Shop Operations Technician Trainee
Assist in the repair, replacement or overhaul of aircraft structural, drive train, flight control, powerplant and/or avionics components.
- Read and interprets maintenance manuals, or other technical data to determine the feasibility and method to perform the assigned tasks.
- Inspects aircraft structures and/or aircraft airframe systems and components (such as mechanical flight control, hydraulic, drive train and fuel systems) following defined inspection program and utilizing visual inspection techniques or inspection aids (such as precision measuring equipment) as required.
- Replaces or repairs damaged or worn aircraft structural or dynamic (rotary) components utilizing general hand tools and pneumatic tools and structural repair equipment.
- Performs removal, assembly and replacement of aircraft component or system parts as required.
- Properly documents all inspection findings and work performed/corrective action in the appropriate maintenance records to meet established standards.
- Maintains work areas and tools in a clean and organized manner, practices proper tool and FOD control.
- Performs work safely and utilizes the appropriate technical data for the assigned task.
- Monitors and supports continuous improvement activities by utilizing Lean and continuous improvement tools striving to identify and eliminate waste in all its forms in an effort to improve quality and safety, decrease lead time and reduce cost.
- Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma or equivalent required; further education or technical training is preferred
- Requires 0-3 years’ mechanical experience and a strong aptitude for acquiring new mechanical skills and knowledge
- Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license preferred (Airframe license is equivalent to 1 year experience; Powerplant license is equivalent to 1 year experience; A&P license is equivalent to 2 years’ experience)
- Experience in structural (sheet metal) repairs, modifications, restorations and alterations preferred
- Experience in all phases of aircraft maintenance to include component installation (flight sensitive in nature) preferred
- Training and experience utilizing Lean methods in a production environment preferred
- Ability to locate, read and follow the technical data appropriate for the assigned task
- Ability to use precision measuring equipment and hand tools appropriate to the assigned tasks
- Ability to work overtime and/or weekends as assigned dependent on production needs
- Ability to work in a shop environment or work outdoors locally or in remote locations as needed for customer support
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment
- Conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values
- Must meet International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as a U.S. Person
To apply, submit a resume with cover letter indicating the specific position you are applying for by e-mail, fax, or mail to:
Columbia Helicopters, Inc.
Human Resources Department
PO Box 3500
Portland, Oregon 97208
503-678-6985 (dedicated HR Fax)
**If you have applied for other positions within the last 60 days, please indicate all of the positions you have applied for, and your preference of consideration. We will consider applicants for ONE position at a time.
Pre-employment drug testing and background check is required for all positions. Position is opened until filled.
Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (CHI) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe every employee has the right to work in an environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. It is the policy of CHI that employment decisions for all applicants and employees be made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other characteristics protected under local, state or federal law.