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A&P Field Mechanic

We Are Looking for: A&P FIELD Mechanic-Bell 407

Summary of Duties

The Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic maintains the airframe and engines of aircraft to meet FAA and Manufacturer standards. The position will support aircraft for utility and powerline work, US Forest Service Contracts, CALFIRE, and other contracts as needed. This position reports to the Director of Maintenance and will perform duties of a licensed A&P Mechanic on Bell 407 airframes. The position requires confidence in and around helicopter operations, maintaining alertness to multiple concurrent activities, excellent communication, and a commitment to safe and conscientious commercial motor vehicle operations. This position will also require operating commercial motor vehicles transporting hazardous materials performing duties as the fuel truck driver and conducting field support activities for helicopter operations for utility and powerline work, US Forest Service Contracts, CALFIRE, and other contracts as assigned and needed.

Experience and proficiency in the following major areas:

  • Extensive experience on Bell 407 airframe maintenance
  • Experienced in shop and field maintenance operations
  • Knowledgeable of the Federal Aviation Regulations
  • Possess sound judgment and objectivity in decision-making
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Experienced in safely operating trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight Ratings (GVWR) up to and  over 26,000 lbs.
  • Knowledge of state and federal road regulations and laws
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Well-organized, reliable, and must be able to multi-task
  • Ability to organize a daily workload by priorities
  • Strong observational skills and must be detail-oriented
  • High level of composure and good stress management

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repairs, and alterations in accordance with  maintenance procedures, airworthiness directives, service bulletins, service letters and  applicable Federal Aviation Regulations (FAA), company policies and procedures, in a timely  manner, with a high standard of safety and quality
  • Carry out maintenance updates on different components and accessories of aircrafts
  • Conduct regular maintenance tests and checks to ensure all components are working at full  capacity
  • Install replacement parts in the aircraft which are faulty or damaged
  • Create inventories of supplies, materials, and equipment
  • Maintain repair logs and other documents such as reports of fixed and replaced aircraft  components
  • Diagnose malfunctions and apply corrective maintenance
  • Comply with company Employee Manual, GOM, SMS, SOP’s and Ops Specs
  • Participate in out-of-town travel, work, and overtime work, as required
  • Positively represent Lohman Helicopter through a professional and favorable appearance to the  public and to the companies and entities that we work with
  • Satisfactorily complete all company mandated and assigned training classes and training courses  within given time limits
  • Maintain constant alertness to the multiple concurrent activities of the landing zone, including  the activities of other employees and contractors, and the movement of equipment/helicopters
  • Maintain a consistent, open, and honest line of communication with your supervisor
  • Maintain state-issued Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements and DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate
  • Safely and conscientiously utilize and operate all fleet trucks, vehicles, and equipment,  observing all law and industry standards of operation and use to complete assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Drive trucks transporting hazardous materials
  • Obey all applicable traffic laws and drive according to the weather/road conditions
  • Ensure vehicles and equipment are clean inside and outside and maintained accordingly
  • Support aircraft for powerline work, fire contracts, and other contracts as required through refueling aircraft, hooking and removing long lines, and other ground support duties as assigned
  • Track fuel quantities and order when needed
  • Under the direction of the Fleet Manager, support the truck and vehicle fleet to maintain road  and field use readiness
  • Perform inspections of your vehicle prior to and following each trip
  • Service and maintain company equipment as directed and notify managers of any major  maintenance or issues encountered
  • Comply with DOT regulations
  • Must be self-motivated, disciplined, dependable, and resourceful, with a can-do attitude
  • Actively participate in company SMS program
  • Make safety a priority at all times

Other Duties as Assigned

Due to the nature of small business operations, it may occasionally be necessary to fulfill task  requirements of varied nature.


  • Valid and current FAA Airframe and Powerplant License (2 years required) 
  • Previous experience working under CFR Part 135  
  • USFS/OAS Carded on airframes Bell 407
  • 2 years of aircraft maintenance on Bell 407
  • 3 months of field experience within the last 5 years 
  • 18 months helicopter maintenance experience within the last 24 months 
  • Must own basic aviation toolset 
  • Must pass a DOT drug test 
  • Clean driving record  
  • Prepared to travel within the operational region 
  • Ability to conduct activities requiring lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling of burdens, up to 50  pounds on a frequent basis. 
  • Valid DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificate (preferred) must acquire within 14 days
  • Class C CDL with Hazmat and Tanker Endorsements (preferred) must acquire within 90 days
  • Manufacturer’s training or equivalent on Bell Helicopter model 407 (preferred)


Employment Status: W2

Base Pay: $42.00 per hour with Class A CDL

Group Health and Dental: Employer paid for employee; option for employee to insure family members.

Life Insurance: Yes 
Retirement Plan: Yes

Paid Time Off: Yes

Out of Town Per Diem: $55.00

Travel and Out of Town Lodging: Company Paid and Arranged


Being willing to work overtime is a requirement. Overtime must be approved. 


Field and shop work as required. Shop work Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Fieldwork schedule rotations 12/2, 12/12, 14/14 supporting aircraft for power line work, forest fire contracts, and other contracts assigned throughout the United States, Canada, and other selected sites. The A&P Field Mechanic will be required to work varied shifts and may be required to be available for on-call rotations. Generally, jobs are scheduled in advance, though occasionally, there will be “on-call” rotations.

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