Delta Airlines

Aircraft Support Mechanic PFE-FTE Only

Delta Airlines - Posted 1 month ago
$23-24/hour  + Equity


Atlanta, GA

Aircraft Mechanic
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
83k employees

Aircraft Mechanic Job description

This requisition is only intended for candidates part of the PFE-FTE Selection program with a Delta Contractor. Please only apply if you meet these criteria.

The Aircraft Support Mechanic (ASM) is a critical TechOps role at Delta. In this role, you will serve as part of the crew that helps maintain the proper and safe functioning of Delta’s fleet, ensuring customers have an exceptional travel experience. ASMs work independently or as a team to accomplish tasks, and may assist Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) in technical or non-technical functions related to aircraft interiors (or other areas as needed). This position is the perfect entry-level mechanic position. You will have many opportunities to work with and learn from experienced AMTs, who is in charge of inspecting, implementing, or overseeing maintenance and alterations of aircraft and aircraft systems. Under their mentorship, you will develop key knowledge and skills that will help prepare you to advance your career at Delta Air Lines.

Summary of responsibilities (not comprehensive of all tasks):

  • Performs all work activities in accordance with established laws, regulations, standards, safety protocols, and procedures to ensure the safety of self and others. 
  • Conducts inspections to locate damage, defects, or wear that may affect safety, reliability, or customer experience, reporting issues as appropriate. 
  • Recommends replacement, repair, or modification of aircraft equipment based on inspection. 
  • Reports issues, malfunctions, unusual wear, or damage to appropriate personnel, as required. 
  • Tests machinery, mechanical equipment, components, and parts for defects to ensure proper functioning.
  •  Installs, removes or modifies aircraft structures, systems, or components, following drawings, schematics, charts, engineering orders, and technical publications. 
  • Repairs worn, defective, or damaged parts or components (e.g., seat gears, tray tables, wiring/electrical), using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment. 
  • Troubleshoots equipment or systems operation problems. 
  • Interprets discrepancies or logs (written or verbal) to understand the history and nature of the issue, troubleshoot the issue, and identify required next steps (e.g., fix, defer, replace). 
  • Reads and interprets technical manuals and guidelines to perform inspections, installations, repairs, or other work activities. 
  • Maintains repair logs, documenting all preventative and corrective aircraft maintenance activities. 
  • Interprets and uses specifications, drawings, blueprints diagrams, schematics, or flow charts to determine operational methods or sequences and to complete work activities. 
  • Researches manuals, flight logs, or other technical resources to gather information needed to complete work activities. 
  •  Practices safety-conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures.

The minimum starting hourly rate for this position is $ 23.32 with a potential maximum hourly rate of $23.91. The ability to reach the maximum hourly rate is dependent upon several other offered premiums (Examples would include but are not limited to - Airframe and Powerplant license, Shift differential, Station location differential, Line Maintenance differential, and Skill differential).


  • Must be 18 years of age or older. 
  • Must be authorized to work in the US. 
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license. 
  • Must pass a background check including a government-required fingerprint-based criminal history records check. 
  • Must pass a DOT-required pre-employment drug screen and thereafter submit to DOT-mandated random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Must read, write, speak, and understand English. 
  •  Embraces diverse people, thinking, and styles 
  • Consistently makes the safety and security, of self and others, the priority 
  • (If transferring internally) Must be performing satisfactorily in the present position.
  • Demonstrates that privacy is a priority when handling personal data.
  • Embraces a diverse set of people, thinking, and styles.
  • Consistently makes safety and security, of self and others, the priority.
  • Where permitted by applicable law, must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by the date of hire to be considered for a U.S.-based job, if not currently employed by Delta Air Lines, Inc.


  • One year of full-time work experience 
  • Prior military experience 
  • Formal educational certification or technical training (e.g., A&P school) or apprenticeship 
  • Prior work experience in the airline industry 
  • Status as a current Delta employee 
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant license 
  • One year of mechanical experience (outside of educational experience) 
  • One year of aircraft maintenance experience (outside of educational experience) 
  • One year of heavy jet maintenance experience (outside of educational experience) 
  • Prior electronics/avionics experience or FCC license

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