Evgeny From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1543 times:
I am from Russia. Have a Green Card and would like to move to USA early next month. I have an experience of working as an Engineer of the engineering department. Transaero airline has 737-200/700. I was charged with 737-200 airframe. Implemented FAA AD and Boeing SB as well. So provided an engineering support.
Does anyone know how better do the job search in USA?
Does anyone know which companies are hiring now?
Could I be accepted on Mechanic position in spite of doing another job up to the current moment?
242 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1468 times:
Evgeny, take any and all documented education and work experience to a FAA FSDO (flight standards district office). If you've got enough training and experience, they may sign you off to take the Airframe, General and Powerplant written/practical/oral exams.
While aircraft mechanics are in demand in the states at the moment, it's still difficult to find a job without holding an A&P.
Currently, just about every regional airline is actively hiring mechs. They're not picky either. Send them a photo of yourself with a wrench in one hand and your A&P license in the other and you're hired on the spot!
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1421 times:
Worst case scenario...in decending order of severity....
Get a job as a mechanics helper and after the 30 months of experience get on of the shop guys to sign you off....
If that doesn't work get a ramp job to tide you over until word gets out that they are looking for a helper. In trying to get into A&P school and work for your license that way.
Find out where you are moving too and then start asking around when you get there, besides airlines there are small shops and FBO's at most airports. It may be easier to get a helper job at one of these places.
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MD11Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1398 times:
If you have an engineering degree in Russia, there is a very good chance airlines or companies in the US will hire you as an engineer. As far as I'm concerned, Russia produces very good engineers. You should try that avenue first. Like someone here posted, it's hard to be an airline mechanic without the A&P license. To be an engineer in the US, all you need is an engineering degree. License (professional engineer) is optional.