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Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) - Reduced Qualifications

Req #: AMT00002789-TORC
Location: , US
Job Category: Tech Ops / Maintenance - Line / Individual Contributor
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Technical Operations

The Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United. The department includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.


Available locations a technician can choose to work at can vary depending on operation needs.  Locations available for Reduced Qualification Technicians are San Francisco, CA and Newark, NJ.




Job overview and responsibilities 

The Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) holds a valid Airframe & Powerplant certification, and is responsible for service and maintenance of the aircraft systems, powerplant, airframe and components. This includes performing inspections, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, part replacement and repairs, as well as other routine maintenance such as fluid servicing and lubrication.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Perform maintenance work in accordance with FAA and Company regulation
  • Read and interpret technical and maintenance manuals, diagrams and blueprints
  • Document or record all work performed using Company provided logs, task cards, forms, tags or computer systems
  • Research and order parts and determine appropriate repair action/s
  • Assist other technicians with a variety of tasks related to maintenance and aircraft movement

 Physical Abilities
This position requires you to perform a variety of physical activities such as:
  • Accessing elevated areas of aircraft for maintenance and servicing which may require the use of ladders, jet stairways, high lift trucks, boom lifts and other lifting devices
  • Climbing, standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, sitting, working overhead, extensive walking, working in tight/confined spaces and lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Handling hazardous material in performance of assigned duties
  • Be able to use Personal Protective Equipment (e.g., respirators, safety glasses, safety shoes, etc.

This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position; additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned as appropriate

  • High School diploma or GED/equivalent
  • FAA A&P License
  • Under twelve (12) months' experience in trouble shooting, repair, and maintenance of aluminum and/or composite skinned, pressurized jet/turboprop aircraft
  • Knowledge and ability to use power tools
  • The ability to become skilled on the use of various test and ground equipment
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to read, write and speak English fluently
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Valid US driver's license (revoked, suspended or expired are not considered valid)
  • Passing of a 10-year background check
  • Passing of pre-placement physical abilities test, hearing and vision tests, and drug screen
  • Passing and maintaining recurring pulmonary function check for the use of a respirator with no medical restrictions or limitations, if necessary
  • Clearing a fingerprint-based criminal history check in order to obtain and retain credentials necessary for the position required (United will consider applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable State and Federal law)
  • Position-specific clearances required include but are not limited to FAA, TSA, Port Authority, U.S. Customs and U.S. Postal Service
  • Possess own tools and the ability to purchase additional tools if required
  • Flexible to work any shift in a 24/7 operation, including nights, weekends and holidays required
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of pre-employment skills tests and interview
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is essential function of the position


Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

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