Helicopter Mech Lead-Police Services/Special Operation

City of Memphis Memphis, TN
Job Functions

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Works under the general direction of the Aviation Shop Supervisor and is responsible for servicing, inspecting, cleaning, repairing, and returning City-owned helicopters to service. Leads and provides guidance, including technical and safety instructions, to assigned personnel. Serves as Lead over Mechanic in ordering inventory parts and supplies and work assignments as necessary for the operation of the service center. Maintains the Division's aircraft in accordance with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations. Replaces or repairs worn, defective, or damaged components. Tests engine operation to identify malfunction or perform preventive maintenance. Inspects engine parts, blades, and main system components. Removes engine from aircraft, using hoist or forklift. Services, repairs, and rebuilds aircraft structures, such as rotor blades, transmission, fuselage rigging, and surface and hydraulic controls. Adjusts, repairs, or replaces electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories such as the aviation radio system and visual flight rules equipment. Reads, interprets and updates manufacturers' maintenance manuals, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine feasibility and methods of repair. Prepares and maintains documentation related to work activities in accordance with regulations. Services and maintains aircraft and related apparatus by performing activities, such as oil and fuel filters and lubricating moving parts. Maintains proficiency on certifications, inspection methods, tools and techniques used while servicing the aircraft.


* Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

Typical Qualifications

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Must have the ability to climb up and down and lift heavy objects while servicing the aircraft. Must have the ability to interpret blueprints and instructional manuals while making necessary repairs. Must have the ability operate various hand tools, power tools, gauges, and testing equipment.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed primarily in an aircraft shop environment. Mechanics may be exposed to noise, fumes, dust, and fuel. Involves contact with staff and Police Officers.

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent. Must possess a current valid Airframe and Power plant license issued in accordance with 14 CFR Parts 43 and 65 with five (5) years' experience maintaining Bell 206B and Eurocopter AS350 helicopters; with two (2) of the five (5) years overhauling components on the Bell 206B; or any combination of experience or training which enables one to perform the essential job functions. Must furnish own aircraft hand tools.

Special Requirements

The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.

The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at talent.management@memphistn.gov.

Division: Police Services

Service Center: Special Operations