Aircraft Maintenance Technician Job at Delta Airlines – APPLY Now

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Aircraft Maintenance Technician

The Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) is a critical TechOps role at Delta.  In this role, you will maintain the proper and safe functioning of Delta’s fleet, ensuring customers have an exceptional travel experience.  AMTs maintain aircraft, aircraft engines, and aircraft components and avionics systems according to Delta and FAA specifications; perform inspections during assembly of parts and after repair or installation of components; document maintenance procedures including component damage, origin, and condition; and practice safety conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures.


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 safety of self and others.
Inspects aircraft or aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, tires, and engines for damage, defects, corrosion, or other wear to ensure airworthiness.
Recommends replacement, repair, or modification of aircraft equipment based on inspection.
Reports issues, malfunctions, unusual wear, or damage to appropriate personnel, as required.
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., damaged gaskets, lines and couplings, cables, and pulleys), using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.
Inspects completed work to certify that maintenance adheres to standards and procedures, and that aircraft are ready for operation.
Interprets discrepancies or logs (written or verbal) to understand history and nature of issue, to troubleshoot issue, and to identify required next steps (e.g., fix, defer, replace).
Researches, reads, and interprets technical manuals and guidelines to perform inspections, installations, repairs, or other work activities.
Reviews maintenance records to determine if service and maintenance checks, repairs, and overhauls were performed at prescribed intervals.
Maintains repair logs, documenting all preventative and corrective aircraft maintenance activities.
Serves as a technical expert or mentor by providing advice and corrective recommendations to others.
Uses computers, computer systems, and other technology to enter, document, access, receive, or communicate information.
The minimum starting hourly rate for this position is $40.73 with a potential maximum hourly rate of $41.32. The ability to reach the maximum hourly rate is dependent upon several other offered premiums (Examples would include but not limited to – Airframe and Powerplant license, Shift differential, Station location differential, Line Maintenance differential, Skill differential).


Our culture is rooted in a shared dedication to living our values – Care, Integrity, Resilience, Servant Leadership, and Teamwork – every day, in everything we do. At Delta, our people are our success. At the heart of what we offer is our focus on Sharing Success with Delta employees. Exploring a career at Delta gives you a chance to see the world while earning great compensation and benefits to help you keep climbing along the way:

Competitive salary, industry-leading profit sharing program, and performance incentives
401(k) with generous company contributions up to 9%
Paid time off including vacation, holidays, paid personal time, maternity and parental leave
Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, short/long term disability and life benefits
Family care assistance through fertility support, surrogacy and adoption assistance, lactation support, subsidized back-up care, and programs that help with loved ones in all stages
Holistic Wellbeing programs to support physical, emotional, social, and financial health, including access to an employee assistance program offering support for you and anyone in your household, free financial coaching, and extensive resources supporting mental health
Domestic and International space-available flight privileges for employees and eligible family members
Career development programs to achieve your long-term career goals
World-wide partnerships to engage in community service and innovative goals created to focus on sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint
Business Resource Groups created to connect employees with common interests to promote inclusion, provide perspective and help implement strategies
Recognition rewards and awards through the platform Unstoppable Together
Access to over 500 discounts, specialty savings and voluntary benefits through Deltaperks such as car and hotel rentals and auto, home, and pet insurance, legal services, and childcare


Must have an FAA Airframe and Power Plant license
Must be 18 years of age or older and has authorization to work in the United States.
Possesses a high school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency.
Must have 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
(If transferring internally) Must be performing satisfactorily in 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.
Consistently prioritizes safety and security of self, others, and personal data.
Embraces diverse people, thinking, and styles.
One year of full-time work experience
Prior military experience
Prior work experience in the airline industry
Status as a current Delta employee
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)


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