Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services

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Mentor, Aircraft Structures Apprenticeship


                                                                       INTERNAL AMES APPLICANTS ONLY

                                    MENTORS WILL RECEIVE $1000 AT THE END OF EACH 12 WEEK TRAINING PERIOD

What you will do:

AMES Structures Mentors are responsible for the continued aircraft structural repair skills progression of assigned Aircraft Structures Apprentice(s).  The Mentor performs their regular aircraft structures maintenance, repair, and/or modification on customer aircraft in accordance with applicable technical data, customer maintenance program requirements, within estimated or budgeted hours and within FAA and customer standards of quality. While performing those tasks, the Mentor will also support the skills development process with assigned Apprentice(s) by exposing them to the structured OJT assignments, coaching (not doing it for) them, signing off on the Apprentice’s completed work to and maintaining the Apprentice’s OJT document log. Mentors Return to Service the work performed by the apprentice on the appropriate documents. Mentors lead by example (safe & compliant) to assist in the development of the Apprentice in the craft of aircraft structural repair.  During the process and completion of the 12 week Apprenticeship Program, Mentors will provide input toward the recommendation of whether an Apprentice is eligible to apply for an unlicensed Structures Tech position.

What you need:

  • Airframe license OR Repairman Certificate

  • Current AMES Structures Technician

  • Working knowledge of aircraft construction and repair principles

  • 5 years structural repair experience on heavy aircraft

  • Working knowledge of computer based aircraft maintenance software

  • Basic understanding of FAA regulations pertaining to FAR Part 145 repair station operations

  • Structural Repair Manual, blueprints, Service Bulletins, Airworthiness Directives, and Illustrated Parts Catalogs

  • Effectively speak, read and write in the English language; able to communicate constructively with diverse individuals

  • Excellent work/attendance record

  • Extensive knowledge of SRM, aircraft documentation and AMES policy and procedures

  • Demonstrated ability to exercise problem solving and creative thinking skills

  • Must be patient, highly self-motivated, able to work independently with little direct supervision and possess a desire to teach others the aircraft structures trade


Preferred Job Skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of the aircraft structural repair craft

  • Previous lead or supervisory experience

  • Associate Degree or training in management principles

  • Prior hands-on experience in a heavy aircraft maintenance environment

  • Prior experience at a FAR Part 145 repair station


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds

  • Ability to twist, bend, stoop, kneel, squat, crawl and climb and sustain those positions for an extended period of time

  • Ability to work at heights up to 60 feet

  • Ability to work with arms raised above head and perform repetitive tasks and motions

  • Ability to fit in tight places

  • Ability to work in confined spaces with respiratory equipment

  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions

  • Ability to precisely manipulate hand tools in a variety of situations


AMES is an equal opportunity employer and that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status.


Attention Existing AMES Employees

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