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Field Mechanic Afghanistan job at Columbia Helicopters in
Description, duties, responsibilities
This is your opportunity to join Columbia Helicopters Inc. (Columbia) as our next Field Mechanic serving on our team based in Afghanistan. This representative will be part of the team responsible for the maintenance on heavy lift helicopters in the CENTCOM AOR. This includes performing all work assigned in accordance with the company’s maintenance policies and procedures and FAR’s. The ideal candidate will be able to inspect the aircraft for the existence of airworthiness issues or problems and report them accordingly.
+ ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Maintaining the aircraft to ensure airworthy conditions.• Ensures entries in log books and forms are accurate and maintained to FAA and CHI standards.• Conducts on the job training to other employees.• Performing maintenance on ground support equipment.• Crawling under working overhead and climbing onto the top of the helicopter.• Lifting aircraft components and support equipment.• Travels with assigned aircraft • Performing flight mechanic duties as scheduled• Other duties as assigned responsible to the team and our customer for being where you need to be when you need to be there being safe in all that you do and supporting others in their own safety and the safety of our team being physically able to meet or exceed the demands of the role and taking appropriate precautions to avoid injury resulting from physical exertion and stress. And responsible for ensuring that our customer’s and your team’s expectations are always met often exceeded.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
+ FAA Airframe and Powerplant License
+ Valid driver’s license
+ 2.5 years of practical experience (preferred) or graduation from an approved aviation maintenance school
+ United States Security Clearance is required. Candidates with current active Secret Clearance or Position of Public Trust background check (SF85) take priority. Candidates selected for this position will receive an offer of employment which is conditional upon satisfying all pre-employment requirements including obtaining United States Security Clearance. Columbia will orchestrate and pay for securing the clearance a process that can take months. U.S. Citizenship is a requirement for obtaining any U.S. Security Clearance. You can learn more about what is required to obtain an active secret security clearance here: https://www.dss.mil/ma/tw/dvd/vroc/applicant/
+ Medical approval to work in Afghanistan i.a.w. US CENTCOM MOD 13 regulations. Your medical review will occur in advance of deployment to Afghanistan if selected for this position
+ Candidates selected for this position will receive an offer of employment which is conditional upon possessing or obtaining a current valid U.S. passport Security Clearance and passing the medical exam
+ Must be able meet the DoD Medical Requirements
+ Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
+ Physically able to perform the following:
+ Lift 20 to 100 pounds
+ Carry 20 to 75 pounds
+ Push 100 to 250 pounds
+ Push over 250 pounds
+ Pull 50 to 250 pounds
+ Bending squatting standing walking reaching above shoulders below shoulders and at shoulders repetitive use of arms wrist and hands 67% to 100% of the time frequently while lifting/carrying/pushing/pulling loads and weights above.
+ Work outside in extreme heat or cold in frequently dusty noisy environments on uneven surfaces during day and night work hours.
+ Work 28 days in succession with frequently long days of physically demanding work within Afghanistan on U.S. military bases in an active war zone.
+ Flight in unpressurized aircraft operating at or below 50K feet altitude.
+ Able to work under minimal direction while keeping within the limitations of designated authorities and abilities while frequently exercising regular use of good judgment. Must embrace Columbia’s Core Values policies practices and demonstrate a consistent commitment to excellent team work and customer service.
+ Conduct oneself in accordance with CHI‘s Core Values:
Safety – We accept no substitute for safety.
Customer Service – We are passionate about serving our customers.
Performance – We strive to exceed expectations and continuously improve.
Teamwork – We are dedicated to team success.
Integrity – Is the foundation of our core values.
Licenses and Certifications
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about discussed or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge (b) in furtherance of an investigation proceeding hearing or action including an investigation conducted by the employer or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
Columbia Helicopters Company Overview
Since our founder purchased his first helicopter in 1957 weve been leading the way in heavy-lift helicopter operations. We are innovators of this industry always working to expand our capabilities and improve our level of service so when you do business with us you know youre getting the best. We operate a fleet of the most versatile helicopters in global operations supporting our aircraft out of our own full-service onsite facility in northwest Oregon. These capabilities and our operational experience allow us to confidently offer world-class maintenance and repair services to our customers onsite or on location.