Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services

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Tampa, FL - Aircraft Structures Apprentice - Class date of January 30, 2023

Summary Description Of Position

This program will consist of 12 week classroom training where the Apprentice will be assigned a Mentor who will provide daily oversite of and exposure to aircraft structural repair assignments.

Once the Apprentice completes the classroom training, they will then move on to the second phase which will consist of 12 weeks of On the Job Training (OJT) as an Aircraft Structures Apprentice by developing and demonstrating structural repair skills necessary to graduate from the program and qualify as an Aircraft Structures Mechanic.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Must be able to pass a basic mechanical aptitude test
  • Previous work experience in a maintenance or skilled trade environment
  • Previous experience using hand tools
  • Previous experience interpreting diagrams and technical documentation or directions
  • Prior “hands-on” experience in a heavy maintenance environment
  • Demonstrates structural repair skills through satisfactory completion of the Structures Assessment project
  • Demonstrates fine motor skills, manual dexterity and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates problem solving and creative thinking skills
  • Demonstrates reliability and dependability in completion of formal classroom training modules
  • Demonstrates ability to follow written and verbal directions, to interpret diagrams and to correct errors.
  • Demonstrates desire to learn trade of Aircraft Structures repair
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to practice safe work procedures
  • Demonstrates ability to precisely manipulate hand tools in a variety of situations
  • Basic computer proficiency accessing digital manuals, training material, regulations, etc…

Major Responsibility Areas and Duties:

  • Successful completion of AIRBORNE 12 week formal Aircraft Structures Trainee classroom program
  • Perform aircraft structures maintenance, repair, and/or modification on customer aircraft in accordance with applicable technical data, customer maintenance program requirements, within estimated or budgeted hours and within FAA and customers standards of quality.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, structural repair manuals, illustrated parts catalogs, service bulletins, and engineering orders to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged structural components.
  • Document all maintenance in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with AIRBORNE, customer and FAA guidelines.
  • Responsible for completing and attaching parts tags to removed repairable, serviceable, or condemned parts IAW with customer and/or repair station guidelines.
  • Use and safely operate all required powered and non-powered ground support equipment.
  • Promote a culture of safety by monitoring self and others to assure all duties are performed within established safety guidelines.


AIRBORNE Tampa is an equal opportunity employer and that all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status.

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