accordance with the Repair Station Manual.
  • Perform equipment repair, as needed, on portable powered equipment, power carts, generators, tugs and other aircraft ground support equipment.
  • Maintain the physical appearance and assure the functional operation of all facilities and ground service equipment utilized in the aspects of aircraft maintenance or any other work assigned by the company in conformance with standards of safety, OSHA standards, efficiency and corporate identity.
  • Comply with quality assurance, accuracy of documentation and auditing of maintenance activity.
  • Any additional duties specific or unique to your location assigned by management.



  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Minimum of 18 years of age
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Flexible work schedule may include working overtime, nights, weekends, holidays and on-call
  • Looking for experience with Beechcraft King Airs and other turboProp.


  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • FAA Certified Inspection Authorization (IA)
  • Prior experience as Lead Technician of Supervisor
  • Experience on medium to heavy business jets
  • Factory maintenance training applicable to base location capabilities including but not limited to Cessna Citation any model, Beechcraft, Hawker, Falcon, Gulfstream and Global is also advantageous

  • Location: Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Categories: Aviation Maintenance
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Sharon Ballgae

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

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