Licensed aircraft engineers Licensed aircraft engineers

Licensed aircraft engineers

Our Licensed Aircraft Engineers working in base maintenance, line maintenance and overhaul workshops (including engine, powerplant, NDT and structures) will have extensive experience. They are responsible for maintaining the world’s largest fleet of A380’s and B777’s as well as our customers' aircrafts. This includes routine servicing through to detailed heavy maintenance of the aircraft and its components, delivering a safe and pristine product.

Our LAE’s have strong leadership ability and a culture of teamwork.

Licensed aircraft engineers

You’ll need a GCAA or EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence type endorsed with aircraft relevant to our fleet; and at least five years full scope certifying experience on an Emirates fleet aircraft, for a minimum of six months within the last two years.

Aircraft technicians Aircraft technicians

Aircraft technicians

Our Aircraft Technicians carry out maintenance on Emirates and third-party aircraft under the guidance of our Licensed Aircrafts Engineers.
To join us an Aircraft Technician you will need to have completed an approved apprenticeship in aircraft maintenance or equivalent and must have had five years post apprenticeship experience in commercial aircraft maintenance.

Engineering support roles Engineering support roles

Engineering support roles

We also offer a choice of rewarding careers in departments which support our maintenance such as technical services, maintenance planning, production planning, component management, materials management, engineering training, quality assurance.

Engineering support roles

ENGINE maintenance centre

We also offer a choice of rewarding careers in departments which support our maintenance such as technical services, maintenance planning, production planning, component management, materials management, engineering training, quality assurance.

Engineering support roles

Aircraft appearance and paint hangar

We also offer a choice of rewarding careers in departments which support our maintenance such as technical services, maintenance planning, production planning, component management, materials management, engineering training, quality assurance.

National Apprenticeship Programme National Apprenticeship Programme

National Apprenticeship Programme

Join us and become a part of one of the most technically advanced apprenticeship schemes available within the GCC. This programme prepares UAE nationals for positions within our aircraft maintenance departments. You will have the opportunity to train in our state-of-the-art facilities, mentored by experienced engineering instructors and licensed aircraft engineers while learning to maintain our dynamic fleet.

Licensed aircraft engineers

Our Licensed Aircraft Engineers working in base maintenance, line maintenance and overhaul workshops (including engine, powerplant, NDT and structures) will have extensive experience. They are responsible for maintaining the world’s largest fleet of A380’s and B777’s as well as our customers' aircrafts. This includes routine servicing through to detailed heavy maintenance of the aircraft and its components, delivering a safe and pristine product.

Our LAE’s have strong leadership ability and a culture of teamwork.

Licensed aircraft engineers

You’ll need a GCAA or EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence type endorsed with aircraft relevant to our fleet; and at least five years full scope certifying experience on an Emirates fleet aircraft, for a minimum of six months within the last two years.

Aircraft technicians

Our Aircraft Technicians carry out maintenance on Emirates and third-party aircraft under the guidance of our Licensed Aircrafts Engineers.
To join us an Aircraft Technician you will need to have completed an approved apprenticeship in aircraft maintenance or equivalent and must have had five years post apprenticeship experience in commercial aircraft maintenance.

Engineering support roles

We also offer a choice of rewarding careers in departments which support our maintenance such as technical services, maintenance planning, production planning, component management, materials management, engineering training, quality assurance.

Engineering support roles

ENGINE maintenance centre

We also offer a choice of rewarding careers in departments which support our maintenance such as technical services, maintenance planning, production planning, component management, materials management, engineering training, quality assurance.

Engineering support roles

Aircraft appearance and paint hangar

We also offer a choice of rewarding careers in departments which support our maintenance such as technical services, maintenance planning, production planning, component management, materials management, engineering training, quality assurance.

National Apprenticeship Programme

Join us and become a part of one of the most technically advanced apprenticeship schemes available within the GCC. This programme prepares UAE nationals for positions within our aircraft maintenance departments. You will have the opportunity to train in our state-of-the-art facilities, mentored by experienced engineering instructors and licensed aircraft engineers while learning to maintain our dynamic fleet.

Some facts about us

  255 Aircraft in service
  12 hangars
  1000+ C-checks to date
Living in Dubai
Living in Dubai

Living in Dubai

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Why choose Emirates Engineering?

Why choose Emirates Engineering?

Great facilities for great people. The US $353m, 55-hectare Emirates Engineering Centre is one of the most impressive and technologically advanced aircraft maintenance facilities in the world. Emirates Engineering also has a state of the art aircraft paint facility with fully automated environmentally controlled systems equipped with teleplatform units for safe and efficient access to the aircraft.

Emirates Engineering has a line maintenance facility, including office/administration building, aircraft stores, ground support and nitrogen generation workshops

Why choose Emirates Engineering?

Each of its 12 hangars is over twice the size of a football pitch – more than enough room for the Airbus A380. They also have mezzanine and fully-automated fuselage docking systems. Even our Engine Test Cell can handle engines of up to 115,000 pounds of thrust, which makes it one of only two facilities in the world which can.

Getting around the site is easy thanks to moving walkways, tricycles, golf carts and a few Segway® Human Transporters. It’s fully wifi-enabled too.

Hear from our team
Hear from our team

Hear from our team

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Benefits

Benefits

We believe in great rewards, especially for talented engineers. Take a look at the core elements here.

  • Competitive tax-free basic salary
  • Company-provided accommodation/accommodation allowance
  • Company-provided transport/transport allowance
  • Profit share scheme
  • At least 30 days’ annual leave plus 10 public holidays
  • End of service gratuity
  • Leave tickets for you and your eligible dependents

Benefits

  • Personal life and accident insurance/workmen’s compensation insurance
  • Medical and dental provision/government health card
  • Government pension scheme
  • Concessionary travel for you and your eligible dependents
  • The Emirates discount card
  • Engineering Licence pay
  • Productivity pay
  • Flying pay
Training

Training

Keeping your skills sharp. Our facilities are fully equipped to GCAA & EASA 147 standards. And our training covers the whole fleet, providing courses to knowledge requirement levels 1, 2 and 3. Check out the different ways we help you stay ahead of the game.

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Recruitment process

If you've got what we're looking for, we can't wait to hear from you. Here's what the application process looks like

Step 1: Apply online

View our job vacancies. Here you can check you have the right qualifications and are eligible. You can also look more closely at what the job involves, and then apply.

Step 2: Video interview

Once we’ve reviewed your application, the line manager and a recruitment specialist will call you to learn about your background and why you want this role.

Step 3: Invitation to Dubai

The next stage for licensed aircraft engineers is an assessment process in Dubai. For aircraft technicians your assessment process could take place in your home country or in Dubai.

This could include psychometric testing, group/individual assessments and an interview. We’ll try to give you 2 – 3 weeks’ notice.

Step 4: Psychometric assessment

If you’re applying for a Licensed Aircraft Engineer role, you’ll need to have a psychometric evaluation.

Step 5: Tour

We’ll show you the engineering facility, accommodation, schools and Emirates Clinic. This will give you a real insight into our working environment, living standards and the healthcare we provide.

Step 6: Panel interview

The next step is a technical interview with hiring managers and recruitment representatives. This will be an opportunity to discuss your experience, technical knowledge and suitability for the role.

Step 7: License Verification

Following the interview, your licenses/ approvals will be verified by our Quality Assurance department.

Step 8: Outcome

You will receive the update on the status of your application. Good luck!

Step 9: Post Selection, Joining & Induction process

Once the approvals have come through, our Human Resources Employee Services (HRES) team will be in touch. They’ll take care of the whole joining process for you and deliver your contracts and documents.

Step 10: On boarding

Once successful, our on boarding team will be in touch to arrange access to the on boarding portal which will guide you through the entire joining process.

  • Apply online

    View our job vacancies. Here you can check you have the right qualifications and are eligible. You can also look more closely at what the job involves, and then apply.

  • Video interview

    Once we’ve reviewed your application, the line manager and a recruitment specialist will call you to learn about your background and why you want this role.

  • Invitation to Dubai

    The next stage for licensed aircraft engineers is an assessment process in Dubai. For aircraft technicians your assessment process could take place in your home country or in Dubai.

    This could include psychometric testing, group/individual assessments and an interview. We’ll try to give you 2 – 3 weeks’ notice.

  • Psychometric assessment

    If you’re applying for a Licensed Aircraft Engineer role, you’ll need to have a psychometric evaluation.

  • Tour

    We’ll show you the engineering facility, accommodation, schools and Emirates Clinic. This will give you a real insight into our working environment, living standards and the healthcare we provide.

  • Panel interview

    The next step is a technical interview with hiring managers and recruitment representatives. This will be an opportunity to discuss your experience, technical knowledge and suitability for the role.

  • License Verification

    Following the interview, your licenses/ approvals will be verified by our Quality Assurance department.

  • Outcome

    You will receive the update on the status of your application. Good luck!

  • Post Selection, Joining & Induction process

    Once the approvals have come through, our Human Resources Employee Services (HRES) team will be in touch. They’ll take care of the whole joining process for you and deliver your contracts and documents.

  • On boarding

    Once successful, our on boarding team will be in touch to arrange access to the on boarding portal which will guide you through the entire joining process.

Converting your license
Converting your license

Converting your license

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is the procedure for license conversion as per GCAA in Dubai?

    All information pertaining to license conversion, eligibility and the documentation required can be found on the following website: www.gcaa.ae

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  • What are the accommodation options available for Licensed Aircraft Engineers in Dubai?

    Option 1
    – Company accommodation and furnishings (up to Dhs30,000, depending on size of accommodation and items provided by the landlord)
    – starter pack
    – Dhs 3,300 on joining to purchase supplementary items
    Option 2
    – Company accommodation
    – Dhs 30,000 furnishing allowance
    – No additional allowances
    – No temporary accommodation
    – Unfurnished accommodation
    Option 3
    –Dhs 119,460 utilities allowance
    –Dhs 30,000 furnishing allowance
    – No additional allowances
    – Up to 3 months' temporary accommodation
    – Temporary accommodation does not have starter pack items (e.g. bedding, towels, cutlery etc).
    – New joiners may order a starter pack.
    All Licensed Aircraft Engineers will be asked to choose from the above options at the time of joining.

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  • How much can I carry as my excess baggage at the time of joining?

    On joining, the company will reimburse the cost of unaccompanied shipping of personal effects up to 50-100 kg for the spouse, depending on your grade, plus 25kg per child up to a maximum of three children under 19. The costs will be reimbursed on presentation of receipted invoices.

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  • What class of travel am I eligible for?

    If you are a Licensed Aircraft Engineer, you will be eligible to travel on economy/upgradeable to business class on your Annual Leave ticket. However, children under the age of 16 years are not eligible for an upgrade.

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  • Will Emirates assist me in obtaining Family Visa?

    Emirates acts as a sponsor for the employee and provides a three-year residence visa/work permit, which is renewable. Once the employment visa is stamped in your passport, you can act as a sponsor for family (spouse and children). We provide assistance in processing family visas.

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  • What is the process for applying for family visas?

    You must provide attested marriage certificate, passport copies and photographs of the dependents. It takes around three-to-four weeks generally to process the family visa and once the visa is processed, your family can travel to Dubai on joining ticket.

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  • What is the annual leave policy of the company?

    All full-time employees are entitled to generous paid annual leave in comparison to most other companies. The number of working hours of annual leave provided per calendar year is related to your job grade and is specified in your contract of employment.

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  • What are the career development opportunities within Emirates?

    Staff have first opportunity to apply for a vacant position as most of these are advertised internally before being advertised to outside applicants. Candidates interested in applying for any internal vacancy should meet the following requirements:

    • Completion of one year in your current role (position/department);
    • The minimum qualifications and experience required for the advertised position;
    • The support of your line manager.

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  • What is the probationary period for company employment?

    For all positions, the probationary period is six months from the date of joining the company.

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  • What is “Exchange rate protection” scheme?

    UAE-based expatriate employees, irrespective of nationality, grade or position, are covered by the Exchange Rate Protection (ERP) scheme, unless they are from the USA or any country where the currency is fixed against the US dollar.
    The ERP scheme is intended to provide reasonable protection if you are adversely affected by exchange rate fluctuations in the currency of your home country or the place of your permanent residence. Your ERP currency will be given as per the country of your Annual Leave Destination, and once your ERP is determined it can never be changed. Under the ERP Scheme, 50 per cent of the net basic salary received each month is protected up to a maximum of 15 per cent.

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  • What is Profit share?

    If the company achieves its profit target, employees receive a profit share payment. The company’s financial year runs from 1st April to 31st March the following year. The company announces its results – and any profit share to be given - in April for the financial year just ended. The profit share is paid in May. The amount varies from year to year; in the past, it has ranged from two to 14 weeks of basic salary.
    To qualify for the full profit share, you must have been employed for the complete period, 1st April to 31st March. If you joined after the 31st March but before 30th September, you would be entitled to a pro rata amount. If you joined after 30th September, you will have to wait until the next profit share.

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  • Do I pay tax on our salary?

    The salary you receive from Emirates is tax-free.

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  • Do I need to open a UAE bank account?

    Yes - this is advised and will be explaine dduring your Onboarding experience and they will also provide details of recommended Banks.

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  • What is the procedure for obtaining a UAE Driving License?

    Obtaining a UAE driving licence and the costs involved are your responsibility. Many countries have an agreement with the UAE under which you can convert your existing driving licence to a UAE driving licence. If you are unable to convert your existing driving licence into a UAE driving licence, then you will have to take driving tests conducted by Dubai Police. There are many private driving schools in Dubai and you can register with one of them for driving lessons.

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  • What is the Education Allowance Policy for children?

    Education Support Allowance (ESA) is a contribution made by Emirates towards the school fees of employees’ children (up to a maximum of three children below the age of 19 years).
    ESA for tuition fees will apply on an annual basis using the academic year from 1st September to 31st August as applied in Dubai. ESA will be calculated on a pro-rata basis from the month of joining, provided other policy criteria are fulfilled.
    The ESA will operate on the following basis:

    • Primary Schools
      • If the invoiced school tuition fees are below Dhs 16,000 per annum, the company will reimburse 100 per cent of all actual invoiced compulsory core tuition fees.
      • If the invoiced school tuition fees are above Dhs 16,000 per annum, the company will reimburse 100 per cent of the first Dhs 16,000 and 90 per cent of the remainder of all actual invoiced compulsory core tuition fees, subject to a maximum overall reimbursement of Dhs 32,000 per annum.
    • Secondary Schools
      • If the invoiced school tuition fees are below Dhs 25,000 per annum, the company will reimburse 100 per cent of all actual invoiced compulsory core tuition fees.
      • If the invoiced school tuition fees are above Dhs 25,000 per annum, the company will reimburse 100 per cent of the first Dhs 25,000 and 90 per cent of the remainder of all actual invoiced compulsory core tuition fees, subject to a maximum overall reimbursement of Dhs 50,000 per annum.

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  • Will the education support allowance include registration and admission fees as well?

    A registration fee up to a maximum of Dhs 500 will be reimbursed as a one-off payment. If a child is registered in more than one school, additional registration fees will not be reimbursed. A registration fee is paid once only per child in each level of education (primary and secondary).
    An admission fee (where applied as a separate invoiced amount) up to a maximum of Dhs 2,000 will be reimbursed as a one-off payment. If an admission fee is part of an advance payment of term fee, it is regarded as being part of tuition fees and is included in the overall Education Support Allowance for tuition fees. An admission fee is paid once only per child in each level of education (primary and secondary).

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  • Are my family members eligible for medical cover if they do not reside in Dubai?

    If you are a Category A staff member, your eligible dependents not residing in the UAE are covered for in-patient treatment worldwide. They are covered for outpatient treatment only in the UAE. They are covered for emergency outpatient treatment only in countries other than their country of domicile. All non-emergency treatment needs prior approval from the Medical Costs Manager.

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