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Job Post: WMU College of Aviation-Dispatcher

 

Job Title:  Student Dispatcher 

Posted to: Western Michigan University

Opportunity Type: Job 

Description:  

Facilitate the assignment and distribution of training resources for activities required for completion of University flight courses and FAA ratings. Represent the College of Aviation in a professional and welcoming manner.

Major Duties

  • Dispatch and check in training activities routinely throughout the day
  • Sell and maintain inventory for pilot supplies available through the Pilot Shop
  • Serve as customer service representative for Flight Operations
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager of Dispatch and Scheduling

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled at Western Michigan University's College of Aviation
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to learn and use web based programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Western Michigan University's College of Aviation
  • Excellent customer service skills

Location(s): Battle Creek, Michigan

Compensation Type:  Paid 

Job Status:  Part-Time 

Job Classification:  Part Time On Campus 

Job Function:  Customer Service 

Period Of Employment: Not Specified 

Cover Letter Required:  Yes 

Writing Sample(s) Required:  No 

Other Document(s) Required:  Yes 

Other Requested Materials:  
Resume
Schedule of Availability for Fall 2014 

Application Qualifications

Major/Concentration:  
---COLLEGE OF AVIATION ---

Student Status:  
First Year, Junior, Senior, Sophomore 

Work Authorization Status:  
Include all candidates  

Application Method

Must apply through BroncoJOBS

 

Job Post: WMU College of Aviation-Scheduler

 

Job Title: Student Scheduler 

Posted to: Western Michigan University

Opportunity Type:  Job 

Description:  

Scheduling of training resources for activites required for completion of University flight courses and FAA ratings. Represent the College of Aviation in a professional and welcoming manner.

Major Duties

  • Build and maintain the schedule for all training resources on a daily basis
  • Serve as backup for Student Dispatcher as necessary
  • Serve as customer service representative for Flight Operations
  • Other duties as assigned by Manager of Dispatch and Scheduling

Minimum Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled at Western Michigan University's College of Aviation
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to learn and use web based programs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Western Michigan University's College of Aviation
  • Excellent customer service skills

Location(s): Battle Creek, Michigan

Compensation Type:  Paid 

Job Status:  Part-Time 

Job Classification:  Part Time On Campus 

Job Function:  Customer Service 

Period Of Employment:  Not Specified 

Cover Letter Required:  Yes 

Writing Sample(s) Required:  No 

Other Document(s) Required:  Yes 

Other Requested Materials:  
Resume
Schedule of Availability for Summer I/II 2015 and Fall 2015 

Application Qualifications

Major/Concentration:  
---COLLEGE OF AVIATION --- 

Student Status:  
First Year, Junior, Senior, Sophomore 

Work Authorization Status:  
Include all candidates 

Application Method

Must apply through BroncoJOBS

Job Post: Michigan College Access Network

 

AdviseMI Job Description

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Summary:

The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN) in close partnership with Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan Technological University, Oakland University, University of MichiganDearborn, Wayne State University, and Western Michigan University seek to help more Michigan students pursue postsecondary education.

Recent graduates from the partner universities will serve as advisers in selected high schools across Michigan, particularly those that are located in communities with low collegegoing rates and low adult educational attainment rates. Working alongside high school counselors and other school professionals, AdviseMI Members (Advisers) will support students as they make the transition from high school to a postsecondary education institution. Advisers work full time and focus on mentoring students (especially those from lowincome backgrounds) through the complex steps toward college enrollment.

Advisers will provide students and their families with relevant information regarding the benefits of a postsecondary education, preparing for college attendance, and the admission and financial aid processes.

Commitment:

Advisers will commit to a term of service beginning late July 2015 through June 2016. These appointments include a mandatory fourweek training session in East Lansing beginning July. All training expenses including room, board and travel are covered by the program. In an effort for the Advisers to be fully enmeshed in the fabric of the local communities, Advisers are expected to live in the community in which they are assigned. Upon successful completion of the first school year commitment, Advisers may be invited to return for one to two additional school years of service to AdviseMI.

Primary Responsibilities:

Interacting on a daily basis with high school students and families in the assigned high school to provide relevant information about postsecondary education and the college choice/financial aid processes:

 Encourage each student to consider a broad range of appropriate college choices

 Develop a comprehensive college timeline, including application deadlines for admission and financial aid for each student

 Help each student complete and submit admissions and financial aid applications

 Assist each student in interpreting correspondence from colleges, including offers of admission and financial aid

Organize group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities

 Visit classrooms, assemblies, and club meetings to offer services and emphasize the necessity of postsecondary study

 Work with local community groups—particularly Local College Access Networks (LCANs)—to provide college access services outside the school setting and hours

 Host regular workshops for the families of students to discuss topics relevant to college preparation

 Organize college visits and college representative visits

Establish productive working relationships with principals, school counselors, and teachers in assigned high school as well as other communitybased college access professionals

 Assess, in consultation with MCAN and the high school, the particular assets and needs of assigned school, and adapt programs and activities to fill gaps, reinforce existing activities, and avoid duplication

 Actively seek the advice and counsel of the onsite supervisor at assigned high school

Assist in the assessment and longterm sustainability of the program

 Assist MCAN to identify, collect, and interpret key progress and outcome data to evaluate the effectiveness of AdviseMI

 Submit monthly progress reports to the program director documenting progress and outcome data

 Represent AdviseMI, as requested by the program director, to potential supporters and to other interested parties

Maintain expertise in admissions and financialaid advising

 Participate fully in four weeks of residential training each summer

 Attend all bimonthly professional development sessions provided by AdviseMI

 In consultation with the program director, seek out and participate in other opportunities for professional development

Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s degree from a partner university in any major, with a 2014 or 2015 graduation date

 Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff including those from diverse backgrounds

 Previous experience demonstrating strong leadership abilities, influencing others in a positive manner while achieving goals, and effectively communicating ideas and generating support for ideas

 Ability to work independently and analytically, exercise discretion and good judgment

 Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficient computer skills

 Ability to manage multiple projects; strong planning and organizational skills

 Demonstrate program development and management experience

 Willingness to handle complex and detailoriented workload

 Teamoriented towards program design, implementation, and evaluation

 High energy, creativity, ability to assume responsibility; take initiative and develop new programs

To Apply:

Please submit a résumé and a short essay (750 words or less) addressing the questions below to Michelle Eichhorst, michelle@micollegeaccess.org. Deadline to apply is April 10, 2015.

 Why are you interested in serving as an AdviseMI college adviser?

 What will make you an effective adviser?

 How do you believe this experience will benefit you both personally and professionally?

For all questions, email Jamie Jacobs, Director of Professional Development, at jamie@micollegeaccess.org.

Interviews will be conducted between April 20th and May 15th, and will include representatives from MCAN, partner universities, and placement high schools. MCAN will make offers to chosen candidates on or around May 18th, if not sooner.

Compensation:

Annual compensation will include:

Service stipend ($24,000), Education award ($5,730)*, and health insurance.

*Upon successful completion of the service, members are eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. The education award may be used to pay educational costs at eligible postsecondary educational institutions and/or to repay qualified student loans.

Job Fair: Travel Management Company, LTD

 

Travel Management Company will be having a Job Fair on Wednesday, February 25th from 10:00am to 2:00pm in the hangar.  

As we are limited in parking, on the day of the job fair all employees are asked to park on the ramp on the south side of the facility to allow for parking for the job fair attendees.  Overflow can park in the parking lot on the east side of the building.

Below is a list of the positions we are looking to fill.

Charter Sales Representatives           
                        
Client Services             
                        
Flight Planning                        
                        
Flight Tracking                        
                     
Maintenance Records Clerk

Travel Management Company, LTD
2101 County Road 6 West
Elkhart, IN  46514
phone:  (574) 264-5083,  ext. 103
fax:  (574) 966-1319
www.tmcjets.com

Questions may be directed to Anna Silvers at asilvers@tmcjets.com.

Internship: Masco Corporation

 

FLIGHT OPERATIONS 

Leaders in preserving time and creating opportunity; committed to safety, service, and people. 

Flight Operations Internship 

05/2015-08/2015 

Have you considered a career in Corporate Aviation? Here is your chance to spend 12 weeks working for a Fortune 500 corporate flight department. Masco is offering a paid internship position for a selected individual who wishes to further their knowledge of this exciting career path. 

Immerse yourself in the culture and teamwork of Masco as you witness the inner workings of our flight department in several functional areas including flight operations, maintenance and department administration. Spend quality time networking with, interviewing and job shadowing key personnel. Gain additional perspective and insight as you work on various projects and complete daily tasks related to the operation of the department. Additionally, you will be given the opportunity to ride along in the flight deck “jump-seat”, which will provide you with a first-hand look at many aspects of business aviation. 

Requirements: 

o Minimum GPA of 3.0 

o Junior or Senior status enrolled in Aviation Flight Science or Aviation Management & Operations 

o Provide an essay describing your goals and why you believe this opportunity would be mutually beneficial to you and Masco 

o Provide one (or more) current letter(s) of recommendation from a faculty member or administrator of the College of Aviation 

o Provide your essay, letters of recommendation and resume to Tom Thinnes (tom.thinnes@wmich.edu) by 3/20/2015 

o Offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screen 

Job Post: Chicago Executive Airport

 

WORK WITH OUR MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT

GREAT FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN AVIATION PROGRAMS

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE AN INTRODUCTION TO AIRFIELD MAINTENANCE:

MOWING, PAINTING, AND A VARIETY OF OTHER DUTIES

WORKING HOURS ARE NORMALLY 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

MONDAY - FRIDAY

HOURLY WAGE OF $10.90

UNIFORM PROVIDED

PLEASE FORWARD APPLICATIONS TO:

KEALAN NOONAN

AIRPORT OPERATIONS COORDINATOR

CHICAGO EXECUTIVE AIRPORT

1020 S. PLANT ROAD

WHEELING, IL 60090

(847)-537-2580 x.119

(847) 537-8183 fax

knoonan@chiexec.com

** VISIT WWW.CHIEXEC.COM FOR MORE DETAILS AND ONLINE APPLICATION **

Interviews can be scheduled during spring break!!!

Job Post: Ravn Alaska

 

Vacancy Announcement February 16, 2015.

All Qualified Applicants Second in Command (SIC aka First Officer) Open Until Filled This is a recruitment for Second in Command (SIC / First Officer) working with Ravn Alaska. These are benefit eligible positions upon successful completion of training period.

Minimum Responsibilities: The SIC is an integral part of the Flight Crew and will be actively operating the aircraft in a two-crew environment. The SIC reports directly to the PIC (Pilot in command) assigned to his/her flight; otherwise the SIC reports to the Chief Pilot. The SIC will be familiar with the contents of the General Operations Manual and the flight crew responsibilities as outlined therein. The SIC will assume all duties delegated to him/her by the PIC or as specified by company policies, and such procedures will be accomplished in a timely manner. Completion of these duties will be in compliance with all regulations and established procedures. The SIC will immediately inform the flight’s PIC of any actual or suspected deviation from regulations or company procedures. In the event that the PIC becomes incapacitated during the flight, the SIC will assume command and fulfill all of the responsibilities and duties of the PIC and conduct the flight to a safe landing.

Minimum Qualifications: BE1900D and BE1900C

• Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP)
• Simulator and general aptitude evaluations as prescribed by the Chief Pilot prior to commencing flight training with the company
• No record of an FAA “Administrative Action” or “Certificate Action” within 24 months of initial interview and 30 months prior to permanent assignment as company pilot

NOTE: All pilots are based in Anchorage, Alaska and must pass a drug test prior to the start of training and employment. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT AN EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION AS WELL AS A COMPLETE AND CURRENT RESUME TO: Troy Hennig, Chief Pilot troy@flyera.com; fax 907-266-8414. Ravn Alaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, or disability.

Job Post: Envoy Air

 

A&P Mechanics

Your skills and talents keep us soaring.

Our dedicated mechanics are a vital component of our ground crew ensuring the airworthiness of our planes every single day. It takes precision, patience and a commitment to safety. If you’re up for the challenge we want you to join our team.

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Maintenance Bases

Envoy maintenance bases are located throughout the United States:

  • Abilene, TX
  • Bentonville, AR
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  • Marquette, MI
  • Miami, FL
  • New York City, NY
  • Springfield, MO

Candidates may apply to one or more desired locations. Relocation is not offered; candidates must be willing and able to relocate at their own expense.

Training

Mechanics selected for new hire training will complete one week of indoctrination in Irving, TX. This classroom training is paid. New hires will then report to their maintenance base for on-the-job training.

Compensation

Mechanic wages are governed by the contract agreed upon between Envoy and the Transport Workers Union (TWU), and are competitive with other regional airlines.

Job Post: Kucera International, Inc.

 

Technician – Aerial Sensor Operator

Date: 10 Feb 2015

Successful candidate will act as airframe and powerplant technician to assist with the maintenance of company aircraft and vehicles.  Additionally the position requires training to operate and maintain various aerial sensor/cameras, in support of our aerial imaging and mapping operation.  The position requires extensive travel and varying schedule including nights and weekend work hours.

This job may require the lifting/carrying of items weighing 30-50 pounds at various times.

Primary Accountability

-General aviation maintenance, assisting in annual inspections, removal and replacement of flight controls, engines and components, and other aged or damaged parts.

-Operate, maintain, and monitor aerial sensors in order to ensure quality aerial imaging acquisition

-Work as part of flight crew in preflight/postflight operations of aircraft

-Uploading and downloading of data flies to company FTP site

Basic Qualifications 

-21 years or older

-Current FAA certified A & P

-Pass company Drug Testing

-Pass background check

Helpful Experience

-Piper and Cessna aircraft familiarity

-Knowledge of aircraft sub systems including but not limited to hydraulics, pneumatics, deicing systems, pitot static systems, and digital electronics

-Computer data management (working with large files, uploading and downloading data)

How to Apply: 

Send resume and cover letter

Email: j.bowers@kucerainternational.com

Fax: 440-975-4238

Mail: Kucera International

38133 Western Parkway

Willoughby, OH 44094

Attn: J Bowers, DOM

Job Post: Five Star Tech Services

 

Five Star Tech Services for a full time Test Engineer/Coordinator located in Burlington, NC.  Five Star specializes in engineering placement services for the aircraft, engine and power industries.  

Position: Test Engineer/Coordinator
Type: Full time
Location: Burlington, NC

Shift- 2nd

Responsible for the coordination of the test cell production plans.  Responsible for the final decision making on engine acceptance and assuring that all products manufactured and tested meet design specifications. A Bachelors degree in a technical field or applicable work experience with a minimum of 5 years of aerospace experience associated with quality assurance of parts and products is required. In addition, a minimum of 2 years engine test experience associated with maintaining an engine test facility with final acceptance testing is required. FAA Designated Manufacturing Representative (DMIR) experience is a plus.


If you are interested in pursuing the opportunity, please email your updated resume to buffy.kinasz@fivestartechservices.com. She will send you additional information and coordinate next steps.

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