Helicopter Mechanic

Chehalis, WA, USA
$86,742 - $30,250 USD yearly
Helicopter Mechanic-01020752

Weyerhaeuser's Western Timberlands Division has an opening for a full time Aircraft Mechanic, with duties performed in an aircraft hangar as well as a forest environment. In addition to helicopter maintenance, this individual will have responsibilities related to helicopter projects during all seasons of the year. This position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor.
Weyerhaeuser Company owns and operates multiple Bell Helicopters (212HP, 206L-4 and 206L-3), based in Chehalis, Washington. Weyerhaeuser Aviation has taken an active role in company flight operations since 1947. Our Helicopters support company timberlands/forestry operations in Oregon and Washington under FAR Part 91, 133 and 137, focusing primarily on stewardship of timberlands through fire suppression, fertilization, spraying and forestry recon. Our Helicopter operation is supported by company personnel, including pilots, aircraft mechanics/equipment operators.   
Although most projects are within the local area, applicants must be willing to do occasional overnight travel while working on flight operations away from the main base. Some projects do require weekend work. Between projects, helicopters and equipment are maintained at the company hangar near Chehalis, Washington and Eugene, Oregon.
Key Functions
  • Maintain Helicopters/support equipment in a hanger and a field environment 
  • Support field operations, fueling and ground functions, as needed.
  • Serve as the primary mechanic for the organization's helicopter flight operations 
  • Perform periodic inspections, maintenance and repairs not requiring factory service 

  • High School Diploma/GED (or higher)
  • Airframe and Powerplant license with a minimum of 2 years of Bell 206 series experience 
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to safety, supporting team flying concept 
  • Able to perform and adhere to industrial leading maintenance practices 

Desired Qualifications

  • At least 5 years of turbine experience
  • Knowledge of computer-based maintenance program (CMMS)
  • Excellent record keeping skills

What We Offer:

Compensation: This role is eligible for our annual merit-increase program, and we are targeting a salary range of $86,742 -$130,250 based on your level of skills, qualifications, and experience. You will also be eligible for our Annual Incentive Program, which offers a cash bonus targeting 7% of base pay. Potential plan funding may range from zero to two times that target.

Benefits: When you join our team, you and your dependents will be offered coverage under our comprehensive employee benefits plan, which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, and life insurance. We offer a pre-tax Health Savings Account option which includes a company contribution. Other benefit options are also available such as voluntary Long-Term Care and Employee Assistance Programs. We also support personal volunteerism, sponsor a host of diversity networks, promote mentoring, and provide training and development opportunities to help you chart your path to a fulfilling career.

Retirement: Employees can enroll in our company’s 401k plan, which includes a paid company match in addition to our annual contribution equal to 5% of your base salary.

Paid Time Off or Vacation: We provide eligible employees who are scheduled to work 25 hours or more per week with 3-weeks of paid vacation to use during your first year of employment. In addition, after being employed for six months, eligible employees begin to accrue vacation for future use. We also recognize eleven paid holidays per year, providing a total of 88 holiday hours and paid parental leave for all full-time employees.

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. Inclusion is one of our five core values and we strive to maintain a culture where all our people feel a sense of belonging, opportunity and shared purpose. We are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce and supporting an equitable and inclusive environment that inspires people of all backgrounds to join, stay and thrive with our team.


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Primary LocationUSA-WA-Chehalis
Schedule Full-time
Job Level Individual Contributor
Job Type Experienced
Shift Day (1st)
Relocation Assistance Available