Rotary Wing Lead Mechanic, S-61T

Job Summary The Rotary Wing Lead Mechanic supervises and directs the actions of assigned rotary wing maintenance personnel and establishes work and production schedules to meet the mission requirements. Principal Accountabilities

  • Enforces the precautions and requirements prescribed by the fire, FOD prevention, housekeeping, tool control, safety programs and company SOPs.
  • Assigns maintenance priorities and personnel to assist other mechanics and sections as required.
  • Ensures ground support equipment is properly maintained, stored and utilized.
  • Supervises all required aircraft servicing tasks.
  • Monitors all tasks associated with ground movement of aircraft.
  • Schedules aircraft conditional inspections, unscheduled maintenance, phase inspections and other assigned tasks to determine airworthiness.
  • Uses schematic diagrams, drawings, charts, and technical publications, military and civilian, in operating,testing, removing, repairing, and replacing all aircraft systems and components.
  • Reviews aircraft records and maintenance actions in aircraft records and does associated documentation as necessary to comply with directives.
  • Advises instructs and has oversight of Rotary Wing Mechanics in basic aircraft maintenance practices and specific tasks to maintain assigned helicopters, if tasked.
  • Performs other qualified duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of aircraft sub-systems, including maintenance parameters, systems operation, limitations, and technical orders.
  • Ability to read, write, and interpret technical duties is required.
  • Completion of formal maintenance training on assigned aircraft is desired.
  • Thorough knowledge of hand tools, hardware and equipment used in the maintenance of aircraft.
  • Possess a current US passport or the ability to obtain one before assignment.

Experience & Education

  • Eight (8) years aircraft maintenance experience with five (5) years#8217; experience on one or more of the assigned rotary wing aircraft.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Current FAA Airframe & Power Plant License required.
  • CMF 15 aviation MOS series or other military/commercial equivalent.
  • Previous experience supervising rotary wing mechanics preferred.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for certain periods throughout the day.
  • Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders, and work stands.
  • Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
  • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • May be required to see aircraft in flight, read dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
  • Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
  • Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sound by ear.
  • Must be able to distinguish color and judgethree-dimensional depth.
  • May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.
  • Must be capable of living and working in a potentially hostile environment for an extended period.
  • May be required to travel to and between remote location(s) in austere environments.
  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure.
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft.


  • Travel to and between CONUS and OCONUS locations is required.
Job Type: 

S-61 Air frame