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Aviation Maintenance Technician

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

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Job Title
Aviation Maintenance Technician

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description

TAMU-CC is a dynamic university designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) with approximately 11,000 students from 47 states and 54 foreign nations. We employ over 1,400 full-time and 2,000 part-time Islanders (including students/GAs). The University attracts highly talented faculty and staff and offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral programs. As a member of the Texas A&M University System, TAMU-CC benefits from a range of resources, increased visibility and influence, and opportunities to collaborate in mutually beneficial ways with peers across member institutions and associated agencies.

TAMU-CC's beautiful campus is located on a 240 acre island on Corpus Christi Bay and was ranked #1 College by the Sea by Best College Reviews. Our natural setting is enhanced by its modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities.

From our generous benefits package and professional development opportunities, to our retirement programs and our commitment to service excellence, the Island University is an engaging and rewarding place to work.


The Aviation Maintenance Technician, under general supervision, performs maintenance and troubleshooting tasks on a fleet of various UAS systems ranging from rotorcraft to fixed-wing. The Technician communicates with members of a flight team and logs all discrepancies, maintenance actions, and test results as well as ensuring proper storage of maintenance logs. The Aviation Maintenance Technician deploys with flight crews and serves as an on-site advisor on fleet status to the Operations Chief during disaster response operations and other research endeavors.


Technical and Repairs
  • Perform all airframe, power plant and propeller repairs and modifications required to meet company and FAA requirements.
  • Install, repair, and troubleshoot vehicle systems including, but not limited to:
    • Power Systems
    • Flight Controllers
    • Sensors
    • Cameras
    • Radio Control (R/C) Systems

Operations and Research Support
  • Assist with experimental tests on drone prototypes, systems, and equipment.
  • Support operators and engineering teams with installations and fabrication.
  • Communicate effectively with flight crew members on aircraft and/or system discrepancies.
  • Perform routine inspections and troubleshooting.
  • Operate all power tools and equipment necessary to accomplish job assignments.

Support and Other
  • Accurately complete and maintain all required maintenance records.
  • Organize and prioritize work, multi-task, and manage time effectively.
  • Compose and distribute various forms, documents, spreadsheets, and reports using various computer software applications.
  • Perform additional duties as required.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) year of related experience.
  • Basic Skills in Windows and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to travel as needed. Travel associated with this position may be up to 20%

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 120+ hours of Undergraduate Coursework, or bachelor's degree
  • FAA Part 107 RPIC license, or able to get a license within 6 months of hiring
  • Two (2+) years of experience
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • FAA Airframe and Power Plant License.

  • Starting at $27.02 hourly

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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