Aircraft Maintenance Technician

University of Alaska

Aircraft Maintenance Technician

University of Alaska System

The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Aviation Technology Division invites applications for an aviation maintenance position for the Aviation Technology Flight School. As a mechanic in the Aviation Technology Division you will be responsible for performing the duties of an FAA-certificated Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic conducting required maintenance & preventative maintenance of UAA Flight Training Aircraft including 50-hour inspections, 100-hour inspections, annual, and phase inspections. This position is responsible for debriefing pilots concerning any aircraft malfunction. Running and taxiing aircraft under power, troubleshooting, diagnosing, and performing unscheduled maintenance on assigned aircraft. Additionally, you will perform the full range of repair and testing of aircraft systems, assemblies and surfaces, determining if aircraft components require repair, replacement or re-calibration, and requesting parts and conducting repairs as required.

As an A&P in the Aviation Technology Division you will exercise mechanic privileges to return aircraft to service, provide technical assistance to other UAA aviation maintenance technicians, perform inspections on UAA aircraft for continued airworthiness using methods, techniques, and practices that adhere to the Title 14 Code of Federal Aviation Regulations (CFRs) and UAA's Flight Operations Maintenance Policy. You will be responsible for aircraft maintenance record entries and maintenance records to ensure aircraft are in a condition for safe operation, as required by Title 14 CFRs. Evaluate and report on vendor or contract maintenance activities to the Director of Aircraft Maintenance (DOM). Maintain professional currency regarding Title 14 CFR updates and changes, maintenance procedures and techniques, airworthiness directives (ADs), advisory publications, aircraft manufacturer's publications and industry developments.

The University of Alaska Anchorage places a strong emphasis on utilizing maintenance standards and procedures which are safe and acceptable to the FAA and UAA. To thrive in this role, you will need to ensure proper safety rules and procedures are followed to prevent injury to personnel or damage to equipment as well as ensuring that the aircraft are safe and airworthy. UAA is committed to fostering and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We recognize the need to develop a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff, and student body and encourage applicants with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and expertise to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school graduate or equivalent.

Valid FAA Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings.

Valid driver's license (must meet and maintain UA safe driver verification criteria).

4 years progressive experience working in a general aviation maintenance career field is preferred.

Skilled in maintenance practices and inspection procedures, and broad knowledge of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations, specifically parts 39, 43, 91, 135, 141, and other applicable requirements for a flight training school is preferred.

Valid FAA Inspection Authority is preferred.

Position Details:

This position is located on the Aviation Technology Complex on Merrill Field Airport, approximately two miles north of UAA's main campus in Anchorage, AK. This is a full-time, term-funded, non-exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and UA provides a generous compensation package that includes retirement options, annual leave, 12 paid holidays per year, tuition waivers for employees and family members, and affordable medical, dental and vision care coverage. New hires will be placed on the, Grade 79 (minimum $37.16/hour; minimum $41.50/hour if have valid Inspection Authority), based on education and experience.

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references with your application.

Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, you must apply by June 7, 2024.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

This position is a term-funded position and is reviewed annually for contract renewal at the University's discretion.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

UA is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, educational institution and provider and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Fred Dyen, Assistant Dean, Aviation Technology Division, at

*Each university within the University of Alaska system publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report which contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.

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UAA: (Addresses Anchorage campus, Aviation Technology Complex, JBER - Elmendorf Extension, JBER - Richardson Extension, Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, Kodiak College, Kodiak High School Extension, Matanuska-Susitna College, Prince William Sound College, and Prince William Sound College - Cordova Extension) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAA Police Department Office at Room 114 of Eugene Short Hall on the Anchorage campus / UAA Dean of Students Office at Room 122 of Rasmuson Hall on the Anchorage campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-786-1120 or / 907-786-1214 or

UAF: (Addresses Fairbanks Campus, Bristol Bay Campus, Chukchi Campus, Community and Technical College, Kasitsna Bay Campus, Seward Marine Center, Tok Campus, Kuskokwim Campus, and Northwest Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: UAF Office of Rights, Compliance and Accountability on the 3rd Floor of Constitution Hall. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-474-7300 or

UAS: (Addresses the Juneau Auke Bay Campus, Juneau Technical Education Center, Sitka Campus, & Ketchikan Campus) Online: Request a paper copy in person: Hendrickson Building, Suite 202 on the Juneau campus. Request a paper copy by mail: 907-796-6371 or emailing

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Anchorage, AK

15 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2025-05-03