Delta Airlines

Surface Preparation Technician

Delta Airlines - Posted 2 months ago
$19-19/hour  + Equity


Atlanta, GA

Technician Servies
Career Level
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
83k employees

Technician Servies Job description

As a Surface Preparation Technician, you will utilize steam, detergents, acids, chemicals, blast media and automated equipment to completely clean and prepare engine, APU, and landing gear parts for NDT inspections and repairs.

In this role, you will be required to learn all processes and functions within the shop and be willing to help with other functions when necessary. Employees may be subject to changing and/or rotating shifts as needed to support the maintenance operation. This position requires inside as well as outside work depending on the task.

In addition to the basic requirements for a Surface Preparation Technician, the following will apply. An employee must be classified as a permanent full-time employee in Department 271 for a minimum of one year. They must also demonstrate proficiency in the shop operations in all areas of the department as outlined by SOJTs for the shop.   

Additionally, successful candidates:

 * Must practice safety-conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures.

 * Read and write English and be able to comprehend and apply information contained in technical manuals

 * Meet the physical requirement which qualifies a person to perform essential job functions including the ability to lift up to 70 pounds

 * Possess a basic understanding of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic disciplines as they apply to aircraft systems.

 * Should be able to multi-task and work under pressure

The minimum starting hourly rate for this position is $18.64 with a potential maximum hourly rate of $19.23. 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 have a high school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to read and write English.
  • Must meet the physical requirements which qualify a person to perform essential job functions (lift 50lbs). 
  • Must be able to multi-task and work under pressure. 
  • Must be a team player and a self-starter.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends, holidays and either rotating or fixed shifts. 
  • 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.


  • Formal mechanical/technical training or background is preferred

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