Airframe Technician III

Location: Battle Creek, MI, USA



Company Profile:

Duncan Aviation is the largest, family-owned maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in the world providing complete nose-to-tail services for business aircraft. We value the individual experiences and diversity of our workforce and are proud to be a Veteran-Friendly Employer. Individuals of all backgrounds, nationalities, disability status, and military service are encouraged to apply. 

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The Airframe Technician III, with advanced knowledge and high level skills, inspects, tests, adjusts, repairs and performs other general tasks related to the maintenance and repair of airframe systems and components on a variety of airframes in a safe and clean work environment according to manufacturer’s specifications, Duncan Aviation approved procedures and customer specifications. In addition, this position performs effective troubleshooting of complicated squawks; trains lesser experienced technicians through the OJT process; prepares and completes appropriate documentation in a timely manner; and performs as a Qualified Inspector (QI).


Essential Job Functions

  1. Performs inspections, service, and repairs of the most complicated nature on aircraft systems and components on a variety of airframes in a timely, clean, safe and professional manner with no rework, with a superior level of quality, craftsmanship, and efficiency. Makes sound technical decisions as a technician and when functioning as Qualified Inspector (QI).
  1. Efficiently and effectively troubleshoots, function tests, and repairs the most complicated aircraft systems across a variety of airframes.
  1. Prepares various documents for record keeping purposes, as required by Company policy and FAA regulations (i.e. turnovers, removal sheets, personal training log, etc.). Demonstrates proficiency of Duncan Aviation work order system, service plans, Tracker and outside maintenance tracking programs by completing accurate and timely discrepancies and corrective action statements, Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives (AD) Compliance statements, final inspection and closing of squawks and work orders.
  1. Willingly and effectively shares knowledge and capabilities with less experienced technicians through OJT to foster their development, ensure accurate work, and support of the team’s goals.
  1. Proficiently and consistently locates and uses the appropriate technical data to accomplish any and all tasks.
  1. In the absence of the lead technician, accepts ownerships of the work scope and established milestones relative to the successful and timely completion of these projects.
  1. Performs related duties as assigned by management.


Job Specific Requirements

  • Licenses/Certificates: Airframe or Repairman’s Certificate required; Powerplant Certificate preferred; valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record; Respirator Fit qualified; Man Lift qualified; tool inventory by department tool list required; QI designation
  • Attendance: Regularly scheduled attendance required
  • Physical: Routinely lifts up to 50 lbs. and occasionally up to 100 lbs.; reads small print; hears sounds associated with mechanical deficiencies; repetitive motion; works with moving parts and vibration; tolerates products, materials and fumes associated with component maintenance; tolerates working in confined spaces and heights above four feet; tolerates walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing and sitting
  • Environmental: Tolerates working in extreme temperatures and in noisy environments


Education and Experience

  • Airframe License Required; Powerplant License Preferred
  • 5+ years aircraft airframe maintenance experience required
  • QI or IA experience preferred 
  • Previous Corporate Aviation or MRO experience is preferred 
  • Experiencing leading aviation maintenance projects is preferred 
  • High school graduate or equivalent required

Available Benefits

  • Moving is expensive and hard work! Relocation Assistance is available for those that qualify.
  • Duncan offers a comprehensive Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation/Holiday) that is available to team members on day one.
  • Plan for your medical needs with a Health Savings Account (employer and employee contributions).
  • Save for your future through our 401(k) program where you can begin contributions within your first 45 days, 50% match on first 6% contributed
  • Participate in Duncan Aviation’s Tool Account Program, to acquire & grow your Tool Inventory all while making interest free payments
  • Take advantage of a variety of In-House Training opportunities, or use Tuition Assistance to further your education.

Duncan Aviation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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Job Type: Full Time Regular