Aircraft Appearance Technicians Job at South West – 4.3 in Chicago, IL

Department: 02 – Technical Operations

Our Company Promise

We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.

Job Description: Job Summary

This position requires cleaning the interior and exterior of an aircraft, company vehicles, and facilities, as required, to maintain a clean and healthy aircraft so as to keep our passengers returning for travel on Southwest Airlines.


The work of the Appearance Technician shall include, but not be limited to

Cleaning, washing, and polishing the interior and exterior of airplanes, airplane parts, maintenance equipment, shops, and hangars

Replacement of aircraft seat covers and aisle rugs on service checks, turnarounds, or through-flights

The driving of motor vehicles, when necessary, in connection with the work of an Appearance Technician

Carry out safety and/or security initiatives as directed by Southwest Airlines or the FAA

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed in this description

May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Must be able to read documents, follow instructions, learn, and understand operations procedures, rules, and regulations

Must be able to perform well in a fast-paced environment, subject to adverse weather conditions, including extreme heat or extreme cold, as well as aircraft noise

Must be able to be alert to moving vehicles or aircraft and use radio equipment as needed

Must be able to communicate information and instructions in writing, verbally, or via radio equipment, as needed

Must be capable of being trained on, as well as, operating a forklift and a tug

Must be capable of being trained on, as well as, operating scissor and boom lifts at heights of up to 40 feet

Must be able to easily climb up and down ladders, stairs, and stands while cleaning the interior and/or exterior of the aircraft, including times while washing and waxing the aircraft

Must be able to work rotating shifts, holidays, and overtime Education



Must possess and maintain a valid U.S. Driver’s License

Must have the ability to obtain a SIDA badge and meet local airport requirements

Physical Abilities

Must be able to work well in confined areas, reach, and stand for long periods of time while washing and waxing the aircraft

Must be able to climb, kneel, squat, and sit in order to replace aircraft carpet and seat covers, and while performing cleaning tasks and other duties

Must be able to lift and/or move items weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis

Other Qualifications

Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines

Must be a U.S. citizen or have the authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines

Pay Rate: $15.40

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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About the Company

Company: South West – 4.3

Company Location:  Chicago, IL

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