United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis

TechOps

09-Jul-2021

Ref #: 7696

How you'll help us Keep Climbing (overview & key responsibilities)

Delta will be offering a $2,000 sign-on bonus to new hires.

The Aircraft Support Mechanic (ASM) is a critical TechOps role at Delta. In this role, you will serve as part of the crew that helps maintain the proper and safe functioning of Delta’s fleet, ensuring customers have an exceptional travel experience. ASMs work independently or as a team to accomplish tasks, and may assist Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) in technical or non-technical functions related to aircraft interiors (or other areas as needed).  

This position is the perfect entry-level mechanic position. You will have many opportunities to work with and learn from experienced AMTs, who are in charge of inspecting, implementing, or overseeing maintenance and alterations of aircraft and aircraft systems. Under their mentorship, you will develop key knowledge and skills that will help prepare you to advance your career at Delta Air Lines.   

Summary of responsibilities (not comprehensive of all tasks):  

  • Performs all work activities in accordance with established laws, regulations, standards, safety protocols, and procedures to ensure safety of self and others. 
  • Conducts inspections to locate damage, defects, or wear that may affect safety, reliability, or customer experience, reporting issues as appropriate.  
  • Recommends replacement, repair, or modification of aircraft equipment based on inspection.  
  • Reports issues, malfunctions, unusual wear, or damage to appropriate personnel, as required.  
  • Tests machinery, mechanical equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning.  
  • Installs, removes, or modifies aircraft structures, systems, or components, following drawings, schematics, charts, engineering orders, and technical publications.  
  • Repairs worn, defective, or damaged parts or components (e.g., seat gears, tray tables, wiring/electrical), using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.  
  • Troubleshoots equipment or systems operation problems.  
  • Interprets discrepancies or logs (written or verbal) to understand history and nature of issue, to troubleshoot issue, and to identify required next steps (e.g., fix, defer, replace).  
  • Reads and interprets technical manuals and guidelines to perform inspections, installations, repairs, or other work activities.  
  • Maintains repair logs, documenting all preventative and corrective aircraft maintenance activities.  
  • Interprets and uses specifications, drawings, blueprints diagrams, schematics, or flow charts to determine operational methods or sequences and to complete work activities.  
  • Researches manuals, flight logs, or other technical resources to gather information needed to complete work activities.  
  • Practices safety conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures.  
The minimum starting hourly rate for this position is $23.32 with a potential maximum hourly rate of $23.91. The ability to reach the maximum hourly rate is dependent upon several other offered premiums (Examples would include but not limited to - Airframe and Powerplant license, Shift differential, Station location differential, Line Maintenance differential, Skill differential).

What you need to succeed (minimum qualifications)

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent; candidates who have graduated from high school with a vocational diploma or other diploma that includes a minimum of six (6) units of study (2-3 years) in a major vocational field will be considered. To be considered based on high school vocational qualifications, candidates must provide copies of their high school transcripts listing courses, grades and credits.   
  •  Must have at least six months of acceptable mechanical experience or appropriate technical training.
  •  Must possess basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, composites and pneumatic disciplines as they apply to aircraft systems.
  •  Must achieve a satisfactory score on assessments structured to determine the ability to perform essential job functions.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to pass an extensive background check and drug test.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US.
  • Have the ability to work a flexible schedule including rotating or fixed shifts, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to read and write English and comprehend and apply information contained in technical manuals.
  • Must meet the physical requirements which qualify a person to perform essential job functions.
  • Must be able to multi-task and work under pressure.
  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc.
  •  (If transferring internally) Must be performing satisfactorily in present position.

What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications)

  • An Airframe & Powerplant license is preferred, but not required.