The City of Pasadena is seeking an experienced Helicopter
Maintenance Technician. This position performs journey-level,
skilled technical work inspecting, repairing, overhauling and
servicing City-owned helicopters and related equipment in
accordance with Federal Aviation Administration rules and
regulations, manufacturer guidelines and Pasadena Police Department
policies and procedures.
The ideal candidatewill be detail oriented and have working
knowledge of performing a full range of maintenance, inspection and
repairs on City owned certificated and non-certificated
helicopters. The duties and responsibilities of this class are
governed by established maintenance schedules, manufacturer data,
and Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Inspections
performed by employees of this class are limited to those mechanics
who possess a current Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic's
certificate. Employees of this class receive technical supervision,
but must also exercise prudent and safety oriented judgment.
The major responsibilities of this position are listed below.
For more detailed information, please review the job
- Inspects, diagnoses, services and repairs helicopter airframes,
engines, transmissions, rotor systems, gear boxes, control
assemblies, instrumentation/electrical systems, hydraulic systems,
accessories and law enforcement technology systems and equipment,
in accordance with the manufacturers' manuals, notices, bulletins
and Airworthiness Directives as issued by the Federal Aviation
2.Evaluates helicopter fleet safety of flight conditions and
3.Participates in check flights to aid in aircraft
troubleshooting and diagnostics.
4.Evaluates maintenance work to be performed in terms of time
required, parts needed and costs involved.
5.Records and maintains aircraft maintenance records, log books
and other records.
6.Ensures safe work practices are used when performing
maintenance and repairs.
The following list represents the core competencies needed for
success in this position.
- Mechanical Insight - Comprehending how mechanical, electrical,
and structural systems operate and interact.
- Safety Focus - Showing vigilance and care in identifying and
addressing health risks and safety hazards.
- Decision Making - Choosing optimal courses of action in a
- Attention to Detail - Focusing on the details of work content,
work steps, and final work products.
- Adaptability - Responding positively to change and modifying
behavior as situation require.
- Teamwork - Collaborating with others to achieve shared
- Professional Integrity and Ethics - Displaying honesty,
adherence to principles, and personal accountability.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and at least
three years of progressively responsible experience in the
maintenance and repair of helicopters.
The selection process may consist of a training and experience
evaluation, interview panel and/or department level interviews.
There is currently one vacancy in the Police Department.
The resulting eligibility list from this recruitment may be used
to fill this vacancy and similar vacancies in the future.
Candidates selected for this position are subject to a one year
probationary work period. Special Requirements
Must possess a valid California Class C driver's license and
comply with the City's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy during the
course of employment.
A valid Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic's License issued by
the Federal Aviation Administration is required.
A valid Inspection Authorization Certificate issued by the
Federal Aviation Administration is preferred.
Must provide a rollaway tool cabinet with the required tools to
perform general maintenance on helicopter fleet.
Successful completion of a comprehensive background
investigation is required which may include a review of employment
history, criminal conviction record, credit history, use of
intoxicants and/or other controlled substances, and polygraph