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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 603G
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Lead others and perform journey-level work in the inspection, maintenance, repair and modification of aircraft.

Regularly assign, instruct and check the work of others. Under general direction, coordinate day-to-day operations of college aircraft inspection, maintenance and repair functions.

Typical Work

Develop and coordinate a preventive maintenance program for assigned machinery and equipment;

Coordinate training program for Inspectors, Mechanics and others involved in the inspection, maintenance and repair of college aircraft;

Coordinate departmental hazardous waste program;

Enforce safety rules and regulations;

Act as liaison between administration and flight department head;

Review manufacturers' product specifications to determine appropriate purchases; determine selection of what and how to buy within the parameters of the budget; maintain adequate inventory of supplies and equipment; coordinate purchases with the purchasing department;

May maintain FAA Inspector authorization for Avionics Repair Station;

Perform the duties of Aircraft Mechanic/Inspector;

Perform related 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.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Two years of full-time experience as an Aircraft Mechanic/Inspector AND possession of valid Airframe and Powerplant license with inspectors authorization as issued by FAA.

Class Specification History

New class adopted June 30, 1993.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5306), general revision, deletes basic function, distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.