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From wrenches to wings: Brendan's journey as an AMT

In recognition of Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Day, we're spotlighting Brendan, one of our dedicated AMTs. Hired straight out of Lake Superior College with no prior aviation experience, Brendan's story showcases one of the career paths we provide for aspiring AMTs.  

Brendan's journey to Sun Country Airlines began while touring our maintenance facility during 'student day.' Impressed by what he saw, he seized the opportunity to interview on-site, securing a contingent offer pending his Aircraft Maintenance Program (AMP) certification. A month after obtaining his AMP, Brendan found himself on our hangar floor, ready to dive in.

Driven by an interest in a mechanical career, Brendan explored what the aviation industry could provide. "I pursued aviation maintenance out of a whim," he admits. "But as I went through college and am now working here, my love for aviation has grown a lot. I wouldn't go back."

As one of our AMTs, Brendan plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and reliability of our aircraft. From tire checks to addressing routine maintenance, Brendan's dedication to detail ensures that every flight meets our safety standards.

"Being an AMT, safety is the top priority here," Brendan emphasizes. "We do some advanced things such as engine changes and gear changes, [but] for the most part, we change tires, brakes, and make cabin repairs."

But Brendan's journey isn't just about technical skills; he also enjoys working with his colleagues and the small shop atmosphere in our maintenance hangar. "We're all, for the most part, pretty laid-back," Brendan shares. "Everybody that I work with is great, and it's a pretty fun atmosphere every night that I work."

For aspiring AMTs looking to join our team, Brendan offers this advice: "Take your orals and practicals right away. The sooner you can get your AMP, the better." He also emphasizes the importance of seeking guidance and support from experienced colleagues. "Everyone here was very forthcoming with information," Brendan notes. "They preferred me to ask questions if I didn't know."  

To Brendan and all our AMTs, thank you for your commitment to ensuring the safety and reliability of our aircraft on AMT Day and every day. Your hard work and dedication show what it means to be a part of the Sun Country Airlines team. 

If you're interested in learning more about careers with us, head over to our LinkedIn page to discover how you can join our team. 


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