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Experimental Flight Test Crew Chief at BETA AIR, LLC in SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

This position maintains aircraft, forms and records and performs expediter, crew chief, support, aero repair, and maintenance functions.  Advises on problems maintaining, servicing, and inspecting aircraft. Uses technical data to diagnose and solve maintenance problems on aircraft systems. Interprets and advises on maintenance procedures and policies to repair aircraft.  Troubleshoots and maintains aircraft structures, systems, and components. Tests repaired components using mockups and test equipment. Adjusts, aligns, rigs, and calibrates aircraft systems. Performs engine run-up. Accomplishes weight and balance functions. Jacks, tows, and services aircraft.  Inspects aircraft structures, systems, and components. Supervises and performs aircraft and component inspections. Interprets inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective actions. Inspects and checks components for clearances, tolerances, proper installation, and operation. Inspects and operates powered and non-powered aerospace ground equipment. Reviews maintenance forms, aircraft records, and reports to ensure complete documentation. Inventories and maintains alternate mission equipment.  Coordinates maintenance plans to meet operational commitments. Supervises and assists in launching and recovering aircraft. Reviews maintenance data collection summaries to determine trends and production effectiveness.


The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:



  • Perform aircraft maintenance, instrumentation, and other test related activities

  • Coordinate test and evaluation events

  • Determine the readiness of flight test aircraft

  • Conduct ground tests of experimental & certificated aircraft

  • Communicate test results to project personnel

  • Recommend changes to aircraft and aircraft systems to meet regulatory requirements, design requirements, design objectives, customer needs and safety

  • Ability to read schematics

  • Wiring, crimping pins and sockets and basic knowledge of connectors

  • Avionics troubleshooting

  • Basic electrical troubleshooting

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with both internal & external customers

  • High energy, self-motived, organized and detail-oriented