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Technical Operations

Technical Operations

Technical Operations (Tech Ops) is responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of JetBlue’s fleet including regulation compliance, routine and other maintenance. The work of a Technical Operations crewmember is extremely varied and requires critical and creative thinking as well as versatility and open-mindedness. The tasks run the gamut, from changing a light bulb or seatbelt onboard the aircraft to considerably more complex assignments, like working on the flight control system or replenishing materials like onboard oxygen or hydraulic fluid.

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Tech Op Apprenticeship Program

Our 12-month Tech Ops Apprentice program can give you hands-on aircraft maintenance experience on our Airbus and Embraer fleets. You bring the motivation and drive to become a skilled aircraft technician, and we provide training, mentoring and an opportunity.  After you graduate, you are immediately promoted to the position of Aircraft Technician at JetBlue at the same station where you completed your apprenticeship. This program is available in Boston (BOS) and New York City (JFK).

  • Apprenticeships last 12 months
  • There are approximately six apprentices in each class
  • Classes begin in April and October
  • Compensation is at the hourly rate of $19.44
  • Benefits include medical, dental and 401K
  • Paid time off

Where the Jobs Are

Technical Operations, or “Tech Ops” are mostly assigned to cities where JetBlue maintains occurs. These BlueCities include:

  • BOS (Boston, MA)
  • BUF (Buffalo, NY)
  • DCA (Washington, D.C.)
  • EWR (Newark, NJ)
  • FLL (Fort Lauderdale, FL)
  • JFK (New York City)
  • MCO (Orlando, FL)
  • LGB (Long Beach, CA)
  • PBI (Palm Beach, FL)
  • SFO (San Francisco, CA)
  • TPA (Tampa, FL)

As well, some Tech Ops crewmember work in supporting roles at the Long Island City Support Center (LSC).

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Getting Hired

  1. Review the job description to be sure that you meet the minimum qualifications of the role.
  2. Submit your application online.
  3. You may be selected for a brief phone interview.
  4. If that goes well, you may be invited to complete an in-person, competency-based assessment. If you pass, you’ll be invited to participate in a panel interview to learn more about the job and share your skills and experiences.
  5. If selected, candidates must pass a background screening before receiving a formal job offer.
  6. Once cleared, crewmembers are scheduled to attend new hire orientation and training at JetBlue University in Orlando!

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