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ATP Flight School A&P Technician, Piston Aircraft - TIW Airport Gig Harbor in Seattle, Washington

A&P Technician - Piston Aircraft

ATP Flight School is seeking quality Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) to join our growing team. We need A&P mechanics that can fit in quickly, have a positive attitude, and have General Aviation experience working on piston powered aircraft; preferably Cessna 172, Piper PA-28, and Piper PA-44.

Position Overview

This position works as a team member performing inspections, repairs and preventative maintenance on piston flight training aircraft. The successful candidate will possess the appropriate personality to work in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a constant focus on safety and quality. Technicians will also possess the ability to dynamically move through ATP's computerized logbook management systems, adhere to the maintenance and manufacturer manuals, and make safety-focused decisions on a day to day basis.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certificate

  • 2 or more years of piston-powered aircraft maintenance experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of Federal Aviation Regulations and manufacturer manuals

  • Possess adequate tools

Desired Qualifications

  • FAA Inspection Authorization

  • Private pilot's license

  • Avionics troubleshooting experience (Garmin integrated avionics)


  • Perform efficient troubleshooting, aircraft maintenance, and repair in accordance with applicable regulations, manufacturer's instructions, and company policies

  • Ensure consistent, accurate aircraft maintenance records by properly documenting & completing required forms, computer entries, and logbook entries

  • Follow all policies and procedures

  • Keep a clean and orderly work environment

  • Perform job duties in a safe manner

  • Perform other duties as assigned

    Pay & Benefits

  • Pay commensurate with experience

  • $15,000 Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Medical coverage (Employer pays 60% of total premiums)

  • Dental/Vision/Life Insurance

  • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance

  • Employer-Paid Long-Term Disability Insurance

  • Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k) Enrollment (100% Vested with no employer contributions)

  • 8 Paid Holidays (New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)

  • 13 Paid Time Off Days per Year (PTO is earned on an accrual-based system, you accumulate a little over 1 day of PTO for each month you work. Accrued PTO may be requested upon successful completion of 90 days of employment.)

  • 5 additional Paid Time Off Days per Year after 5 years of service (18 days total)

  • 5 more Paid Time Off Days per Year after 10 years of service (23 days total)

    Signing bonus and/or Relocation bonus available for qualified applicants!

Background check and drug screening will be conducted

Physical Demands

  • Squat/kneel for extended periods

  • Make fast, repeated movements of fingers, hands, and wrists

  • Stand for extended periods

  • Lift/carry more than 50 pounds of various items

  • Maneuver body to enter confined spaces

  • Bend, stretch, twist, or reach out

  • Use stomach and lower back muscles to support the body for long periods without getting tired

  • Move two or more limbs together (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while remaining in place

  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath

  • Keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an unstable position

  • Climb to enter and exit aircraft using aircraft step/handles

  • Make quick, precise adjustments to machine controls

  • Climb and stand on ladders

  • Walk

  • Read

  • Push/Pull

  • Speak

  • Bend/Stoop

  • Hear

  • Write