MTU Maintenance Dallas is part of the world’s largest independent jet engine MRO company based in Germany providing aftermarket and OEM-licensed engine maintenance services worldwide.  As a part of MTU Aero Engines, with over 80 years of experience in the design, development, and production of jet engine components, modules, and engines; MTU Maintenance is a global network of over 4,000 employees with over 35 years of experience in the MRO market.   

MTU provides maintenance from targeted hospital visits to complete overhauls on over 30+ commercial aero engine and industrial gas turbine lines and has completed more than 18,000 shop visits for over 1,400 customers worldwide.  Within this Global network, MTU Maintenance Dallas provides hospital shop and on-site maintenance services.     

Aviation Engine Test Cell Technician â€‹

Job Summary:

The Test Cell Technician will be responsible for conducting engine testing, maintenance, and related tasks within a test cell environment. They must demonstrate proficiency in facility maintenance, test cell calibration, and other duties as directed by the test cell manager, in and out of the test cell. This position requires collaboration and support for scheduling and maintaining the Test Cell. The Test Cell Technician is expected to maintain a high level of performance and integrity and should possess effective leadership and teamwork skills. 


  • Conduct engine prepping and de-prepping
  • Perform incoming/outgoing engine inspections and preparation for shipping
  • Assist in engine tests as directed by engineering, including fuel sampling and testing
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety standards within the test-cell facility
  • Adhere to all safety regulations and guidelines, promoting a culture of safety
  • Create and maintain priority and repair schedules
  • Duties and responsibilities may be subject to change based on test-cell needs and management discretion
  • Must have Mechanic and inspection experience with the following work scopes: 
    • Borescope inspections
    • Engine prepping, and de-prepping
    • Removing and installing engine components and QEC
    • Incoming and outgoing engine inspections
    • Engine preservation and preparation to ship
    • Perform engine preparation for test
    • Ability to troubleshoot engines
    • Performing engine tests as directed by engineering
    • Fuel Sampling and Testing 

Required Skills/Abilities:  

  • Comply with FAA, ESAS, and company policies and procedures.
  • Test cell or engine ground run experience preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with CFM 56-7B engines a plus.
  • Ability to work at elevated heights with proper fall protection.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Teams.
  • Able to read and follow OEM manual instructions.
  • Willingness to obtain and participate in training programs to enhance technical skills and knowledge.
  • Must have or be able to obtain passport for international travel.
  • Ability to work in the United States legally (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C).


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Associate or bachelor’s degree
  • A&P or P License
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in a test cell or maintenance environment


  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude
  • Familiarization with Ceres software preferred but not required
  • Ability to represent the company professionally with customers
  • Strong attention to detail and strong project management skills 
  • Time management skills and the ability to work under time pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Customer service mentality with a positive, “can-do” attitude

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of physical ergonomics
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and STD insurance are effective immediately
  • Medical Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employer-paid LTD and Life / AD&D insurance
  • 401k with employer matching up to 2% with an additional discretionary contribution to 1% provided from the employer
  • Paid 2 weeks of Vacation, paid 10 days of PTO & Holidays
  • Annual Tuition Reimbursement
  • Monthly $30 Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Passport and renewal compliance, and TSA reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program

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MTU Maintenance Dallas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class.

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