Kenneth Copeland Ministries

  • Aviation Lead Maintenance Technician 3/Inspector

  • Overview

    Kenneth Copeland Ministries reaches out with uncompromised Bible teaching focused on faith, love, healing, prosperity and restoration. Additionally, over the years, more than 60 million people have responded to the message of salvation through our ministry efforts. Together with the prayer and support of our Partners, we are impacting the world for Jesus Christ and changing lives every day!

    Lead Maintenance Technician 3/Inspector


    7:30am - 6:00pm Monday through Thursday 



    The Lead Maintenance Technician 3/Inspector is responsible for maintaining continuous airworthiness of all KCM aircraft (to include but not be limited to Gulfstream V and Cessna CE-421, CE-500 series, and CE-750 aircraft) and other duties as assigned.  Performs pre- and post-flight inspections, preventative maintenance, trouble shooting and replacement of parts on assigned aircraft using methods, techniques and practices set forth by the aircraft or component manufacturer. Follows the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR’s) and proper manufacturer’s maintenance manuals or other instructions for continued air worthiness while ensuring compliance with Airworthiness Directives (AD’s).  Supervises and inspects maintenance work performed by other technicians and ensures accuracy and thoroughness of all required documentation.  Provides recommendations to Aviation Maintenance Director for procedure/process changes to improve maintenance operations, quality of work performed and continued airworthiness of KCM aircraft and flight operations.  Demonstrates willingness and ability to participate in planning, construction, logistics, and other non-aviation activities in support of the deployment are essential components of this position.  Must possess a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Power plant certificate with Inspection rating.  Must provide own basic tools and tool storage. Participates in 24/7 on call rotating shifts.  Ability to travel internationally as needed.  KCM Aviation is a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 91 Flight Department.



    • Perform typical maintenance operations such as removal and replacement of aircraft and power plant components that require bolting, torqueing, adjusting, rigging, and safety wiring, including flight control removal/installation in accordance with Company Maintenance Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Manufacturer / Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) approved data (FAR 43, Subpart 43.13).
    • Perform complex aircraft avionics troubleshooting.
    • Troubleshoot, repair, clean, service, inspect, modify per documentation, replace, overhaul aircraft and aircraft systems using approved data to ensure airworthiness.
    • Assist in troubleshooting and diagnosing of payload systems.
    • Complete assigned tasks using the proper manufacture's maintenance manuals or other instructions for continued airworthiness, tools and equipment as spelled out in the procedures, or the equivalent as acceptable to the Aviation Maintenance Director.
    • Perform inspections, maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs of moderate to advanced complexity on aircraft systems, engines and structures.
    • Set an example of compliance with company policies and procedures.
    • Responsible for management of the maintenance inspection requirements per regulatory and/or company requirements or approved inspection program
    • Ensure all maintenance work is completed before final inspection.
    • Oversees quality control on all maintenance tasks.
    • Complete formal/final inspections of all maintenance work performed before aircraft is returned to service.
    • If requested, will travel to KCM designated maintenance stations to observe maintenance on company aircraft, act as a liaison for Aviation Maintenance, and ensure maintenance documentation is complete and correct before aircraft is returned to KCM.
    • Complete pre- and post-flight aircraft inspections for outbound and inbound flights.
    • Schedule post maintenance check flight(s).
    • Request from Aviation Maintenance Director the removal from service any aircraft that do not pass inspection, are unsafe or that do not comply with regulatory requirements.
    • Assist in the initial and ongoing training of Aviation maintenance personnel, as necessary.
    • Ensure that applicable Airworthiness Directives (AD’s) and Service Bulletins that effect KCM aircraft/flight operations are complied with appropriately.
    • Recommends to the Director of Aviation Maintenance, the implementation of maintenance standards, methods and procedures to be utilized by Flight Operations to ensure compliance with approved Operations Specifications, Flight Operations Manual, Federal Aviation Regulations and manufacturer’s recommendations.
    • Reviews and ensures all required maintenance/inspection entries into the aircraft logbooks and permanent records are accurate and preserved in accordance with company and FAA requirements.
    • Actively participate in KCM’s Safety Management System (SMS).
    • Maintain shop and hangar tools and equipment.
    • Ensure all test equipment is calibrated and maintained before use.
    • Move aircraft in and out of the hangar.
    • Maintain a clean and safe working environment.
    • Develop work plans and meet schedule estimates.
    • Follow all company and safety procedures guidelines, and specifications.
    • Complete all required paperwork, maintain proficient records of non-routine repairs.
    • Use and operate all equipment in a safe manner.
    • Work with little or no supervision and accomplish assignments with little or no re-work.
    • Assist team members in the performance of operations that are required for the mission.
    • Interface effectively with management and team members.
    • Be flexible with schedule, working nights and weekends when the job requires.
    • Accompany company aircraft to an overhaul/repair facility as required.
    • Provide line service in conjunction with dispatching and recovering of company flights. o    Assist the flight crew in loading and unloading passenger baggage. o    Maintain all licenses, ratings, and certificates related to this positiono    Keep abreast of the latest developments in the business aviation field. o    Maintain schedule and events on departmental Outlook calendar.
    • Provide support to Aviation Maintenance Director.
    • Perform other related duties as may be required.


    • Supervise work practices of fellow technicians to ensure company policies and procedures are followed to ensure safety and aircraft airworthiness.
    • Inspect fellow technicians’ work for aircraft airworthiness.
    • Provide technical support to technicians.
    • Ensure labor on work orders is organized and productive. Ensure request dates for parts and supplies support work order goals and “Out Dates.”
    • Direct technicians’ daily workload and priorities.



    Education and Experience:

    • High School Diploma (required).
    • Current FAA Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and Power Plant ratings (required).
    • Current FAA Inspector Authorization (IA) Certificate (required).
    • Associates Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology (preferred).
    • Minimum of five years practical experience as an active aircraft maintenance technician with experience in corporate business jets (Part 23 and Part 91 category aircraft).
    • Minimum of five years of experience in aviation project management.

    Experience with completion of aircraft maintenance logs, forms and recordsExperience with product evaluation and inspection for aircraftExperience as a lead in aviation maintenance and operations.

    • Experience performing Inspections, Annuals/100 hour, and FAA Form 337’s.
    • Experience with Gulfstream and/or Cessna business jet maintenance (required)
    • Experience with Gulfstream V and Cessna CE-421, CE-500 series, and CE-750 aircraft (preferred).
    • Experience in management of Aircraft Life Limited Components (required).

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Thoroughly familiar and able to train others regarding compliance with KCM Aviation Maintenance Policies, FAA Regulations, and Federal, State, and local maintenance regulations. 
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and supervise people.
    • Ability to identify risks before they arise and propose alternative action plans to mitigate identified or potential risks.
    • Can prioritize and plan work flow to ensure established goals are achieved.
    • Exhibits interest in and ability to learn and apply new skills.
    • Writes clearly and informatively and edits work for spelling and grammar.
    • Ability to grasp the operation of an aircraft’s system(s) and solve complex system and procedural problems.
    • Understand and comprehend specialized technical manuals, procedure manual, blueprints, diagrams, schematics and detailed forms.
    • Knowledge of FAA regulations and FAR/AIM/AMT.
    • Knowledge and use of specialized tools for aircraft inspection and repair.
    • Must be able to safely operate aircraft service equipment such as: auxiliary power unit; aircraft tug; power tools; mechanical hand tools/paint spray equipment; tire/wheel maintenance equipment; electrical test equipment; and battery chargers.
    • Completes tasks and goals in a timely manner.
    • Displays a commitment to excellence through accurate and thorough work practices.
    • Seeks out procedures to improve and promote quality.
    • Able to follow directions.
    • Communicate as required to receive and understand work assignments.
    • Ensures the maintenance procedures and documents (including electronic records) are accurate, current, and in compliance with applicable company and government regulations. 
    • Ability to multi-task.
    • Troubleshooting skills.
    • Strong organizational skills.
    • Exercises excellent discernment and good judgment.
    • Ability to appropriately handle confidential information.
    • Ability to work will as a team member.
    • Highly detailed oriented.
    • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Must be people oriented with good interpersonal skills.
    • Skilled in problem solving, resolution development, and make effective decisions.
    • Flexible and responsive to dynamics of the department.
    • Must be task and goal oriented.
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule and be available 24/7 when On Call.
    • Must understand implicit instructions and react favorably in all working situations.
    • Average proficiency in use of computers, Internet, Microsoft Office Suite and basic office equipment.
    • Operations software experience; Traxxall, Avtrak and/or CAMP systems experience (preferred).
    • Aircraft safety software experience; PRISM (preferred).


      Team Participation:

    •  Exhibits objectivity and openness to other views.

    • Gives and welcomes feedback.
    • Contributes to building a positive safety culture.
    • Establishes and maintains effective relations.
    • Displays positive outlook and pleasant manner.
    • Offers assistance and support to co-workers.
    • Works actively to resolve conflicts.
    • Works cooperatively in group situations.



    • Must be a born-again believer and adhere to the doctrines of this organization as upheld by Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and their appointed representatives.
    • Must work well with others, as a team and according to Romans 16:17, must not cause dissension, difficulties and/or divisions.
    • Must adhere to and uphold the KCM Code of Honor.
    • Current Texas Drivers’ License and good driving record.
    • Must have a valid Passport and be able to travel internationally without restrictions.
    • Must maintain a good attendance record.
    • Must be able to secure appropriate airport security clearance as needed.
    • Must be available by phone and/or text 24/7 when On Call
    • Able to work any assigned shift or schedule, including mission support outside normal duty hours and travel (domestic or international) as required supporting mission requirements.



    • Must be able to lift up to 100 pounds.
    • Must be able to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
    • Above average strength, endurance, dexterity and coordination.
    • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces for long periods of time.
    • Physical ability to sit, stand, stoop, bend, push, pull, and carry equipment.

    • Balances team and individual responsibilities.
    • Must be able to analyze complex information, troubleshoot and determine work strategy to accomplish task assigned.
    • Must use preemptive thinking.
    • Must interact well with people at all levels.



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