Aircraft Maintenance Technician


A & P Mechanic:  Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) is looking for the correct individuals to fill two A & P Mechanic positions.

  • Position Location: International Shipboard Operations based out of Boise, Idaho.
  • Reporting Date:  One position June 27, 2018.  Second position August 15, 2018.
  • Work Schedule:  Normal work days are continuous for approximately a six-weeks on six-weeks off schedule, except as adjusted for the cruise dates for the ship.  ASU conducts extensive shipboard flight activities and normal hours may be shifted to ensure aircraft maintenance and flight following is available during ASU shipboard flight operations.
  • Supervision:  The A & P will be the on board the ship to conduct scheduled and un-scheduled aircraft maintenance.  The A & P will be under the direction of the ASU Director of Maintenance

Background Profile:

  • Education:  Must hold a FAA mechanic certificate with airframe and power plant ratings (FAA A&P).
  • Experience: Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience maintaining aircraft as a certificated mechanic with experience in maintaining rotorcraft-helicopter; or, three years of experience repairing aircraft in a certificated airframe repair station.
  • Skills, knowledge and abilities:  Must have knowledge of aviation maintenance practices sufficient to plan and coordinate aviation maintenance operations including, over water survival equipment and saltwater corrosion control.  Able to work well under pressure in fast-paced, shipboard, and noisy environment while exercising sound judgment at all times.
  • Physical – Body Positions:  Must be able to stand, sit, walk, climb ladders and stairs and be able to successfully manipulate maintenance tools and machinery.
  • Language / Communication Skills:  Must be able to communicate effectively (reading, writing and speaking) in the English language. 
  • Appearance and Conduct:  Must present a neat and proper appearance strictly following the ASU shipboard dress and conduct code.
  • Alcohol and Drug Policy:  The use of intoxicants by ASU personnel while on duty aboard the ship is prohibited.  The use of intoxicants by ASU personnel while on duty aboard the ship is prohibited.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of Two Helicopters:  Responsible for ensuring that ASU aircraft operated for shipboard flight operations, are maintained in an airworthy condition according to best aviation maintenance practices, standards, and the specific maintenance requirements of §43, §91, and §135.  

Measures of Performance:

  • Maintenance:  ASU aviation maintenance activities conform to FAA and company regulations and guidelines.
  • Records:  ASU aviation maintenance records are in proper condition and timely updated in accordance with FAA and company regulations and guidelines.
  • Training:  Completion of assigned staff training and development programs to provide opportunities for individual employee growth and long range development of employees.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education: Inspection Authority (IA). Airbus Factory School
  • Aircraft Experience:  Airbus H130 T2 Helicopters, AS350 B3 Helicopters.
  • Work Environment:​  Shipboard aircraft maintenance.