UH60 Mechanic 1

Firehawk/Brainerd Helicopters, Inc.
Job Type: 

Helicopters has been operating the UH60/S70 for over 24 years. Our mission spectrum includes fire suppression
(domestic and international), utility, powerline, R D, aerial construction,
emergency support and defense services. Firehawk
Helicopters base operations are Leesburg, FL and Boise, ID. Travel is an integral part of working for Firehawk. There are several field schedules for consideration. We offer competitive pay and a range of benefits
including health care, profit sharing, per diem, travel pay, bonuses and more.


Helicopter Mechanic performs the full range of helicopter aircraft maintenance
and maintains repairs and modifies aircraft structures and structural
components of moderate difficulty.


  • Responsible for overseeing
    and performing scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance; inspections
    and corrosion control of aircraft components, airframe and powerplant;
    maintain appropriate aircraft records and logs.
  • Reports to the
    Maintenance Manager and or Site Manager.
  • Must be customer
  • Remove and
    install aircraft subsystem assemblies and components such as engines,
    rotors, transmissions, mechanical flight controls and their components.
  • Service and
    lubricate aircraft and subsystems.
  • Safely prepare
    aircraft for inspections and maintenance checks and services.
  • Perform
    scheduled and unscheduled inspections and assist in performing special
  • Perform
    maintenance operational checks and diagnoses and troubleshoots aircraft
    systems using special tools and test equipment as required.
  • Use and perform
    operator maintenance on tools, special tools and aircraft ground support
  • Apply
    comprehensive technical expertise to solve moderate to complex problems by
    interpreting technical documentation such as aircraft Technical Manuals,
    Maintenance Information and Action Messages and all technical guidance
    provided through government official representatives.
  • Comply with
    applicable Government and FAA rules and regulations on maintenance and
    follow appropriate aircraft technical data. As well as international requirements,
    i.e. CASA.
  • Maintain and
    repair aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls,
    engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems, and mechanical components.
  • Apply technical
    knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment
    malfunctions and use required expertise in restoring equipment condition
    and or operation.
  • Perform
    daily/post#8209;flight/thru#8209;flight inspections as required and performs
    necessary maintenance to correct any malfunctions.
  • Conduct off#8209;station
    maintenance when required.
  • Effectively
    communicate with the customer in a courteous, professional manner and
    research any reported aircraft discrepancies through fault isolation to
    make repairs.
  • Service aircraft
    with fuel, oil, etc. in preparation for flight.
  • Perform all
    duties of CDL A/Hazmat driver including keeping accurate electronic logs,
    adhering to all FMCSA rules and regulations.
  • Servicing and
    maintaining company vehicles and support equipment (i.e. external water
    buckets, internal water tanks, generators, etc.).
  • Maintain
    aircraft log books, status reports, historical and administrative data as
  • Participate in
    maintenance test flights and operation checks as required.
  • May be required
    to function as Safety/Training/Supply point of contact in the Field
  • May be required
    to exercise independent judgment and travel or relocate to other
    geographical locations including foreign countries.
  • Required to have
    a passport in the performance of duties.
  • Must read,
    write, speak, and understand English
  • Perform other
    duties as requested.


  • Thorough
    knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair
    procedures and replacement of parts. Broad knowledge of aircraft sheet
    metal/structural modifications and repair.
  • Basic knowledge
    of electrical theory and a thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools
    such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers,
    sheet metal brakes and sheers.
  • Working
    knowledge of technical publications.
  • Able to
    prioritize workloads to maintain schedules on assigned projects and is
    required to lead teams through more complex aircraft relevant tasks.
  • Participate in
    maintenance test flights and operation checks as required.
  • May be required
    to lead other mechanics through complex aircraft relevant tasks, and may
    be required to make entries in aircraft logs and record.

Experience Education

  • Completion of
    high school or equivalent
  • U.S. military
    technical school or specialized training course is desired Three (3) or
    more years UH-60 aviation maintenance experience within the past (6) years
  • Experience in
    maintenance, modification and repair of helicopter systems of the type
    being serviced and their associated components.
  • Valid FAA
    Airframe Power plant (A P) License for mechanics and sheet metal
    is preferred.
  • U.S. person or
    lawful permanent resident (green card holder) preferred due to ITAR
  • Must meet
    requirements to obtain Visas for international travel.
  • Valid US
  • Must be able to
    successfully complete CDL/Hazmat licensing.

Physical Requirements/Working

  • Requires Travel
  • Must be able to walk and stand on
    level and/or inclined surfaces for extended periods throughout the day,
    can be in excess of 14 hours.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, climb
    up and down aircraft, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
  • Must be able to crouch, crawl,
    grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach
    above/below shoulders.
  • May be required to lift heavy
    objects whose weight may exceed 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to type using a
    standard keyboard to communicate through e-mail and various software
  • Will handle dirty parts and
  • Will be required to wear proper
    Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Must be able to pass a DOT
  • May be required to operate power
    vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, etc.
  • Must be able to lift/push/pull
    minimum of 50 pounds.
  • May work in maintenance shop or
    outside in extreme temperature environments.
  • Must be able to work in a shop
    where the environment is drafty, noisy, and dirty.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise
    from operating equipment.
  • May be exposed to electrical shock
    hazards or work near moving mechanical parts or vehicles.
  • Must be able to drive large trucks
    (1500-3500 duty as well as tractor trailers) with large trailers, up to
    greater than 5,000 gallon hazmat tankers.

Helicopters Inc/dba Firehawk Helicopters and all its' affiliate companies is an
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national
origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic
protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Brainerd Helicopters is a drug free workplace.

First posted: 
11/25/2019 5:06:17 PM

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