Aviation Testing Mechanic


Job title:

Aviation Testing Mechanic



Job description

Field Service Rep


This position is responsible for the advanced technical troubleshooting, LRU replacements, engine records, and I-Level repair of engines at test cell.


(Not listed in order of importance. Other duties may be assigned.)

  • Provide technical support to shop and test cell personnel concerning J85 engines.
  • Perform engine troubleshooting in a test cell environment and develop problem resolutions
  • Coordinate with Test Cell Operations, Performance Engineering, Service Engineering, Supply and Logistics to ensure all repairs are completed in a timely manner
  • Troubleshoots, adjusts or replace components on engines and accessories during testing process. Liaisons with engineers, mechanics and inspectors on test performance.
  • Ensure all post repair and test paperwork is completed and signed off
  • Prepping engines for test, testing and de-prepping engines
  • Trains to become a certified test cell operator. Responsibilities include performing certification testing IAW O/H manual. Troubleshooting engine failures, replacing failed components, and completion of test documentation
  • Working as a motivated member of a specialized team to operate the test cell and the engine under test in accordance with the test instructions or tech orders.
  • Willingness to learn new tasks and cross train on multiple engine lines and other complementary skills and seeks endorsements for those skills as needed to support production requirements
  • Participates in the cross training of other technicians as needed to support production requirements.
  • Responsible for observing all applicable safety requirements and reporting immediately any unsafe practices/conditions.
  • Working within quality, environmental and health and safety management systems to deliver a high quality product in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.
  • Complete daily maintenance inspections of equipment and facility to ensure operational readiness prior to use
  • Working with specialized mechanical, electrical and instrumentation systems to test gas turbine engines.
  • Performing and supporting troubleshooting, preventative and corrective maintenance of mechanical systems.
  • Participates in continuous improvement of cell processes.
  • Moves between production assignments that utilize multiple skills endorsements as needed to support production requirements.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.


  • Ability to express or exchange ideas verbally with peers, engineering, management
  • Ability to get along with co-workers and peers.
  • Maintenance of regular attendance and punctuality within customary tolerances.
  • Looking for maintenance professionals who hold an A&P license with well-developed technical knowledge on any of these specific models of Turbine Engine. This knowledge should include troubleshooting at test and removal/installation of LRU:
  • J85 – Required,
  • T56, AE2100 – Preferred
  • F110 – Preferred
  • RB211 – Preferred
  • College degree OR high school graduate with technical vocational training and knowledge normally achieved through graduation from a university, trade school or military aircraft maintenance program, or an equivalent apprenticeship program.
  • Minimum of 15 years in Aerospace industry.
  • Minimum of 10 years relevant test cell experience.
  • Must possess effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in the English language.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Should be able to demonstrate PC proficiency in MS Word and Excel as well as learn any corporate or industry software used by the position.
  • Self-Motivated Team members must have a positive attitude toward a changing work environment and are committed to achieving the success and goals of their team
  • Experience with Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul of Gas Turbine Engines.
  • Good planning, organizational, analytical, interpersonal, decision making, oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of production management computer systems and other related internal control systems.
  • High level of knowledge on testing and troubleshooting gas turbine engines
  • Knowledgeable in the functional operation of the engines tested.
  • Attainment of a Special Process stamp for Test Technician designation.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (unassisted) for approximately 25% of the average work day.
  • Regularly required to sit and stand for prolonged periods.
  • Working knowledge of related company instructions and company processes.
  • Product knowledge relative to the business unit.
  • Experience in a mechanical environment.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

About Us

When you work at StandardAero, you’re not just an employee, you’re part of a vibrant company of like-minded people, all working collaboratively towards the same goals. We succeed as a team because we value the unique contributions and perspectives of all of our people, fostering a culture of collaboration and excellence. It’s a culture that promotes mutual respect and effective communications to create an environment of stability, shaping the organization and forging a successful future. Our goal is to be the best place to work, giving each and every employee the opportunity to reach their maximum potential through continuous learning and advancement opportunities, allowing all team members to exceed their potential and empower everyone’s success.

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services, including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. The company is a global enterprise that employs nearly 7,000 employees worldwide with annual revenues exceeding $4 billion. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.

StandardAero is owned by Carlyle, a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit and Investment Solutions.

Raising the Standard of Excellence since 1911

With over a century of proven excellence, StandardAero has become an industry leader in MRO services and customized solutions in the aerospace field. Our shared values and learning-based culture inspire our team to exceed their potential and power our customers’ missions worldwide. With on-the-job training, advancement opportunities, and excellent benefits, StandardAero invites you to experience a fulfilling and meaningful career with us.

Inclusivity Is Our Standard

StandardAero offers equal employment opportunities for all. Our supportive environment celebrates diversity with no room for harassment or discrimination of any kind. We invite you to bring your authentic self to our team and experience our welcoming culture.

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Expected salary


San Antonio, TX

Job date

Sat, 14 Oct 2023 07:37:16 GMT

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