Spirit Airlines

  • Apprentice, Aircraft Maintenance Technician - IAH

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(12/2/2019 12:48 PM)
    Requisition Number
    Tech Operations
    Position Type
    Hidden (8710)
  • Overview

    Want to join our dynamic team of Aircraft Maintenance Technician's?  Why not “earn as you learn”!! Apprenticeship positions available immediately at various stations, working alongside our Spirit Team of Licensed AMT’s. This structured experience is one that will develop your skills over time as you work on actual airline aircraft in a fast-paced exciting environment!  The Aircraft Maintenance Technician Apprentice shall serve as a learning program under the supervision of the Maintenance Technician. The position will have basic electrical, mechanical, and troubleshooting skills. The role of the Maintenance Technician Apprentice is to assist the Maintenance Technician and to perform general duties as assigned.


    • Assist Maintenance Technicians and Lead Maintenance Technicians with all maintenance, including preventive maintenance - Inspection, adjustment, cleaning, replacement.
    • Acquire necessary knowledge and skills through On the Job Training (OJT) and self-study to perform repetitive maintenance repairs on aircraft within 4 months from date of hire.
    • Document work performed per appropriate manuals including but not limited to Maintenance Manual (MM), Repair Station Manual/Quality Control Manual (RSM/QCM), General Operating Procedures (GOPs) and Structure Repair Manual (SRM) within 3 months from date of hire.
    • Comply with all environmental health and safety policies and procedures. Assist maintenance technicians with troubleshooting, repairs and modifications of aircraft systems and/or components.
    • May perform other responsibilities as assigned. Responsibilities and duties may change when circumstances dictate (e.g. emergencies change in workload, rush jobs or technical developments).


    • Must be pursuing Airframe and Powerplant Certification
    • Must have a valid Driver’s License
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Airport Badge
    • General mechanical and electrical troubleshooting/problem solving skills.
    • Minimum technical experience in an industrial environment
    • Minimum of 1year CMMS experience
    • Minimum of 1 year of material handling experience
    • Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical systems
    • Flexible with time, able to shift priorities quickly based on staff and system needs
    • Team player with strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Customer and service oriented
    • Ability to solve problems under pressure
    • Proactive and strong work ethic and initiative; who would like to grow and develop within the organization
    • Working knowledge of computers and equipment
    • Must be able to pass a background check and obtain all necessary badging
    • Must be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays
    • Must be able to ascend/descend ladders, stairs and work stands unassisted; work from stands and lift trucks.
    • Must be able to squat, bend, kneel, crawl and stoop frequently in confined spaces
    • Must be able to lift up to 85 pounds unassisted
    • Must be willing to work in an environment that is subject to changing climate conditions and moderate noise levels
    • Must have excellent communication and people skills; clearly write, read, and speak the English language

    *Please be advised that you will be asked to complete a required assessment to be considered for this position.  This assessment will be emailed to you after you apply.  Please be sure to check your Spam folder and/or junk mail if you did not receive it.

    EEOC Statement

    Spirit Airlines is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other applicable employment laws and regulations.  It is our intent to maintain a workplace free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation because of age, sex (including pregnancy), race, national origin, disability, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.


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