CubCrafters is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of light STOL capable general aviation aircraft and a trusted provider of aviation maintenance services to the fleet of over a thousand aircraft manufactured or rebuilt during nearly 40 years in business. Passion for aviation is at the core of our business and fuels our commitment to deliver best-of-class aviation products and services to our customers. Our manufacturing and services teams combine decades of experience with the best available new technology and a
commitment to excellence to provide the best products and exceptional service to our customers.
CubCrafters is expanding and has full time aircraft mechanic positions in both our new manufacturing and our service and maintenance organizations. Staff in these positions inspect, maintain, and repair the structural, mechanical, and electronic systems of the aircraft we manufacture and service. Our mechanics are trained to use a wide variety of diagnostic devices, computers, hand and mechanical tools to assess, fix, and assure the airworthiness of the aircraft we produce and maintain. We’re looking for responsible, motivated, and talented individuals at all experience levels to join our team of like-minded aviation maintenance professionals.
Aircraft mechanics in our manufacturing organization will generally work on identifying, diagnosing, and clearing squawks on new aircraft in preparation for customer delivery. Aircraft Mechanics in our maintenance organization will generally perform annual inspections, repair, upgrade, and rebuild existing aircraft for our customers. CubCrafters also highly values the role our aircraft maintenance teams have in the improvement and development of the aircraft we manufacture by providing feedback to both our Engineering and Product Development team and our Customer Support team in a process of continually updating and improving the aircraft designed and manufactured by the company.
An FAA Airframe & Power Plant Certificate is required, with single engine general aviation experience preferred. Tube and fabric experience and glass panel avionics experience is helpful. The ability to lift and carry parts and equipment up to 50 pounds as a routine job function is required. Proficiency in the English language (both written and verbal) is required.
Performs duties of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Certificated Airframe & Powerplant
(A&P) Technician on Certified, LSA, and EAB light general aviation aircraft.
Performs periodic maintenance, 100-hour/annual inspections, repairs, rebuilds, and alterations
on light single engine tube and fabric aircraft in accordance with FAA regulations and directives.
Diagnose written and verbal communications regarding deficiencies in aircraft airworthiness or
performance. When necessary must be able to interact with pilots on a high level to develop an
understanding of aircraft problems and/or discrepancies.
Start aircraft, conduct ground operational test, taxi tests, and accompany pilots on maintenance
operational flights to validate/diagnose operational issues that may not be readily apparent
during ground operations.
Diagnose and solve malfunctions of aircraft systems and components by utilizing a wide variety
of diagnostic equipment, studying layout drawings, blueprints, wiring diagrams and/or by
analyzing operating characteristics of aircraft or its components.
Evaluate the possible effect of repairs and alterations on other structures, systems or prior
alterations to insure the aircraft is at least equal to its original or properly altered condition.
Rig and adjust aircraft and aircraft components to proper specifications including engines,
engine systems, propellers, primary and secondary control systems.
Trace and correct electrical problems in various aircraft systems. Understand basic electrical
circuitry and have a sound understanding of aircraft electrical systems and principals.
Must be familiar with Department of Transportation, FAA publications (Code of Federal
Regulations Part 14, Airworthiness Directives, Orders, Bulletins, Advisory Circulars, Forms, etc.)
and be able to work within the confines and compliance of such oversight.
Understand and be able to apply the theory of Weight & Balance as it relates to light aircraft.
Be self-motivated, maintain clean and orderly work area, treat coworkers and customers with
respect, and represent the company in a positive and professional manner.
Other duties and projects as assigned.
The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills in the following: attention to detail; precision workmanship; manual dexterity; mechanical aptitude; approachability; time and performance management; customer service and interaction skills; proactive and collaborative approach to problem solving; positive communication skills (verbal and written); ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment; the ability to briefly and accurately express complex technical problems in terms that permit the listener to make a valid decision; ability to change focus due to conflicting/changing priorities; ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations appropriately when performing job duties; and the ability to support of long term company goals, even if those goals may not be popular with all members of the organization.
Six paid holidays annually;
One week paid vacation after year one and two weeks of paid vacation per year afterwards;
Sick Leave benefit which is richer than required under the state law;
Employee-discretionary tax-free savings in the form of a 401K plan with Cub Crafters matching
contributions up to 4% after 6 months of employment;
Major medical plan for you (the employee) provided with separate vision, dental, life, an d LTD
coverage for you and family members available at a group rate at your expense.
Health care plan is available the first month after 30 days of continuous employment;
Access to Cub Crafters' aircraft, rental at the employee's rate.
This job is located at the CubCrafters factory located on McAllister Field (KYKM) in Yakima, Washington. With its beautiful weather, central location, relatively low cost of living, abundant outdoor activities, and a strong sense of community, Yakima is a premiere place to raise a family, live, work, and play.
The Yakima Valley is known as the Heart of Central Washington and recognized for its agriculture, a
vibrant wine and craft beverage brewing industry, blue skies, time saving commutes, and affordable
housing. The valley is surrounded by numerous recreation areas for outdoor activities including Mount Rainer National Park, the Mount Adams, Goat Rocks, and William O. Douglas wildernesses, the Wenatchee National Forest, and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Great skiing is just 50 miles away in the Cascade Mountains in winter. Seattle, Portland, the San Juan Islands, Vancouver BC, the Olympic Peninsula, and the Pacific Ocean are just a few hours’ drive away for even more adventure.
The climate of the Yakima Valley is mild and dry, having characteristics of both maritime and continental climates modified by the Cascade and Rocky Mountains. The summers are dry and warm, and the winters are cool with light snowfall. There is an average of 300 days of sunshine each year with a normal total of 7.98 inches of precipitation.