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NAMS Lead Mechanic

Location: Anchorage

Company: Northern Air Maintenance Services, Inc.

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Alaska

Job Category: Maintenance

Publish Date: November 24, 2021

Company Description: Northern Air Maintenance Inc. (NAMS), headquartered in Anchorage, is a Part 145 repair station that provides fleet maintenance, ground services and other general support services for Shared Services in Anchorage, Deadhorse and Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition to maintaining a fleet of three (3) B737-700’s, NAMS provides all below-wing services including baggage handling, aircraft catering and marshalling as well as ticket counter and passenger screening and boarding services. NAMS employs over 100 people in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Deadhorse to service the Boeing 737 fleet as well as mechanics in Alpine to provide contract maintenance services for Conoco Phillips’ twin otter and casa.

Description:

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Northern Air Maintenance Services, Inc.

SUMMARY:
A Lead Mechanic derives his authority from and is directly responsible to his direct superior who is in charge of the shift, shop, section, or department, as it may apply.
A Lead Mechanic may be assigned on a permanent or temporary basis, dependent upon the Company requirements. The Lead Mechanic will assume responsibility for quality and quantity in manpower utilization while promoting Company policies.

To apply for this job please visit www.nac.aero.

Requirements:

Generous starting pay of $37.90 per hour. 

 Sign on bonus for DHC-8 experience (-100, -200, -300, Q400)

 DHC- 8 Maintenance Experience Sign-On and Retention Bonus

 1 year of experience, $3,750 sign-on, and $3,750 paid at 1 year of service ($7,500 total)

 2 years of experience, $3,750 sign-on, $3,750 paid at 1 year of service, $5,000 paid at 2 years of service ($12,500 total)

 3 years of experience, $3,750 sign-on, $3,750 paid at 1 year of service, $3,750 paid at 2 years of service, $6,250 paid at 3 years of service ($17,500)

 DHC-8 experience must be documented on applicant’s resume and via applicant-provided training records.

 SUMMARY:

A Lead Mechanic derives his authority from and is directly responsible to his direct superior who is in charge of the shift, shop, section, or department, as it may apply.

A Lead Mechanic may be assigned on a permanent or temporary basis, dependent upon the Company requirements. The Lead Mechanic will assume responsibility for quality and quantity in manpower utilization while promoting Company policies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must be knowledgeable and have extensive experience in repair and troubleshooting of Company maintained aircraft.
  • Have the ability to supervise personnel and maintain adequate production levels.
  • The Lead Mechanic derives their authority from and is directly responsible to the Maintenance Foreman.
  • He must be capable of troubleshooting applicable mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems.
  • Demonstrates a high skill level as a mechanic and have the ability to supervise personnel.
  • Perform the duties of Flight Mechanic when scheduled.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma, or General Education Degree (GED).
  • Must possess valid Airman Certificate with Airframe & Powerplant ratings.
  • A moderate degree of reasoning, math skills, and language skills are required for this position. High School levels are sufficient for all areas.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

  • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with coworkers and customers.

COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Must have a working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Working knowledge of TRAX a plus.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, 5-year background check, 10-year criminal history check and security threat assessment.
  •  Must have a valid Passport or obtain one within the first 6 Months of employment.

TRAVEL

  • Occasional in/out of country travel will be required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made for qualified individuals in order to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The work is classified as “heavy” with regards to the physical demands.
  • Lifting/carrying requirements: Up to 70 pounds occasionally. Repetitions will vary with projects.
  • Climbing: Ability to climb and stand on ladders for up to 2 hours at a time while performing aircraft maintenance.
  • Reaching: Full range of motion may be required to perform the essential functions of this position
  • Standing/Walking: 75% of the day. Concrete floor in Hangar and paved ramp. Surfaces can be wet and icy.
  • Pushing/Pulling: Up to 100 pounds; Moving tools and equipment.
  • Crawling:  Moderate amount of crawling required.
  • Repetitive Bending/Twisting:  Moderate.
  • Talking:  Talking is required throughout the day, communication with customers and co-workers will be required.
  • Vision: Good vision is required to perform all tasks.
  • Hearing: Good hearing is required for effective and safe communication with co-workers.
  • Environmental: Exposure to high noise levels, moving aircraft and equipment, dirt, dust, fumes, heat, cold, exposure to hazardous materials, exhaust fumes, working in confined spaces for extended periods, and work outside in the harsh winter conditions up to 2 hours at a time while performing aircraft maintenance. Use of personal protective equipment including respirators maybe required.

COMPLIANCE:

  • As part of the Company’s continuing efforts to prioritize the health and wellbeing of its employees and those it serves, the Company will require that the individual who fills this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious accommodation exempting the individual from the requirement.

The intent of this Description is to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities performed and results expected by persons assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

NAMS is part of Saltchuk which is a family of diversified transportation and distribution companies with a vision to serve our customers by being the best in North America. We value safety, reliability, and commitment to our organization -- in a work environment where anyone would be proud for their children to work. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.