Tanker Mechanic MD-87 Crew Chief / A&P Technician Jobs in Madras, OR at Aero Air

Title: Tanker Mechanic MD-87 Crew Chief / A&P Technician

Company: Aero Air

Location: Madras, OR

We offer a very $$$ competitive wage $$$ and excellent benefit package! Relocation reimbursement consideration available!
Erickson Aero Tanker, a premier aviation company in the Pacific Northwest, is seeking an experienced Aircraft Tanker Mechanic – Crew Chief/A&P Technician to support our Erickson Aero Tanker fleet of government contracted aircraft. Our goal is to provide our customers with aviation services of the highest quality. We are looking for highly motivated people who will take pride in being part of our team and the firefighting effort.
Erickson Aero Tanker operates year round firefighting operations, USFS MAP (Mandatory Assignment Period) dates can fluctuate from year to year based on allocations and fire conditions.
Position description;

A&P Technicians are primarily assigned to the Erickson Aero Tanker fleet of government-contracted aircraft. Government MAP
Perform the required maintenance, troubleshooting and or repairs needed for aircraft anywhere in the United States in which the aircraft is located. To include locations which could include remote areas where modern conveniences may not always be available.
Coordinate and manage the adjustment, repair, or replacement of malfunctioning components or assemblies, including the assembly of components such as switches, electrical controls and junction boxes using hand tools or soldering irons.
Coordinate all ‘AOG’ activities, the troubleshooting of instruments, components, and assemblies, using circuit testers, voltmeters or other test equipment.
Adhere to all FAA Regulations, the Aero Air Repair Station Manual, Operations Manual and all other Quality Manuals and or Regulations, ensuring that all documents are signed off completely, properly and timely in accordance with standard operating procedures.
Coordinates all activities with Maintenance Control and management team and other crew chiefs as necessary. Update manager as to aircraft status. Responsible for tasks, orders parts, assures accurate documentation, inspects completed work, completes operation tests and preliminary post-work inspections and completes work order forms.
In addition to the duties listed, A&P Technicians will be required to perform all other duties as assigned.
Accountable for tracking and accurately reporting all time worked and expenses incurred on a weekly basis with no exception. Failure to comply with accurate tracking requirements may result in the technician’s removal from the crew. Ability to occasionally pre-book travel for reimbursement.
Our contract with the US Forest Service requires 2 day’s off in any 14 day window with a duty day of no more than 16 hours on during a 24 hour period. Crew members may relocate to different Tanker bases on a daily basis.
Must be willing and able to work outdoors for long periods of time, utilizing various types of equipment, stands, ladders, boom lifts, scissor lifts, tugs, forklifts, etc.
Scheduled maintenance is accomplished during non-flying hours, sunset to sunrise.
During flying hours Crew Chiefs can be required to help with fueling, retardant loading, cleaning windshields


Experience- Minimum of 6 years’ experience.
Experience in MD-80 series Aircraft desired but not required.
Certifications- A&P License required or ability to qualify, test, and pass within a short period of time. Additional background in sheet metal and systems a plus.
Must be willing and able to work outdoors for long periods of time, utilizing various types of equipment, stands, ladders, boom lifts, scissor lifts, tugs, forklifts, etc.
Ability to organize and plan work, adhering to deadlines; attention to detail.
Mathematical skills required.
Computer Skills- experience with Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.) is required. Corridor and maintenance/parts manual access software is desired. Ability to use text messaging for maintenance reporting.
Reading comprehension required understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. Required ability to follow verbal instruction.
Ability to interpret and apply technical data relating to position.
Ability to operate applicable equipment; ability to work without supervision required.
Ability to lift up to 80 pounds.
Ability to wear personal protective equipment.
Pass a background/criminal and drug and alcohol testing.
Travel is required 65+% of the time
Education- High School Diploma/GED and required certifications listed above.
Valid US driver’s license with clean driving record
Valid Passport, or ability to obtain a valid passport.

Aero Air prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veterans status.
Job Type: Full-time

Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Life insurance
Relocation assistance
Vision insurance


Crew Chief: 1 year (Preferred)


Airframe & Powerplant License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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