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Maintenance Technician Lead

ID de l'offre R0080030 Date de publication 14/11/2019 Lieu: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Full time, Contrat à Durée Indéterminée (CDI)
Location: Chicago O'Hare International Airport, 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.

Thales InFlyt Experience, a division of the Thales Group, is the world’s second-largest provider of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) products and services for commercial aviation, with a rapidly growing client base of over 80 airline customers around the globe that provides for hundreds of millions of passenger interactions with our systems each year.

Our company provides employees with a generous compensation package, including a minimum of 4 weeks of annual PTO, 11 paid holidays, competitive health care plans, 401K plans with defined contributions and matching opportunities, along with a corporate bonus program, all in a flexible/casual work environment and a collaborative workspace.

World-class technologies and the combined expertise of over 68,000 employees in 56 countries make The Thales Group a key global player in the aerospace, transportation, defense, and security industries with over $14B in revenues for 2014.

Position Summary:

The Lead Technician performs line maintenance work, installation work, repair station work, and ground equipment maintenance work on the Thales In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems.

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
  • Ensures the Team follows established procedures and ensures that logbooks are utilized and signed off appropriately and in a timely manner for all work performed on aircraft
  • Document maintenance performed on a daily basis utilizing established procedures and submit a daily report to the Supervisor of Maintenance
  • Act as the Shift Lead for Technicians by directing the crew and prioritizing the shift workload
  • Provide Customers with support in the ability to carry out and uphold Company policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned by Team leader


Supervisory Duties: 

  • Trains assign work to and check work of two (2) or more Team members; conducts same work as Team members on a regular basis

Skills and Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Diploma required
  • Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant Certificates required or must be obtained within 18 months of securing the position.
  • Must meet recent experience requirements in accordance with 14 CFR 65.83
  • Two (2) years of line maintenance experience
  • Federal Communication Commission (FCC) license preferred
  • 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
  • Ability to obtain local airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge
  • Must speak, read and write English fluently
  • Regular attendance is required
  • Must have a positive attitude
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the Thales culture, that is, exhibit the Thales values of Compliance, Respect, Innovation, Responsibility, Teamwork
  • Must be well-groomed and maintain a professional appearance
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country in which the position is located
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Driver License and a record that meets our parent company’s (JetBlue Airways) insurance standards
  • Able to drive and operate aerial lift equipment, tugs, and trucks
  • Alert to moving vehicles and aircraft
  • Must pass 7-year background check which includes fingerprinting, pre-employment drug test, and criminal history records check (CHRC)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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 crawl, bend, kneel, climb, and stoop frequently in confined spaces
  • 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

Are you ready to be part of something big? If your skills, experience, and attitude are a match and you’re looking for an exciting challenge, please apply now using the link below and we will be in touch.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 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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Chicago O'Hare International Airport, United States of America

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