We are looking to hire an Aviation Maintenance Apprentice who is eager to learn and develop their mechanical skill set. In this role, you will work under the supervision of one of our certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics. They will instruct you and give you tasks to complete each day that will center around the repair and maintenance of our fleet of over 30 Cessna aircraft.

You will learn how to perform inspections, identify and diagnose discrepancies, and make basic repairs. Performing most of our maintenance in-house allows you to gain exposure to mechanical, electrical, and sheet metal work, developing a well-rounded skillset. Each of our mechanics is allowed to discover and develop their strength in a certain area, thus ensuring that we have a subject matter expert no matter the problem we face.

To be successful in this position, you will need to be dedicated to teamwork and hard work. You will need to be coachable, focused on improving your skill set, and very capable of learning on the job. This is a hands-on position, and some familiarity with basic mechanical repair is required.

Once you have gained enough experience to legally qualify for your Airframe and Powerplant License, American Patrols will pay your travel, tuition and expenses to enable you to become a licensed A&P Mechanic. Once getting your license, you will be promoted and given increased responsibility.

If you think you have what it takes, and are ready to take the step towards a promising career as a mechanic apprentice, then submit your resume to begin the process today! We look forward to hearing from you soon!


  • Exemplify the Company’s Core Values to Teammates and subordinates through both your words and actions. Enable API to fulfill its Mission to be our Customers’ most trusted leak detection service.
  • Follow instructions given to you by your trainer/supervisor.
  • Gain job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities (e.g. reading technical publications).
  • Perform basic repairs under the supervision of a trained mechanic.
  • Perform routine maintenance tasks like oil changes, etc.
  • Ensure appropriate maintenance documentation, including the organization of log books and records, in accordance with API policies and FAA requirements.
  • Ensuring a safe, clean, and organized work environment.
  • General facility maintenance for API and Skywest Airport.
  • Maintaining aircraft and equipment appearance by cleaning, washing, and vacuuming.
  • Keeping supplies ready by inventorying stock, informing supervisor when orders are necessary, placing orders as authorized, and verifying receipt.
  • Receiving, refueling, parking, and “bedding down” aircraft.

Apprentice Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Strong people skills
  • Ability to use basic hand tools
  • Able to lift heavy objects individually or with assistance repeatedly
  • Some familiarity with simple mechanical tasks and techniques


  • $45,000 - $60,000 annually
  • [Standard Benefits]

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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