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Aircraft Mechanic

Petaluma, CA

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Job Purpose:

Provides transport for people and cargo by maintaining, repairing, and overhauling aircraft and aircraft engines.


  • Ensures operation of aircraft by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturers instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; making repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

  • Maintains the stability and reputation of the airline by complying with federal aviation administration and other legal requirements.

  • Detects and diagnoses malfunctions by examining engines for cracked cylinders and oil leaks; listening to operating engine for abnormal sounds to detect sticking or burned valves; inspecting turbine blades to detect cracks or breaks; using testing equipment such as ignition analyzer, compression checker, distributor timer, and ammeter.

  • Determines feasibility of and method of repair or replacement by studying and interpreting manufacturers and airlines maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications.

  • Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures by using hand tools, power tools, machines, and equipment on wings and fuselage and on functional components, including rigging, surface controls, and plumbing and hydraulic units.

  • Repairs and replaces worn or damaged engines and system components by disassembling and inspecting parts for wear, warping, or other defects; reassembling, reinstalling, or installing parts; using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.

  • Maintains aircraft electrical and mechanical systems by adjusting, repairing, or replacing electrical wiring systems; flushing crankcase; cleaning screens; greasing moving parts; checking brakes.

  • Maintains inter- and intradepartmental work flow by fostering a spirit of cooperativeness.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. time

  • Documents actions by completing production and quality logs.

  • Maintains continuity among work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

  • Keeps maintenance equipment operational by following manufacturers instructions and established procedures.

  • Maintains maintenance supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

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