Helicopter/Fixed Wing A&P Mechanic – Washington

Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT)

Department of Natural Resources •

Olympia, Washington, USA

Position Type:

Department of Natural Resources

Job Description:

Full-time, Permanent, Represented position
Salary: $4,777.00 – $5,535.00 Monthly

Review of applications is ongoing. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision or close this recruitment at any time after 2/22/23. It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit material as soon as possible.

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?
The mission of the Department of Natural Resources is to manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations. The objectives of the Aviation Maintenance Program is to provide for the safety of firefighters, pilots, aircrews and the public, to minimize the loss of forest resources from wildfire on lands protected by DNR, to minimize the cost of our fire suppression efforts, and to provide quality assurance on DNR’s fire aviation maintenance resources. The Aircraft Mechanic reports to the DNA Wildfire Division Aviation Aircraft Mechanic Supervisor and is one of seven essential employee that conducts aircraft maintenance and ensures the safe operation of department aircraft. Responsible for repairs, rebuilds, maintains and inspects fixed wing and helicopter engines, airframes, aircraft parts, aviation ground support equipment and equipment for maintenance conditions to meet department operations, transportation, shop/field maintenance and Federal and State Aviation Regulations. Position operates with a high degree of independence.


  • Ensure proper accountability, serviceability, and use of assigned required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during activates that require use IAW department, OSHA, and safety guidelines;
  • Inspects and determines needed repairs; repairs aircraft to OEM, state and federal maintenance standards;
  • Assists other mechanics, aircrew and pilots in aircraft maintenance activities both scheduled and un-scheduled;
  • Operates specialized aircraft maintenance equipment when qualified to include but not limited to forklifts, hoists, special aircraft tools, department vehicles, tugs, tow carts;
  • Initiates and updates aircraft maintenance records, logbooks, and automated maintenance tracking software;
  • Interpret and comply with instructions outlined in FAA airworthiness directives. Manufacturer’s letters bulletins, interagency policies, DNA Maintenance Operations Manual and state directives;
  • Research parts manual and ensures only correct and serviceable parts are used and prepare paperwork for records keeping and ordering;
  • Ensures accountability of all tools, parts, equipment, and all other items used in maintenance in the prevention of Foreign Object Damage (FOD) to aircraft before, during, and after maintenance actions have been taken;
  • Documents and Returns aircraft to service only after proper maintenance has been completed to standard, inspection by IA (when applicable, see MOM) is complete, and all maintenance logbook entries are complete;
  • Conducts Blade Tracking, Leak Checks, and Maintenance Test Flights and determines with the Maintenance Test Pilot return to service of aircraft from annual or primary inspections;
  • Works as a team member and respectfully interact with fellow employees, supervisors, and managers;
  • Maintains individual work area, tools, and personal items in a clean and orderly fashion.
  • When on Standby Duty be prepared to be dispatched within 30 minutes of alert;
  • Have dispatch vehicle prepared, packed, fueled, and ready for use once dispatch is received;
  • Perform field maintenance as directed by Aircraft Mechanic Supervisor (AMS);
  • When dispatched be prepared for extensions as needed to support department Air Operations;
  • Inform AMS immediately when on dispatch for any un-scheduled maintenance or parts needs;
  • Follow all travel rules per OFM guidance and Department Credit Card policies.
  • Light aircraft painting work;
  • Organize and clean shop areas as needed and directed by AMS;
  • Vehicle maintenance, cleaning, and fueling.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience in aircraft and engine maintenance records logbook input, adjust, and documenting.
  • Experience Multitasking.
  • 1 year experience operating as an FAA Qualified Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic or higher maintenance position within the last 4 years. FAA Airframe and Power plant license (Current).
  • Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of aeromechanic trade, principles of operation of aircraft; use of aircraft testing and diagnostic equipment; safe practices.
  • Ability to: inspect, diagnose trouble, adjust, maintain and repair aircraft; use hand and power tools; keep accurate records; determine maintenance needs from records and aircraft inspection.
  • Ability to consistently make sound decisions with little direct supervision.
  • Basic Computer Skills.
  • DNR Core Competencies:
    • Personal Accountability
    • Value Others
    • Compassionate Communication
    • Inspire Others
    • Commitment to Excellence

Working Conditions:

  • Personally Owned tools to conduct aircraft maintenance
  • About 80% of work is Aviation Hanger, and 20% is field oriented at locations throughout the State.
  • Considerable travel may be required during fire season.
  • A valid driver’s license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function. Finalists and/or interview candidates will be asked to provide a driving record from all states in which they have held a license during the past three years.
  • Employees of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are required to complete their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines (be fully vaccinated against COVID-19) or be approved for a medical or religious exemption and accommodation as a condition of employment. Please note, any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status or having an approved medical or religious exemption and accommodation. No start date will be approved until you have either verified your vaccine status or have an approved exemption and accommodation. “Fully vaccinated” means the following: An employee is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Novavax) or a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson (J&J)/Janssen) authorized for emergency use, licensed, or otherwise approved by the FDA or listed for emergency use, or otherwise approved by the World Health Organization.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 2 Years’ Experience in Aviation Shop environment or 14 CFR Part 145 operation.
  • 2 Years’ Experience operating in a Public Aircraft Operation environment.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Systems Familiarity.
  • Incident Command System Qualifications.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the Aviation Management, Business Management, or related field of study.
  • 2 years or more Kodiak 100 maintenance experience.
  • 2 years field experience maintaining Fixed wing In a Wildfire aviation operation environment.
  • 1 year PT6 maintenance experience.
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS) Familiarity.

About the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally and are dedicated to serving Washington’s lands and communities through diversity, equity and inclusion. With nearly 1,500 employees in locations throughout Washington, we manage and protect more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands.
Our Vision – Our actions ensure a future where Washington’s lands, waters, and communities thrive.
Our Mission – Manage, sustain, and protect the health and productivity of Washington’s lands and waters to meet the needs of present and future generations.
Our Core Values:

  • Safety and Well-Being —Our top priority is the safety of the public and our employees.
  • Public Service —We value and respect the public we serve, and we value and respect the people of the Department of Natural Resources who step up to serve.
  • Innovation and Creative Problem-Solving — We solve our state’s most pressing challenges through innovative thinking, dedication, and bold and creative vision.
  • Leadership and Teamwork —We are committed to building leaders at all levels and building teams for success.

DNR provides excellent benefits, a few of those include:

  • Commitment to organizational health and wellness
  • Work/life balance
  • DNR Employee Resource Groups (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, Women’s Employee Resource Group, Veterans Employee Resource Group, etc.)
  • Statewide Employee Business Resource Groups
  • Leadership that empowers and supports employees
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Educational and career development aid
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Eligibility
  • Opportunities to participate in wildland fire suppression assignments
  • A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.

Application Requirements:

  • To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov. You must complete the entire online application to be considered for the position.
  • Attach a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position profile and the position required, desired and special requirements.
  • Attach a resume describing your experience and qualifications.
  • Provide three to five professional references – you may attach a document, use the References text field in the online application, or include with resume.
  • Important: Do not attach any documents that include photos or private information (social security number, year of birth, etc.).
  • Complete all supplemental questions.

Additional Information:

This recruitment may be extended and may also be used to fill future similar vacancies for up to sixty (60) days.

Veterans wishing to claim Veteran’s preference please attach a copy of your DD-214, NGB-22 or other verification of military service. Please black out your social security number prior to attaching. We thank you and are grateful for your service!

The Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans, military spouses or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.

Persons needing accommodation during the screening process or this announcement in an alternative format may contact DNR Recruiting staff at [Phone number removed. See source link below. /Admin] or [Phone number removed. See source link below. /Admin] or by email at [Email removed. See source link below. /Admin]. Those with a hearing impairment in need of accommodation are encouraged to contact the Washington State Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) at 1-[Phone number removed. See source link below. /Admin] or www.washingtonrelay.com.

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Questions? Please contact Jeremy West at [Email removed. See source link below. /Admin] or e-mail us at [Email removed. See source link below. /Admin].

Once you submit your online application, you can check your status by logging into your account. If you experience technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application call NEOGOV toll-free at [Phone number removed. See source link below. /Admin] or email [Email removed. See source link below. /Admin].

Salary Range:

Yes, about 20%

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Department of Natural Resources
1111 Washington St SE
Olympia, Washington 98504-7033 USA

At DNR you’ll support the vision of a sustainable future by using your skills to protect and manage the state’s natural resources for both current and future generations. As a DNR employee, you’ll work with the public’s interest in mind as we manage more…

A comprehensive benefit package that includes employer contributions toward health insurance, paid holidays, retirement plans, sick leave and vacation days. Visit http://careers.wa.gov/benefits.html for more information.

Supported Manufacturers:

Supported Models:
B205, UH-1H, B212, B412

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