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Borough Of Queens, NY, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Mid-Level

When you rely on airlines to connect you in flight, you rely on Thales. In an increasingly fast paced world, we make the unpredictable, predictable by connecting and entertain passengers to make your life better. Combining a diversity of talents, we master the decisive moments that matter to passengers and airlines. Whatever it takes.

We are currently looking for a Line Maintenance Technician Lead (3rd Shift) to join our Thales IFE team in Chicago, IL.

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
  • Other duties as assigned by Team leader
Skills and Experience Required:
  • 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
  • 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)
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
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
  • 3rd shift – 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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