Vinnell Arabia Aircraft Power Plant Repairman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Supervises, inspects and performs ACM, and ASC maintenance on aircraft turbine engines and components. Removes, replaces, services, prepares, preserves, cleans and stores engine assembles or components. Disassembles repairs, reassembles, adjusts, and diagnostically tests turbine engine systems, subsystems and components according to directives. Assists in troubleshooting engines and rigging engine controls. Performs maintenance operational checks on aircraft engine-power plant systems. Uses and performs user maintenance on common and special tools. Requisitions and maintains shop and bench stock for repair of aircraft engines. Prepares request for turn-ins and repair parts and engine components. Prepares forms and records related to maintenance activity. Trains and Customer personnel as required in the use of all applicable technical publications, tools, test equipment, and special equipment applicable to the discipline of aircraft power plant maintenance, enabling them to become effective MD500 Series aircraft technicians. Ensures that all related maintenance operations are conducted in a safe manner.

A. Duties/responsibilities:

  1. Ensures that MD500 Series power plant maintenance functional activities and procedures among designated organizations are planned, coordinated, integrated, and synchronized to achieve established platform operational readiness (OR) rates.

  2. Responsible for compliance with established maintenance systems, processes, procedures and reports that provide immediate situational awareness of platform OR rates.

  3. Establishes daily maintenance operational goals, objectives and priorities for implementation in order to achieve stated OR rates.

  4. Oversees the daily power plant maintenance management of individually assigned aircraft in support of the Aviation Maintenance PC Manager in conjunction with the Logistics Manager activities for related platform parts and spares.

  5. Works within the maintenance quality control processes, procedures, standards.

  6. Reports to direct inquires, investigations, and research analysis related to aviation maintenance of the MD500 Series Aircraft and supporting maintenance activities to the Aviation Maintenance Production Control Manager.

  7. Responsible for the individual power plant maintenance training, job book currency and qualifications of assigned Customer maintenance personnel.

  8. Supervises the following individuals: Junior technicians (assigned to the power plant shop). Crew Chiefs and mechanics assigned to the power plant shop.

  9. Coordinates activities and requirements for maintenance operations support with the Shops manager and production control Manager.

  10. Coordinates through production control for daily and weekly maintenance training activities and requirements.

  11. Ensures all maintenance operations and related maintenance support activities are conducted in a safe manner.

  12. Supports, in coordination with the PC manager and Flight Operations Manager, the Downed Aircraft Recovery Team (DART) process and procedure.

*B. Independence: *Performs within the broad guidelines of duties and responsibilities with significant choice of methods. Authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities.

C. Supervisory Responsibilities: Primary supervisor of MD500 Series Aircraft power plant technician assigned to his Shop or aircraft. Overall supervisory responsible for power plant maintenance personnel. Accountable for power plant maintenance property.


A. Education Level: High school diploma required; Associates degree preferred. Military: Graduate of US government aircraft engine mechanic maintenance course or civilian equivalent or factory training preferred.

B. Experience: Former Aviation Crew Chief or aircraft/Engine Mechanic experience required. Former Aviation Quality Control. 8 years’ experience in Army Aviation Operations preferred. Experience within the last 2 years required.

C. Specific knowledge, skill, and ability requirements: Demonstrated knowledge and experience of rotary wing Aviation operations inclusive of maintenance, Aviation logistics, flight operations and training. Certificates: Army Aviation Crew Chief certification with rating in MD500 Series aircraft (or military equivalent) or OH-58D preferred. FAA, A&P; certificate or Equivalent required. Proficient in the use of computer-hosted interactive technical manuals, aircraft maintenance forms, and other aircraft related documentation. Demonstrated past performance and experience in overhauling MD500 Series/ or OH58D engines types. Army service school instructor or civilian equivalent teaching experience for /MD500 Series engine mechanics preferred. Ability to communicate both orally and written. Ability to effectively deal with people in the supervision of staff and team members. Ability to effectively communicate with the customer in a professional and courteous manner. Possesses a valid driver’s license.

ID: 2017-2414

Location: SA-Riyadh

Category: Aviation Institutional Training Division (AITD)