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  • It is a common misconception that all jobs are filled in 30-45 days. The fact is, most jobs go unfilled for more than 180 days due to the lack of qualified candidates. Recruiting qualified candidates is a much more complex problem then most candidates think. Job Seekers stop applying, because they ASSUME the position is filled, and the position goes unfilled for an even longer period of time. In most cases, the older a posting is, the fewer candidates will apply for it.
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4 Easy Aviation Job Search Performance Enhancement Tips

4 Aviation Job Search Performance Enhancement Tips

4 Aviation Job Search Performance Enhancement Tips

If you’re like most Americans looking for a job right now, it might be time to take a step back and evaluate your job-search tactics. There are some common mistakes that can make you your own worst enemy when trying to get your foot in the door of a new employer. To give your employment search some performance enhancement, make sure to follow these tips.

  1. Early Bird Gets the Worm
    The sooner you get your job application in, the better luck you will have at getting your resume seen. If you are slow to apply or reply to a job listing, you likely will lose your shot at be considered, so make sure to stay up-to-date on new listings as they arise.
  2. Get a Jump-Start
    Even better than being one of the first to apply for an open position is seeking one out before it is posted. Research the companies you are interested in working for and reach out to see if any openings are on the horizon. Interact with the company on Avjobs Aviation Directory, join the same local trade organizations the company attends and find out where their staff members might be speaking publicly. Consider volunteering at events the company may be involved with to start to get to know the staff and familiarize yourself with the company culture.
  3. Update Your Employment History
    Applying for jobs can often be a numbers game, so once you have narrowed down the best fits for you, make sure you update your resume and cover letter before you apply. Though you will want to be one of the first to apply, don’t be in such a rush that you automatically eliminate yourself by not following instructions for a specific position or applying where you don't meet that particular’s company's requirements. Not showing you are a fit for that specific job will surely end your chances of being considered.
  4. Follow Up
    Though it may feel like you are sending your information into a large black abyss at times, there are people on the other end. It’s perfectly acceptable — even preferred — to send a follow-up email if you don't get a response within a couple of days. This is when you confirm that the interviewer received your information, giving you a chance to reiterate your interest in the job. But, if a listing specifically states "no phone calls or emails," abide by that request or you may end your chances. Once you have landed the interview, absolutely follow up with your interviewers through a thank-you note, again expressing your interest in the company and the job.

If you feel like your job search is at a standstill, be sure to reevaluate how you are going about it. After all, we all could use a little performance enhancement from time to time.

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ATP seeks an A&P Mechanic in Denver, CO

  ATP Flight School
A&p Mechanic

This A&p Mechanic position is currently available @ ATP Flight School as of 2/28/2013. If you meet the requirements for this position be sure to Apply using the phone, fax, email, or special instructions provided on the "" page. Please visit our website each Monday morning for another new "

Position Description

ATP seeks an A&P mechanic in Denver, CO at Centennial Airport (APA). A one-week training course at maintenance headquarters in Jacksonville, FL will be required to familiarize you with ATP.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant License
  • Two years general aviation maintenance experience preferred
  • Work experience with Piper and Cessna aircraft preferred
  • Experience with troubleshooting, inspection and maintenance of power plant systems, lubrication systems, intake and exhaust system, electrical and instruments systems, propellers and propeller operation systems


  • Perform routine maintenance, troubleshoot and conduct inspections and repairs of Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole aircraft.
  • Customer satisfaction hinges upon sound decisions and expedient action on the part of our A&P mechanics in order to insure safe and efficient operating condition of ATP aircraft. While customer interaction is limited, ATP mechanics must understand the impact their role helping ATP serve our customers.

Pay & Benefits

  • Pay commensurate with experience
  • Insurance
  • Health PPO (United Healthcare - 60% paid by ATP, 40% employee paid)
  • Dental (United Healthcare - 100% employee paid)
  • Vision (United Healthcare - 100% employee paid)
  • Life $15,000 (100% pa...
Apply To: ATP Flight School
1555 The Greens Way
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
United States
Telephone: 800-255-2877
Fax: 904-641-0327

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AES Allen Executive Search LLC Senior Industrial Mechanical Engineer

AES Allen Executive Search LLC
This Senior Industrial Mechanical Engineer position is available @ AES Allen Executive Search LLC as of 2/6/2013. If you meet the requirements for this position be sure to Apply using the phone, fax, email, or special instructions provided on this page. Please check back with us next Monday morning for another new "Job of the Week."

AES Allen Executive Search LLC - Senior Industrial Mechanical Engineer

Posted:   1/24/2013 5:35:26 PM
Category:   Engineering
Position Title:   Senior Industrial Mechanical Engineer
Number of Positions:   1
Last date to apply:   Open
Wage type:   Salary Annual From: $60000 To: $90000
Wages negotiable:   Yes
www.allen-executivesearch.comDetailed Position Description:

Candidates need to apply by sending copy of resume in Word format to either the email address or the fax number.

Senior Industrial Mechanical Engineer
Division of Major Aerospace Corporation located near Seattle, Washington.

The division was acquired in the 2Q of 2012 and is a new position. Good opportunity to get on the ground level of an expanding growing company.

Directs and coordinates activities of engineering department to design, manufacture, and test components, products, and systems by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. Must have a background in tool design and the ability to solve engineering issues that arise on the production floor.

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Directs department activities to design new products, modify existing designs, improve production techniques, and develop test procedures.
  • Resolves problems using solutions that involve new techniques, technologies, or concepts.
  • Analyzes technology trends, human resource needs, and market demand to plan projects.
  • Confers with management, production, and marketing staff to determine engineering feasibility, cost effectiveness, and customer demand for new and existing products.
  • Forecasts operating costs of department and directs preparation of budget requests.
  • Advises management of new developments which may affect profit, schedule, costs, customer relations, and/or inter-departmental relations.
  • Provides direction and example for interpretation and application of company policies and procedures to the engineering activities.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of new technologies which may improve operations, and develops recommendations accordingly.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Manages one subordinate supervisor who supervises a total of 11 employees in the Tool Design & Development. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Must understand and establish the parameters of for tool design and lead the interaction with the customers engineering departments. Must understand the principals of over bending and draw in tool design for specific materials and thicknesses. Must understand tonnage as it relates to press machines to effectively form parts.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Designs work flows and procedures.

Design - Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Meets commitments.

Managing People - Develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; Fosters quality focus in others; Improves processes, products and services.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Strives to increase productivity.

Attendance/Punctuality - Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Qualifications - 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience - Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills - Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills - Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability - Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills - To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Design software; Manufacturing software; Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software

Other Skills and Abilities - Experience reading Boeing blueprints/PCM's.

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Compensation: $60-$90,000 plus bonus; relocation package

[Note: This is a newly created position with a newly acquired division of a major aerospace company located near Seattle, Washington. The division is a "build to print shop" involved with sheet metal operations. Today it has been focused on legacy aircraft and requires knowledge of tool design and development. The engineering that is received from Boeing is generations old and is Mylar type drawings. The new Senior Industrial Mechanical Engineer will be required to reduce scrap and first time acceptable rate. The company is expecting to double in size with 3-5 years.

They have been in business since 1970 and are a dedicated aerospace parts and assemblies producer offering an extremely diverse manufacturing facility with state of the art equipment. In addition to many other manufacturing methodologies supporting aging aircraft fleets, they have a strong history of committed support of both in and out of production airframes, both military and commercial and specialize in difficult to produce assemblies with specific focus on adding value for their customers with a true commitment to teaming. They also specialize in complex program management that integrates multi-discipline aerospace manufacturing such as flight controls and part kits. In addition, they design and build all tooling in-house and on large work statement packages and partner by not charging for tooling, first article or any other development costs. They offer CNC machining up to 24 feet length, complex formed sheet metal in all variations from hydro-forming to pressure vessel - fluid forming techniques along with a highly capable assembly department. They are an approved source for Aircraft Structural Fusion Welding in virtually all alloys and are fully certified AS-9100 and NADCAP approved supplier.]

This is a "hot job" opportunity and interested qualified candidates need to contact Allen Barber immediately at AES-Allen Executive Search, LLC by forwarding a copy of cover letter and resume in Word format to or fax to 877-523-9307. Hiring authorities are wanting to move fast on this position. There is a relocation package and bonus with salary.

Allen Barber
AES Allen Executive Search, LLC
2700 Knoll Court
Highland Village, TX 75077
Fax: 877-523-9307
Please reference Avjobs when applying for this position.

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Apply To: AES Allen Executive Search LLC

Highland Village, TX 75077
United States
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Seattle, WA
United States
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Fax:   877-523-9307    
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