METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE & DAVIDSON
Department of Human Resources
Invites Applications For The Position Of:
Technical Specialist 1—Helicopter Mechanic
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Must Apply on line at: www.nashville.gov
Open Competitive Job Announcement, #12169E
SALARY: $47,249.28 / Year
ISSUE DATE: 7/18/12
Position is posted until filled. It is not necessary to file again if you have previously applied.
The Technical Specialist I of the Aviation Section of the Metro Nashville Police Department shall be directly accountable to the
Director of Maintenance and will be responsible for all phases of maintenance on any aircraft assigned to the section. Positions in the
Metro Nashville Police Department require an extensive background check.
Ø Repairs helicopters according to current FAA and manufacture standards
Ø Maintains accurate aircraft logs and records
Ø Attends maintenance schools or training seminars as needed
Ø Performs ground operational check of helicopters
Ø Performs daily inspections of helicopters
Ø Performs maintenance and repairs of helicopters
Ø Diagnoses malfunctions of systems and perform repairs
Ø Performs inspections 50 hour, 100 hour, 300 hour and annual inspections of helicopters
Ø Removes and installs major assemblies and sub-assemblies
Ø Disassembles major assemblies and sub-assemblies
Ø Performs rigging of flight controls and systems
Ø Performs adjustments of fuel controls and governors
Ø Performs track and balance of main and tail rotors
Ø Performs minor body repairs and sheet metal work
Ø Performs refueling of helicopters
High School Diploma and 8 years of technical experience, including 4 years experience repairing Helicopters, Airframe and
Powerplant Rating, as well helicopter maintenance experience on Bell OH-58 or Bell 206 and MD 500 Helicopters. Valid "Class D"
driver’s license and Airframe and Powerplant Rating. Must obtain an IA Rating within 1 year of hiring appointment. Failure to meet
or maintain this certification shall result in disciplinary action.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITES:
Ø Knowledge of FAA Rules and Regulations pertaining to helicopter maintenance.
Ø Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the servicing of helicopters.
Ø Knowledge of the techniques and methods used in the repair and maintenance of helicopters.
Ø Knowledge of occupational hazards and preventive safety measures.
Ø Skill in using tools and diagnostic equipment.
Ø Ability to install and operate diagnostic equipment.
Ø Ability to analyze data received from diagnostic equipment.
Ø Ability to correct equipment problems.
Ø Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ø Ability to write accurate reports.
Ø Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ø Ability to make daily visual inspections of helicopters prior to first flight of the day.
Ø Ability to read and understand wiring diagrams, charts and symbols.
Ø Ability to understand charts and tables for knowing maximum serviceable dimensions of parts.
Ø Ability to use calibrated tools for measuring parts for dimensional checks and torque wrenches.
Ø Ability to calculate numbers.
Ø Ability to work on helicopters while they are running.
Ø Ability to operate chopper spotter.
**An Incomplete application or missing documents may result in disqualification.**
Fill in complete work history, do not attach resume in lieu of requested information.
To view entire job announcement, go to: http://www.nashville.gov/hr_benefits/jobs/employment_center.asp
Requests for ADA accommodation should be directed to the Recruitment Center @ 862-6640