The Lead Aircraft Technician role is responsible for supervising, mentoring and leading a group of technicians during troubleshooting, inspecting, repairing, modifying, and updating aircraft systems, primarily fuel tanks. This position would ensure all procedures and documentation performed by self and crew met all FAA and customer regulations.
Familiar with the methods, techniques, practices, aids, equipment and tools used to perform the assigned fuel tank maintenance, preventative maintenance and alteration tasks (see, 14 CFR m-145.153 (a)) Certificate under part 65 (see 14 CFR – 145.153 (b)(1)). Ensure continuity of maintenance, that maintenance is properly documented and turned over in case of shift change or reassignment. Ensure confined space entry procedures are carried out and monitored. Ensure appropriate equipment, tools, and maintenance data are utilized. Ensure personnel have appropriate experience, knowledge, or training prior to assigning maintenance, preventative maintenance or alteration tasks. Supervisor and train those employees unfamiliar with maintenance practices or techniques. Train, assist, and supervise technicians in proper work procedures and practices. Be available for consultation and advice of maintenance being performed. Ensure only qualified mechanics sign for work performed in accordance with the applicable technical data. Ensure OJT is documented and forward to Training. Maintain work area, shop area clean and orderly. Ensure proper handling of parts during maintenance and following completion. Ensure the completion of customer requirements on parts supplied by customer. Ensure all tags and forms applicable to maintenance performed are properly attached and filled out. The work demands flexible schedule and the ability to fit into small areas and work in confined spaces.
Reports to the Facility Manager. Employee with a minimum FAA Airframe license. Minimum of 6 months experience as a supervisor and 4 years of experience in aircraft fuel system maintenance. Able to teach other technicians, must be able to complete all aircraft related and required paper work. Since this position is assigned supervisory duties (directing maintenance, preventive maintenance and alterations and/or directly assisting persons unfamiliar with tasks) the person must be qualified per 14 CFR - 145.153.