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Internship: Aviation Consultant Expert Solutions

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Airframe and Powerplant :

  • Experience working with Corporate and Airline type aircraft
  • Pays $11 per hour
  • Training completed in-house
    • After approximately 30 days, ACES will run a classroom General Familiarization Course for the aircraft type we are working
    • Company provided accommodations
    • Local transportation
    • Airfare
    • For those that prefer to drive themselves, we can work out reimbursement on a case by case basis
    • Minimum 2 week internship
      • Can be any time during the year
      • Summer internship can be longer time period 

Job Description:

Aircraft Maintenance Technician is responsible, under limited or minimal direction, to perform scheduled inspections and repair activities on various airframe types

  • Applicant must be capable of performing inspections, repairs and maintenance on turboprop and turbofan powered airframes and power plants both independently and with team members
  • Knowledge of all aircraft mechanical systems functions and interactions, including aircraft accessories, components and other hardware
  • Maintenance and repair of aircraft components includes but is not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems and mechanical components
  • Utilize knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in interpreting technical data to troubleshoot equipment malfunctions and restore equipment to operational condition
  • Must be able to use unique aircraft tools such as test equipment, measuring instruments, dial indicators, micrometers, and others as needed
  • Removal and disassembly of defective parts; assembly and installation of replacement parts; and testing aircraft systems.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of relevant technical reference materials (Maintenance Manuals, IPCs, Service Bulletins, Structural Repair Manuals, Engineering Drawings, ADs, etc.) 
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Read and understand maintenance manuals and understand requirements
  • Complete required paperwork to comply with Federal Regulations and Company procedures

Hiring:

  • Candidates can be hired prior to taking A & P tests
  • Candidates will be given time to return to take scheduled tests

Company will provide two weeks accommodations while searching for housing

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and a 1-2 page essay why this internship would be valuable to you in your career plan to Eric Epplett (eric.n.epplett@wmich.edu) by Friday, May 1, 2015.

Job Post: AvMax Montana Inc

 

Technician (Avionics/Structures/Maintenance)

The Technician reports to the Lead Hand.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Carry out maintenance, repair and modifications on customer aircraft
  • Sign work sheets, work cards and inspection sheets for work accomplished, completely and accurately
  • Provide technical assistance or guidance to the crew
  • Report unserviceable equipment to their assigned Lead Hand
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with other individuals throughout the organization
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Communicate with Lead Hand when tasks are completed
  • Ensure all maintenance and safety precautions are observed when carrying out assigned activities
  • Attend training courses as directed by company management
  • Maintain work area in a clean and orderly condition
  • Promote company values, vision and mission
  • Lift up to 50 pounds and navigate up and down stairs and ladders
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Demonstrated capability and competency in field of expertise
  • Possesses strong fundamental aircraft knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to locate and properly use technical data

Experience:

  • A Minimum of 18 months documented experience in the field or six months documented experience and an A & P License. 
Interested candidates may apply by clicking here.

Job Post: Trident Aircraft

 

CFI’s WANTED

LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD FLIGHT TIME?

Trident Aircraft has been contracted to provide accelerated flight training to aspiring Naval Aviators from the US NAVAL ACADEMY (USNA) this summer.

WE NEED INSTRUCTORS TO PROVIDE INITIAL FLIGHT TRAINING FOR 300 USNA MIDSHIPMEN

Flight Training begins on May 26th, 2015

Location: Easton, Maryland (KESN) Close to Washington DC, and the Beach!

Motivated Instructors can expect to average 130‐160 billable hours per month (80‐100 flight hours)

Hourly Pay Scale is in line with industry standards.

Housing and Transportation can be provided.

We also offer Future Full Time Instructing Positions and upward mobility into our fleet of Jet and Turboprop Aircraft!

If you are interested in joining the Team, send an email with your basic qualifications to:

INFO@TridentAircraft.com

www.TridentAircraft.com

9475 Jet Lane

Easton, MD

21601

410.604.1333

Job Post: WACO Classic Aircraft

 

Parts Room Assistant

WACO Classic Aircraft manufactures biplanes, and we are looking for someone to assist in our parts room.  Aviation background helpful.  You will be assisting with maintaining accurate inventory and sending part kits to the production area.  Computer literacy is required.  A positive attitude, patience, attention to detail and an ability to focus among distractions will make you a successful candidate.  This is a part-time position.  Questions can be directed to flywaco@wacoclassic.com.

NO PHONE CALLS OR WALK-IN'S.

Job Post: Landmark Aviation

 

General Manager

Job Description:

  • Serves as the primary liaison between local site management and the corporate headquarters.
  • Ensures that fixed base operations are conducted in accordance with Landmark requirements and policies and procedures.
  • Conducts periodic inspections to verify compliance with federal, state, local and Landmark regulations and policies.
  • Meets with subordinates to ensure that operations are being carried out in accordance with Landmark requirements.
  • Implements Landmark policies.
  • Ensures conformity to established quality, health, safety, legal, business, ethical or other standards.
  • Utilizes computer database systems for personnel and material management.
  • Manages payroll data for employees and monitors time and attendance against published schedules.
  • Ensures that overtime is properly authorized and recorded.
  • Specific responsibilities include the following:
  • Oversees and directs day-to-day department activities within the framework of the organization's overall plan.
  • Manages and coordinates the receipt, storage, and issues of bulk aviation and ground fuel storage and distribution systems.
  • Coordinates and provides up-to-date data on inventory, work-in-progress, and quality standards to appropriate work leaders.
  • Ensures that required logs and paperwork related to the receiving and issuing activities are maintained.
  • Ensures that subordinate supervisors provide operational instructions for all fuel evolutions in accordance with published receipt and issue instructions.
  • Ensures that the Preventative Maintenance Program is accomplished and documented utilizing Landmark production reports.
  • Assists in the development of long-term strategy for facility upgrades or equipment replacement projects.
  • Recommends changes in standards, administrative procedures, facilities, methods, and practices.
  • Supervises, directly or indirectly, subordinate supervisors and employees who perform fuel distribution and maintenance functions.
  • Motivates employees to achieve the departments' goals as safely and economically as possible.
  • Personally resolves situations without supervisory direction in most cases.
  • Investigates complaints and violations, prepares reports of findings and action taken.
  • Exercises continuing responsibility for safety conditions, procedures, and work practices employed in an assigned work unit.
  • Enforces good housekeeping practices through daily inspections of assigned areas for cleanliness, neatness, and compliance with regulations and policies.
  • Promotes and practices automated data processing (ADP) security policies and adheres to ADP security requirements.
  • Safeguards Landmark, customers and government property against theft, abuse, or misappropriation.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Required Experience:

  • High School graduation
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • Minimum four years of specialized general aviation experience including fuel servicing operations and experience in operating, repairing, and maintaining mobile equipment and the quality control measures associated with the mobile refueling operations.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Proficient with computers, spreadsheet software, and database software.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and orally in English.
  • Requisite knowledge includes the following: Fuel Operations Safety, Spill Response, Fire Response, Emergency Response, Hazardous Waste Operations, Hazardous Communication, Environmental Protection, OSHA compliance, and other areas as prescribed by the specific contract location. 

Location/ Job Number

  • Midland, TX / 2015479
  • TBD / 2014289
  • Houston, TX / 2015510

*Interested candidates are able to view MRO vacancies by visiting the link below. Under ‘Current Listings’, click on ‘General Management’.

https://landmarkaviationhr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=16130

 

Job Post: Landmark Aviation

 

Mechanic

Job Description:

The A&P Mechanic provides exceptional customer service to all Landmark customers, suppliers, and employees while observing and practicing all safety policies and procedures.  Qualified candidates will perform troubleshooting, repair, and installation of aircraft engines and accessories in accordance with regulatory, customer, and company requirements by measuring, calculating, removing, testing and replacing aircraft equipment and parts.  A&P Mechanics reconcile engineering drawings and system schematics to ensure proper repair and document and sign appropriate paperwork upon approval for aircraft to return to service.

Required Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 18 years old
  • Possess and maintain valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant License
  • Acceptable vision may be required for inspector status
  • 3 to 5 years previous experience troubleshooting and repairing aircraft
  • Minimum of 3 years previous experience in General Aviation industry
  • Excellent customer relation skills required
  • Strong communication skills required, both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of simple arithmetic
  • Possess and maintain valid state driver’s license with driving record acceptable to Company policy
  • Ability to perform service operations outside and in extreme temperatures and inclement weather
  • Requires frequent walking
  • Requires stretching, bending, and climbing
  • Excellent vision and hearing required to detect problems and conduct inspections
  • Requires dexterity to manipulate hand and power tools
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

Locations/ Job Number:

  • Greensboro, NC /2015235
  • Winston-Salem, NC /2014915
  • Norfolk, VA /2015257
  • Teterboro, NJ /2015344

*Interested candidates are able to view MRO vacancies by visiting the link below. Under ‘Current Listings’, click on ‘Maintenance & Repair’.

https://landmarkaviationhr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=16130

 

Job Post: Landmark Aviation

 

Avionics Tech

Job Description:

  • Measures, calculates and determines wire lengths and requirements; verify and reconcile with engineering drawings.
  • Interprets prints and schematics of avionics systems to modify or troubleshoot electronic systems.
  • Tests and troubleshoots aircraft radios, radar, navigation, gyros, remote compass, guidance systems and flight entertainment systems.
  • Repairs, modifies and/or builds new equipment and systems in conformance with company, customer, FCC, and other regulatory specifications.
  • Conducts pre-flight check of avionics equipment and may be required to assist the flight crew in airborne checks.
  • Perform light sheet metal layout and fabrication (instrument panels, antenna doublers, etc.)
  • Complies with all safety, environmental and general housekeeping policies.
  • Completes all required repair station paperwork to approve aircraft for return to service.
  • May perform other duties as required by the Department.

Required Skills:

  • High School diploma
  • Minimum 2 years education/training in avionics; military electronics and avionics training desirable
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in avionics, general aviation aircraft

Locations/ Job Number:

  • Greensboro, NC /2015117
  • Winston-Salem, NC /2015154
  • Frederick, MD /2015364 

*Interested candidates are able to view MRO vacancies by visiting the link below. Under ‘Current Listings’, click on ‘Maintenance & Repair’.

https://landmarkaviationhr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=16130

 

 

Job Post: Landmark Aviation

 

Maintenance Controller

Job Description:

  • Assist the DOM and Manager of Maintenance Planning with ensuring the aircraft fleet is within regulatory limits by reviewing aircraft maintenance release paperwork for accuracy and content.
  • Assist in various program and procedures development and monitor adherence to established requirements and schedules.
  • Review Aircraft Discrepancy forms as received from the maintenance departments and update status sheets and reports used to accurately track the maintenance status of the fleet. Assist in identifying potential problems in sufficient time for corrective action to be taken. 
  • Update master time records and perform maintenance tracking duties as required.
  • Assist the technical analyst team on a daily basis as required. 
  • Issue maintenance alerts to the crews on a semi-monthly basis.
  • Assist DOM with conformity inspections.
  • Perform aircraft audits and complete audit reports as requested by the DOM 
  • Assist flight crews with maintenance scheduling and required paperwork.
  • Monitor publication status and update revision levels for the flight crew required documents.
  • Assist in researching aircraft records (airframe, engines, props, governors) for compliance with Mfg requirements, FAA requirements, 135 requirements, and all other regulatory requirements.
  • Other duties as assigned 

Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Three years’ experience working as an aircraft technician in a part 135 environment or equivalent experience.  
  • Working knowledge of FAR Part 135 requirements
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build strong working relations with customers, pilots and FAA;
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others;
  • Proficient computer skills in Excel and Word.
  • Working knowledge of maintenance programs such as CMP, Cescom, etc.
  • Possess a current FAA issued Airframe and Powerplant Technician license

Location / Job Number:

  • Waukegan, IL / 2014428

*Interested candidates are able to view MRO vacancies by visiting the link below. Under ‘Current Listings’, click on ‘Aircraft Management & Charter.

https://landmarkaviationhr.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?version=1&company_id=16130

 

Career Fair: Flight Options

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2ND LARGEST PRIVATE AVIATION COMPANY IN THE WORLD ON APRIL 17, 2015!

We are holding a career fair at our state-of-the-art facility, and would like to meet you. Flight Options has immediate opportunities available for those that are passionate about service and attention to detail. Interested candidates will be part of a team dedicated to delivering exceptional flight experiences. Come experience our Operational Control Center, learn more about our open positions from industry leaders, tour our aircraft and have lunch in our on-site bistro. Fly-in candidates are welcome.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: PLEASE VISIT US ON APRIL 17TH FROM 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. FLIGHT OPTIONS 26180 CURTISS WRIGHT PARKWAY RICHMOND HEIGHTS, OHIO 44143

To R.S.V.P., or to ask a question about this event, please send an email to careers@onesky.com and request a time slot. No phone calls, please. If you are unable to attend the event, please check back on our website for other upcoming events and apply online. Please arrive with a current copy of your resume.

Job Post: College of Aviation-Aviation Ambassador

 

Aviation Ambassador

The College of Aviation is looking for Aviation Ambassadors to help staff the Battle Creek campus.  The prospective employee must be able to work 5 - 10 hours a week.  Some work on Saturday and after normal business hours should be expected.  Summer I and II hours will also be available.  See below for additional information.

Responsibilities:

-Give tours of the College of Aviation to prospective students and their family

-Discuss the three College of Aviation programs with prospective students and their family

-Manage a portfolio of candidates, requiring constant communication and development

-Staff the front desk of the Aviation Education Center (answer and return telephone calls, recruit and outreach to prospective students, sort and deliver mail to the College of Aviation,)

-Represent the College of Aviation and Western Michigan University at various college fairs and recruiting events

-Write blog articles pertaining to experiences at College of Aviation and Western Michigan University

-Create promotional videos to help populate social media

-Other projects pertaining to recruitment and retention efforts of the College of Aviation as directed by the Director of Recruitment and Outreach, Recruitment and Outreach Officer and Graduate Assistant

-Some travel may be required 

Minimum Qualifications:

-GPA of 3.0 or greater

-Must possess: excellent communication skills, organization skills, ability to multi-task

-Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Access

Preferred Qualifications:

Enrolled in a College of Aviation program (Aviation Maintenance Technology, Aviation Management and Operations or Aviation Flight Science)

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to Tom Thinnes at tom.thinnes@wmich.edu by Friday, May 15th 2015.
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