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User currently offlineEvgeny From Israel, joined May 2015, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2847 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?

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User currently offline242 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 498 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2772 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!  

User currently offlineEvgeny From Israel, joined May 2015, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2731 times:

Thank you very much for your answer. I hope I will get success by following your advice. As soon as I know there is a difference of Russian and American education standard.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 30410 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2725 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.

User currently offlineMD11Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2702 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.

Best of Luck to you.

User currently offlineSeseal From Russia, joined Jul 2000, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (15 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2664 times:

What are you worrying about? Ex-Transaero engineers work all around the globe with a great success. Pack you baggage fast, catch next flight to Seattle and be HAPPY! Good luck!


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