Oregon, United States

Tanker Mechanic (MD-87 Crew Chief ) / A&P Technician

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. 

We are seeking an experienced Tanker Mechanic – Crew Chief/A&P Technician to support the Erickson Aero Tanker fleet of government contracted aircraft.  We are looking for highly motivated people who will take pride in being part of a team and the firefighting effort.

Erickson Aero Tanker operates year round firefighting operations, USFS MAP (Mandatory Assignment Period) dates can fluctuate from year to year based on allocations and fire conditions.

Position description;

  • A&P Technicians are primarily assigned to the Erickson Aero Tanker fleet of government-contracted aircraft. Government MAP
  • Perform the required maintenance, troubleshooting and or repairs needed for aircraft anywhere in the United States in which the aircraft is located. To include locations which could include remote areas where modern conveniences may not always be available.
  • Coordinate and manage the adjustment, repair, or replacement of malfunctioning components or assemblies, including the assembly of components such as switches, electrical controls and junction boxes using hand tools or soldering irons.
  • Coordinate all ‘AOG’ activities, the troubleshooting of instruments, components, and assemblies, using circuit testers, voltmeters or other test equipment.
  • Adhere to all FAA Regulations, the Company’s Repair Station Manual, Operations Manual and all other Quality Manuals and or Regulations, ensuring that all documents are signed off completely, properly and timely in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Coordinates all activities with Maintenance Control and management team and other crew chiefs as necessary. Update manager as to aircraft status. Responsible for tasks, orders parts, assures accurate documentation, inspects completed work, completes operation tests and preliminary post-work inspections and completes work order forms.
  • In addition to the duties listed, A&P Technicians will be required to perform all other duties as assigned.
  • Accountable for tracking and accurately reporting all time worked and expenses incurred on a weekly basis with no exception. Failure to comply with accurate tracking requirements may result in the technician’s removal from the crew. Ability to occasionally pre-book travel for reimbursement.
  • Our contract with the US Forest Service requires 2 day’s off in any 14 day window with a duty day of no more than 16 hours on during a 24 hour period. Crew members may relocate to different Tanker bases on a daily basis.
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors for long periods of time, utilizing various types of equipment, stands, ladders, boom lifts, scissor lifts, tugs, forklifts, etc.
  • Scheduled maintenance is accomplished during non-flying hours, sunset to sunrise.
  • During flying hours Crew Chiefs can be required to help with fueling, retardant loading, cleaning windshields

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience- Minimum of 3 years’ experience preferred.
  • Experience in MD-80 series Aircraft desired but not required.
  • Certifications- A&P License required or ability to qualify, test, and pass within a short period of time. Additional background in sheet metal and systems a plus.
  • Must be willing and able to work outdoors for long periods of time, utilizing various types of equipment, stands, ladders, boom lifts, scissor lifts, tugs, forklifts, etc.
  • Ability to organize and plan work, adhering to deadlines; attention to detail.
  • Mathematical skills required.
  • Computer Skills- experience with Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) is required. Corridor and maintenance/parts manual access software is desired. Ability to use text messaging for maintenance reporting.
  • Reading comprehension required understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Required ability to follow verbal instruction.
  • Ability to interpret and apply technical data relating to position.
  • Ability to operate applicable equipment; ability to work without supervision required.
  • Ability to lift up to 80 pounds.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment.
  • Pass a background/criminal and drug and alcohol testing.
  • Travel is required 65+% of the time
  • Education- High School Diploma/GED and required certifications listed above.
  • Valid US driver’s license with clean driving record.
  • Valid Passport, or ability to obtain a valid passport.

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

Marc Ballgae

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

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