United Airlines Base Specialty Electrician in San Francisco, California

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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.

Base Specialty Electrician

Job overview and responsibilities

The Electrician should have a thorough working knowledge and ability to install, repair, test and adjust electrical machinery and equipment and its associated test equipment according to the NEC and OSHA standards, including:

  • Strong working knowledge in industrial solid state circuitry which includes power type transistors diodes, general AC and DC motor generator circuits, various transformer types and general repair of all building electrical building electrical equipment

  • Electricians 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

  • Electricians are represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)

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

  • There is an initiation fee for joining the union and subsequent monthly union dues


  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Must be able to read and interpret electronic and electrical symbols for wiring diagrams and schematics

  • Must be familiar with high voltage equipment

  • Capable of running, bending, installing conduit and pulling wire

  • Industrial Electrician experience

  • Journey level experience

  • Acceptable driving record

  • Must have excellent organizational skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, push, and pull

  • Mobility requirements including lifting, carrying, crawling, and ladder climbing

  • Must be able to work in confined spaces

  • Team player

  • Customer focused

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • In addition to passing United’s background investigation and pre-employment testing, candidate must be able to clear a criminal history check in order to obtain and retain credentials necessary for the position

  • Must be available to work any shift that is assigned to you within a 24 hour/day, 7 day/week operation which can include late nights, early hours, weekends and holidays

  • Employees may bid for schedules several times a year and schedules are awarded according to seniority

  • Overtime available/required depending upon operational need

  • 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

United will consider applicants with criminal histories consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance