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Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Job ID: R0054583 Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States of America
Full time, Regular Employment
Location: Fort Lauderdale, United States of America

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.


When you rely on airlines to connect you in flight, you rely on Thales. In an increasingly fast paced world, we make the unpredictable, predictable by connecting and entertain passengers to make your life better. Combining a diversity of talents, we master the decisive moments that matter to passengers and airlines. Whatever it takes.

We are currently looking for a Aircraft Maintenance Technician to join the Thales Avionics, a subsidiary of Thales USA team at the Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International  Airport (FLL) .

The Aircraft Maintenance Technician will perform line maintenance work, installation work, repair station work, and ground equipment maintenance work on the Thales In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration Regulations (FARs), airline customers’ maintenance manuals and internal operating procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and systems modifications on all Thales Systems 
  • Ensure all airline log book discrepancies pertaining to all Thales Systems are cleared in a timely manner 
  • Document maintenance performed on a daily basis utilizing established procedures and submit a daily report to the Supervisor of Maintenance 
  • Provide Customers with support in the ability to carry out and uphold Company policies and procedures 
  • Other duties as assigned by Team leader 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Diploma required
  • Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant Certificate required
  • Meet recent experience requirements in accordance with 14 CFR 65.83
  • Must be willing to travel domestically and, if required, internationally
  • Valid, unrestricted Passport with the ability to travel in and out of the United States or ability to obtain one
  • Able to obtain local airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge
  • Must speak, read and write English fluently
  • Able to crawl, bend, kneel, climb and stoop frequently in confined spaces
  • Alert to moving vehicles and aircraft
  • Able to drive tugs, trucks, lift trucks, snorkel lift, boom lift and tractor after attending training
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver License and a record that meets our insurance standards
  • Must pass 7 year background check which includes pre-employment drug test, and criminal history records check (CHRC)
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Two (2) years aircraft maintenance technician school preferred
  • Two (2) years of line maintenance experience preferred
  • Federal Communication Commission (FCC) license preferred 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer
  • Strong in avionics, able to read and interpret blueprints, wiring diagrams, and follow written procedures and instructions 
  • Ability to terminate electrical connectors utilizing proper crimp methods as well as proper soldering methods acceptable in the aviation industry 
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions and directions
  • Ability to summarize and effectively present information to Supervisors and Customers 
  • Ability to work on problems of moderate scope and analyze data/situations 
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced team environment while maintaining accuracy and efficiency
  • Will be required to demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in Avionics/Electronics


  • Computer and other office equipment 
  • Digital Multi-meter 
  • Wire and radio frequency (RF) cable terminations utilizing various crimping tools
  • Full body harness
  • Safety lanyard 
  • Hearing protection
  • Operate lift, trucks, snorkel lift, boom lift and tractor after attending training  

Work Environment:  

  • Works outside on the aircraft ramp side and/or the hangar where loud noises may be experienced 
  • Work shifts may vary – flexibility required
  • In most cases, work schedules are bid and worked by seniority, operational requirements permitting (days, swings, or midnight shift; weekends and holidays)
  • Must be willing to travel domestically, and, if required, internationally

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 65,000 employees in 56 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/AA/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

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For United States Candidates

Thales is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age or any other characteristic protected by law. Please read Thales Equal Opportunity Policy Statement. Please read our Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

For more information about your rights as an applicant, please review EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement or EEO is the Law (Spanish) and EEO is the Law Supplement (Spanish).

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