• LIFT Academy - Licensed A&P Mechanic

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  • Overview

    Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy is a U.S.-based commercial aviation pilot training school owned and operated by Republic Airways. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, LIFT revolutionizes commercial aviation training, utilizing state-of-the-art, eco-friendly training technologies and systems to educate future aviators. Students receive instruction from experienced pilots, under FAA and industry standards, with the most advanced equipment and curriculum that combines flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training. LIFT Academy students will train on a fleet of advanced new aircraft and flight simulators produced by Diamond Aircraft Industries, including the DA40 single-engine and the DA42 twin-engine aircraft. The program will be further enhanced with Diamond Flight Simulator Training Devices (FSTD) built to achieve the most realistic cockpit simulation environment. LIFT offers its graduates a direct path to become First Officers at Republic Airline. Interested students are invited to call 1-800-435-2552 or visit flywithlift.com.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Performs preventive maintenance, repair, modifications and other maintenance of aircraft, components and related equipment in accordance with standards and regulations.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

    • Performs preventive maintenance, repair, modifications and other maintenance of aircraft, components and related equipment and complies with 14 CFR, manufactures specifications, Company policy and procedures as well as other methods accepted by the FAA and OSHA when accomplishing maintenance.
    • Performs maintenance mechanic duties in all areas inside and outside the hangar.
    • Troubleshoots all aircraft systems. Executes maintenance work orders.
    • Uses tools, equipment and test apparatus necessary to assure completion of the work in accordance with accepted industry practices. Verifies that all calibrated tooling is current on its calibration before use. Verifies materials and parts used are of a serviceable condition.
    • Verifies that each part or component is effective for the aircraft on which it will be installed.
    • Adheres to material handling and control procedures specified in RSQCM and by the equipment manufacturers. Initiates material requests.
    • Evaluates the area and equipment that will be utilized to ensure that safety is not compromised before performing any maintenance action. Applies safety first at all times.
    • Maintains a clean, safe working environment throughout the work shift.
    • Updates Supervisor on progress of work performed. Reviews paperwork at the end of shift to ensure that all work accomplished is signed for prior to departing the maintenance facility. Assists with completion of shift turnover reports in accordance with procedures in the RSQCM.
    • Completes all department internal company forms, maintenance records, documents, work orders, etc. including performing maintenance computer system transactions as required
    • Provides coaching and on-the-job training as directed.
    • Adheres to established work schedule. Participates in shift meetings and briefings as required.
    • Submits in writing any suggested changes in operational procedures that will enhance safety and cost effective aircraft maintenance.
    • Accesses Company Intranet to become familiar with and utilize the RSQCM and aircraft manuals. Ensures part effectivity is correct per aircraft.
    • Adheres to recurrent training, including required FAA AMT training, and keeps necessary licenses and certification up-to-date.
    • Reads and acknowledges understanding of maintenance newsletters and Company Emails on a timely basis.
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.



    • High schoold diploma or equivalent with an FAA Airframe and Powerplant license.
    • Experience using a computer to look up information and input data.
    • Able to work both in a team setting and individually.



    • Previous experience as an A&P mechanic or airline experience.
    • Avionics experience is preferred
    • Experience with General Aviation piston aircraft
    • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Excellent electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills



    • Able to pass an FAA required 10 year work history review and pass criminal background and fingerprint checks.
    • Willing to submit to and pass FAA and Company mandated random drug and alcohol tests.



    • Must possess the required tools.
    • Must understand and follow aircraft maintenance manuals.
    • Able to work both in a team setting and individually.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Must successfully pass background check and drug test
    • No previous felony convictions and possess a stable employment history.
    • Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record.


    Able to read, write and understand the English language.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively and be understood before groups of associates of the organization.



    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations. 




    Possess decision making skills.  Makes limited decisions and determines best methods to solve problems by referring to established precedents and policies.  Impact of decisions is moderately low.


    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.

    • Able to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle and feel, reach with hands and arms at least 90% of
      the time.
    • Able to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl up to 60% of the time.
    • Able to lift up to 50 pounds at least 35% of the time.
    • Able to lift or move 75 pounds over 70% of the time.
    • Must be able to see to perform work and to see approaching vehicles, aircraft and machinery.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    • Work near moving mechanical parts, work with fumes or airborne particles over 90% of the time.
    • Work in high, precarious places up to 50% of the time.
    • Work around toxic or caustic chemicals up to 30% of the time.
    • Withstand risk of electric shock and work with explosives up to 10% of the time.
    • Work in outdoor weather conditions inside and outside an open air hangar up to 100% of the time.
    • The work environment can be very loud.
    • Able to wear a respirator and protective equipment for testing and regular duties. This includes minimal facial hair in order to ensure proper fit in of respirator in accordance with OSHA regulations.
    • Able to work nights, evenings, weekends and holidays to support 24 hour operations.



    Able to travel up to 5% of the time, including overnight stays.


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