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Job Post: C & L Aviation Group

 

Aircraft Technicians: A&P/Avionics Position

Summary: Responsibilities include performing depot level maintenance and modifications to regional aircraft. Experience working on Saab aircraft preferred but not required. Must have valid Airframe/Powerplant certification.

Location: Bangor, ME USA

Details: C&L Aviation Services, a growing aviation company based in Bangor, Maine, has an opening for permanent, full-time positions and temporary contract-positions for qualified Aircraft Technicians. Responsibilities include performing depot-level maintenance and modifications to regional aircraft. Experience working on Saab aircraft preferred but not required. Must have valid Airframe/Powerplant certification. Send resumes & application to Resumes@CLA.Aero.

Status: Full Time

More information can be found by clicking here.

Job Post: Pentastar Aviation

 

Flight Follower 

The Flight Follower position is located in the Operations Control Center and reports to a Flight Following Supervisor and or the Flight Operations Manager.

General Description

The Flight Follower has responsibility for maintaining operational control and support of all Pentastar Aviation aircraft under all regulations a particular customer operates under including, FAR 91, FAR 121, FAR 135, and FAR 125. This position serves as a central point of contact for all aircraft movement. Duties include flight tracking, weather briefing, flight planning, weight and balance computations, and other day-to-day operations and trip planning knowledge.

This position requires excellent, professional written and verbal communication skills, a positive engaged working attitude,  and strong interpersonal skills for working within a close team environment to problem solve.   The Flight Follower works closely with Trip Planners,  Charter Sales Representatives, Managed and Charter Customers, Maintenance Personnel, Line Service Personnel, Catering Personnel,  and Flight Crewmembers regularly to manage trip details from start to finish.  On a rotating basis, candidates must be willing to work all shifts including weekends, holidays, afternoon and midnight shifts.

Qualifications

  • College degree preferred.
  • Dispatcher License required. (Enrollment in dispatch courses will be considered)
  • Prior aviation experience required. (pilot, dispatcher, air traffic control, and or practical and applicable work experience.)
  • Thorough understanding of applicable Federal Aviation Regulations preferred.
  • Thorough technical understanding of flight planning, and aircraft performance preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks with limited time. (Time Management skills)
  • Strong customer service skills required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, and internet required.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills required. 
  • Ability to compose, by email,  concise, professional communication with excellent customer service required.
  • Outstanding teamwork skills are required.
  • May, on occasion, be required to accept direction from other team members, not necessarily the supervisor/manager.
  • Thorough understanding of business aircraft operations in worldwide service preferred.
We are an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be a Western Michigan University graduate.  Please send cover letters and resumes to humanresources@pentastaraviation.com and Patrick Tschudi at ptschudi@pentastaraviation.com. 

Job Post: Gravity Powered Sports, LLC

 

Skydive Pilot

Job Description: 

Pilot in command of C-18 aircraft. Determining aircraft is in airworthy condition for daily operations. Responsible for the safe and time efficient transportation of skydivers (tandem and experienced licensed jumpers) to altitude. Ground coordination of next loads with manifest and refueling appropriately to be expected as well. Familiarity with FARs and VFR weather minimums. Almost most importantly, a good attitude, relaxed nature and willingness to learn from all sources.

Requirements: 

Commercial Single Engine Land, 1st Class Medical, High Performance Rating. 

Online Sources:

http://www.gravitypoweredsportsllc.com/

Facebook page of Gravity Powered Sports

Contact Information

DropZone Owner: Tod Molter 1-260-316-9448

Internship: Fort Wayne Allen County Airport Authority

 

Airport Operations Intern

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the Airport Operations Internship will commence on June 1st, 2015 and consist of up to 12 weeks of professional introduction into airport operations, airport maintenance, public safety, and general aviation. This is an educational position in which the applicant will rotate through Airport Authority Departments including; FWA Operations, Maintenance, Public Safety, and SMD Operations to learn the essential functions of each department. Duties include but are not limited to the following: conduct daily airfield inspections, participate in minimal ARFF training, emergency response, data entry, various safety & administrative auditing, fueling, and maintenance responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities May Include:

FWA Operations Department

  • Assists in safety and security inspections during construction including monitoring and escorting contractors and monitors vehicle and equipment traversing on or about the Airport Operations Area (AOA). Monitors commercial activity on the airport to ensure compliance with the commercial operating permits.
  • Assists trained personnel in emergency response or as directed by the incident commander. 
  • Assists with Airport’s Driver’s Training Program for both Movement and Non-Movement Area driving privileges. Coordinates with badge-holders to carry out the written and practical testing requirements as needed. Ensures all persons with driving privileges comply with annual recurrence training and testing. Observes drivers in the AOA for proper adherence to airfield driving procedures.

Maintenance Department

  • Mowing and trimming of grass on the airfield and maintaining landscaping around public areas of the airport
  • Maintains equipment, tools and work areas in a clean and orderly condition;
  • Vehicle Maintenance and data entry
  • Assists in annual building inspections

Public Safety Department

  • Responds to all airport emergencies with Incident Commander or Officer in Charge
  • Will assist with document management and make corrections/ edits as necessary under the guidance of the PSD Manager.
  • Assist with airport badging process, including initial badge request to badge audits
  • Audit Access Control system and exposure to Communications Center

Smith Field Operations

  • Conducts daily and special inspections of all facilities (airside, landside, terminal) for safety, security, aesthetics and regulatory compliance and reports findings to supervisor and takes corrective action when able or generates maintenance requests.
  • Assists Airport Maintenance Department with facility repairs and grounds maintenance, when necessary.
  • Conducts regular vehicle/equipment preventative maintenance inspections.
  • Fuels aircraft, maintains fuel farm, conducts daily fuel quality controls and accepts fuel deliveries.
  • Assist with the development of an Operations Manual

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of FAR Part 77, 139, TSR 1542, and 150 Airport Series Advisory Circulars
  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public, airport tenants, tower personnel, and other airport personnel in person, in writing, by two way radio, or by phone.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations in a calm and controlled manner.
  • Ability to be dependable, attentive to detail, willingness to learn.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, make decisions with confidence, show initiative, take ownership of assigned projects, follow verbal and written instructions and communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to manage recurring duties with assigned projects and prioritize workload effectively.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in Microsoft Office software at an intermediate level.

 

Experience and Education Requirements 

High school equivalent education with work experience in aviation and airport operations; requires strong working knowledge of computer, including email.  Working towards an Associate or Bachelor degree in an aviation related field is preferred.


Supervision

Received

Requirements

Number of

General - The employee carries out work assignments in accordance with the policies and objectives established by the supervisor. The employee plans and organizes the work, determines the work methods which will be employed and assists in determining priorities and deadlines. Completed work is reviewed in terms of the employee’s effectiveness in producing the expected results.

Supervisor -- No formal responsibility for supervising other employees.

Direct Reports

0

Indirect Reports

0


 

Special Requirements

  • Pass a pre-hire drug screen and is subject to random alcohol and drug testing.
  • Pass federal fingerprint based criminal history background check.
  • Must be able to obtain a FWACAA-issued AOA Driving Privileges
  • Available for recall during non-duty hours for emergencies, snow removal or other required duties.
  • Meet and maintain qualifications pursuant to Airport Security regulation (CFR 49 Part 1542).

Physical Requirements

Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects

Physical Activities 

Stooping/

Bending

Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles

Kneeling

Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.

Hand-arm Manipulation/Reaching

Manual control or manipulation of objects through hand and/or arm movements, which may or may not require continuous visual control

Standing

Particularly for sustained periods of time

Walking

Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances. 

Crouching

Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.

Grasping

Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

Feeling

Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

Talking

Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.  Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly

Hearing

Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication 

Visual and Sound Requirements

Near-visual Differentiation

Seeing things within arm’s reach

Far-visual Differentiation

Seeing differences in the details of objects, events or features beyond arm's reach.

Depth Perception

Judging the distance from observer to objects, or distances between objects in space

Color Perception

Differentiating or identifying objects materials, or details thereof on the basis of color.

Sound Pattern Recognition

Recognizing different patterns, or sequences of sounds.

Sound Differentiation

Recognizing differences in sounds in terms of their loudness, pitch, and/or tone quality.

Environmental Requirements – Position is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions.

This posting closes May 15th. Any interested students should email their resume to Katie Scherer at kscherer@fwairport.com.

Job Post: Legacy Housing, Ltd.

 

Manager/Pilot

Very stable manufactured-housing company located in Fort Worth, TX needs operational "problem solvers."

Learn and grow with us, as we develop our succession-management plan.  No experience in our industry required; will train.  Prefer private-pilot (or above) so occasional trips (using our Piper Meridian) are quick and easy.

We have openings in production, finance, purchasing, and management.

Report directly to ownership.  Tolerant and flexible work environment.  No dress code.

If you have the ability to solve problems, implement ideasand a hearty inner drive to succeed, we have a place for you.

All responses will be held in strict confidence.  Submit resume for immediate consideration to:

manager@legacyhousingltd.com

Legacy Housing, LTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Aviation Coordinator - The Hinman Company

 

The Hinman Company, a leader in commercial real estate, is looking for a highly self-motivated individual to fill a full time position as the Aviation Coordinator for the company’s corporate aircraft operation.

The Aviation Coordinator will organize, update, maintain, and provide flight request information to the crew.  They will be required to create detailed itineraries and provide supporting documents to the crew.  The Coordinator will track flights, manage the crew schedules, manage the flight calendar and coordinate the logistics for crew members and passengers; including airline tickets, ground transportation and catering.  Catering and culinary skills is a plus.

The Aviation Coordinator will be responsible for a number of calls over the course of each day, acting on each call and providing follow-up service as needed.  The candidate must have exceptional attention to detail, and superior customer service skills.  They must possess strong organizational, written, and verbal skills.

The candidate must be a team player with an exceptional work ethic, who can adapt quickly to change with urgency while remaining composed.  Additional job responsibilities will include invoicing and working with the accounts payable department.  The candidate will also have duties in support of its corporate aircraft hangar that include light cleaning and stocking/purchasing stock for the aircraft.  This person must have working knowledge of all basic computer systems including Outlook, Excel, Word, etc. 

Some travel, reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license are required.  Competitive salary and benefits package offered. 

Interested candidates please email resumes to:

The Hinman Company
Attention Nate Bowes
NateB@HinmanCompany.com

Go to www.hinmancompany.com for more information about The Hinman Company.

Job Post: Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc.

 

Underwriter

Job Summary_______________________________

Location   

Dallas, TX

Job Type

Employee, Full Time, Exempt

Years of experience

3-5 years of underwriting experience in aviation insurance or risk management is a plus

FAA licensed pilot preferred

Education Level

4 year degree in insurance, aviation or business

Career Level

Professional

About the job________________________________            

This position requires strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills. The candidate must have proficient computer skills, especially in Microsoft office
products.  A successful candidate will be able to work in a fast paced group environment, prioritize and handle fluctuating workloads.  Our underwriters
attend conferences and visit clients and insureds nationwide. Approximately 15% of the Underwriter’s time is dedicated to travel.

General responsibilities may include:

  • Ensure underwriting practices are in compliance with Company guidelines and
    state/federal regulations.
  • Use knowledge and judgment to evaluate aviation related exposures and determine
    acceptability and pricing of aviation risk.
  • Comply with internal underwriting approval policy when quoting business.
  • Develop and negotiate new business opportunities.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to aviation insurance agents and brokers.
  • Respond to inquiries from internal personnel and external customers.
  • Evaluate correspondence, records and reports to properly process policies.
  • Review assembled insurance policies, endorsements, invoices and certificates.
  • Communicate errors, delays or other technical problems with senior staff.
  • Face-to-face communication and presenting Company information to agents, brokers and producers is required.
  • Data entry of monthly premium transactions.
  • Respond to cancellation and loss run requests.
  • Organize and maintain all files and records.
  • Transcribe data to spreadsheets to track department and company production.

Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

This position is located in Dallas, TX. Please click here to apply.

Job Post: Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc.

 

Risk Control Specialist

Job Summary__________________________________________           

Location   

Dallas, TX

Job Type

Employee, Full Time, Exempt

Years of experience

5 years of aviation safety, risk control or claims experience.

FAA licensed pilot preferred.

Education Level

4year degree preferred in aviation safety, risk control preferred.

Safety Professional, Associate in Risk Management or equivalent certification. 

Career Level

Professional

About the job_________________________________            

The job requires a highly motivated individual who can work with minimum supervision. Approximately 35% of the Risk Control Specialist’s time is dedicated to travel.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

 General responsibilities may include:   

  • Provides safety expertise for insured clients in the areas of flight, maintenance, office and environmental safety.
  • Prepares written reports for each client visit.
  • Assists client with issues of aviation and occupational safety.
  • Promote department services and the company to producers and prospective customers utilizing effective marketing techniques
    and company provided promotional materials.
  • Available for public speaking opportunities where safety is the focus and such visibility promotes the company’s interests.
  • Acts a liaison between all departments, branches and senior management.
  • Maintains a familiarity within compliance for each State requiring the department to provide any service to clients.
  • Prepares assigned mid-term reports for workers’ compensation accounts.
  • Maintains files related to work associated with the department’s mission in accordance with established policies and
    procedures.
  • Perform detailed risk assessment surveys at the request of underwriting.
  • Must be able to identify and evaluate high-risk conditions and risk mitigating solutions.
  • Provide methods to detect occupational health hazards and liability exposures relative to the account and policy held.
  • Provide detailed written reports, including recommended risk mitigate, to underwriting, policyholder and broker. 
  • Assist in developing and implementing Safety Management Systems for assigned clients.
  • Assist by providing education and mentoring for client’s safety management needs.

Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

This position is located in Dallas, TX. Please click here to apply.

Job Post: Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc

 

Underwriting Assistant

Job Type

Employee, Full Time, Non-exempt

Years of experience

0-1 year of administrative experience in aviation insurance or risk management is a plus. 

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent 

Career Level

Entry Level

About the job_________________________________________________________            

This position requires strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. The
candidate must have proficient computer skills, especially in Microsoft office products.  A successful candidate will be able to work in a fast paced group environment, prioritize and handle
fluctuating workloads. 

General responsibilities may include:

  • Provide timely and professional customer service to internal and external contacts.
  • Ensure policy transactions are issued in a timely manner.  Such transactions may include processing
    renewal and new business, mid-term money and non-money changes, cancellations
    and reimbursements. 
  • Manages own workflow and workflows held by the underwriting team on various projects
    via paperless system.
  • Read, organize and work with detailed source documents from internal and external
    contacts to determine appropriate next steps.
  • Coordinate with internal and external contacts to confirm policy status, regulatory
    notices or certificates as necessary.
  • Perform necessary quality control of premium, exposure bases, limits, reinsurance
    coding and coding to ensure accuracy of work.
  • Create, organize, and maintain files via ImageRight database.
  • Ensure file compliance with state and federal insurance regulations.

Phoenix Aviation Managers, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  We actively promote a drug-free workplace.

This position is located in Dallas, TX.  Please click here to apply.

Job Post: SkyWarrior Inc.

 

Certified Flight Instructor

SkyWarrior Inc. in Pensacola, FL is looking for qualified flight instructors.

Candidates should have at the minimum a Certified Flight Instructor rating.

Instructors are paid $20.00 per hour for flight and ground instruction hour or we at times will pay them a salary depending on how long they plan on staying with us.  Instructors can expect to fly between 80-100 hours per month.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Greg Sigler at greg@skywarriorinc.com.

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