Southern California Edison Aircraft Technician 3 in Chino, California

Job Description


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About Operational Services

Operational Services(OS ) impacts the success of every area of the company. We own the responsibility to keep our employees, facilities and the public safe. We also monitor, benchmark and improve processes with integrity and compliance. From our supply chain, with the goods and services we purchase and store, to being a trusted partner in maintaining a robust transmission and distribution system, our work helps SCE sustain a safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy grid. Operational and service excellence is our main objective in everything we do.

Position Overview

The Aircraft Technician 3 position is an entry level mechanic’s position for the Aircraft Technician group. The successful candidate will support Aircraft Operations by inspecting aircraft mechanical and structural equipment on a pre-flight, periodic and planned maintenance basis to detect possible malfunction and to assure safe operation of company aircraft.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Inspect, maintain and repair company aircraft on pre-flight, periodic and planned basis.

  • Disassemble and re-assemble airframe, turbine engines and other components on planned maintenance schedule or to determine cause of malfunction and overhaul/repair/replace parts as required to maintain aircraft in airworthy condition.

  • Use electronic vibration equipment to trouble-shoot and track and dynamically balance airframe and engine components.

  • Installs special accessories and attachments for cargo handling, transportation of equipment and external loads.

  • Inspect and repair aircraft during field operations. Must control the landing zone. Must be able to perform or advise field crews on work methods and safety procedures for material handling and take-off and landing.

  • May be required to guide helicopters with either hand signals or radio communications. Must able to reposition fuel vehicles and support aircraft as required during field operations as well at home base. May be required to spend a week or more support helicopter operations in the field.

  • Provide information and recommendations related to safety and airworthiness of aircraft for dispatch and landing. Ensure helicopter and landing zone are in compliance with established safety requirements.

  • Ability to adapt to changing work conditions with little or no advance warning.

  • Purchases and receives inventory supplies from vendors. Remove product from inventory for use, document removal and ensure replacements are ordered.

  • Understanding of the actions, values and behaviors that constitute a strong safety culture.

  • Personal commitment to working according to the Edison Core Values of Safety, Integrity, Excellence, Respect, Continuous Improvement and Teamwork.


Minimum Qualifications

  • High school graduate

  • Current FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate per CFR Title 14 Part 65

  • Two (2) or more years of experience working on turbine powered helicopters

  • Experience with maintenance and repair of Airbus Helicopters model AS350, EC135 and Bell Helicopter models 205/212/412.

Desired Qualifications

  • Valid California Class A Haz Mat Tanker Driver’s License

  • Experience using radio and hand signals as related to helicopter operations

  • Previous experience with purchasing, receiving and maintaining inventory and supplies related to aircraft operations

  • Previous experience fueling aircraft including Hot Refueling

  • Previous experience with Mx Manager Maintenance and recordkeeping software

  • Ability to solve technical and operational problems with an exacting margin of safety


  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • The primary work location for this position is Chino, CA.

  • Position will require up to 30% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory as well as out of state.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.