The requirements for aircraft maintenance technicians are
very similar to those for contract flight crews. They are
driven by the lack of local resources (temporary or permanent)
available to new or growing airlines.
In most instances, maintenance technicians must be fully licensed by their country
of origin and be endorsed on the aircraft type for which they are applying for
a position. To that effect, they must have successfully completed an approved
(by the factory or local civil aviation authorities) course on the aircraft they
are hired to maintain. They also must have experience on the aircraft they will
be working on.
Contract duration can vary from a few months to a few years. The driving factor
for contract duration is the availability of local technicians as well as the
time to train new ones. In certain cases, employment is for long term renewable
Technicians can be either directly contracted by AeroPersonnel in the case of
personnel leasing contract or by airlines in the case of direct recruitment.
Being a contract technician is very different than being a career long employee
with the same organization. But as a contract technician, you could be discovering
other parts of the world, immersing yourself in a new socio-cultural environment,
meeting new friends and getting a good pay for it all.
On the other hand, you will be away for long periods of time. You will have to
adapt to new working environments where the climate could be more demanding.
There is also the uncertainty of the next contract.
But this can be a life of adventure and of discovery, mixed in with the pleasure
of working on aircraft. You will be also participating in the success of airlines
around the world.
If this interests you, do not hesitate to register with AeroPersonnel for current
or future opportunities.
Please do also register if you prefer working closer to home.