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United Airlines Aircraft Maintenance Technician (A&P) - $36.10 per hour in Newark, New Jersey


There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path towards becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline. Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

At United, we have some of the best aircraft in the world. Our Technical Operations team is full of aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities professionals, and supply chain teams that help make sure they’re well taken care of and ready to get our customers to their desired destinations. If you’re ready to work on our planes, join our Tech Ops experts and help keep our fleet in tip-top shape.

Are you passionate about aviation? Would you like to maintain some of the biggest and best aircraft in the world? If so, there’s no better place to be than United Airlines. We’re looking for a full-time Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) who has valid Airframe & Powerplant certification to join our Technical Operations team in one of United’s domestic HUBS.

In this vital role, you will provide service and maintenance for aircraft systems, Powerplant, Airframe and Components. You’ll handle a wide variety of duties that make every day different, including inspections, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting, parts replacement and repair, as well as routine maintenance.

Keeping our fleet flight-ready

  • Strong mechanical competence and attention to detail are crucial for this critical position.

  • Unlike smaller regional airlines, you’ll have the opportunity to work on larger, highly sophisticated aircraft with United.

  • We will rely on you to be a great teammate, receiving and providing support as you collaborate professionally and seamlessly with your co-workers.

  • You will generally be working out in the elements, so you must be capable of handling weather extremes.

  • You will likely roll up your sleeves, but for those who enjoy hands-on work, it’s all part of the job.

Many routes to success

  • We offer initial training, specialty classes and recurrent training in technical areas and on other topics such as ethics and compliance.

  • With experience, drive and determination to excel, you can move into a variety of roles, including management, inspection, quality control, fleet planning and others.

  • After gaining seniority, you’ll have the opportunity to transfer to other locations within our outstanding network.

United values diverse experiences, perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!

Flexibility and dependability are essential

  • Since this is a union position based on seniority, you will be assigned an initial schedule designed to meet our needs at the airport.

  • You must be available for any shift within a 24/7 operation, weekends and holidays

  • You may be required to work mandatory overtime, when necessary.

  • Punctuality and reliability are essential – we’ve got flight schedules to meet!

The rewards for your expertise and work ethic

  • Great benefits, including several plan options

  • Flight privileges from day one: you and your family can fly anywhere in the world on stand-by

  • Time off: you’ll have at least two days off in a row and can earn vacation days based on length of service


What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications):

  • High School Diploma or GED/Educational Equivalent

  • FAA A&P License

  • Valid US Drivers License

  • Computer literacy

  • An eagerness to learn and willingness to train

  • The ability to access elevated aircraft areas via ladders, lift trucks, boom lifts and other devices

  • The strength to lift 50 pounds, physical flexibility and the ability to work in confined spaces

  • Legal authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship

United Airlines is an equal opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions. Please contact JobAccommodations@united.com to request accommodation.