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Verified Pay $55 - $70 per hour
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Van Nuys, California

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About this job

Build an Aviation Career You're Proud Of

At Western Jet Aviation, a company of StandardAero, we use our ingenuity and know-how to find solutions for the simple to the most complex challenges in Aviation. Together, we get the job done and done well.

What's it like at Western Jet Aviation, a company of StandardAero

Collaboration, teamwork, and having each other's backs are the norm here. Our growth in this expanding industry means getting career stability and opportunities to grow. With great resources, an inclusive atmosphere, and a culture based on shared values, we'll support you in building a solid career with a team you can count on.

Do you have Gulfstream experience? Do you have experience leading a team of technicians? Then this job is for you!

Requirements:

Lead A&P Mechanic:

  • Highly proficient in the inspection, repair, assembly and testing of an aircraft
  • Expertise with technical documents and manuals and acts as a resource to other A&P Mechanics
  • Acts as liaison between customers and A&P Mechanics
  • Determine maintenance sequences and techniques
  • Guides and trains other levels of A&P Mechanics


Pre-requisites:

  • A&P Mechanic experience, corporate jet experience preferred
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Airframe and Power plant (A&P) License


Incoming Inspection and Operational Tests (20%):

  • Performs initial visual inspection and routine maintenance on the aircraft and its components
  • Runs functional, operational and mechanical tests on the aircraft
  • Identifies discrepancies to be addresses or fixed


Dismantle and Repair (20%):

  • Dismantle and remove aircraft and components
  • Evaluates removed components for serviceability and documents discrepancies
  • Clean any parts or components as required
  • Completes schedules maintenance and any necessary repairs/modifications of the aircraft


Kit and Reassemble (20%):

  • Ensures all parts and components are ready and available
  • Reinstall and test aircraft components
  • Reassembles aircraft
  • Performs operational checks and engine runs to ensure air worthiness
  • Document and signs off on all work throughout each process


Follows Manuals and Technical Data (10%):

  • Follows maintenance manuals throughout each process
  • Completes inspections in accordance to original equipment manufacturer manuals


Lead (50%):

  • Leads and supervises a maintenance crew of 3-6 technicians through all levels of Gulfstream scheduled and unscheduled maintenance to include: 12/24/36/72-month inspections, 5000 landing inspections, engine changes and discrepancy trouble shooting. At times will work multiple aircraft.
  • Manages labor hours, materials, and crew members efficiently.
  • Responsible for the on-time completion of their work orders while maintaining attention to detail, excellent customer service and quality workmanship.
  • Working with the Maintenance Supervisor, keeps customers up to date on the status of their aircraft.
  • As time permits, learns on the job the duties and responsibilities of the Maintenance Supervisor
  • Working with Human Resources, participates in the interviewing and selection of their staff. Writes and delivers effective employee performance evaluations and conducts coaching sessions with crew members as needed.
  • Responsible for the on-going development and training of their staff.
  • Completes in-flight evaluations with a pilot or instructor on board following maintenance or repair work; develops an itemized parts/labor breakdown of all maintenance accomplished on each aircraft during the preceding calendar month.


Salary: $55 - $70 per hour

Benefits that make life better

  • Competitive Wages (Pay for Performance)
  • Comprehensive Healthcare
  • 401(k) with 100% company match; up to 5% vested
  • Paid Time Off Starting on Day One
  • Bonus Opportunities
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Health & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Learning & Training Opportunities
  • Paid Relocation
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Safety Focused Culture
  • Refer & Earn Program ($1,000 referral bonus)
  • Western Jet Career Academy


Raising the Standard of Excellence since 1911

With over a century of proven excellence, StandardAero has become an industry leader in MRO services and customized solutions in the aerospace field. Our shared values and learning-based culture inspire our team to exceed their potential and power our customers' missions worldwide. With on-the-job training, advancement opportunities, and excellent benefits, StandardAero invites you to experience a fulfilling and meaningful career with us.

Inclusivity Is Our Standard

StandardAero offers equal employment opportunities for all. Our supportive environment celebrates diversity with no room for harassment or discrimination of any kind. We invite you to bring your authentic self to our team and experience our welcoming culture.

About Us

When you work at StandardAero, you're not just an employee, you're part of a vibrant company of like-minded people, all working collaboratively towards the same goals. We succeed as a team because we value the unique contributions and perspectives of all of our people, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence. It's a culture that promotes mutual respect and effective communications to create an environment of stability, shaping the organization and forging a successful future. Our goal is to be the best place to work, giving each and every employee the opportunity to reach their maximum potential through continuous learning and advancement opportunities, allowing all team members to exceed their potential and empower everyone's success.

StandardAero is one of the world's largest independent providers of services, including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. The company is a global enterprise that employs nearly 7,000 employees worldwide with annual revenues exceeding $4 billion. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.

StandardAero is owned by Carlyle, a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions.

Raising the Standard of Excellence since 1911

With over a century of proven excellence, StandardAero has become an industry leader in MRO services and customized solutions in the aerospace field. Our shared values and learning-based culture inspire our team to exceed their potential and power our customers' missions worldwide. With on-the-job training, advancement opportunities, and excellent benefits, StandardAero invites you to experience a fulfilling and meaningful career with us.

Inclusivity Is Our Standard

StandardAero offers equal employment opportunities for all. Our supportive environment celebrates diversity with no room for harassment or discrimination of any kind. We invite you to bring your authentic self to our team and experience our welcoming culture.

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