Lead Aircraft Technician

R2 Air Transportation Systems Corporation (R2AIR) believes in a future where all aircraft, big and small, fly themselves, are everywhere, and are available to everyone. Our team has experience in aviation, space, robotics and self-driving cars, and are aggressively working to make this future a reality.

R2AIR is seeking to hire a full-time Lead Aircraft Technician. The position will be initially located at our facility in Mountain View, California with significant responsibilities at our airport facility.  The position will report directly to the head of flight operations.

  • Perform routine and non-routine maintenance to ensure aircraft readiness.
  • Perform aircraft modifications.
  • Keep aircraft maintenance and modification records up-to-date and accurate.
  • Perform pre- and post-flight inspections.
  • Tow, taxi and perform run ups in accordance with applicable standards and procedures.
  • Ensure shop premises are maintained in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Ensure compliance with all FARs, Operations Specifications, Company Policies, and Company Procedures.

Minimum Requirements
  • FAA-issued Airframe (A&P) certificate.
  • 5+ years operations and small aircraft maintenance experience.
  • General airframe installation and bracket fabrication experience.
  • Experience fabricating and modifying wire harnesses and pinning aerospace connectors.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner in a fast-paced environment.
  • Maintenance experience with piston engine aircraft.

Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Fixed Base Operator or FAR-145 experience.
  • Experience with the fabrication of test fixtures.
  • Maintenance experience with turboprop and jet engine engine aircraft.
  • Private or commercial pilot ratings.
  • Thorough attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Requirements
  • Must be willing to travel up to 50% of the time.

R2AIR is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with R2AIR is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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