Aircraft Mechanic

Travis County
Full Time 24 per week $66,183 - $82,543 Per year TX 7800 Old Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78724, United States Apply before 6/18/2024 11:59


Maintains aircraft and/or support functions associated with maintenance activities of STAR Flight, a public safety air rescue program. Participates in warranty administration, tracks and assists with spare parts administration, and maintains hangar facility.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a job classification within the Public Safety/Emergency Management job family. This classification is distinguished by the work performed on the STAR Flight aircraft to meet airworthiness requirements. This classification requires a flexible work schedule to meet the needs of the department. Available for emergency response at all times when in the geographic area. Emergency operations require working under difficult conditions. May be required to work extensive hours with minimal rest during periods of emergency operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled aircraft maintenance, including electrical and avionics trouble shooting, component replacement and/or repair. Tracks and balances main rotor and tail rotor systems. Work is performed in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, Approved Aircraft Inspection Program, (AAIP), Travis County Emergency Medical System (EMS) Operations Manual, manufacturer's maintenance specifications, and other approved related regulations.
  • Performs scheduled or unscheduled maintenance on aircraft, including support equipment and flight crew helmets, and application of paint to aircraft and flight crew helmets.
  • Performs hangar cleaning, cleans equipment and maintains a clean and safe work area and environment.
  • Maintains required up-to-date physical inventory of parts, tools, materials, equipment and supplies.
  • Rides in aircraft during operational check flights to evaluate aircraft performance.
  • Maintains revision status of technical manuals. Reads and interprets manufacturers' maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
  • Assists and/or performs maintenance training. Addresses issues related to ground safety and training by crewmembers.
  • Documents and completes FAA required records, logbooks, and historical data entries of maintenance performed.
  • Performs other tasks necessary to comply with FAA Part 135 certification.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:
High School diploma or G.E.D. AND four (4) years experience in repair and maintenance of helicopters;


Any combination of education and experience that has been achieved and is equivalent to the stated education and experience and required knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this job.

Licenses, Registrations, Certifications, or Special Requirements:
Valid Texas Class C Driver's License (CDL).
Possession of a valid issued Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power Plant Certificate.
Must meet physical ability/strength standards established by Travis County for the STAR Flight Program.
Subject to the STAR Flight mandated Anti-Drug and Alcohol Misuse Prevention Program.
Drug and alcohol testing shall be conducted as part of the pre-employment process.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Principles of aircraft operations and maintenance, navigation and instrument flight equipment.
  • Methods, materials and tools used in maintaining aircraft.
  • Factory training in maintenance of aircraft.
  • Methods, safety procedures and standard practices of the aircraft mechanic airworthiness functions.
  • Federal Aviation Administration and aircraft maintenance regulations.
  • Facilities and property management.
  • Computer equipment to include word processing, spreadsheets, databases and a variety of software packages.
  • Business letter writing, grammar and punctuation, and report preparation.
Skill in:
  • Using and caring of common and special purpose aircraft maintenance tools and test equipment.
  • Tracking and balancing of main rotor and tail rotor systems.
  • Preparing and applying of aircraft and flight crew helmets finishes.
  • Meeting emergencies.
  • Proper and applicable safety practices, procedures and regulations.
  • Explaining complicated problems in simple non-technical language.
  • Calculating estimates of time, labor and quantities of materials needed.
  • Planning and organizing work assignments.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Both verbal and written communication.
Ability to:
  • Maintain aircraft and other equipment.
  • Maintain accurate logs.
  • Read and comprehend technical publications.
  • Communicate effectively.
  • Work calmly, effectively and decisively in emergency situations.
  • Reason and make judgments and decisions.
  • Manage time well and perform multiple tasks, and organize diverse activities.
  • Maintain and repair aircraft.
  • Perform in a stressful environment, while maintaining a professional manner.
  • Work on a wide variety of tasks simultaneously and produce timely and tangible results.
  • Prioritize needs, develop and implement plans of action.
  • Work as a team member within a diverse organization.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees and officials, representatives of outside agencies, emergency services professionals and the general public.

Work Environment & Other Information

Physical requirements include meeting physical ability/strength standards outlined above. Physical requirements include the ability to lift/carry up to 50-100 pounds occasionally, visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, repetitive motion, reaching, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, balancing, client/customer contact, squatting to perform the essential functions. Must be available to work in inclement weather on a 24 hour a day basis. Subject to contact with dust, dangerous machinery, noise, fumes, potential harm, vibration, communicable diseases, and hazardous chemicals.

Travis County employees play an important role in business continuity. As such, employees can be assigned to business continuity efforts outside of normal job functions.

This job description is intended to be generic in nature. It is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. The essential duties, functions and responsibilities and overtime eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.

Work Hours: 8am - 5pm; Schedule may change. *Works some holidays, nights and weekends

Location: 7800 Old Manor Road, Austin

Department: STAR Flight 

Drug & Alcohol Test Required
Criminal, Driving Record, Education & Employment Background Check Required