$3,000 Signing Bonus for All New Hires*
Up to $15,000 Signing Bonus for Mechanics with 121 Experience*
Up to $5,000 in Annual Retention Awards
*at select bases, restrictions apply
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Hourly pay for Trans States mechanics is among the highest in the regional airline industry. Additional benefits include a signging bonus of up to $15,000, as well as up to $5,000 in annual retention benefits.
Signing Bonus Eligibility & Payment Schedule
|||First Paycheck||Year One||Total|
|All New Hires||$1,000||$2,000||$3,000|
|3-5 Years 121 Experience||$3,000||$5,000||$8,000|
|6-8 Years 121 Experience||$4,000||$7,000||$11,000|
|8+ Years 121 Experience||$5,000||$10,000||$15,000|
Must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
Must possess a valid driver's license
Must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States
Must be able to provide your own tools
Must hold an FAA Airframe and Powerplant license
FCC license helpful, but not required
Complete and receive a negative result on a DOT pre-employment drug test (position is also subject to random testing)
Must be able to successfully pass a background screening
Must be able to work any shift
Must be able to read and converse fluently in English
Partnership with Sonic Tools
Trans States' exclusive partnership with Sonic Tools allows our mechanics to work smarter, faster, and more efficiently during their shifts. Trans States mechanics can order Sonic tools online and have them shipped directly within 24-hours. Sonic Tools also offers a 25% discount to Trans States mechanics.
Trans States values your skills and training. Trans States can help you convert your military experience into a civilian career as an aircraft mechanic.
Apply for an Aircraft Maintenance Technician position with Trans States and receive a conditional job offer upon successful completion of the interview process.
Request your training records prior to your separation date. A DD-214 form is required, though training records are preferred.
Trans States will facilitate a meeting with the FAA to have your military experience reviewed. If your experience qualifies, the FAA will issue a certificate of eligibility that allows you to take the Airframe and/or Powerplant (A & P) exam.
Prepare for the exam by using your VA benefits to take a refresher course (optional).
Upon passing the exam, start your new career as a Trans States mechanic at one of our locations around the country.
Maintenance Apprentice Program
Get Paid to Earn Your Airframe & Powerplant Licenses
Hands-on Training from Experienced Mentors
Professional Tools Provided
Are you mechanically inclined? Do you enjoy learning how things work, and fixing them when they don't? If so, this opportunity is for you. No aircraft maintenance experience is required for this paid training program that takes place at our professional airline training facility and working maintenance hangar in St. Louis, Missouri.
Our Apprentice students are taught and coached by experienced maintenance technician trainers and mentors. Professional tools are provided for the duration of the program.
- Free program tuition
- Paid training
20% pay increase upon successful completion of classroom training (7 Weeks)
Performance-based pay increase at 12 months
- Substantial pay increases upon obtaining Airframe license (approximately 18 months) and Powerplant license (approximately 36 months)
- Professional tools provided for the duration of the program, with the opportunity to purchase at a significant discount
- Company paid FAA testing with 12-month commitment
- All standard company benefits (flight, insurance, paid time off, 401K, etc)
Maintenance Recruiting Events
Questions regarding aircraft maintenance careers at Trans States may be directed to: