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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 603E
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


This is the journey level of the series. Repairs, rebuilds, maintains and inspects helicopter and fixed wing engines and equipment for maintenance conditions to meet agency or institution operations, transportation, reconnaissance and Federal and State Aviation Regulations. Some positions design, manufacture and install specialized parts and equipment for helicopters. Some positions perform maintenance and inspection work on flight simulators accessories, and avionic testing equipment.

Typical Work

Inspects and determines needed repairs; repairs aircraft to state and federal maintenance standards;

Assists other mechanics and pilots in aircraft maintenance activities;

Operates specialized aircraft maintenance equipment;

Initiates and updates aircraft maintenance records;

Interpret and comply with instructions outlined in FAA airworthiness directives, manufacturer’s letters bulletins and state directives.

Research parts manual for correct parts and prepare paperwork for ordering;

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of aeromechanic trade, principles of operation of aircraft; use of aircraft testing and diagnostic equipment; safe practices.

Ability to: inspect, diagnose trouble, adjust, maintain and repair aircraft; use hand and power tools; keep accurate records; determine maintenance needs from records and aircraft inspection.

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

Five years' experience as a journey level, federally licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic with two years performing unscheduled helicopter maintenance, troubleshooting, and systems installation. Must possess a current FAA Airframe and Power Plant License or FAA Aviation Maintenance Technician License.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 5304 Aircraft Mechanic, 72250 Aircraft Mechanic, general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.