POSITION PURPOSEUnder guidance of a Licensed A&P Mechanic, performs preventive maintenance, repair, modifications and other maintenance of aircraft, components and related equipment in accordance with standards and regulations.ESSENTIAL DUTIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must

LIFT Apprentice Mechanic

Republic Airways • 
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Under guidance of a Licensed A&P Mechanic, performs preventive maintenance, repair, modifications and other maintenance of aircraft, components and related equipment in accordance with standards and regulations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Repairs, modifies, replaces or otherwise performs routine aircraft maintenance work in a safe and timely manner.
  • Accurately completes required maintenance-related paperwork.
  • Communicates effectively with other maintenance personnel at all levels by keeping co-workers and leadership apprised of work progress and difficulties as they arise.
  • Completes on-the-job-training (OJT) forms and any required reading.
  • Reads and interprets manufacturer and airline maintenance manuals, service bulletins, drawings and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repair, replacement or modification.
  • Helps with general cleanup of work areas.
  • Maintains regular and prompt attendance and time clock adherence.
  • Demonstrates effective and appropriate conduct with co-workers.
  • Evaluates the area and equipment that will be utilized to ensure that safety is not compromised before performing any maintenance action. Applies safety first at all times.
  • Completes all department internal company forms, maintenance records, documents, work orders, etc. including performing maintenance computer system transactions as required.
  • Reads and acknowledges understanding of maintenance newsletters and Company Emails on a timely basis.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Able to use and navigate within Microsoft Office.
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Able to work both in a team setting and individually.


  • Previous mechanical experience working in a shop environment.


  • Must successfully pass background check and drug test
  • No previous felony convictions and possess a stable employment history.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record.
  • Must pass a mechanical aptitude test

Ability to read, write and understand the English language. Ability to read and interpret documents such
as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine
reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively and be understood before groups of associates
of the organization.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or
diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.


Possess decision making skills. Makes limited decisions and determines best methods to solve problems by referring to established precedents and policies. Impact of decisions is moderately low.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle and feel, reach with hands and arms at least 90 of
    the time.
  • Able to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl up to 60 of the time.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds at least 35 of the time.
  • Must be able to see to perform work and to see approaching vehicles, aircraft and machinery.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work near moving mechanical parts, work with fumes or airborne particles over 90 of the time.
  • Work in high, precarious places up to 50 of the time.
  • Work around toxic or caustic chemicals up to 30 of the time.
  • Withstand risk of electric shock and work with explosives up to 10 of the time.
  • Work in outdoor weather conditions inside and outside an open air hangar up to 100 of the time.
  • The work environment can be very loud.
  • Able to wear a respirator and protective equipment for testing and regular duties. This includes minimal facial hair in order to ensure proper fit in of respirator in accordance with OSHA regulations.
  • Able to work nights, evenings, weekends and holidays to support 24 hour operations.


Ability to travel up to 15 of the time, including overnight and weekend travel.

Job Requirements:
See job description.
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