If you love airplanes but don’t aspire to become a pilot, you’ve probably wondered about what kind of aircraft maintenance jobs or aircraft technician jobs are available, what it’s like to be an aircraft mechanic and how do you qualify? We can answer all those questions!
First, aircraft maintenance or aircraft technician jobs are referred to as Aviation Maintenance Technicians, or AMTs for short. Republic Airways AMTs are given the tools and training to succeed in an exciting career field. First, let’s start where all good AMTs start: with world-class training.
Republic offers AMTs two pathways to becoming an AMT.
As we say at Republic, what our AMTs do on the ground keeps us in the air! Our AMTs play a vital role in the safe transportation of our passengers and crew. After receiving paid training, which includes housing and a meal stipend, at our world-class Aviation Campus, our AMTs work tip-to-tail on our fleet of ultra-modern Embraer 170/175s as well as our technologically advanced fleet of Diamond DA 40s and DA42s at our flight training school, LIFT Academy.
Our culture of safety is second to none, and our AMTs play a crucial role in safeguarding our record. We have been recognized with the FAA’s Diamond Award of Excellence over 22 times. It is the highest recognition for maintenance technicians that the FAA offers.
In addition to having flight privileges with our three airline partners — American, Delta and United – to fly anywhere in the globe for free or greatly reduced fares, Republic AMTs are offered professional and personal growth opportunities and performance bonuses. We encourage our maintenance technicians to pursue additional certifications or degrees that can allow them to explore career progression in the hangar or within management.
In addition, our AMTs have the opportunity to work at one of our 10 U.S. base locations. As we said, being an AMT – or in layperson’s terms an “aircraft mechanic” – means you see more than the underside of an airplane or the inside of a hangar. Republic AMTs have the opportunity to learn, grow and see the world!
Interested in learning more? Visit our Maintenance Technicians page and discover where an aircraft mechanic job can take you!