Southern California Edison Aircraft Technician 5 in Chino, California

Job Description


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About Operational Services

Operational Services(OS)impacts the success of every area of the company. We own the responsibility to keep our employees, facilities and the public safe. We also monitor, benchmark and improve processes with integrity and compliance. From our supply chain, with the goods and services we purchase and store, to being a trusted partner in maintaining a robust transmission and distribution system, our work helps SCE sustain a safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy grid. Operational and service excellence is our main objective in everything we do.

Position Overview

The Aircraft Technician 5 is a lead position for the Aircraft Technician group, providing the maintenance staff with immediate oversight and guidance on the hangar floor. The Aircraft Technician 5 assists the Maintenance Manager in scheduling, prioritizing and coordinating aircraft inspections, maintenance and repairs. The Aircraft Technician 5 assists with oversight and compliance with required permits/licenses required for the operation of the base hangar facility. A lead technician also gives the Maintenance Manager more time for administrative duties.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, maintain and repair company aircraft on pre-flight, periodic and planned basis.

  • Purchases and receives inventory supplies from vendors.

  • Disassembles airframe, engine and other components on planned maintenance schedule or to determine cause of malfunction and overhaul/repair/replace parts as required to maintain aircraft in airworthy condition.

  • Installs special accessories and attachments for cargo handling, transportation of equipment and external loads.

  • Advising field crews on methods and procedures to follow when using aircraft for aerial work methods. Ensures aircraft and landing zone is in compliance with established Federal, State, local and manufacturer standards.

  • Provides information and recommendations related to safety and airworthiness of aircraft for flight.

  • Participate with the Maintenance Manager in scheduling, prioritizing and coordinating aircraft inspections, maintenance and repairs to ensure optimal aircraft availability.

  • In conjunction with Maintenance Manager, monitor aircraft parts inventory including ordering, warranty follow-up and FAA Compliance. Ensure compliance with permits and licenses required for operation of base hangar facility.

  • Oversee maintenance, inspection, repair and installation of aircraft test equipment, avionics and mission-specific equipment.

  • Provides functional guidance to a Maintenance staff of 8 employees, including Aircraft Technicians 1, 2, 3 and 4. Coordinate staffing for extended work coverage, weekend coverage and field work.

  • Assumes Maintenance Manager’s responsibilities during Maintenance Manager’s absence.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduate

  • Valid Airframe and Powerplant Certification per CFR Title 14 Part 65

  • Valid Inspection Authorization Certification per CFR Title 14 Part 65

  • Valid California Class A Haz Mat Tanker Driver’s License

  • Knowledge of FAR 91.411 (Pitot Static testing) and FAR 91.413 (Transponder testing) Test procedures

  • Certified user of Aeroflex IFR 4000 Nav/Com Test Set

  • Certified user of Aeroflex IFR 6000 Ramp Test Set

  • Must be able to attain an FAA Repairman Certificate within 1 year

  • 7 years’ experience in rotorcraft maintenance

  • 5 years’ experience with Airbus AS350B3 helicopters

  • 5 years’ experience with airbus Ec135P2+ helicopters

  • 2 years’ experience with Bell 205/212/412 helicopters

  • 2 years’ experience with Mx Manager software

Desired Qualifications

  • Associate Degree in Aviation Maintenance

  • Valid Repairman Certification per CFR Title 14 Part 65


  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • The primary work location for this position is Chino, CA.

  • Position will require up to 30% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory as well as out of state.

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.