AP Mechanic Lead, Hangar
To lead functions assigned in the service, repair and overhaul of aircraft and aircraft components, parts, and accessories.JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential Job Functions:
- Leads and supervises those assigned to the crew during all the following assigned job functions and masterfully performs as an FAA certified Mechanic.
- Ensures that all work performed complies with applicable technical data, FAA regulations and Ascent Aviation policies and procedures.
- Reviews non-preplanned documents to identify methods of repair and/or replacement identifying necessary parts, materials and tooling requirements and provides timely estimates for all maintenance on non-preplanned documents within scope of responsibility.
- Tracks time spent on each work order and ensures the time is logged correctly and within the budgets assigned.
- Ensures that all aircraft parts/components removed from an aircraft in work, are documented, tagged, and protected.
- Signs and ensures that crew members sign and document aircraft maintenance on appropriate work cards or forms when work is completed or turned into the booth for turnover per Ascent Aviation policies and procedures.
- Reads and interprets accepted and approved data such as manufacturers' and airlines' maintenance manuals, service bulletins, SRM's and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of trouble shooting repairing inspecting parts for wear, or other defects or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components on aircraft and powerplants.
- Coach, develops and provides on-the-job training with employees assigned to his/her crew. Complete OJT and ensure that training is documented in employee training records.
- Coordinates activities of workers including assigning work duties for maximum utilization of manpower and analyzing and resolving work problems.
- Ensure that work assignments are in place for his/her crew prior to start time to eliminate unproductive time.
- Prior to the beginning of next shift, review turn-over report and aircraft flow chart to determine appropriate work assignments for the on-coming crew.
- Review tooling and material requirements to ensure the on-coming crew can accomplish their assigned tasks without associated delays.
- Ensure that on-coming crew members are assigned and clocked in to tasks immediately upon reporting to the control booth at the beginning of their shift.
- Ensure that additional tasks are staged and ready for immediate assignment as crew members complete previously assigned tasks and are prepared to begin their next task.
- Maintains communications within area of responsibility, informing employees as to plans and progress and promoting teamwork and cooperation.
- Review all completed and partially completed tasks to ensure proper documentation and signoffs prior to returning card to booth or turn-over to next shift.
- Must write a detailed turn-over report to include tasks accomplished, critical path tasks for the next shift, tool/material and budget statuses.
- Works closely with management and Production Control Booth Coordinator to maintain the aircraft visibility work boards indicating the work remaining and work-in-progress.
- Will monitor and ensure SMS compliance, safe workplace initiatives/practices are followed, and to eliminate health hazards.
- Will enforce safety rules, FAA regulations, PPE compliance, equipment operation requirements, safety reporting and provide resources to eliminate hazardous conditions.
- Will implement approved safety suggestions and solutions for achieving a safer, healthier workplace.
WORKING CONDITIONSPhysical Demands: Requires sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time. Requires frequent bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, kneeling, balancing and reaching above shoulder level. Requires occasional crawling, climbing, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling weight up to or 50lbs unassisted. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.Equipment Operated: Computer and software related to job functions. Aircraft ground servicing equipment including tugs, tractors, hi-lifts, trucks, servicing carts and test equipment, hand tools, power tools, shears, sheet metal brakes, rivet guns, drills.Work Location: Aircraft maintenance hangar, flightline.Potential Hazards: Exposure to high intensity noise levels, extreme changes in temperature, materials identified on Safety Data Sheets; working on unprotected heights or around moving machinery.Protective Equipment Required: Goggles, safety glasses, face shields, ear protection, aprons, gloves, safety harnesses, breathing equipment.Duties not listed within the position description may be required of the employee at the discretion of the department management. Job functions may vary due to irregular working conditions or multiple shift positions.QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to organize and plan work adhering to deadlines; attention to detail and mathematical skills; ability to read, write, and understand the English language and to follow and administer verbal and written instruction; ability to interpret and apply technical data; ability to work without supervision. Education/Training: High School diploma or equivalent required. Education or training in aircraft maintenance or equivalent combination of education, training or experience required.Experience: Three to five years experience in aircraft maintenance preferred, with prior supervisory experience preferred.Certificates/Licenses: Employee must be an FAA certificated mechanic and possess a current driver's license.Other: May be required to work at both Marana, AZ and Tucson, AZ locations as business needs dictate.Ascent Aviation Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.