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Helicopter Maintenance Technician

Company: City of Pasadena, CA
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Essential Functions

The major responsibilities of this position are listed below. For more detailed information, please review the job description.

  1. 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 Administration.

2.Evaluates helicopter fleet safety of flight conditions and reports discrepancies/problems.

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.

Qualification Guidelines

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 timely manner.
  • 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 goals.
  • Professional Integrity and Ethics - Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability.


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 evaluation.

Keywords: City of Pasadena, CA, Pasadena , Helicopter Maintenance Technician, Other , Pasadena, California

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