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Aircraft Maintenance Technician - Altoona Blair County Airport

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Contour Airlines - AOO - Martinsburg, PA
Full Time
High School
$60,000.00 - $75,000.00 Salary
Installation - Maint - Repair


Contour Airlines is a long-established aviation services company with diverse capabilities including scheduled airline operations, Part 91/135 aircraft management, on- demand charter, an aircraft sales division, three Fixed-Base Operations, a FAR Part 145/EASA certified aircraft maintenance facility providing airframe maintenance, avionics installations/repairs, and component overhaul services, and a FAR 141 pilot and maintenance training operation.  Our fleet of approximately 30 aircraft operate almost 20,000 flight segments annually and the company is now ranked as one of the ten largest Part 135 operators in the country.


At Contour Airlines, our core values are at the heart of everything that we do and every decision we make. Constant throughout all of our lines of business is a commitment to integrity and safety. Our team members consistently display an attitude of excellence and the ability to think like a customer.  We recognize that there is strength in unity and work together as a team to accomplish our ambitious goals.  


Contour Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship, color, creed, sex, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, pregnancy, pre-disposing genetic characteristics, veteran status, military status, disability, gender identity or expression, familial status, criminal history, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other protected status.


Contour Airlines understands that some applicants may need reasonable accommodations. Please contact the Human Resources Department at to discuss any specific needs that you may have.


Contour Airlines’ rapid growth has created exciting employment opportunities. We invite you to become part of the family.


Summary of Essential Duties:

  • Read and utilize blueprints, maintenance manuals, ATA codes, illustrated parts catalogs, service bulletins and other maintenance documents to troubleshoot and complete work assignments.
  • Updating maintenance and repair logs
  • Running diagnostic tests
  • Perform routine maintenance operations or repair of the aircraft including aircraft engines, power plant and /or aircraft components according to all specifications.
  • Perform hourly, daily, and monthly inspections and examinations of aircraft components, including de-icing, hydraulic systems and landing gear, for leaks, cracks, burned areas, foreign object damage, warping, distortions, missing segments, wear, breaks, or other issues.
  • Perform inspections during assembly of part and after repair or installation of component.
  • Documenting maintenance procedures to include component damage, component origin, and condition of component, components, or equipment.
  • Practice safety conscious behaviors in all operational process and procedures.
  • Performance of daily scheduled and non-scheduled inspections, maintenance, repair, and alterations of aircraft.
  • Troubleshoot defective aircraft systems and components in an effective manner.
  • Use gauges and diagnostic tests to detect malfunctions.
  • Use power and hand tools (e.g., cranes, grinders, wrenches, etc.)
  • Complete all tasks in the allotted time frame and to the quality standards of our company, our customers, and the FAA.
  • Promote safety within the workplace by monitoring others and yourself to guarantee all tasks are performed within the safety manual guidelines and communicate with other mechanics and supervisors to coordinate repairs and keep apprised of safety concerns.
  • Other duties as assigned by leadership.


Work Environment:

  • Airport ramp/warehouse environment, subject to varied weather conditions including hot or cold weather.
  • Exposed to noise and vibrations when testing engines on a weekly basis.


Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent stooping, bending, kneeling.
  • Standing on feet for extended periods of time
  • Handle objects up to 70 pounds regularly, up to 100+ pounds occasionally, with assistance from co-workers or tools.
  • Able to use stairs, scaffolding, and/or ladders of varying heights without assistance.
  • Occasionally exposed to cramped workspaces that require getting into awkward positions.
  • Able to work varying schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays. Shifts could be scheduled from 8 to 10 hours or more.
  • Regularly wear protective gear, such as gloves or earmuffs.


  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be authorized to work in the United States and able to travel in and out of the United States.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • FAA Airframe and Power plant license is required.
  • Must understand, read, and write English.
  • Possess polished and professional interpersonal skills with a positive attitude and a customer-oriented mindset.
  • Possess strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Must have well-developed people skills and ability to work with a variety of personalities.
  • Able to coordinate multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Able to handle interruptions and a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintain strong attention to detail.
  • Be self-motivated and able to motivate others.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal delivered with tact and professionalism.
  • Must pass a DOT required pre-employment drug screen and willing to submit to and pass FAA and Company mandated random drug and alcohol tests.
  • Able to pass a required 10-year work history review and submit to criminal background and fingerprint checks.
  • Operational knowledge of laptop and desktop computers, working knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, or related presentation programs. Operational knowledge of Outlook is required. Competency with internet navigation is also required.
  • Ability to work in a safe professional manner adhering to all regulatory requirements including OSHA, EPA, state, and federal regulations.


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended only to describe the general nature and level of work required of the referenced position; they are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of individuals in the position. Please be advised that the duties and expectations of this position may be subject to change.