Aviation Maintenance Lead

Carrollton, TX

Posted: 06/10/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Aerospace/Defense Job Number: 13866 Pay Rate: 50,000

Job Description

Our client is seeking a Lead Aviation Maintenance Technician for the Slide Shop in our Carrollton, Texas safety equipment MRO. We provide expert component maintenance on emergency, safety and survival equipment like crew oxygen masks, evacuation slides, life rafts, inflatable vests, and halon fire bottles, which we can recertify from a large variety of different manufacturers. Our facilities are F-A-A, D-O-T, and EASA certified, and we support businesses across the country.

Lead Aviation Maintenance Technician –Slide Shop

Job Summary: To provide scheduled maintenance, repair and overhaul services in the Slide Shop with technical support for the daily operations of our Carrollton facility. This role requires a highly skilled and experienced Inflatable Slides Lead capable of hands-on training and mentoring Staff-level Technicians in addition to executing the roles and duties of Inflatables Lead on the production floor.

•Perform all aspects of maintenance on all the various aircraft inflatable slide units, ensure safe operational procedures are followed and maintained.
•Perform inspection, preventative maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting, efficiently on the inflatable slide units
•Individuals must have 2 years' aviation experience on inflatable slide safety equipment.
•Able to use FAA approved data (i.E., IPC, M/M, OHM, SRM, AMM, FIM, WDM and Repair Station Quality Manual) proficiently.
•Ensure work performed adheres to high quality standards.
•Effectively direct and oversee all work performed by apprentice level technicians assigned
•Ensure that all training records are documented in AARs training management system.
•Provide status tracking reports on each assigned apprentice technician weekly and monthly summary reports.
•Provide step level progression updates monthly to the VP Workforce Development required by Department of Labor (RAPIDS) to maintain compliance with AARs National Apprenticeship Program.
•Maintain activity report for all veterans assigned as apprentices.
•Provide monthly activity report to VP Workforce Development.
•Ensure all requirements are met for housing stipend for those participating in National Apprenticeship Program. Requirements are defined by the Department of Veteran Affairs.
•All other duties as assigned
•Provide technical training to all company processes and procedures during all phases of inflatables operations
•Individuals must have excellent mechanical skills and the ability to understand and solve complex problems.
•Individuals must possess computer skills to access company data and update documents.
•Individuals must be able to communicate effectively with management and other internal departments on status updates.
•Performs all work activities in accordance with established laws, regulations, standards, safety protocols, and procedures to ensure safety of self and others.
•Inspects aircraft components for damage, defects, corrosion, or other wear to ensure airworthiness.
•Recommends replacement, repair, or modification of safety equipment based on inspection.
Reports issues, malfunctions, unusual wear, or damage to appropriate personnel, as required.
•Installs, removes, or modifies aircraft components, following drawings, schematics, charts, engineering orders, and technical publications.
Repairs worn, defective, or damaged parts or components using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.
•Inspects completed work to certify that maintenance adheres to standards and procedures, and that aircraft components are ready for operation.
•Interprets discrepancies or logs (written or verbal) to understand history and nature of issue, to troubleshoot issue, and to identify required next steps (e.G., fix, defer, replace).
•Researches, reads, and interprets technical manuals and guidelines to perform inspections, installations, repairs, or other work activities.
•Reviews maintenance records to determine if service and maintenance checks, repairs, and overhauls were performed at prescribed intervals.
Maintains repair logs, documenting all preventative and corrective aircraft maintenance activities.
•Serves as a technical expert or mentor by providing advice and corrective recommendations to others.
•Uses computers, computer systems, and other technology to enter, document, access, receive, or communicate information. What you need to succeed (minimum qualifications)
•Must be 18 years of age or older
•Must be authorized to work in the US
•Must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
•Must pass a background check including criminal history records check
•Must pass a FAA required pre-employment drug screen and thereafter submit to FAA mandated random drug and alcohol testing
•Must read, write, speak, and understand English
•(If transferring internally) Must be performing satisfactorily in present position.


The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

•While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility. Must be able to lift 100 lbs.
•The environmental characteristic for this position is aircraft equipment service setting that can be hot, cold, humid, and noisy. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional aircraft service environment.


•8-hour shift
•Monday to Friday 7: 30 –4: 30
•Overtime availability
•Weekend availability


•High school or equivalent (Preferred)


•Aircraft safety equipment maintenance: 3 years (Required)
•Supervisory: 2 years (Required)
•Airframe & Powerplant License - Not Required but, Airframe Cert nice to have

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