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Columbia Helicopters Inc. Rotor Technician in Aurora, Oregon



  • Read and interprets maintenance manuals, or other technical data to determine the feasibility and method to perform the assigned tasks.

  • Cleans and inspects drive & rotor components and parts for damage and wear using visual examination and special tooling and equipment. Follows shop standard work procedures for clean-up and equipment preventive maintenance.

  • Replaces or repairs damaged or worn drive & rotor parts using general hand tools, special tools, pneumatic tools and precision measuring equipment. Assembles components with same tools and equipment.

  • Performs tests and/or checks as required to confirm drive & rotor parts serviceability utilizing special tools and equipment.

  • Properly documents all inspection findings and work performed/corrective action in the appropriate maintenance records to meet established standards.

  • Maintains work areas and tools in a clean and organized manner, practices proper tool and FOD control.

  • Performs work safely and utilizes the appropriate technical data for the assigned task.

  • Monitors and supports continuous improvement activities by utilizing Lean and continuous improvement tools striving to identify and eliminate waste in all its forms in an effort to improve quality and safety, decrease lead time and reduce cost.

  • Conduct oneself in accordance with Company’s Core Values.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required, further education or advance instruction relative to technical field is desirable

  • Requires 3+ years’ mechanical experience and a strong aptitude for acquiring new mechanical skills and knowledge

  • Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license preferred

  • Experience in Boeing 107/CH46 or Boeing 234/CH47 transmission components and or rotor head components preferred

  • Documented military or commercial transmission or rotor head maintenance and/or component maintenance training preferred

  • Training and experience utilizing Lean methods in a production environment

  • Ability to locate, read and follow the technical data appropriate for the assigned task

  • Ability to use precision measuring equipment and hand tools appropriate to the assigned tasks

  • Ability to work overtime and/or weekends as assigned dependent on production needs

  • Ability to work in a shop environment or work outdoors locally or in remote locations as needed for customer support

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.




  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group



  • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)