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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 603J
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Responsible for inspecting and maintaining multi-fan jet executive aircraft in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration, aircraft manufacturer's, and Washington State Patrol aviation policies to ensure safe operation and passenger safety. 

Typical Work

Performs all inspections required by FAA and aircraft and engine manufacturer;  

Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance per aircraft and engineer manufacturer and FAA specifications;  

Responsible for ground operation and monitoring aircraft operation during test flights; 

Responsible for maintaining aircraft support and test equipment as well as facilities maintenance;  

Attend ongoing manufacturer's and department training seminars;  

Responsible for accurate record keeping on each aircraft;  

Responsible for maintaining other Washington State Patrol aircraft in airworthy condition;  

Responsible for operation of the repair station as prescribed by the FAA and repair station operation manual;  

Maintains adequate aircraft parts inventory;  

Keeps accurate records; determines maintenance needs from records and manufacturer's service bulletins and aircraft inspection;  

Be willing to work safely with hazardous chemicals, extreme high noise, extreme high and low materials and gas temperatures, high pressures (hydraulics, pneumatic, oxygen, nitrogen, freon) high voltage, and unprotected moving components (props, jet blast, jet intake); 

Performs other duties as required. 

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  practices in accordance with current industry standards, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of the aerospace industry; principles of aircraft and systems operations; the use of testing and diagnostic equipment to calibrate and trouble-shoot aircraft.   

Ability to:  inspect, diagnose, adjust, maintain, and repair aircraft; use hand, power, and specialty tools; climb, bend, crawl, perform visual inspections and audient troubleshooting. 

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification.  It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years full-time experience in the maintenance of multi-fan aircraft and completion of multi-fan jet factory airframe and engine school.   


Current FAA Airframe and Powerplant license.  


Current FAA authorization license.  

For Promotion Only:  Four years full-time aircraft maintenance experience and completion of multi-fan jet factory airframe and engine school.

Class Specification History

New class adopted May 13, 1991.
Revise class. Revises class code, title (formerly 72200 Jet Air Aircraft Technician – WSP), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.