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Aircraft Mechanic Apprenticeship (No Previous Aircraft Experience)

Freight Runners Express
Milwaukee, WI
  • Expired: November 02, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.


Freight Runners Express / Air Charter Express (FRE/ACE) is accepting resumes to join our aircraft mechanic apprenticeship program. We are looking for individuals that have basic mechanical skills with a drive to learn aviation maintenance; you do not need to be a licensed mechanic or have any previous aviation experience. This would be approximately a three-year program working with our maintenance department on company aircraft. By the completion of the program, you will earn an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate issued by the FAA at no cost to you. The goal being that you would want to continue to advance your career working at FRE/ACE which is one of the fastest growing airlines in the Midwest.

You will be provided all company-owned tooling and resources necessary to begin the program.

FAA application fees and testing that is required will be paid by the company with no upfront cost to you!


  • 1st shift - 5 days, Monday through Friday, 07:00 to 15:30


$18/hour - Pre-Apprentice (approx. 6-12 Months) Learn the basics; assisting with our off-wing component repairs, training in towing, fueling, corrosion prevention, servicing, etc.

$20/hour - Airframe Apprentice (approx. 12-14 Months) Airframe inspections, finishes, landing gear, hydraulics, avionics, etc.

$22/hour - Airframe License/Powerplant Apprentice (approx. 12-16 Months) Perform all maintenance on the airframe and learn about the engines

$25+/hour minimum - Complete the apprenticeship and receive your A&P License and join our certificated maintenance team!


  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Private Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/Disability Insurance (We offer one of the best medical plans available, which limits employee out-of-pocket expenses to $1,000/calendar year)
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with company match
  • Employee referral bonus program


  • GED or High School Equivalent Diploma
  • Candidates must hold an valid Drivers License
  • We need self-starters with the ability to work well with others
  • Pass background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Punctuality
  • Be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language, FAA CFR 65.71.


  • Beechcraft
  • Embraer
  • Saab
  • Pratt & Whitney Engines
  • Rolls Royce Engines

FRE/ACE is a part 135 airline operating in Milwaukee for over 30 years. We offer newer facilities, heated hangars, updated aircraft and avionics, and friendly atmosphere. We are a growing company with plenty of room to advance your career with management opportunities. We are proud to be a drug and alcohol free workplace and require pre-employment and random prohibited substance testing. Each applicant must be a United States citizen, or have the right to work in the United States. FRE/ACE is an equal opportunity employer.

Freight Runners Express


Milwaukee, WI
53207 USA