Aircraft Mechanic- Sheriff Aviation Unit- Hemet/ Thermal

$60,230 - $92,253 yearly
  • Riverside County
  • Hemet, CA, USA
  • Feb 07, 2020
Full time Installation-Maint-Repair Technician Maintenance Aviation

Job Description

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Aircraft Mechanic - Sheriff Aviation Unit- Hemet/Thermal
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This position will maintain turbine helicopters and fixed wing aircraft within the Sheriff's Aviation Unit.

The Aircraft Mechanic is a non-sworn journey level classification assigned to the Sheriff's Aviation Unit and reports to a supervisory or manager level position. Incumbents maintain and repair helicopters, as well as fixed wing aircraft, in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Regulations and manufacturers' specifications.

Incumbents may be assigned to the Sheriff's Aviation facility located in Thermal on a permanent or rotational basis.  
Maintain and repair helicopters, as well as fixed wing aircraft; conduct pre-flight and post-flight aircraft inspections to ensure airworthiness and compliance with FAA Regulations.

Diagnose, evaluate, and record aircraft maintenance problems, and report the same to supervisor as necessary; maintain parts inventory and order parts through a computerized inventory system.

Repair airframe and fabrication in both composite and sheet metal airframe components.

Perform cleaning, servicing, and major and minor aircraft repairs and modifications; test engines and electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic systems using gauges and other testing equipment.

Adjust, replace, repair, and install any components required for proper aircraft maintenance. 
Experience: One year in the maintenance and repair of turbine helicopters and fixed wing aircraft. 

Knowledge of: FAA Regulations governing the maintenance of turbine helicopter and a variety of fixed wing aircraft; inventory control; computer systems typical of parts ordering; recordkeeping and reporting procedures.

Ability to: Test, diagnose, repair, airframes and hydraulic, electrical, mechanical, and fuel systems; communicate effectively in written and oral form; maintain a variety of shop and service records.  

License/Certificate: Possession of a valid California Driver's License throughout employment.

Possession of a valid Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics (A&P) Certificate issued by the FAA (upload into your Job Gateway account).

Within 30 days of hire, mechanics are required to furnish the necessary standard and metric hand tools required to perform the essential duties of the position.
This recruitment is open to all applicants.

Applicants who are current County of Riverside employees and/or current employees of the Department/Agency may be considered before other applicants depending on the volume of applications received.

Qualified applicants may be considered for future vacancies throughout the County.

A valid Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics (A&P) Certificate issued by the FAA must be uploaded as an attachment to your Job Gateway account using the My Career Tools page. 
The preliminary closing date for this posting is Monday, March 2, 2020, at 11:59 pm; however, postings may close at any time.

Applications received prior to the closing date will be considered based on the information submitted.  Changes or alterations cannot be accepted.  No late applications will be permitted.

Applications must be submitted through Job Gateway at

Include relevant work experience details on resume and/or application.

Applicants who fail to provide information demonstrating they possess the position requirements may not be considered further in the application process. A description of job duties directly copied from the job classification or job posting will not be considered.

Upload a copy of any license(s), degrees, and/or related employment documents to your Job Gateway account.

If you are a veteran, a spouse of a 100% disabled veteran, or a surviving spouse of a veteran who died of service-connected causes, submit a copy of your (or your spouse's) Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22) indicating dates of service, and a copy of your spouse's letter of disability (if applicable) to the Human Resources Department at For privacy reasons, it is recommended that you remove your social security information from the document(s). A Human Resources Representative will review the materials and determine if you qualify for veterans' preference.

All documentation referenced above should be submitted to before this job posting expires. Please remember that you will need to resubmit your Member-4 Form DD-214 (or NGB-22), and a copy of your letter of disability (if applicable) for some public safety positions even if you have submitted one in the past to the County of Riverside.
Riverside County was created from portions of San Bernardino and San Diego Counties on May 9, 1893. In the early history of the County, the Sheriff's Office was a one-person operation.

Today the Sheriff is responsible for 7,310 square miles, spreading over 200 miles in length, and embracing approximately 50 miles in width. This territory constitutes the third largest County in the State of California. Vast changes have occured in Riverside County since it's inception. The population, having increased from 13,745 in 1893, to more than 1,545,387 in 2000, ranks it sixth in population among California's counties.

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department is now the fourth largest Sheriff's Department in California, with a staff of over 3,000 dedicated men and women.
Jason Bailey



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