United Airlines Machine Tool Maintenance Repair (T-Skill) Technician in San Francisco, California

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Technical Operations

Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United. The department includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.

Job overview and responsibilities

As a Machine Maintenance Repair Technician you will work in the fast-paced San Francisco Technical Operation department. The Machine Maintenance Repair (T-Skill) Technician plays a very important role in providing quality service to our internal customers. The T-Skill Technician should have strong working knowledge of construction and operation of machine shop equipment.

  • Must be capable of operating fifty percent (50%) of major machine tools in machine shop

  • Must have familiarity of preventive maintenance and TPM Program

  • Able to realign equipment to meet original manufacturers tolerances

  • Able to troubleshoot, disassemble, repair, reassemble and test equipment for proper tolerance and operational capabilities

  • Able to manufacture replacement parts

  • Able to read blueprints

  • Basic knowledge on hydraulic, pneumatic, and electronic control units and systems

  • Works with minimal supervision

T-Skill Technicians must be able to work around the clock shifts, including weekends and holidays, in the outdoors in all weather conditions. Schedules are bid and awarded according to seniority. Technicians may bid for schedules several times a year and schedules are awarded according to seniority.

Machinist Technicians are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT). Salary increases will be administered according to the current IBT/United contract. Shift differentials of $.51 and $.58 cents per hour for working an afternoon or evening shift respectively are paid in addition to the hourly rate. New employees are required to join the union within ninety (90) days of employment. There is an initiation fee for joining the union and subsequent monthly union dues.


  • Must have a high school diploma/GED or education equivalent

  • 2 years’ apprenticeship or equivalent on the job experience

  • 2+ years' experience with CNC, PLC, Electrical, mechanical, hydraulics, troubleshooting and repair

  • Read, understand, and use electrical schematics, mechanical drawings, hydraulic schematics, and parts layouts

  • Must be familiar with, and understand the Universal Plumbing Code (UPC)

  • Must be familiar with Facility electrical 480 VAC 3 phase, 220 VAC 3 phase, 22oVAC and 120VAC single phase

  • Must be able to inspect and diagnose problems to determine corrective repairs

  • Must have excellent organizational skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • General knowledge of hand and power tools

  • Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, push, and pull

  • Mobility requirements including lifting, carrying, crawling, and ladder climbing

  • Must be able to work in confined spaces

  • Team player

  • Customer focused

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Valid US driver's license (revoked, suspended or expired are not considered valid)

  • In addition to passing United's background investigation and pre-employment testing, candidate must be able to clear a criminal history check in order to obtain and retain credentials necessary for the position

  • Must be available to work any shift that is assigned to you within a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week operation which can include late nights, early hours, weekends and holidays

  • Employees may bid for schedules several times a year and schedules are awarded according to seniority


  • Backflow certification or equivalent city/state license

  • Background in building maintenance


  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

  • Overtime available/required depending upon operational need

  • United will consider applicants with criminal histories consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance

Function: Tech Ops / Maintenance - Line / Individual Contributor

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled