Salary: $24.23-$29.58 hourly / $4,214-$5,145 monthly /
DEFINITION: Under direction, maintains and repairs
aircraft to ensure airworthiness and safe flight operation, and
performs other related duties as required.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
- Performs preventive maintenance, modifications, inspections,
and repairs to fixed wing aircraft and/or helicopters, using
specialized equipment, in accordance with appropriate federal
aviation regulations, manufacturer's recommendations, technical
manuals, and industry standards; and maintains standard inventory
of spare parts necessary to conduct uninterrupted maintenance,
modifications, and repairs.
- Maintains a comprehensive record system of all maintenance
work performed on each aircraft to comply with the component
mandates of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the
- Makes recommendations to the bureau commander regarding the
need for tools, equipment, and consumable items that may increase
the efficiency of the aviation bureau.
- Assists in cleaning the aircraft and maintaining the aviation
bureau hangar and work area to ensure their clean and safe
- Attends training to maintain licensing requirements.
- May drive departmental vehicles to pick up and/or deliver
parts or components; and may be required to participate in test
- Some positions in this classification may be assigned to drive
fuel trucks, dispense fuel, and maintain reocrds of fuel usage.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS: Possession of a valid Federal
Aviation Administration Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and
Powerplant Ratings issued in accordance with 14 C.F.R. 65 subpart D;
- one year of post-certification/authorization experience
repairing and maintaining fixed wing aircraft and turbine powered
- a combination of training, education, and experience that is
equivalent to the employment standard listed above and that
provides the required knowledge, abilities, and certificate.
Additional Requirements: Possession of a valid California
Class C Driver's License is required. Possession of a Federal
Aviation Administration Inspection Authorization issued in
accordance with 14 C.F.R. 65 subpart D is required within one year
Additional Information: Some positions in this
classification may require California Class "B" Driver's License
with hazardous materials and tank vehicle endorsements. Appointees
to those positions requiring a Class B License will be subject to
mandatory testing for drugs prior to beginning work; once on the
job, incumbents will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs
and/or alcohol on a random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident,
return-to-duty, and follow-up basis.
Knowledge of: fixed wing aircraft and helicopter
maintenance, repair, and inspection techniques; tools and equipment
used for the maintenance and repair of fixed wing aircraft and
helicopters; record maintenance practices; and tools and shop safety
Ability to: diagnose mechanical malfunctions and identify
maintenance and repair needs; work effectively with other staff
members, pilots, and Sheriff's management staff; keep detailed
records; make independent decisions related to airworthiness; work
without close supervision; and organize and prioritize work.
Desirable Qualification: One year of maintenance and
repair experience on the aircraft and helicopter models currently
operated by the Santa Barbara County.