Job Information - Airframe and Powerplant Technician III - Direct Hire (ID# 2130037690)

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Airframe and Powerplant Technician III - Direct Hire posted 5/21/2024 Ref No. 2130037690

Equipment: Corporate
Location: Kinston, NC
Tools Required

Job Duties

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Performs regular maintenance on aircraft.
  • Project Management; accurately estimates work time and materials for assigned tasks.
  • Fully analyzes all required blueprints, drawings, work orders and sketches to troubleshoot, repair and install desired product or part. Detects errors and corrects through proper departmental channels.
  • Ensures proper working condition of mechanical systems before flight.
  • Maintains records of maintenance, repairs, inspections, and any reports related to parts or services.
  • Inspects and examines engines, wings, propellers, tails, and other parts to identify cracks, corrosion, or other defects. 
  • Inspects hoses and lubricates joints; replaces any that show signs of needing repair. 
  • Consults maintenance manuals and specifications to identify correct operations and specifications for replacements or repairs.
  • Installs new parts to replace or repair defective or recalled parts or to enhance the performance of the aircraft; performs these tasks efficiently and to specifications. 
  • Repairs sheet metal as needed.
  • Ensures proper function of engines and operating systems via a variety of tests and tools. 
  • Identifies and resolves mechanical problems based on visual inspections or reports from pilot or crew. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

Airframe and Powerplant certification by the FAA required

Must have 7+ years of corporate aircraft experience, Primary aircraft: Citation CJ3, CJ3+, Citation Excel, Citation XLS, Citation Sovereign, Citation X, Challenger 350, Gulfstream GIV-SP. 

  • Extensive knowledge of all aircraft mechanical systems functions and interactions.
  • Thorough working knowledge of all current FAA regulations, IPM and ATA codes.
  • Prior MRO environment experience preferred  
  • Prior 135 operations experience.

    Airframe and Powerplant Aircraft Maintenance Technician Level 3 Requirements

    Expert on Aircraft Systems

  • Citation Jet's electrical systems – (example, know how to start the APU)
  • Citation Jet's hydraulic systems – (How many systems are on a Citation 10 (Answer is 2, all other citations have 1)
  • Citation Jet's avionics systems – (General knowledge, what Avi systems does the A/C have, use)
  • Knowledge of system components, controls, and operations

Workshop Practices

  • Proven knowledge of advanced tool usage and maintenance to include usage of rig boards (Flight Controls) and Engine Rigging
  • Proven experience in mentoring Tech 1 and 2’s and the ability to tech in a classroom environment, if necessary, along with filling in for a Lead Tech if needed.
  • Thorough and proven knowledge of proper documentation and work order procedures (prior experience with corridor is a plus)
  • Expert with tech data knowing the location and correct reference use / CMM (ask them what a CMM is and what is the purpose of a CMMs.)


Examples of Technical Data:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Manuals
  • Structural Repair Manuals
  • Component Maintenance Manuals
  • Service Bulletins (SB) and Airworthiness Directives (AD)

Examples of correct Reference Use:

  • Understanding CMMs - These components can include various parts such as avionics, engines, landing gear, hydraulics, and other systems.
  • Adherence to Manual Procedures
  • Troubleshooting Skills

Component Maintenance:

  • Know how to perform an Engine run and is taxi certified.
  • Knowledge of Control cable replacing
  • Engine rigging

Troubleshooting Basics:

  • Expert level troubleshooting techniques for complex system malfunctions.
  • Expert with diagnostic tools and equipment i.e. ohmmeter, megger

System Inspections:

  • Can perform functional checks.
  • Can perform routine inspections for different aircraft systems.
  • Expert level understanding on understanding inspection checklists, documentation, and reporting to include pre and post inspection items.

MOST IMPORTANT Documentation and Record Keeping:

  • Understands and performs accurate documentation and record-keeping practices.
  • Maintains compliance with maintenance records, logbooks, and regulatory requirements.
  • Record Keeping (referencing the correct sections of technical manuals for traceability and future reference.)
  • Compliance with Regulations (They must be proficient in cross-referencing technical data to meet regulatory requirements.)


Facility Description


As an employee of Strom Aviation, you will receive benefits including holiday pay, longevity pay, access to a 401K program and insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability).  We offer travel pay, bonuses, and other incentives for some positions as well.  A referral is the best compliment we can get, and Strom Aviation offers 2 different referral programs for our employees.                 


Our recruiters strive to connect qualified individuals with opportunities. With hundreds of jobs across the nation, Strom offers opportunities no matter where you are. 


Please contact a recruiter for pay rates. You may qualify for per diem, travel pay, or numerous other bonuses. These items vary by job.

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