Maintenance Recruiting


$3,000 Signing Bonus for All New Hires​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​*

Up to $15,000 Signing Bonus for Mechanics with 121 Experience*

Up to $5,000 in Annual Retention Awards

Flow Program with Frontier Airlines**

*at select bases, restrictions apply

**Click here to learn more about this new program

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​Maintenance Base Locations

*LNK base opening in Q1 2020


​​Hourly pay for Trans States mechanics is among the highest in the regional airline industry. Additional benefits include a signging bonus of up to $15,000, as well as up to $5,000 in annual retention benefits.

Signing Bonus Eligibility & Payment Schedule​ ​ ​ ​

​First Paycheck
Year One
​All New Hires
​3-5 Years 121 Experience
6-8 Years 121 Experience
​8+ Years 121 Experience

​  Requirements

  • Must possess a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Must have the legal right to accept employment in the United States
  • Must be able to provide your own tools
  • Must hold an FAA Airframe and Powerplant license
  • FCC license helpful, but not required
  • Complete and receive a negative result on a DOT pre-employment drug test (position is also subject to random testing)
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background screening
  • Must be able to work a​ny shift
  • Must be able to read and converse fluently in English

​ Partnership with Sonic Tools ​

Trans States' exclusive partnership with Sonic Tools allows our mechanics to work smarter, faster, and more efficiently during their shifts. Trans States mechanics can order Sonic tools online and have them shipped directly within 24-hours. Sonic Tools also offers a 25% discount to Trans States mechanics.

 Military M​echanics

Obtain A & P Licensing at No Cost

Free, Paid Test Prep

Complimentary Tool Set After Licensing

Trans States offers an attractive package of education, pay and benefits to assist transitioning military personnel in obtaining their FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licensing.  

Candidates will receive:

  • Free intensive classroom test prep
  • Free FAA Testing
  • Hourly pay during test prep and testing
  • Per diem and paid accommodations during test prep and testing (varies by location)

Once licensed, candidates will be given a complimentary Sonic Tools tool set and a Trans States Airlines class date.  As a Trans States employee, the candidate will be eligible for a full benefits package, including health and dental insurance, 401(k), and airline travel privileges. 

The aforementioned program requires a two-year commitment.  After two years, the employee will be eligible for up to $5,000 in annual retention and longevity bonuses.  

Transitioning Military Contact:
(314) 517-2049​

 Maintenance Apprentice Pro​gram


Get Paid to Earn Your Airframe & Powerplant Licenses

Hands-on Training from Experienced Mentors

Professional Tools Provided

Are you mechanically inclined?  Do you enjoy learning how things work, and fixing them when they don't?  If so, this opportunity is for you.  No aircraft maintenance experience is required for this paid training program that takes place at our professional airline training facility and working maintenance hangar in St. Louis, Missouri.

Our Apprentice students are taught and coached by experienced maintenance technician trainers and mentors. Professional tools are provided for the duration of the program. 

  • Free program tuition
  • Paid training

  • ​20% pay increase upon successful completion of classroom training (7 Weeks) ​
  • ​Performance-based pay increase at 12 months ​
  • Substantial pay increases upon obtaining Airframe license (approximately 18 months) and Powerplant license (approximately 36 months) ​
  • Professional tools provided for the duration of the program, with the opportunity to purchase at a significant discount ​
  • Company paid FAA testing with 12-month commitment ​
  • All standard company benefits (flight, insurance, paid time off, 401K, etc) ​

​​​​​ Maintenance Recruiting Events



Questions regarding aircraft maintenance careers at Trans States may be directed to:
(314) 222-4396​