Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Houston, TX, United States Full Time
Main Location
United States
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We are currently looking for a Aircraft Maintenance Technician to join Thales at the Houston airport (IAH). 

The Technician performs line maintenance work, installation work, repair station work, and ground equipment maintenance work on the Thales In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration Regulations (FARs), airline customers’ maintenance manuals and internal operating procedures. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and systems modifications on all Thales Systems
  • Ensure all airline log book discrepancies pertaining to all Thales Systems are cleared in a timely manner
  • Document maintenance performed on a daily basis utilizing established procedures and submit a daily report to the Supervisor of Maintenance
  • Provide Customers with support in the ability to carry out and uphold Company policies and procedures
  • Receives general instructions on what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines, and priority of assignments from Team leader. Uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instruction but receives additional specific instructions from Team leader for new, difficult, or special projects/assignments
  • Other duties as assigned by Team leader

Skills and Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Diploma required
  • Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant Certificate required
  • Meet recent experience requirements in accordance with 14 CFR 65.83
  • Two (2) years aircraft maintenance technician school preferred
  • Two (2) years of line maintenance experience preferred
  • Federal Communication Commission (FCC) license preferred
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and, if required, internationally
  • Valid, unrestricted Passport with the ability to travel in and out of the United States or ability to obtain one
  • Able to obtain local airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge
  • Must speak, read and write English fluently
  • Must be well groomed and maintain a professional appearance
  • Regular attendance and punctuality is required
  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the Thales culture, that is, exhibit the Thales values of Compliance, Respect, Innovation, Responsibility, Teamwork
  • Able to crawl, bend, kneel, climb and stoop frequently in confined spaces
  • Alert to moving vehicles and aircraft
  • Able to drive tugs, trucks, lift trucks, snorkel lift, boom lift and tractor after attending training
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver License and a record that meets our insurance standards
  • Must pass 7 year background check which includes fingerprinting, pre-employment drug test, and criminal history records check (CHRC)
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country in which the position is located

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer
  • Strong in avionics, able to read and interpret blueprints, wiring diagrams, and follow written procedures and instructions
  • Ability to terminate electrical connectors utilizing proper crimp methods as well as proper soldering methods acceptable in the aviation industry
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions and directions
  • Ability to summarize and effectively present information to Supervisors and Customers
  • Ability to work on problems of moderate scope and analyze data/situations
  • Ability to crawl, bend, kneel, climb, and stoop frequently in confined spaces
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced team environment while maintaining accuracy and efficiency
  • Will be required to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in Avionics/Electronics

Working Conditions: 

  • Computer and other office equipment
  • Digital Multi-meter
  • Wire and radio frequency (RF) cable terminations utilizing various crimping tools
  • Full body harness
  • Safety lanyard
  • Hearing protection
  • Operate lift, trucks, snorkel lift, boom lift and tractor after attending training

Work Environment: 

  • Works outside on the aircraft ramp side and/or the hangar where loud noises may be experienced
  • Work shifts may vary – flexibility required
  • In most cases, work schedules are bid and worked by seniority, operational requirements permitting (days, swings, or midnight shift; weekends and holidays)
  • Must be willing to travel domestically, and, if required, internationally

Physical Effort: 

  • Moderate to strenuous physical activity required by handling objects up to 50 to 80 pounds occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds frequently. (Medium to Heavy)

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 68,000 employees in 50 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.
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