United Airlines

Machine Tool Maintenance Repair (T-Skill) Technician

United Airlines - Posted 2 months ago
$27/hour  + Equity


San Francisco, CA

Maintenance Technician
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
84k employees

Airport:  San Francisco Intl

Maintenance Technician Job description

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.

Key Responsibilities:

As a Machine Maintenance Repair Technician you will work in the fast-paced San Francisco Technical Operation department. The Machine Maintenance Repair (T-Skill) Technician plays a very important role in providing quality service to our internal customers. The T-Skill Technician should have strong working knowledge of construction and operation of machine shop equipment.
  • Must be capable of operating fifty percent (50%) of major machine tools in a machine shop
  • Must have familiarity with preventive maintenance and the TPM Program
  • Able to realign equipment to meet original manufacturers' tolerances
  • Able to troubleshoot, disassemble, repair, reassemble and test equipment for proper tolerance and operational capabilities
  • Able to manufacture replacement parts
  • Able to read blueprints
  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic, and electronic control units and systems
  • Works with minimal supervision
T-Skill Technicians must be able to work around the clock shifts, including weekends and holidays, in the outdoors in all weather conditions. Schedules are bid and awarded according to seniority. Technicians may bid for schedules several times a year and schedules are awarded according to seniority.Machinist Technicians are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). Salary increases will be administered according to the current IBT/United contract. Shift differentials of $.51 and $.58 cents per hour for working an afternoon or evening shift respectively are paid in addition to the hourly rate. New employees are required to join the union within ninety (90) days of employment. There is an initiation fee for joining the union and subsequent monthly union dues. 


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!

What’s needed to succeed:

  • Must have a high school diploma/GED or education equivalent
  • 2 years apprenticeship or equivalent on-the-job experience
  • 2+ years experience with CNC, PLC, Electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, troubleshooting and repair
  • Read, understand, and use electrical schematics, mechanical drawings, hydraulic schematics, and parts layouts
  • Must be familiar with, and understand the Universal Plumbing Code (UPC)
  • Must be familiar with Facility electrical 480 VAC 3 phase, 220 VAC 3 phase, 22oVAC and 120VAC single phase
  • Must be able to inspect and diagnose problems to determine corrective repairs
  • Must have excellent organizational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • General knowledge of hand and power tools
  • Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, push, and pull
  • Mobility requirements include lifting, carrying, crawling, and ladder climbing
  • Must be able to work in confined spaces
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Valid US driver's license (revoked, suspended, or expired are not considered valid)
  • In addition to passing United's background investigation and pre-employment testing, the candidate must clear a criminal history check in order to acquire and retain the credentials necessary for the position
  • Must be available to work any shift that is assigned to you within a 24-hour/day, 7 day/week operation which can include late nights, early hours, weekends and holidays
  • Employees may bid for schedules several times a year and schedules are awarded according to seniority
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications
  • Overtime available/required depending upon operational need
  • United will consider applicants with criminal histories consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance

What will help you propel from the pack:

  • Backflow certification or equivalent city/state license
  • Background in building maintenance
 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.

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