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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.

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 $22.00/hr and based on experience and additional certificates/licensures
EEO EMPLOYER

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, click https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=4408738

Bemidji Aviation Services, Inc. is looking for a Metroliner III Floater Captain for our Fargo, ND base. This position operates various scheduled routes from KFAR on cargo feeder contracts. The route is subject to change.
 
Pilots are responsible for safely and efficiently flying their assigned air cargo route in accordance with all FAA and TSA regulations. They are also responsible for ensuring flight plans are filed, checking weather/NOTAMs, and conducting pre-flights and post-flights. Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills and may be needed to help with the loading and unloading of their aircraft. Contact Bemidji Aviation Services, Inc. for a more complete list of duties and responsibilities.
 
Competitive salary varies by assigned aircraft, route, and position. Metroliner III qualified Captains may earn $80,500 annually starting. $6,500 annual retention bonus starts the second year of employment. Full-time pilots are eligible for our standard benefits package, which includes health insurance (including the option for dental), 401K with company match, ESOP, life insurance, PTO, AFLAC, and company reimbursement for FAA medicals. Encore Air Cargo also has an ATP/CTP course assistance program available. We are an employee-owned company with ESOP eligibility beginning after one year of employment. The company also provides for lodging and crew cars when away from the base. We are an EEO employer.
 

Contact us with any questions or for more information at (605) 275-1071. We would be happy to talk to you and have you become part of the Bemidji Aviation team!

Job Requirements:

Pilots must meet the following 135 qualifications and flight time experience requirements:

  • Commercial/Instrument AMEL or ATP
  • 1,200 Total Flight Time (1,700 preferred)
  • 500 Cross Country
  • 100 Night
  • 75 Instrument (actual+simulated)
  • Valid 1st or 2nd Class Medical
  • Turbine experience and/or 500 hours multi preferred

To apply, click https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=4406054

Bemidji Aviation Services Inc. is looking for a Cessna 402B Captain for our Sioux Falls, SD base. This position operates a scheduled route from KFSD to KVTN on a cargo feeder contract running Monday pm through Saturday am with overnights in KFSD. The route is subject to change.

 

Pilots are responsible for safely and efficiently flying their assigned air cargo route in accordance with all FAA and TSA regulations. They are also responsible for ensuring flight plans are filed, checking weather/NOTAMs, and conducting pre-flights and post-flights. Applicants must possess excellent customer service skills and may be needed to help with the loading and unloading of their aircraft. Contact Encore Air Cargo for a more complete list of duties and responsibilities.

 

Competitive salary varies by assigned aircraft, route, and position. Cessna 402B qualified Captains may earn $58,000 annually. $6,500 annual retention bonus starts the second year of employment. Full-time pilots are eligible for our standard benefits package, which includes health insurance (including the option for dental), 401K with company match, ESOP, life insurance, PTO, AFLAC, and company reimbursement for FAA medicals. Bemidji Aviation Services, Inc. also has an ATP/CTP course assistance program available. We are an employee-owned company with ESOP eligibility beginning after one year of employment. The company also provides for lodging and crew cars when away from base. We are an EEO employer.

 

Requirements

 

Pilots must meet the following 135 qualifications and flight time experience requirements:

  • Commercial/Instrument AMEL or ATP
  • 1,200 Total Flight Time
  • 500 Cross Country
  • 100 Night
  • 75 Instrument (actual+simulated)
  • Valid 1st or 2nd Class Medical

Contact us with any questions or for more information at (605) 275-1071. We would be happy to talk to you and have you become part of the Bemidji Aviation team!

To apply, click https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=4406058

Job Title: Avionics Technician

Department: Maintenance
Reports To: Director of Maintenance and Shop Foreman
FLSA Status : Non- Exempt
EEO EMPLOYER

Job Summary: The Avionics Technician partners with the maintenance department through troubleshooting and installing of electrical components in the company aircraft.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicate with pilots and other maintenance staff to troubleshoot line maintenance issues.
  • Troubleshoot and repair all Avionics equipment.
  • Effectively troubleshoot and repair all electrical systems on aircraft.
  • Ensure compliance with quality and safety while performing maintenance in accordance with technical specifications, engineering instructions, FAA regulations and Bemidji Aviation Maintenance Manual(s).  
  • Ensure required entries are made in the aircraft logbooks, and all other records are filled out and delivered to the Records Department.
  • Ensure that Bemidji Aviation owned test equipment and tools are maintained properly and that the job site is clean and organized.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Avionics Technician Job Qualifications:

  • Experience with avionics line maintenance and troubleshooting of avionics equipment from various manufacturers including Garmin, Bendix King, and S-TEC autopilots.
  • Experience with wire harness fabrications.
  • Must be able to read and interpret wiring diagrams, schematics, and install manuals.
  • Must be knowledgeable with and capable of using associated hand tools and diagnostic equipment (i.e. multi-meter and shop test equipment).

Competencies and Knowledge:

The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills in the following:

  • time and performance management;
  • strong organizational skills;
  • problem solving;
  • communication skills (verbal and written);
  • ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment;
  • ability to interact with all levels of company personnel, vendors and outside regulatory agencies;
  • ability to manage multiple projects at one time with time sensitive deadlines and adaptability in an aggressive growth environment.

Work Environment: This job operates approximately 95% of the time inside a climate-controlled building and approximately 5% of the time outside in all types of weather.

Physical Demands: 

  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of standard equipment.
  • Reaching overhead, crouching, kneeling, bending, standing, climbing, crawling, 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 50 pounds.  
  • All above items with or without accommodation.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position with an expectation of occasional evening and weekend hours as job duties demand and travel to all maintenance bases for training of Repairmen.

Travel: Some travel will be expected with this position (E.G., off-site training, Maintenance personnel occasionally travel via ground transportation or by flying to remote locations to work on aircraft, etc.).

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Previous experience in Part 145 or Part 135.
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Must have enough experience to be recommended and obtain a FAA Repairman Certificate.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications Must be able to obtain an MSP airport SIDA badge (be able pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209) and able to read blueprint and electrical schematics required.



Job Title: Aircraft Component Technician
Department: Maintenance, Bemidji, MN FBO
Reports To: Lead Mechanic and Director of Maintenance
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
EEO EMPLOYER

Job Summary: This position is responsible to perform the overhaul/repair of aircraft parts, rotable components, sub-assemblies, etc. as needed that are used on Bemidji Aviation’s fleet of aircraft.

Essential Functions:

  • Disassemble and clean simple and complex aircraft items as required.
  • Chemically strip items as needed.
  • Media blast items as needed.
  • Perform visual inspection of items for cracks, corrosion and conformity.
  • Use Dye penetrate and other NDT techniques to inspect items as required.
  • Use precision measuring tools to determine that items conform to technical data.
  • Prep items to be painted.
  • Reassemble items as needed after inspection is completed
  • Perform visual and/or operational test/inspections during/after assembly of items as required by technical data to determine airworthiness
  • Perform all work in accordance with approved technical data, task cards and industry standards.
  • Perform work with extreme attention to detail.
  • Maintain a clean work environment.
  • Maintain ability to be respirator fit tested (which means no beards).
  • Conform to and comply with industry safety standards
  • Safely and accurately utilize a variety of hand tools.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Technicians report to their respective Lead and are ultimately responsible to the Director of Maintenance and Chief Inspectors.

Aircraft Component Technician Job Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years mechanical background preferred.
  • Must be able to read and write English. Be able to comprehend and apply information contained in technical manuals
  • Must be able to document maintenance performed on required forms by writing and/or typing it into a computer.
  • Must be detailed oriented.
  • Must own their own set of tools. Minimum tool list will be provided upon request.
  • Ability to productively work alone.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Must pass a pre-employment DOT Drug testing
  • Be authorized to work in the USA.
  • Live within 30 miles of Bemidji MN.

 

Desired Education and Experience:  Any Mechanical training or OJT experience.

Environment: Indoor shop environment subject to frequent interruptions, hangar door open and closing for moving aircraft, Occasional working outside will be required, changing priorities from time to time. Shop Location-Bemidji, MN.

Physical Demands: Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a variety of 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.

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, FSD, 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.

Benefits

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