Technician I, Aviation Maintenance

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name


Division Name

Executive Vice President

Position Title

Technician I, Aviation Maintenance

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

Auburn University’s Aviation Department is seeking to fill multiple Aviation Maintenance Tech positions at various levels. This position provides general and preventative maintenance on University owned aircraft as well as other aircrafts. The levels of this position may only perform duties for which appropriate training has been provided as outlined in department training manual and guidelines provided by the Federal Aviation Association.

Auburn residents overwhelmingly rate the city as a great place to live, work and raise children, but don’t just take their word for it. Forbes has consistently ranked Auburn on its list of Best Places to Retire and Best Small Places for Business and Careers. Auburn City Schools has consistently been ranked among the top public school systems in the state and nation. Auburn University is committed to providing a comprehensive employee benefits package that attracts and retains talent to further the University’s mission and contributes to the personal and financial well-being of employees and their families.

Employee Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Care, Cancer Insurance, Life Insurance/Personal Accident Coverage, Disability Group & Supplemental Plans, Flexible Spending Account Plan, and Mandatory and Voluntary Retirement Plans 403(b) with University match and 457(b), Auburn University Federal Credit Union, Bookstore discounts, Tiger Perks discounts on dining, shopping and entertainment, Travel Assistance (Domestic and International), and Educational Improvements for Employees and Dependents.

Additional Employee Benefit details are available at:

Level I Grade 31 $31,300 – $52,100
Level II Grade 32 $35,000 – $58,400
Level III Grade 34 $45,100 – $75,100
Level IV Grade 35 $51,900 – $86,400

Essential Functions

1. Inspects university aircraft by performing very detailed inspections and preventive mechanical maintenance in accordance to the standards established by the university, federal regulations, and industry best practices.
2. Diagnoses and repairs university aircraft as needed. Determines airworthiness of aircraft and components ensuring all protocol is followed in regards to Federal Aviation regulations. Ensures timely scheduling of maintenance in order to least impact client’s flight schedule and provide for high degree of aircraft availability.
3. Maintains electrical systems that include wiring, electrical connections, and the replacement of instruments.
4. Troubleshoots, inspects, tests, repairs, and services aircraft and engine systems to prepare aircraft for flight. Initiate and document any nonconforming materials, hardware, software, tools, parts, assemblies, or portions thereof, according to specifications, processes, and procedures.
5. Maintains proper and updated records required by the University and Federal Aviation Authority regulations.
6. Maintains a safe work environment abiding by all safety manuals.
7. May perform other duties as assigned.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Any mechanical experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II- Requires 18 months’ experience in providing general and preventative maintenance to aircraft.
Level III – Requires 30 months’ experience in providing general and preventative maintenance to aircraft and performing 100 hours of annual inspections on general aviation aircraft.
Level IV – Requires 3 years of experience in providing general and preventative maintenance to aircraft and experience with 100 hour and annual inspections.

As an alternative to this experience requirement, completion of an FAA -Approved Aviation Maintenance Technician program.

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Level I – Requires no certification/license.
Level II – Requires one of the following: Airframe Certification or Powerplant Certification
Level III – Requires both Airframe and Powerplant Certifications
Level IV – Requires Airframe and Powerplant certification and Inspection Authorization (IA) Certification and/or Rating Application.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with piston powered fixed-wing General Aviation aircraft.

Salary Grade

Salary Range

$28,000 - $86,400

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

5 days a week between Monday and Saturday- 8 hour shift between the hours of 6 AM-9 PM

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Closing Date

EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Physical Requirements/ ADA Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with one often to the point of being objectionable. Injuries may require professional treatment. Externally imposed deadlines; set and revised beyond one’s control; interruptions influence priorities; difficult to anticipate nature or volume of work with certainty beyond a few days; meeting of deadlines and coordination of unrelated activities are key to position; may involve conflict-resolution or similar interactions involving emotional issues or stress on a regular basis. Job frequently requires standing, walking, reaching, climbing or balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling, talking, hearing, handling objects with hands, and lifting more than 100 pounds. Job occasionally requires sitting, . Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically, should have depth perception and the ability to distinguish colors.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
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    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
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  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent?
    • Yes
    • No

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