Base Aircraft Maintenance Technician

The Base Aviation Maintenance Technician (Base AMT) is responsible for the daily airworthiness and safety of the in-service aircraft; providing additional support to all REACH departments, to ensure safe and efficient high quality patient transport.  This position provides focused maintenance support to our CALSTAR base in Santa Maria, California.   REACH won the prestigious "Program of the Year Award" presented by the Association of Air Medical Services for 2015. Our outstanding reputation is due in great part to our notable safety practices and effective customer service program. This award is hailed as one of the air medical transport industry's highest honors and is presented annually to the company whose program clearly exceeds industry standards for safety, patient care, leadership and community service. Founded in 1987, our mission statement is "In every situation, do what is right for the patient." The company has consistently demonstrated a commitment to patient care and has transported more than 100,000 critically ill and inured patients to date. We have over 30 bases in California, Oregon, Nevada, Montana, Colorado and Texas. 

CALSTAR (REACH Medical Holdings)
Job Type: 
Santa Maria

Qualifications• Valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant License.• 3-5 years A&P mechanic experience performing helicopter or fixed-wing maintenance as required.• Experience working under CFR Parts 135 and 145 mechanic ratings preferred.• Proficient in maintenance associated with at least one (1) aircraft in the REACH fleet.• Requires at least two (2) years of experience working on aircraft type in the REACH fleet.• Must pass REACH Base AMT written and observation tests.• Basic electrical and electronics knowledge.• Basic aircraft systems knowledge.• Basic logistics decision-making skills.• Basic aircraft maintenance planning skills.• Works without direct supervision; reports to Senior Base Mechanics. All performed maintenance must be inspected by Senior Base or Lead Shop Mechanic.• Must be able to read and interpret aircraft maintenance manuals and specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.• Valid Drivers License in State where employed and proof of liability insurance.• Basic computer skills, familiar with Microsoft Windows. Requirements• Safety Oriented: Must maintain and demonstrate safety as a priority. Complies with PPE.• Accountable: Shows commitment, dedication and dependability in all aspects of the job.• Adaptable: Effectively copes with an evolving work environment and quickly changes and adjusts own approach and behavior accordingly; adapts to new ideas and initiatives across a wide variety of situations.• Customer Oriented: Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers in a timely, efficient manner.• Critical Thinking: Able to break down a complex task into manageable parts in a systematic way.• Composure: Maintains a calm and professional demeanor in all situations; does not become defensive or irritated when under stress; is considered mature.• Self Improvement: dedicated to improvement of skills.• Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.• Ability to perform duties in accordance with the Company Operations Manual, Operation Specifications, Aircraft Inspection Programs, Repair Station Procedures, and Company Protocols.• Required to carry a cell phone to provide uncontrollable standby on an as-needed basis with a one (1) hour response time.• This position possesses no supervisory responsibilities.For view the complete job description and to apply online for immediate consideration, please visit our corporate website at REACH / CALSTAR is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or other non-merit factors.We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).