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MECHANIC - AVIATION OPS

MECHANIC - AVIATION OPS

Requisition ID 
2017-16899
Job Location(s) 
US-FL-Ft. Lauderdale
Seminole Property 
Seminole Gaming - Corporate
Category 
Aviation
Shift 
Varies
Position Type 
Full Time

Opportunity Details

Overview

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In addition to its two Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, the Seminole Tribe owns and operates the five Seminole Casinos in Coconut Creek and Hollywood, on the Southeast coast in Immokalee near Naples, on the Brighton Reservation north of Lake Okeechobee, and on the Big Cypress Reservation south of Lake Okeechobee.

 

The Seminole Tribe has long been recognized for innovation in its gaming and other businesses. It opened the first high-stakes bingo hall and casino in the United States in 1979. That facility was the forerunner of the Indian Gaming movement throughout North America.

 

Analysts believe today’s Seminole Tribe operates one of the most profitable gaming enterprises in the world. In March 2007, the Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired Hard Rock International, the first transaction of its kind by an Indian tribe. Hard Rock International is one of the most globally recognized music, entertainment, leisure and dining brands. It includes the world’s largest collection of authentic music memorabilia. The deal also includes licensing or franchise agreements for additional restaurants, hotels and Hard Rock Live performance venues.

Responsibilities

Qualifications:

The incumbent in this position is responsible for the performance of required inspections and maintenance of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Aviation Department’s aircrafts.  The individual performs repairs, inspections and maintenance of the structural, mechanical and electronic elements of the aircraft as assigned by the Director of Maintenance. This individual performs on call service. During call periods this individual will be required to supervise vendor maintenance personnel and coordinate parts procurement, delivery, and installation domestically and internationally. During these travel periods the incumbent coordinates and manages inspections and or repairs with local repair stations.  This position reports to the Director of Maintenance or designee and is an exempt position.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs the required inspections and maintenance of the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Aviation Department’s aircrafts. Examines and inspects aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to locate cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems. Inspects airframes for wear or other defects. Measure parts for wear, using precision instruments. Performs or assists leads or Crew Chief in systems troubleshooting.
  • Conducts line service operations, performs maintenance on ground support equipment, test stands, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Maintenance.  
  • Determines aircraft routing to maximize utilization and schedule maintenance requirements.
  • Assists with directing, planning, and laying out details of inspection standards, methods, and procedures used by the repair facilities in complying with all applicable FAA regulations and manufacturer's recommendations for Tribal aircraft
  • Assists the maintenance manager with projecting and budgeting upcoming maintenance activities for Tribal Aircraft.
  • Coordinates with other aviation areas and vendors to maximize utilization of aircraft down times in order to accomplish required maintenance actions. Requests, obtains and reviews quotes for aircraft maintenance to be performed by outside vendors.
  • Coordinates with maintenance vendors to ensure timely accomplishment of maintenance/inspection tasks that require special tooling, expertise, or equipment. Supervises the work of vendor maintenance personnel and coordinate parts procurement.
  • Executes and finalizes assigned maintenance/repair projects according to strict delivery deadlines and within an established budget. Supervises the completion of projects assigned to vendors.
  • Designs and creates parts, tools or components needed for the successful operation of the department, including but not limited to spray rigs for mosquito control operations, etc. Modifies aircraft structures, space vehicles, systems, or components as needed. 
  • Supervises and maintains inventory of equipment and supplies. May order parts or initiate purchase orders. 
  • Maintains local technical manuals and reference material in a current status.
  • Performs field maintenance services. Travels nationally or internationally to other locations to support maintenance operations, including coordinate parts procurement, delivery, and installation or to recover Tribal aircraft. Manages and coordinates inspections and or repairs with local repair stations. Supervises the work performed by vendor repair staff.
  • May serve as the Maintenance Manager in their absence.
  • Assists with aircraft records compliance.
  • Attends staff meetings, training classes and other activities and events as required. 
  • Performs work autonomously with minimal supervision and make sounds decisions in regards to the maintenance and repairs of aircraft.
  • Must adhere to all Seminole Tribe of Florida’s policies and procedures.

Performs related work as required.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent GED is required. Airframe and Power Plant license are required.  A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the aviation maintenance field with a minimum of three (3) years of experience working in turbine aircraft maintenance are required. Demonstrate excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.  Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays. 

 

Closing:

The Tribal Council gives preference in all of its employment practices to Native Americans. First preference in hiring, training, promoting and in all other aspects of employment is given to members of the Seminole Tribe who meet the job requirements. Second preference is given to members of other federally recognized Native American Tribes who meet the job requirements.

 

As part of Seminole Gaming’s employment process, final candidates will be required to obtain gaming licensure by completing a background check with Seminole Gaming Compliance and Regulations, prior to an offer being extended. These background checks may include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Credit Check
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Drug Screen    

For a listing of all opportunities at Seminole Gaming, please go to www.gotoworkhappy.com.    

 

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