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Technical Assistant - Airframe & Powerplant (PT)

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Technical Assistant - Airframe & Powerplant (PT)

Salary: $20.00 per hour

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.

The College is looking for exceptional colleagues. We seek candidates with: (1) an understanding of the college mission and teaching experience in a comprehensive community college; (2) a focus on student success in a learner-centered environment; and (3) a willingness to use technology to support learning in the academic setting, including on-line instruction and assessment of student learning outcomes.

We are currently seeking a part time Technical Assistant in our FAA Approved Airframe & Powerplant Certificate Program. This program is housed exclusively at the state-of-the-art, MVCC Aviation Training Center located on the airfield at Griffiss International Airport in Rome, NY. The Technical Assistant assists the primary instructor in the lab and classroom and with running/supervising hands-on aircraft maintenance training exercises. They also assist with overallprogram equipment upkeep.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assists all teaching staff with required lab projects;
  • Performs all regular housekeeping duties in the Aviation Training Center (ATC);
  • Maintains ATC training equipment in working order as needed;
  • Ensures all safety items in hangar are in working order.
  • Assists with program marketing/ recruiting efforts;
  • Answers or triages incoming phone calls;
  • Explains the A&P certificate program and answers general aviation maintenance questions for inquiring callers;
  • Accurately maintains required student academic files to meet FAA regulations as needed;
  • Performs other duties as needed per the Director or faculty needs.

Successful candidate must be available to work up to 29 hours per week.


Required Qualifications:

  • Valid FAA Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings
  • One (1) year minimum of hands-on aircraft maintenance experience
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree
  • Three (3) years' experience in aircraft maintenance
  • Teaching experience

Special Instructions to Applicants: Must be able to provide FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate. Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 4/8/2024

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action,Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence,equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities,governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse,multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities anddifferences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparingstudents to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up ofpeople with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds,religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, differentabilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran statusor on the basis of disability.


Mohawk Valley Community College has more than 800 full-time and part-time employees at our campuses in Utica and Rome, NY. We are located in the Central New York region at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains between Syracuse and Albany, NY in Oneida County.

Founded in 1946 as one of the first community colleges in New York State, MVCC is one of 64 campuses that are part of the State University of New York.

The College offers about 100 transfer and career technical programs, including liberal arts and sciences, healthcare, engineering technologies, trades, engineering science, business, human services and fine arts. A diverse institution with a global view, MVCC offers career, transfer, and transitional education, programs for personal and cultural enrichment, and supports community and economic development.

Interested candidates will find competitive salaries and outstanding benefits along with an enriched, collaborative work environment that is based on excellence in teaching and student service, employee success with continued contributions, and commitment to our surrounding communities.

Mohawk Valley Community College does not discriminate.  MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  MVCC is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The College's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources.

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