Southwest Airlines

Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic

Southwest Airlines - Posted 2 months ago
$30/hour  + Equity


Oakland, CA

Aircraft Mechanic
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
62k employees

Aircraft Mechanic Job description

We are committed to providing our Employees with a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

Job Description:

Provides Legendary Customer Service by servicing and maintaining aircraft to ensure an airworthy fleet that will sustain an on-time flight schedule.


  • Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company
  • The work of the Mechanic shall include all work generally recognized as Mechanic's work performed by the Company in its airline operations in and about Company shops, maintenance bases, and maintenance stations--including, but not limited to--checks, dismantling, overhauling, repairing, fabricating, assembling, welding, erecting, and painting all parts of aircraft, aircraft engines, radio equipment, instruments, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, and machine tool work in connection therewith
  • Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed in this description
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders, with all internal and external Customers

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be able to read and comprehend maintenance procedures manuals and related documents, wire diagrams, blueprints, Aircraft Change Orders, special items, and log write-ups
  • Must be able to follow instructions, learn, understand, and comply with maintenance procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Must be able to write accurate and complete summaries of work accomplished on required forms and sign to verify work was performed as indicated
  • Must have sufficient computer skills to access and complete computer-based training modules
  • Must be able to meet all training requirements in a timely manner
  • Must be aware of hazardous situations and be able to handle emergencies as needed
  • Must be able to perform well in a fast-paced environment working under specific deadlines and time constraints to perform aircraft maintenance to meet the demands of the flight schedule
  • Must work well with others as part of a team and work under stressful situations
  • Must be able to remain alert to moving vehicles or aircraft and use radio equipment effectively
  • Must be able to communicate information and instructions in writing, verbally, or via radio equipment
  • Provides friendly service to and maintains positive relationships with all Internal and External customers
  • Works in a cooperative spirit to ensure the success of our Company


  • Required: High School Diploma or GED


  • Required: 2 years of Aircraft Maintenance
  • Required: 1 Year Heavy jet aircraft of 12,500 lbs. or more within the past two years
  • Must meet regency of experience requirements of CFR 65.83


  • Must possess a valid U.S. Driver's License
  • Valid Federal A&P Certificates, as required by Federal Law

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to perform all job functions within cramped and confined spaces and in hazardous areas
  • Must be able to lift and move items of up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Must be able to climb, bend, kneel, crawl, and stoop on a frequent basis and for extended periods of time

Other Qualifications

  • Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or have the authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines
  • Must possess the tools required to perform routine aircraft maintenance
  • Must be able to work rotating shifts, holidays, and overtime

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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