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Aircraft Maintenance Technician I, Weekend

Clay Lacy Aviation
Van Nuys, Henry County, Indiana
121 days ago

Job Details

KVNY - Van Nuys, CA
Full Time
A&P Certification
$32.00 - $45.00 Hourly
Installation - Maint - Repair


Job Title: Aircraft Maintenance Technician I

Department: Maintenance

Location: Van Nuys, CA

Reports to: Operations Manager

Salary Range: $32.00/hour - $45.00/hour

Status: Full-time

FLSA Status: Non-exempt


About Clay Lacy Aviation

Founded by legendary aviator and industry pioneer, Clay Lacy Aviation has been providing private jet services around the globe since 1968.  Today, Clay Lacy Aviation is considered the world’s most experienced operator of private jets. Prominent individuals and leading corporations trust Clay Lacy for aircraft management, charter, sales, acquisitions, maintenance, avionics, interiors and FBO services. The company has aircraft operations and regional offices across the U.S., including fixed-base operations and part 145 repair stations at Van Nuys Airport and John Wayne Airport in Southern California and Waterbury-Oxford Airport in Connecticut. Taking pride in the pursuit of perfection is at the center of everything that we do. Our most valuable asset is our experienced team.


At Clay Lacy Aviation, we are always looking for legendary individuals to come join us in the world of private aviation. If you are goal-oriented, dedicated, proactive, and enjoy a customer-centric culture, we would be delighted to get to know you better.


Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Is passionate for helping people.
  • Is eager and quick to learn new material.
  • Enjoys collaboration and communicating with others.
  • Has a strong work ethic who values honesty, integrity, humility, respect, and accountability.
  • Has the passion and intrinsic motivation to learn, change, and grow.,
  • Is disciplined, dedicated, and determined to produce desirable results.
  • Manages their time responsibly.
  • Embodies a high level of integrity and professionalism, with a commitment to maintaining confidentiality and handling sensitive information appropriately.
  • Possesses a strong attention to detail.

Position Summary


The Aircraft Maintenance Technician I report to the Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible for the efficient execution of the work scope and for the maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations performed under the authority of the Clay Lacy FAA Certificated Repair Station.


The schedule for this position is Friday through Monday, 6 AM to 5 PM.


Job Responsibilities


  • Performs general to complex maintenance task on assigned aircraft and related systems. This shall include, but not limited to items such as removal and installation of panels and components, repair work, and sheet metal repair or installation.
  • Performs aircraft mechanic duties that require strong level of repair knowledge and troubleshooting.
  • Examines, disassembles, and inspects engines, parts or other components for wear, warping, breaks, leaks or other non-conformities or deficiencies.
  • Assembles and installs electrical, plumbing, mechanical, hydraulic, and structural components, and accessories, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Services and maintains aircraft systems by performing tasks, including, but not limited to flushing crankcase, cleaning screens, greasing moving parts, and checking brakes.
  • Repairs, replaces, and rebuilds aircraft structures, functional components, and parts, such as wings and fuselage, rigging, and hydraulic units.
  • Disassemble/Reassemble aircraft, systems, or components, following drawings, engineering orders and technical publications.
  • Reads and interprets aircraft maintenance manuals and specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components.
  • Adjusts, aligns, and calibrates aircraft systems, using hand tools, gauges, and test equipment.
  • Uses current, applicable technical data.
  • Adheres to all company and OSHA regulated policies and procedures.
  • Maintains outstanding attendance record.
  • Adheres and promotes the Clay Lacy Vision, Mission and Values daily.
  • Maintains proficiency with tools, techniques and acceptable practices used to perform maintenance and alteration duties.
  • Documents all parts and/or equipment removed from or installed on aircraft on the removal and installation forms.
  • Ensures material has been properly received prior to installing on aircraft.
  • Verifies material shelf life has not expired prior to use.
  • Verifies calibrated tooling calibration due date and condition prior to use.
  • Documents identified discrepancies on Discrepancy Collection Form.
  • Does not deviate from technical data unless appropriate approvals are obtained.
  • Promotes an efficient and professional work environment.
  • Participates in Continuous Improvement projects as directed.
  • Needs to be available to work different shifts and weekends as requested.
  • Able to travel away from primary facility for training and work.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Comply with all Federal Aviation regulations, company operations manual, operations specifications, standard operating procedures, and company policies & procedures.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with management, peers and external parties
  • Ability to prioritize and organize workflow
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Known for working well with all levels of managers, staff, clients and vendors
  • Ability to handle sensitive documents in a very confidential manner
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to take initiative and execute assigned tasks in a timely and flawless manner
  • Strong teamwork acumen with a profound ability to work under extreme pressure
  • Strong passion for working in a fast paced and result oriented environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

Essential Physical Functions

The following functions may be performed in variable weather and environmental conditions such as jet engine fumes, dust, or noise.

  • Step up and down stairs, ladders, tugs, vehicles, and fuel trucks.
  • Work effectively while sitting, standing or walking.
  • Able to engage safely and effectively in gross and fine motor control movements such as operating machinery and handheld tools.
  • Reach at or above shoulder level.
  • Execute hand signals in order to guide aircraft during arrivals and departures.
  • Complete tasks safely and effectively that require hand and eye coordination.
  • Lift, carry, push, and objects from ground level to waist and overhead, up to 75 lbs.
  • Bending and stooping to pick up tow bars, tools, and other equipment, up to 75 lbs.
  • Stooping below and move under aircraft.
  • Climb into aircraft and on top of aircraft surfaces

Essential Cognitive Functions

  • Must be able to reason, analyze, and solve problems.
  • Read, write, comprehend, and speak in English.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Must have basic math skills.
  • Always work safely and effectively.
  • Must work well with others.
  • Must be able to prioritize and multitask in a distracting environment.

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • A&P Certificate

  • 0 - 2 years of experience, Corporate/Business Jet experience strongly preferred


We are committed to supporting employees in their adoption of a healthier and more active lifestyle. We understand the contribution each employee makes to our accomplishments and so our goal is to provide a comprehensive program of competitive benefits to attract and retain the best employees available.

Through our benefits programs, we strive to support the needs of our employees and their dependents by providing a benefit package that is easy to understand, easy to access, and affordable for all our employees.

Our benefits are a valuable part of the total rewards that Clay Lacy Aviation offers you and your families. We offer you a robust benefits package and other resources that help you take care of yourself and your family.

  • Health Insurance – HMO and PPO options available
  • Dental Insurance – HMO and PPO options available
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation/Time Off
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Paid Holidays (9)
  • 401K Plan
  • Floating Holidays (2)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Identity Theft Protection Services
  • Employee Discounts to retailers, restaurants, and theme parks
  • Uber for Business

Equal Opportunity Employer

Clay Lacy Aviation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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