7 days ago


Catawba County, NC


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The North Carolina Forest Service is a team of professionals who provide forest protection, emergency response, resource management and environmental education to the residents and landowners of North Carolina through a variety of programs.  The NC Forest Service provides services to the 100 counties in North Carolina.

The Aviation Division of the NC Forest Service operates a centralized aviation maintenance facility at the Raleigh Exec (Sanford) Airport in Lee County and supports Aviation Hubs in Hickory and Kinston. The purpose of this position is to support the Aviation Division’s mission at our Hickory Aviation Hub as both mechanic and helicopter crew chief.  This Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) position will actively engage in all levels of maintenance on 17 fixed wing and 5 rotor wing aircraft.  In addition to routine preventive maintenance and inspection, this position will require up to date knowledge on avionics and communication systems to support modification and upgrade/retrofit to meet current FAA requirements.  Routine inspections include 100hr, Annual, calendar and Airworthiness directive (AD) compliance.  This division employs the use of 12 Cessna single engine aircraft for Scout/Patrol activities, 2 Airbus AS350b3 helicopters, 3 Bell UH-1H helicopters for fire suppression, 2 Air Tractor AT-802F air tankers for fire suppression, as well as 2 Beechcraft T-34C lead planes and 1 Cessna U206 utility aircraft.

Duty Station:  Hickory Hangar, 314 Hickory Airport Rd. Gate 9, Hickory NC 28601
Residency requirement:  Must reside within two hours of required duty station.  

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The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2,000 employees. 

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Job Type: Permanent Full-Time
Location: Catawba County, North Carolina
Agency: Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services