United Airlines Facilities Maintenance Technician in Chicago, Illinois

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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.

Facilities Maintenance Technician - ORD

Chicago, IL

Starting salary: $24.28 per hour

Job overview and responsibilities

  • Requires a thorough knowledge of general building maintenance with emphasis on electrical troubleshooting, including AC & DC circuits, high voltage (480), high amperage and some 400 cycle equipment

  • Requires experience in industrial wiring and the ability to read and follow wiring schematics and work without supervision

  • Journeyman electrical license a plus

  • Requires the ability to make low and high voltage repairs to all building electrical equipment

  • Troubleshooting, installation and repair of 110/220/480 volt single and multiphase electrical circuitry and devices

  • Should also have some experience in related building equipment and trades, such as air handling units, plumbing and steam fitting, fire systems and conveyors

Facilities 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

Facilities Technicians are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

Salary increases will be administered according to the current IBT/United contract

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 which are set by the Local Lodge


  • High School Diploma, GED or education equivalent required


  • Computer experience for input and retrieval of data required

  • Ability to maintain and repair all building disciplines, heavy mechanical and welding required

  • Electronic diagnostics and troubleshooting preferred


  • Twenty four months experience including at least three of the followingareas:

Electrical (including 480 volt, 3 phase);

Structural (including steel frame construction);

HVAC (including building management systems);

Mechanical (including conveyors);

Plumbing; and

PLC electronic/computer controls


  • Must possess a valid state issued driver's license

  • Qualified candidates must be immediately available for full time employment

  • Work may be indoors or outside or in elevated areas anywhere on airport

  • Must be able to climb and work from ladders, and/or walk for extended periods

  • Moderate lifting

  • Must possess sufficient tooling to perform required tasks

  • 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

Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance

Function: Tech Ops / Maintenance - Line / Individual Contributor