Current job openings:


  • Must possess a valid A&P license
  • Have a minimum of 10 years experience, plus DC10 and/or heavy aircraft experience plus line maintenance experience and overall worldly knowledge
  • Pass a 10 year background/criminal/DMV check and drug and alcohol testing
  • Must possess a current and valid driver's license and obtain a passport
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be willing and capable to travel
  • Computer literate, including Microsoft Office suite and Adobe
  • Must be literate with current mobile phone applications including text messaging
  • Safety oriented
  • Time management skills are a MUST


The A&P Mechanic is responsible for airworthiness, safety and maintenance of the company's fleet.  The company fleet currently consists of 4 DC10-30 aircraft modified to disperse fire retardant.  Must be capable of working with and from various equipment, stands, ladders, boom lifts, scissor lifts, tugs, etc. Be able to work outdoors for long periods of time all year.  International work in the southern hemisphere during the northern winter is always a possibility. 

Job Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Aircraft maintenance, service checks, line checks, preventative maintenance, all systems troubleshooting and repair, lav servicing, fueling, loading retardant
  • Complete any daily paperwork on a timely manner 
  • Parts requisitions, parts tags, log book entries
  • Daily text messaging for flights, end of day, and mix reporting
  • Work closely and offer guidance and direction to maintenance team members
  • Maintain open communications with all flight crew members
  • Able to lead and/or follow as work and circumstances dictate
  • Be financially responsible in all company and personal matters
  • Independently identify and accomplish tasks
  • Able to think "outside of the box" while maintaining safety and airworthiness
  • Ensure all work areas are maintained orderly and clean
  • Ensure tooling and equipment are properly maintained, clean and stored after each use
  • Travel the western states during MAP season
  • Drive and operate a truck towing a 27 ft trailer

Work Environment:

  • During MAP period: Expect to be outside during the hours of sunrise to sunset, during the hottest times of the year.  Responsibilities may include helping to load retardant, wiping down struts, cleaning windows, servicing lav's - to hurry-up and wait.  Regular scheduled maintenance will take place during the "off-duty" hours (sunset to sunrise)
  • Forest Service contract: requires 2 days off and any 14 day window with a duty day of no more that 16 hours on during a 24 hour period
  • During working hours you will be subject to normal aircraft and environmental noise, moving vehicles and aircraft, exposed to typical aircraft chemicals and fire retardant. Understand and respect the work environment of various firefighting entities, be it State or Federal, and work with other firefighting companies personnel as needed.
  • Must be prepared to relocate daily, base to base, state to state


Email cover letter and resume to Human Resources at dwilliams@10tanker.com