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A&P Program Lead Helicopter Aviation Maintenance Technician - EC135 - SUPMX

Metro Aviation
West Chicago, IL
Expired: May 03, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
*$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*

*$5,000 Retention Bonus*

*$15,000 Hardship Stipend*

Metro Aviation is seeking a A&P Program Lead Helicopter Aviation Maintenance Technician in West Chicago, Illinois for the Superior Air Med program.

Extensive experience with the EC135 is a plus.

Our mission is to provide the safest and highest quality traditional aircraft operations, completions, and maintenance so that we will:
  • Allow our customers to safely and effectively accomplish their mission profile,
  • Allow our employees to exercise their talents and maximize their potential, and
  • Ensure the financial stability of the corporation.

Our goal is to find qualified candidates who value our mission and contribute to our overall safety culture.


The Program A&P Lead Aviation Maintenance Technician is a supervisory and support position intended to provide direct supervision to the Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) for the program, as assigned.

  • Responsible for maintaining a close liaison with the Regional Maintenance Manager to provide current status of aircraft and forecast downtime
  • Provide planning, management and oversight of the maintenance organization within the assigned program
  • Provide aircraft technical support, maintenance planning of daily, short-term and long-term planning of all maintenance activity within the assigned program
  • Ensure company aircraft are maintained in accordance with the Airworthiness Standards prescribed by applicable Regulations, Airworthiness Directives and Metro Aviation's policies and procedures
  • Oversee the management of the aircraft maintenance activities including overhaul, modifications, maintenance and repair of aircraft airframe, rotors, propellers, engines and appliances
  • Responsible for after-hours Maintenance Management support for respective program
  • Responsible for a thorough knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations, the General Maintenance Manual, the Operations Manual and Operations Specifications
  • Ensure that AMTs are properly qualified and trained for their respective assignments
  • Communicate and interface with the customer Program Manager, the aircraft scheduled maintenance activity, unscheduled maintenance activity and other activity that may affect the availability of the aircraft
  • Responsible for the timely repair of deferred items in reference to the MEL Management Program
  • Notify and announce Aircraft Out of Service events on the company Intranet Portal
  • Ensure the Part 135 Director of Maintenance is notified in the event of encounters with the FAA such as ramp checks, base visits or requests to contact ATC. Notification may be made by email or by phone during normal duty hours. The notification shall include but not be limited to:
    • Location, date, and time
    • Name of inspector name
    • Areas covered and areas of concern
  • Coordinate new base startups and participate in initial training of AMTs
  • Responsible for ensuring all company owned and AMT owned calibrated tools are kept up to date in the company calibrated tool tracking log for their assigned program and personnel
  • Review aircraft maintenance schedules for:
    • Work flow
    • Equipment location
    • Facility location
    • Tool requirements
    • Supply requirements
    • Job requirements
  • Promote professional development of the AMTs
  • Oversee the execution of all duties assigned to his/her subordinates
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Field Based Aviation Maintenance Technician(s)
  • Hangar Manager if present at the program.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Possess sound judgment and objectivity in decision-making
  • Ability to create an environment that demonstrates teamwork and professionalism with diverse personalities and professional backgrounds
  • Ability to maintain cooperative and harmonious relationships with internal and external customers
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and strong initiative
  • Proficient in directing, guiding, and evaluating personnel
  • Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite products

  • Must possess a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate
  • Inspection Authorization and/or FAR 135 experience a plus
  • Must possess a minimum of five (5) years experience with turbine powered rotorcraft or airplane experience
  • Must possess a minimum of five (5) years experience as a subject matter expert in Part 135 operations

  • Walking, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, bending, kneeling, squatting for extended periods of time
  • Climbing heights on various equipment
  • Lifting up to 50 or more pounds
  • Must have sufficient vision and ability to safely perform the essential functions of the position
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) (High Visibility clothing, Ear protection, safety glasses) when required

  • Indoor/Outdoor shop with potential extreme cold and hot temperatures
  • Exposure to hazardous chemicals is possible
  • Moderate to loud noise level
  • Driving company vehicle, personal vehicle for company use or other equipment

  • Full-time
  • Schedules vary by program and workload
  • Overtime necessary depending on workload

*Metro Aviation does not have a Visa Sponsorship program at this time*

Metro Aviation is committed to employees, customers, and the community to promote diversity and inclusion by developing policies, programs, and procedures that foster a work environment where differences are respected and employees are treated fairly.

Metro Aviation prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind and ensures equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all aspects of the relationship between Metro Aviation and its employees, including recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, wages and salary administration, employee benefits, and application of policies.


Metro Aviation

West Chicago, IL



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