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We Need A&P Certified Mechanics and Pilots

Bemidji Aviation Services is hiring A&P Mechanics and Technicians to work on our 50 strong aircraft fleet of Cargo Fairchild Metroliners, Beechcraft 99s and Queenairs, along with several other aircraft type such as Cessna 172s. BASI is also looking for skilled pilots to join our team. 

If you are interested in any of the jobs listed below, or have questions, please reach out to Human Resources at

Job Title: FAA Certificated A&P Mechanic
Department: Maintenance
Location: Bemidji, MN
Reports To: Lead Mechanic and Director of Maintenance
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Pay: Starting at $30.00/hr and based on experience and additional certificates/licensures

Job Summary: A&P Mechanics maintain our fleet of: Fairchild Metroliners, Beech Queenairs, and Beech 99s

Essential Functions:

·         Inspect, test, repair, maintain, troubleshoot, and service aircraft for approval to return to service.

·         Perform alterations of airframes, powerplants, systems, and components, following approved technical data and industry standard techniques.

·         Perform overhaul of powerplants and various components such as magnetos and landing gear.

·         Perform operational and run-up checks after maintenance is performed to ensure proper operation.

·         Adjust, align, and calibrate aircraft systems, using calibrated tools, gauges, and test equipment.

·         Make logbook entries and fill out required paperwork to document performed work.

·         Read, research and interpret aircraft technical data using a computer or paper manual.

·         Maintain work area, tools and vehicles in clean and safe condition

·         Ensure that safety, regulatory and company requirements are met.

A&P Mechanic Job Qualifications:

·         FAA airframe and powerplant certificate(s)

·         Have 3-5 years of experience preferred

·         Must be able to read and write English and be able to comprehend and apply information contained in technical manuals.

·         Must be able to document maintenance performed on required forms

·         Must have knowledge of industry standard techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in general aviation aircraft maintenance and alteration.

·         Must know how to use approved technical data such as wiring diagrams, drawings, maintenance manuals, etc. to perform maintenance and alterations on general aviation aircraft in accordance with approved data.

·         Must own their own set of tools. Minimum tool list will be provided upon request.

·         Must pass a pre-employment DOT Drug testing

·         Must be able to pass a security background check

·         Be authorized to work in the USA

·         Live within 30 minutes of Bemidji, MN.

·         Must have a valid driver’s license


Desired Education and Experience:  Fairchild Metroliner, Beech 1900, 99, King/Queen Air, or similar type aircraft.

Environment: Indoor shop environment subject to frequent interruptions such as hangar doors opening and closing for moving aircraft.  Occasional working outside to do line maintenance will be required, changing priorities from time to time.

Physical Demands: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of industry standard equipment. Reaching overhead, crouching, kneeling, bending, standing, climbing, and walking will be required. Clarity of vision at varying distances. Verbal, auditory, and written capabilities to effectively communicate in an articulate manner. Must meet the physical requirements which qualify a person to perform essential job functions including the ability to lift at least 70 pounds.  All above items with or without accommodation.

To apply, email 

Not Just Another Company

Bemidji Aviation Services, Inc. is a full-service FBO (Fixed Base Operator) located at the Bemidji Regional Airport (KBJI) in Bemidji, MN. With maintenance bases in BJI, DEN, FAR, we are looking for mechanics for a variety of locations. We are also a Part 135 freight operator and offer flight instruction as well as photo flights.

Bemidji Aviation Services functions more like a family, than as a business. You will never miss your important family commitments working for us. You will always have support from your fellow employees. We are an employee owned business that has functioned for over five decades, committed to our employees, our customers, and our community.

When you join us, you become part of a family and a community that will value what you do. That’s why our employees stay with us for years when other aviation companies have high turn over. We work hard. We play hard. We support one another and we grow together.


We are an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Company, which means you are allocated stock and are a “co-owner” with all of your fellow employees. This is something you’ll rarely find with other aviation companies, but it’s how we roll.

We offer a company paid High Deductible HSA Health Insurance Program as well as additional options such as AFLAC and Delta Dental at the employee’s expense. We also offer family medical leave to full time employees after their first twelve (12) months of employment. We also offer life insurance to full time employees.

We have PTO up to 20 days/yr (after 10 years) and 6 paid holidays. But again, we believe in family and the importance of family at Bemidji – so we say without hesitation, you will never miss an important family obligation because of your work schedule.

We have 401K available with up to a 4% match.

We are an EEO Employer.

And we’re located in some of the most amazing places on Earth to live. We hunt, fish, and enjoy nature (whether in the majestic presence of the Rockies or in the down to Earth cold streams and lakes of Minnesota.)

At Bemidji Aviation we value our employees and understand you have a life outside of work.

We believe you should have a job you love combined with a life you enjoy