Republic Airways Mechanic Jobs

Gear up for an exciting career!

We’re looking for our next generation of maintenance professionals to keep our large fleet of ultra-modern Embraer 170/175s operating at peak efficiency. From nose to tail, our aircraft maintenance teams work on every aspect of the aircraft. Bring your tools and your talent and become part of one of the strongest safety cultures in the airline industry.

  • BE AMONG THE BEST Republic has received the FAA’s Diamond Award of Excellence 20+ times
  • GROW YOUR CAREER Opportunities for avionics, RII, Run & Taxi training and more
  • QUALITY HEALTHCARE COVERAGE Industry-leading premiums for dental, vision and medical
  • SEE THE WORLD Associates receive travel privileges on American, Delta and United as well as up to 50 other air carriers
  • INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE Immediate 401(k) vesting and company match

Required Tools

  • 3/8 Drive Socket set with 6 and 12 point sockets- 1/8 to 1 ½ INCH
  • 1/4 Drive Socket set with 6 and 12 point sockets-1/8 to 9/16 INCH
  • Standard wrench set- ¼” to 1 1/8”
  • Assorted Screw Driver set
  • Hammers – Hard and soft face
  • Standard Plier set
  • Safety Wire pliers 6 Inch
  • Wire Stripper
  • Flashlight
  • Headlamp
  • Pin Punch and Punch Set
  • Pick Set Assorted
  • Cordless Drill (Recommended)
  • 6 Inch Metal Rule
  • Inspection Mirror
  • SAE Allen Wrench Set
  • Metric Allen Wrench Set
  • Toolbox (minimum 3 drawers) or small tool bag, capable of holding and carrying all your tools and withstanding the abuse of day to day line maintenance duties

Job Information

Republic Airways Holdings Manager, Maintenance in Chicago, Illinois

Job Category:

Maintenance PL

At Republic Airways, our mission is to provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. We believe this is best accomplished by focusing on our vision, “With the BEST people, products and performance, we will be America’s Regional Airline of choice.” Republic Airways, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of 188 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 900 daily flights to 100 cities in 35 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. Our 10 domiciles include CMH, DCA, EWR, IND, LGA, MCI, MIA, ORD, PHL and PIT. With more than 5,500 talented aviation professionals, Republic Airways is a great place to get your career off the runway!


Plans, coordinates and directs aircraft maintenance at a line station to produce cost effective, reliable maintenance operation in compliance with policies, procedures and regulations. Ensures facility is maintained in compliance with company and OSHA 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.

  • Manages mechanics in overall maintenance operation in compliance with 14 CFR, manufactures specifications, the GMM, Company policy and procedures as well as other methods accepted by the FAA and OSHA.

  • Assists in and/or develops effective schedules to meet the demands of the operation. Utilizes manpower and schedules to effectively complete maintenance.

  • Keeps informed of the status of work-in-progress and prioritizes work.

  • Ensures proper staffing levels are maintained.

  • Develops innovative solutions to make aircraft maintenance processes more efficient and effective.

  • Ensures that maintenance base has adequate materials, calibrated tooling and equipment to effectively accomplish maintenance.

  • Maintains the maintenance base in good working condition.

  • Evaluates Continuous Analysis and Surveillance System process to ensure best maintenance practices are use.

  • Ensures that detailed accident or damage reports are completed when incidents occur and makes recommendation to prevent reoccurrence.

  • Recommends changes to GMM to eliminate conflicts and/or enhance operational effectiveness.

  • Supports other locations’ maintenance base operations by taking into account Company-wide interests.

  • Insures OSHA/safety guidelines are followed.

  • Ensures safety training of all mechanics.

  • Manages the timely and accurate information on aircraft status, including accurate communication with Maintenance Control.

  • Coordinates with human resources for questions/issues with leaves of absence, compensation, benefits EAP, etc.

  • Oversees vendors (building maintenance, uniform, janitorial, etc.) to ensure that all work and services are provided in a timely manner.

  • Fosters the Company’s core values and culture throughout the work environment.

  • Screens, interviews and makes recommendations for hiring potential employees.

  • Coaches and provides leadership, direction, motivation and supervision of direct reports.

  • Appraises performance, provides performance feedback, takes corrective actions and oversees training and development of staff.

  • Performs special projects and 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 with an FAA Airframe and Powerplant license

  • 6 years A&P experience on similar aircraft with at least two of those years in a supervisory or lead position.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint.


An Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business, management, aircraft maintenance, or related field.

RII and Run and Taxi qualifications on applicable aircraft.


  • Possess a stable employment history.

  • Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record.

  • Able to work both in a team setting and individually.

  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks in a stressful environment.

  • Must be able to communicate in an effective, calm and professional manner at all times.


  • Able to pass an FAA required 10 year work history review and pass criminal background and fingerprint checks.

  • Willing to submit to and pass FAA and Company mandated random drug and alcohol tests.


  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technicalprocedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, andprocedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups ofmanagers, associates and the general public.


  • Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where onlylimited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form


  • Makes decisions daily on use of resources, performance and budgets.

  • Decisions could require additional expenditure of resources if not sound decisions.


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/arms up to 20% of the time.

  • Able to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl up to 20% of the time.

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds at least 20% of the time.

  • Able to lift or move 75 pounds at least 10% 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 50% of the time.

  • Work in high, precarious places up to 10% of the time.

  • Work around toxic or caustic chemicals up to 10% of the time.

  • Work in outdoor weather conditions within an open air hangar up to 20% of the time.

  • The work environment can be loud.

  • Able to work nights, evenings, weekends and holidays to support 24 hour operations.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Able to travel up to 20% of the time, including overnight stays.

Republic Airways is committed to providing qualified applicants and associates reasonable accommodation, when necessary, to enable the individuals to complete the application process and/or perform the essential functions of the job. An applicant and/or associate requiring reasonable accommodation to perform any essential job function, should contact Human Resources.

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here at .

  • Selected candidate(s) for hire must complete the following prior to employment: a criminal history report, global screen, drug screen, employment credit report and if applicable, a driving record.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Republic Airways, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of about 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with about 1,000 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs about 5,700 aviation professionals. Visit at for more information, follow the Company on Instagram at , Twitter at and YouTube at , and connect on Facebook at or Linkedin at .

In May 2018, Republic opened the Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, a commercial aviation pilot training school in Indianapolis. LIFT uses state-of-the-art training technologies that combine flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training. Graduates are guaranteed a job as First Officer at Republic. Learn more at at .