Aircraft Maintenance Technician, Line Maintenance-US

February 1, 2022

Job Description

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.  
  • Inspects aircraft or aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, tires, and engines for damage, defects, corrosion, or other wear to ensure airworthiness.   
  • Recommends replacement, repair, or modification of aircraft equipment based on inspection.  
  • Reports issues, malfunctions, unusual wear, or damage to appropriate personnel, as required.  
  • 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., damaged gaskets, lines and couplings, cables, and pulleys), using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.   
  • Inspects completed work to certify that maintenance adheres to standards and procedures, and that aircraft are ready for operation.   
  • 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).   
  • Researches, reads, and interprets technical manuals and guidelines to perform inspections, installations, repairs, or other work activities.   
  • Reviews maintenance records to determine if service and maintenance checks, repairs, and overhauls were performed at prescribed intervals.   
  • Maintains repair logs, documenting all preventative and corrective aircraft maintenance activities.   
  • Serves as a technical expert or mentor by providing advice and corrective recommendations to others.  
  • Uses computers, computer systems, and other technology to enter, document, access, receive, or communicate information.


  • Must have an FAA Airframe and Power Plant license  
  • Must be 18 years of age or older 
  • Must be authorized to work in the US 
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent 
  • Must have valid driver’s license  
  • Must pass a background check including a government required fingerprint-based criminal history records check 
  • Must pass a DOT required pre-employment drug screen and thereafter submit to DOT mandated random drug and alcohol testing  
  • Must read, write, speak, and understand English  
  • (If transferring internally) Must be performing satisfactorily in present position
  • 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.


  • One year of full-time work experience  
  • Prior military experience  
  • Prior work experience in the airline industry  
  • Status as a current Delta employee  
  • One year of mechanical experience (outside of educational experience)  
  • One year of aircraft maintenance experience (outside of educational experience)  
  • One year of heavy jet maintenance experience (outside of educational experience)  
  • Prior electronics/avionics experience or FCC license