Aircraft Maint Supvr at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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Date: Apr 26, 2021


Lexington, MA, US

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The mission of the Flight Test Facility is to support research and development programs at Lincoln Laboratory by providing unique airborne test bed platforms, state-of-the-art test facilities and expert integration and flight-test risk management solutions. The Flight Test Facility provides a method of validation with actual field collected data. Flight Test Facility Research aircraft are flown, maintained, and managed by a professional staff of pilots, certified maintenance mechanics and technicians, and administrative personnel. The Flight Test Facility's first priority is safety of flight. All flight operations are conducted by using procedures and equipment that meet or exceed all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements. As a result of various past airborne testing programs, mission-specific integration procedures have been developed. These procedures and the Federal Aviation Regulations provide for safe and successful operations.

The Flight Test Facility was created to support early air-to-air collision avoidance research programs sponsored by the FAA. As the need for more extensive airborne testing increased, the Flight Test Facility has expanded to support a variety of Department of Defense, Homeland Security and FAA programs. The Flight Test Facility currently operates seven aircraft. The aircraft are experimentally certificated flying test beds ranging in size from a small general aviation Cessna to regional transport turboprops to large corporate jets. All aircraft maintenance, modifications and alterations are performed in accordance with the approved standards of a Part 145 Repair Station.

Job Summary

The Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the overall activities of the Part 145 repair station. The aircraft maintenance supervisor leads a staff of engineering specialists, avionics specialists, A&P mechanics, avionics technicians, and an aircraft parts supply manager and reports directly to the Flight Test Facility manager.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assigns work to qualified personnel assuring all activities are conducted in a safe and orderly manner.

  • Ensures all maintenance documentation is correctly annotated and performed in accordance with current FAA regulations.

  • Interacts with the FAA on behalf of MIT Lincoln Laboratory Flight Test Facility for all maintenance and modification activities on a routine basis.

  • Responsible for the cleanliness and functionality of all shop space, parts room and hangar areas.

  • Responsible for the proper training of all mechanics and technicians.

  • Ensures that the repair station has the proper tooling and technical data to perform the work assigned in accordance with the FAA Certified Repair Station manual and current FAA regulations.

  • Ensures that all maintenance and integration processes and practices are performed in accordance with current OSHA safety standards, MIT EHS safety standards environmental protection regulations, MIT Lincoln Laboratory DoD security regulations, the approved FAA Certified Repair Station Manual and Flight Test Facility Operating Manual.


  • Ten years direct aircraft maintenance experience performing maintenance, preventative maintenance, inspection and alteration on large and small aircraft including helicopters.

  • Minimum of ve years' experience in a maintenance supervisory position is preferred.

  • Possess a FAA A&P certicate.

  • Possess a FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) rating is prefered.

  • Candidate must meet the qualication as a FAA Certified Repair Station maintenance supervisor as described in FAA FAR 145.153, 145.155 and 145.157

  • Experience with Gulfstream GII, GIV, Falcon HU-25, Viking DHC6-300, Cessna 206 and SAAB 340 preferred.

  • Extensive experience with FAA certification processes and procedures with an emphasis on Special Airworthiness certication. Familiarity with DCMA 8210 Contractor's Flight and Ground Operations preferred.

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to work eectively with a variety of individuals, departments and organizations

  • Ability and willingness to work with irregular hours and work days

  • Ability to travel on short notice

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent highly preferred

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Requisition ID: 33264 #CJ

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