Job Title:

Lead Repair Technician

Job Division:
LAUNCH Aviation Jobs - Component Technician LAUNCH Aviation Jobs - Interior Mechanic
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Job Summary:


Repair Station Lead


LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions is seeking Repair Station Lead candidates with for an opportunity in Burlington, WA



The Repair Station Lead – Seats is responsible for leading the Part 145 repair station line focused on the overhaul and repair of aircraft seating.   


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead team of repair technicians in the overhaul of aircraft seating.
  • Help establish the seat repair area and develop best practices to ensure an efficient and safe seat repair line.
  • Experience with overhauling aircraft seating under CMM guidelines and within TSO limits / constraints.
  • Able to participate in the identification and development of seat repair schemes and component level PMA’s.
  • Demonstrated ability to completely overhaul passenger seats – tear down, cleaning, testing and assembly.
  • Lead team to establish quality standards internal to the line and manage final quality passed on to Quality Control
  • Experience with tracking quality and cost KPI’s and leading the team to continually improve the efficiencies of the line.
  • Ensure that all company documentation (e.g. Production Orders, Inventory Requests etc.) are accurately filled out at the time that each step is completed.
  • Ensure that team job clock ins in SAP are accurately made throughout the work day.
  • Follow all established safety criteria for the work area and raise any safety concerns to Supervisor or Safety Coordinator.
  • Experience with LEAN concepts and continuous elimination of waste.
  • Actively participate in 6S and continuous improvement process to achieve cost and quality targets.



  • The Repair Station Repair Technicians are allowed to perform Safety Sensitive functions as defined by FAR 120.105 and 120.215.


Supervisory Responsibilities                                             

Work with Repair Supervisor to provide feedback on employee development and performance, but no direct reporting responsibility.


Budgetary Control

Lead team to work within established cost standards.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Leadership skills – accountability, honesty and candor
  • Excellent ability to read and understand seat CMM and manuals
  • Excellent grasp of seat repair skills and processes
  • Ability to accurately fill out internal company documentation (production orders)
  • Self-motivated, capable of working independently.
  • Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time.
  • Team player, motivated and willing to learn new skills.
  • Utilize measuring tools and gauges to ensure product quality and aerospace tolerances.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,

skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and/or Experience

High school diploma/GED.                                           

Experience with repair and overhaul of aircraft interiors, including seats is required – minimum of 5 years.  Demonstrated ability to overhaul passenger seats required.  Previous leadership experience preferred.


Language Skills                                          

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write simple correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.


Mathematical Skills                                                

Basic Arithmetic abilities.


Reasoning Ability                                                     

Ability to problem solve.  Ability to read drawings and attention to detail.


Computer Skills                                           

Basic computer skills (MS Office, etc.).


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations



Other Skills and Abilities                                                    

Ability to learn how to read and use calibrated equipment.

Other Qualifications                                                    



Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this Job, employee is occasionally required to lift up to 30lbs. The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud at times.


Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. 


Why Choose LAUNCH?

A team of aviation staffing experts leads LAUNCH. We understand the challenges of finding the top aviation jobs and we focus on linking you with the best openings in the most sought-after locations.

LAUNCH offers you an ACA compliant benefit package including company-sponsored medical insurance with multiple plans to choose from. Our Minimum Essential Coverage is offered to every employee who does not have coverage elsewhere at no cost to you! LAUNCH also offers a 401(k) program with a company match. Plus, you join the LAUNCH Loyalty Club on your first day, earning you extra cash bonuses, apparel and safety rewards.


If you’re ready to LAUNCH your career, you’ve found an employer that can take you to new heights.