A & P Mechanic

Canandaigua, New York, United States Full-time

Job summary
Seeking an experienced helicopter A&P Mechanic for Air Medical Services company. The candidate will be responsible for inspections, repairs, modifications, periodic maintenance, servicing and cleaning of aircraft.  Responsible for performing these tasks within the limits of the employee’s Federal Aviation Association (FAA) Airframe & Power Plant (A&P) certificate or other certifications, this classification may also inspect and certify work accomplished on assigned aircraft and their components by performing the following duties.

Summary of essential job functions

  • Performs and documents periodic maintenance of assigned aircraft and components according to manufacturer's instructions, service bulletins, and FAA directives.
  • Diagnoses problems and removes, replaces, and repairs aircraft components within limits of the A&P Certificate.
  • Performs or assists aircrews in performing, pre-/thru-/post-flight inspections and servicing of assigned aircraft.
  • Coordinates aircraft inspections/maintenance/servicing with Director of Maintenance to assure maximum availability of aircraft.
  • Tows, pushes, or pulls aircraft using manual and mechanical means.
  • Maintains all company supplied tools, equipment, and required publications, technical data, and related materials.
  • Complies with all directives and administrative requirements of the FAA and State and Federal regulatory agencies applicable to assigned duties to include record-keeping.
  • Maintains inventories and orders stock of essential spare parts, supplies, and related materials.
  • Calibrates, or coordinates calibration of special purpose tools, gauges, and equipment according to manufacturer's or FAA requirements.
  • Maintains security and confidentially of information created or encountered in the performance of assigned duties.
  • Completes work orders to include documentation of all parts used/removed from inventory for the purposes of inventory management, accounting, and billing.


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.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, governmental regulations and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from peers or managers.

Math Ability:

Ability to work with fundamental mathematical concepts and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability: 

Ability to troubleshoot and define problems.

Computer Skills:

Although not mandatory, it is preferred that applicant have some experience working with word processing software, inventory software, internet software, order processing systems, and database software.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or two to four years related experience and/or training; and three years’ experience as certified FAA A&P mechanic performing aircraft inspection, maintenance, repair, and servicing; or manufacturers training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates and Licenses:

  • FAA A&P certificate
  • FAA aircraft inspector or manufacturer’s certification a plus
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Common tools (specialized tools will be provided)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Dual engine helicopter experience a plus
  • Knowledge of FAA and aircraft/component manufacturer's standards, rules, and regulations for servicing, repair, maintenance 
  • Familiar with proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials to include but not limited to solvents, fuels, lubricants, materials encountered in duties
  • Ability to inspect, repair, service, and modify assigned aircraft and component parts and systems
  • Ability to interpret complex blueprints, sketches, schematics, and other technical materials
  • Ability to use, care for, and maintain personal protective equipment
  • Be willing to maintain work areas in clean, safe condition, including storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk/hear.  The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.