Line Maintenance Technician at Thales Avionics, Inc. (IFE)

Posted in Installation - Maint - Repair 14 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Location: Boston, 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.

Line Maintenance Technician

East Boston, MA (Onsite)

Position Summary

Thales is looking for a Line Maintenance Technician performs 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.

In this position, you will perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and systems modifications on all Thales Systems.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be able to obtain post-hire clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to qualify for unescorted access privileges to airport Security Identification Display Areas (SIDA), if applicable. Ability to obtain local airport Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge and Customs clearance as required. Must be a US Person as defined in applicable law.

  • 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. Able to obtain and maintain Customs Clearance for airport security badge (as required for job duties). Must possess and maintain a valid Driver License and a record that meets our insurance standards.

  • Able to drive tugs, trucks, lift trucks, snorkel lift, boom lift and tractor after attending training.

  • Must pass 7-year background check which includes fingerprinting, pre-employment drug test, and criminal history records check (CHRC).

  • 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 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

Special Position Requirements

  • Schedule: 3rd shift: 9pm – 7:30am, 4-day work week.

  • Must be able to handle objects up to 50 to 80 pounds occasionally. Must be able to handle objects up to 20 pounds frequently.

  • Must have the ability to use a variety of hand tools to test equipment frequently.

If you’re excited about working with Thales, but not meeting the requirements for this position, we encourage you to join our Talent Community!

What We Offer

Thales provides an extensive benefits program for all full-time employees working 30 or more hours per week and their eligible dependents, including the following: 

  • Elective Health and Dental plans. 

  • Retirement Savings Plan with a company contribution and a match, and without vesting period. 

  • Company paid holidays, vacation days, and paid sick leave. 

  • Company provided Life Insurance.

Why Join Us?

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This position will require successfully completing a post-offer background check. Qualified candidates with (a) criminal history will be considered and are not automatically disqualified, consistent with federal law, state law, and local ordinances.

Successful applicant must comply with federal contractor vaccine mandate requirements.

Thales champions inclusion and we believe diversity strengthens the fabric of our culture. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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