The Aviation Technician is responsible for the general maintenance, repair and inspection of airplanes used in the aviation program. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Performs scheduled and unscheduled aircraft safety inspections and maintenance in accordance with applicable Federal Aviation Administration regulations and aircraft manufacturer’s instructions.
Repairs and overhauls engines, installs aircraft equipment, and make, modifications as needed.
Assist students, faculty, and pilots in pre-and post-flight procedures to ensure aircraft safety and security measures.
Performs tests on equipment such as flight instruments, landing gear, hydraulic systems, and flight control systems.
Orders and maintains aviation supplies such as fuels, parts, and tools.
Maintains log books of repairs and other maintenance documents and records; submits required reports to aviation authorities.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of federal aviation administration laws and regulations. Knowledge of aircraft preventive maintenance methods, repair practices, safety requirements and inspection procedures. Knowledge of aircraft maintenance regulations. Knowledge of flying procedures and navigational techniques. Ability to maintain and repair aircraft engines, airframes and aircraft systems. Ability to conduct safety inspections of aircraft. Ability to maintain aircraft maintenance logs and prepare reports. Ability to pilot a single engine aircraft.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of specialized training in aviation maintenance technology or a related field; plus three years of experience in aviation maintenance, aviation mechanics or a related area.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.