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Job Post: PlatformBrown

 

Are you a licensed pilot or current UAV operator? 

Become an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator for PlatformBrown

At PlatformBrown we provide UAV field services to enterprise customers through contracts with UAV manufacturers.  We match the pilot to the project with mission specific equipment. PlatformBrown is led by a team of proven entrepreneurs, technologists and aviation professionals who are seeking passionate and driven individuals to join our team.

We are currently looking for FAA licensed manned pilots with a sense of adventure and a love of cutting edge technology to join our team as an unmanned aerial vehicle operator. If you are intrigued by the emerging UAV space and enjoy a fast paced, high-energy environment, this is a rare opportunity to learn the latest UAV technology and be a part of a rapidly growing marketplace.

Responsibilities:

UAV operators will be trained on commercial grade equipment as well as operator software and then deployed to client sites across North America and around the globe. Operators will be responsible for the launch, management and successful recovery of unmanned aerial vehicles, systems and the necessary data those systems obtain. Operators will work directly with clients as necessary to manage and complete of wide variety of projects.

Industries we currently serve:

  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Surveillance

Both full and part time opportunities are available.  Competitive salary, benefits and bonus plans.

Requirements:

  • Must hold a current private, recreational or sport pilot license
  • Valid drivers license & US Passport
  • Previous UAV experience is not required but encouraged

Skills and Capabilities:          

  • Project management experience (1-3 years preferred but not required)
  • High comfort level with technology and strong interest in learning new skills
  • Ability to work remotely and independently as well as with a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Available for frequent travel
  • Excellent communication skills and proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Bachelors degree preferred but not required
  • Culture fit is imperative.  We are an energetic, creative and tech savvy team looking to dominate our market.  We work hard, have fun and overachieve – so will you!

Job Post: Seaborne Airlines

 

Pilot- SAAB First Officer

Job Status: Full Time

Qualifications:

 * Must have ATP minimums and written test complete

 * 1500 hours fixed wing total time with at least 100 hours of that being multi-engine

 * A first class medical

 * Must be able to read, write, and fluently speak the English language

 * Must hold a United States passport

 * Great customer service skills and a positive attitude 

Benefits:

 * Health and Dental Insurance covered fully for single coverage

 * Pay is based on a 75 flight hours per month guarantee

 * Seaborne has jump seat agreements with major airlines

 * Two weeks vacation after your first year as an employee

 * Upgrade is based on individual performance and operational necessity. Average upgrade time is 1.5 – 2 years

Training: 

 * Seaborne provides accommodations and weekly per diem during training.

 * All new hires will be required to sign a 24 month training contract.

Signing Bonus 

* $2,500 which is paid upon completion of initial training including check ride.

* $2,500 after 6 months 

If you are interested in work with Seaborne Airlines please apply now.  https://seaborne-airlines.hiringthing.com/job/13820/first-officer-saab

Pilot- First Officer Otter

Job Status: Full Time

Qualifications:

 * Must have MES ATP

 * A first class medical

 * Must be able to read, write, and fluently speak the English language

 * Must hold a United States passport

 * Great customer service skills and a positive attitude

Training Bonus:

 * Upon successful completion of training and passing of check ride, candidate will be awarded a $3,000 training bonus

Benefits:

 * Health and Dental Insurance covered fully for single coverage

 * Pay is based on a 75 flight hours per month guarantee

 * Seaborne has jump seat agreements with major airlines

 * Two weeks vacation after your first year as an employee

 * Upgrade is based on individual performance and operational necessity. Average upgrade time is 1.5 – 2 years

Training:

 * Seaborne provides accommodations, transportation and weekly per diem during training.

Signing Bonus

* $2,500 Which is paid upon completion of initial training including check ride.

* $2,500 After 6 months

If you are interested in work with Seaborne Airlines please apply now. https://seaborne-airlines.hiringthing.com/job/13821/first-officer-twin-otter

Job Post: Crosswinds Aviation

 

Certified Flight Instructor

Crosswinds Aviation is seeking a CFI in Lansing, MI.  This is a satellite location of Crosswinds Aviation, which is based in Howell, MI.  Candidates must have a Certified Flight Instructor rating.

Interested candidates may contact Matt Dahline at matt@crosswindsaviation.com.

Job Post: PlatformBrown

 

Are you a licensed pilot or current UAV operator? 

Become an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator for PlatformBrown

At PlatformBrown we provide UAV field services to enterprise customers through contracts with UAV manufacturers.  We match the pilot to the project with mission specific equipment. PlatformBrown is led by a team of proven entrepreneurs, technologists and aviation professionals who are seeking passionate and driven individuals to join our team.

We are currently looking for FAA licensed manned pilots with a sense of adventure and a love of cutting edge technology to join our team as an unmanned aerial vehicle operator. If you are intrigued by the emerging UAV space and enjoy a fast paced, high-energy environment, this is a rare opportunity to learn the latest UAV technology and be a part of a rapidly growing marketplace.

Responsibilities:

UAV operators will be trained on commercial grade equipment as well as operator software and then deployed to client sites across North America and around the globe. Operators will be responsible for the launch, management and successful recovery of unmanned aerial vehicles, systems and the necessary data those systems obtain. Operators will work directly with clients as necessary to manage and complete of wide variety of projects.

Industries we currently serve:

  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Surveillance

Both full and part time opportunities are available.  Competitive salary, benefits and bonus plans.

Requirements:

  • Must hold a current private, recreational or sport pilot license
  • Valid drivers license & US Passport
  • Previous UAV experience is not required but encouraged

Skills and Capabilities:          

  • Project management experience (1-3 years preferred but not required)
  • High comfort level with technology and strong interest in learning new skills
  • Ability to work remotely and independently as well as with a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Available for frequent travel
  • Excellent communication skills and proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Bachelors degree preferred but not required
  • Culture fit is imperative.  We are an energetic, creative and tech savvy team looking to dominate our market.  We work hard, have fun and overachieve – so will you!

Job Post: Immaculate Flight

 

Immaculate Flight is hiring to fill position of Scheduler.  This position will optimally be based in west Michigan, but can be handled remotely (employee can work from home).  This is a full time position that will require being on call from 2p-midnight 5 days a week. Salary is $30,000, health coverage after 90 days, 401k, and paid vacation (2 weeks after one year of service).  The optimal candidate will have a familiarization with aircraft types and airport codes, and be a good multitasker and problem solver. The candidate will serve as a liason betwern our clients and location managers to ensure orders are fulfilled in a timely manner.  There will also be some data entry and analysis done in Immaculate Flight's proprietary data tracking system.

Please submit resumes for this position to jobs@immaculateflight.com and put "GRR scheduler" in subject line.

Job Post: Tulip City Air Service

 

Part – Time Customer Service Associate:

Job Description

  • Provides excellent customer service to corporate and private aircraft operators
  • Tracks aircraft arrivals and assures prompt line service
  • Generate customer invoices efficiently and correctly
  • Arranges for customer and flight department travel, hotel reservations, auto rental, catering and other varied requirements
  • Schedules flight training, discovery flights and aircraft rental
  • Light cleaning of office, lobby and pilot lounge areas
  • Observes all safety, environmental and general housekeeping rules and policies
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Basic knowledge of General Aviation: aircraft types, airport operations, etc.
  • Positive attitude and attention to detail
  • Excellent telephone and customer service skills
  • Proficient in computer operations (internet, email, Microsoft Word & Excel)
  • Knowledge of radio procedures and protocols preferred
  • Ability to perform light to medium lifting as necessary
  • Must maintain a valid state driver's license.
  • May be required to work nights, weekends and holidays to support customer or operational requirements.

Projected Hours

  • Friday 1300 – 1800
  • Saturday 0800 – 1800
  • Flexibility to work other hours as needed

Contact Information

Volunteer Opportunity: WMU College of Aviation at EAA Airventure

 

Oshkosh Volunteer

Sunday July 19th-Sunday July 26th 2015

An Oshkosh volunteer is responsible for representing the College of Aviation of Western Michigan University at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI. You will be sharing information about WMU and the College of Aviation to prospective students, parents, fans and alumni. You will be volunteering from either Sunday July 19th- Wednesday July 22nd or Wednesday July 22nd to Sunday July 26th

Your volunteer position will include:

Transportation to, from and at Oshkosh
Housing
Breakfast and Dinner (lunch is at cost of volunteer)       
Free admission to AirVenture 2015

Please send your cover letter and resume to Tom Thinnes at tom.thinnes@wmich.edu by Friday June 19th 2015.

In your cover letter, please include why you believe that you will be a good asset to the recruitment and outreach team at Oshkosh and how you will positively represent WMU.

Job Post: Simplicity Ground Services

 

Ramp Agent 

Job Title: Ramp Agent 

Location: DTW- Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit, MI 

Department: Operations 

Reports To: Station Manager 

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt 

Summary: 

Unloading and loading of luggage, freight and cargo on and off commercial aircraft, in the outbound bag room and the baggage claim area. Driving and operating small specialized commercial vehicles. Position requires: heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, stretching and frequent kneeling. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

 Comfortably and continuously lift/move 70 lbs. of cargo and baggage on and off aircraft and transport it between aircraft, airport terminals and air cargo facilities. 

 Frequent bending, stretching push/pulling, stacking and kneeling in small confined locations. 

 Operate motorized equipment. 

 Read and interpret aircraft weight and balance loading instructions, hazardous material identification labels, aircraft loading manifests, and baggage and cargo routing tags. 

 Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications: 

 Must be at least 18 years of age 

 Must have high school diploma, GED or six months prior ramp agent work experience. 

 Must be able to pass all pre-employment testing to include a drug test and a physical 

 Capable of safely lifting up to 70 lbs. continuously; 

 Must be able to proficiently speak, read, and write in English proficiently. 

 Must have current driver’s license with no violations over the past 5 years 

 Must be available and flexible to work variable shifts including overtime, weekends and holidays. 

 Work is done primarily outdoors. Must be comfortable working in all weather conditions. 

 Must be able to obtain and maintain all required Airports and Custom badges/seals; 

 Prior ramp experience a plus. 

All applicants must either be US citizens or hold requisite employment authority to work in the US. 

Please apply by sending your resume to: Tyler.woodworth@simplicityground.com 

Job Post: The J D Russell Company

 

Corporate Pilot

Corporate Pilot needed to fly Cirrus 2007 SR 22 Turbo with Avidyne and Air Conditioning. Salary Position, immediately available, 401(k). Email questions and resume to:

jdrussell@wowway.com

Job Post: Orange County Flight Center

 
Employer: Orange County Flight Center

-We fly Cirrus SR22s, C172, C150, Piper Archer, Warrior, Cherokee, Beech Duchess (Multi-Engine).
-3 flight instructor openings
-Location: John Wayne Airport [KSNA]
-(One of the busiest airports on southern California).
-Starting pay: $21.00 and increases every 3 months by $1.00 until it tops out at $25.00.
For more info and application process, please contact:
Mike Morgan
+1 (586) 489-6358
or
Miguel del Rosario
+1 (857) 991-9869
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