Aviation Lab Technician

TITLE:Aviation Lab Technician
School of Aeronautical Science
DATE POSTED: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
LOCATION: Longview
REPORTS TO: Department Chair, Applied Aviation Sciences


Hours are primarily weekdays, but responsibilities may occasionally require additional hours and flexibility that can include evenings and weekends. This is a 12 month position.


  • Provide leadership in maintaining a safe working environment in the AMT labs.
  • Provide leadership in creating efficient and effective lab space and equipment for the Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) programs. This includes, but is not limited to,:
    • Working with faculty to maintain lab training devices.
    • Working with faculty to create or obtain new lab training devices.
    • Working with faculty to keep an adequate supply of consumables on hand to ensure that labs run in an orderly manner.
    • Developing a system to keep the lab spaces clean, neat, orderly, and functional.
    • Organizing lab documents to ensure they are safe and accessible.
  • Maintain the ATC radar, ATC tower, and flight simulators.
  • Occasionally aid in teaching lab sections in the AMT program.


LeTourneau University seeks a person with an enthusiastic and contagious Christian faith who is committed to Christian higher education that integrates Christian faith with learning.
LeTourneau University operates a CFR 14 part 147 Federal Aviation Administration, approved Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic program as part of the Bachelor of Science in Aircraft Systems. Minimum professional qualifications are:
  • B.S. degree in an aviation field
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic certificate
  • Significant aircraft maintenance experience
  • High level of organizational ability
  • Ability to work on and troubleshoot computer based simulators
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively and professionally interact with students, colleagues, and administrators in a university learning community

Desirable professional qualifications and experience:

  • Experience with designing and building lab aids
  • Experience with Remotely Piloted Aircraft (UAS)




Applications will be reviewed in the order received and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants who are in agreement with the educational mission of LeTourneau University are considered for employment without regard to race, age, sex, handicapping condition or national origin.
Applications are required and are available from www.letu.edu/jobs or from the Business Office, LeTourneau University, 2100 S. Mobberly Avenue, Longview, TX. Send completed application and a current résumé to:
Sean Fortier
LeTourneau University
200 Airpark Dr.
Longview, Texas 75603
Phone: (903) 233-4210
Web Address: www.letu.edu
E-mail address: Seanfortier@letu.edu


Inspired by faith and a spirit of ingenuity, LeTourneau University integrates learning, living and Christian leadership in a community of integrity, academic quality and technological innovation.

LeTourneau University is a regionally accredited interdenominational Christ-centered university offering undergraduate degrees in aviation, business, communication, computer science, criminal justice, education, engineering, health care management, health science-nursing, human services, kinesiology, the liberal arts, psychology, the sciences and theology. Graduate degree offerings include business administration, health care administration, counseling, education, engineering, marriage & family therapy, psychology and strategic leadership.

Nearly 2,730 students attend LeTourneau University. Around 1,350 of these students are enrolled in programs at LETU's residential campus, while more than 1,380 make up the university's global campus, attending classes online and at educational centers in Dallas and Houston.

LETU students typically represent all 50 states, nearly 30 countries, and more than 50 denominational groups. The SAT average of entering residential freshmen is often 140-160 points above the national average and indicate a strong academic quality, although provision is made for students with lower scores who possess evidence of potential achievement.

LeTourneau has been consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Colleges." LeTourneau University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, at http://www.sacscoc.org) to award associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. The business program is accredited by IACBE. LeTourneau University's engineering and engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 - telephone: 410-347-7700. The Carnegie Foundation classifies LeTourneau University as a Master's (Comprehensive) University II.

The 162 acre main campus is located in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city with an MSA of 150,000, nestled among the beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes of East Texas. It is approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas and 60 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana.

See http://www.letu.edu for more information.