Aircraft Mechanic Warbirds
- Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Aircraft Mechanic Warbirds job at Aviation Institute of Maintenance in Virginia Beach VA
Description, duties, responsibilities
America's largest historic flying aircraft museum, Military Aviation Museum (www.MilitaryAviationMuseum.org), is looking to add an additional FAA Licensed Aircraft Mechanic to their team of restoration and maintenance personnel. This museum in the southern part of Virginia Beach, is located on its own private airport (http://www.airnav.com/airport/42va) and is just a few miles from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. You can join their staff and see what the excitement is all about regarding the restoration and maintenance of these remarkable aircraft from the first half of the last century.
The restoration arm of this internationally known museum operates under the name of the Fighter Factory. The Fighter Factory is a secure and well-established company offering good wages including: overtime, paid annual vacation and holidays, health insurance, and a 401(k). They are seeking an experienced and well trained FAA aircraft mechanic with years of experience working on smaller general aviation airplanes with an emphasis on older version piston aircraft. For more information about the Fighter Factory, visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FighterFactory/
- MUST be a licensed A&P mechanic with an FAA certificate and five years of aircraft maintenance experience.
- Prefer someone that is well rounded in all aspects of General Aviation and not just sheet metal alone or only powerplant engines.
- Prefer prior experience working on historic aircraft including Warbirds, radial engines, propellers. Wood and/or fabric is an added plus. Sheet metal experience is helpful.
- Prefer talented individual that has rebuilt and restored mechanical engine vehicles such as airplanes, old cars, motorcycles, boats, etc.
- Prefer an excellent problem solver that takes pride in workmanship and is able to work with a team on mechanical problem solving.
- Work with a team to do annual inspections, repetitive maintenance, and evaluate mechanical problems and how to solve them.
- Work under deadlines to achieve results when needed.
- Occasional travel in former military airplanes to out of town air shows.
If you meet the above MUST requirement, pick up the telephone and call K.T Kurtz, General Manager, at (757) 235-6013. I will explain the position to you and answer any pertinent questions you may have, as this will be a telephone interview before scheduling your first in person interview at our hangar. If I am away from my desk and unable to answer your call, then email your resume to my address:
We also have a two year training program with a possible apprentice program to earn your FAA License, if such an aviation career might interest you.
I hope to hear from you by telephone or through the submittal of your resume.
Job Type: Full-time
- Airframe and Powerplant License (Required)
Aviation Institute of Maintenance Company Overview
The Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is part of a successful group of companies, which first began in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1969. We have maintained a tradition of excellence in education throughout our expansion of aviation career schools over more than four decades.