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Aircraft Mechanic

  • ENG - Engineering
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    24 Sep 2023
Company Description

We are proud of our Hong Kong heritage and equally proud of the global, diverse workforce that makes us who we are.  Celebrating 77 years of flying this year, we are a values driven, complex global business; but we are also a family.  Regardless of job or location, we are all one team who are focused on delivering a world-class airline operation.


Role Introduction

Reports to: Aircraft Engineer, Kansai
Location / Country: KIX (Kansai Airport) / Japan
Employment Condition: Permanent

We are looking for a full-time Aircraft Mechanic to join the KIX (Kansai) line maintenance station, who have a strong aspiration to proactively seek the opportunity for self-development and working in an exciting team.
The successful candidates will perform operational functions ensuring delivery of a safe and exceptionally reliable travel experience that supports our brand and business whilst meeting all compliance and regulatory requirements.

Key Responsibilities

Operational Accountabilities

  • Working on a shift basis, perform aircraft maintenance for Cathay Group aircraft and third party customers (if applicable) under supervision of the Aircraft Engineer
  • Perform local or overseas operational relief duties or standard duties when required
  • Help to monitor third party supplier’s performance (technical, ramp services, de-icing, refueling etc.), follow up and rectify any operational issues in a timely manner
  • Support the contingency plans and ad hoc operational requirements such as diversions, charters, ad hoc aircraft type changes, major disruption recovery, etc.
  • Perform servicing and maintenance for station ground equipment, vehicles and facilities
  • Support Cathay Quality Assurance, Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department and / or third party audits, follow up and rectify the audit findings within the required timelines as directed
  • Perform station administration and ensure station documentations / passes are up-to-date and valid as directed by the Engineering Manager / Assistant Engineering Manager
  • Ensure compliance with local Occupational Health & Safety standards and regulations / guidelines
  • Any other reasonable task as requested including engaging in non-operational duties and projects

Performance Management and Business Process Improvement

  • Ensure that annual SMART goals are understood and actioned
  • Attend performance reviews and discuss career development plan with the designated Direct Appraiser
  • Attend station meetings as required to ensure regular engagement and effective communication
  • Embrace continuous improvement culture through quality innovation, teamwork, lean processes to drive operational efficiency, productivity and commercial improvement


  • Emergency and Accident and Crisis Response responsibilities as required

  • Demonstrably aptitude and understanding of aircraft maintenance operations
  • Have (or be willing to receive) induction training / on the job training as required
  • More than 30 months of experience in Wide-body Aircraft maintenance
  • Covering but not limited to:
    • -Aircraft and Ramp Safety Awareness
    • -Company Procedures Awareness training
    • -Human Factors Awareness training
    • -Other training as requested
  • Japan class 1 driver’s license (or equivalent)
  • Excellent command in written and spoken Japanese and English
  • Must have the legal right to live and work in Japan

  • Basic salary:

JPY327,350/month for new graduate or insufficient experience

JPY373,020/month for sufficient experience in Line Maintenance

  • Fixed allowances per month: JPY38,000 + Basic salary x 7.4%
  • Other allowances: the company regulations apply
  • Social insurance: Unemployment insurance, Worker's compensation insurance, Health insurance, Welfare pension insurance
  • Commuting expense allowance: Up to JPY50,000/month
  • Retirement allowance: None
  • Break time: 1 hour
  • Shift: 4-2 (4 working days + 2 day offs)
  • Probation period: 6 months
  • Annual leave: 16 days in the first year after completing 6 month service
  • Potential for additional discretional bonus (depending on the Company's performance and financial status)


Personal & Application Information


  • Cover letter detailing your motivation for applying
  • CV (both English and Japanese)
  • Copy of certificate for Aircraft engineering-related (if available)

Application deadline: 24 September 2023 (Sun)

Job interview: 11 October 2023 (Wed)

Interview venue: Kansai Airport (KIX)

Date of Join: 1 December 2023


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