What are the most sought after aviation jobs in 2012?

What are the most sought after aviation jobs in 2012?

If you're an aviation recruiter or an aviation company looking to hire staff in 2012-2013, then take note of these most sought after aviation jobs. If you are looking for work in one of these aviation fields or for an aviation company that hires for these areas of the aviation insudtry, you better be thinking about your job search initiatives as many other companies are going to be hunting for you very soon!

So what are these most desired aviation jobs for 2012?

1 Pilot-Fixed Wing
2 Management
3 A&P Mechanic
4 Airport
5 Aircraft Mechanic
6 Flight Crew
7 Dispatch
8 Flight Operations Pilot
9 Executive
10 Flight Operations Non-Pilot
11 Avionics
12 Other (or any)
13 Aerospace
14 Sales and Marketing
15 Aircraft Technician
16 Business Development
17 Corporate Aviation
18 Flight Attendant
19 Pilot-Rotary Wing
20 Flight Engineering
21 Aviation Administration
22 Maintenance
23 Administrative
24 Ground Operations
25 Instructor
26 Project or Program Management
27 Helicopter
28 Quality Control
29 Cargo
30 Charter
31 Quality Assurance
32 Training
33 Aircraft Engineering
34 Analyst
35 Customer Relations
36 Customer Service
37 Engineering
38 Program Management
39 Quality Control
40 Technical Support
41 Technical Writer
42 Transportation
43 Advanced Aviation Technology
44 Air Ground Communication
45 Aircraft Assembly
46 Business
47 Business Analysis
48 Business Scheduling and Control
49 Electrical Engineering
50 Engineering Customer Support

Career management experts say change will remain constant in the jobs market, so it's critical to take advantage of training and development to increase your skills and keep pace with your profession.

Engineers. Note to college students who want their pick of job offers when they graduate: Consider majoring in engineering. A whopping 88% of employers in a new poll by the Society for Human Resource Management bemoaned the difficulty of finding enough engineers to hire. Civil engineers are in demand too: Shatkin's analysis of BLS data shows a 24.3% spike ahead in jobs for people who design roads, bridges, and other infrastructure projects (average annual pay: $77,560).

Avionics August 2012

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Proving Payloads

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Military Sensor Payloads

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2012 Industry Leader Profiles

Avionics Magazine salutes the industry leaders that provide cutting edge products and services to the global aviation community.

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Avionics Installation Technician

Avionics Installation Technician CO

Avionics Installation Technician
Aerotage Recruiting Solutions
Englewood, CO
Salary, Wages and Pay Hourly From: $22 To: $25
Last Date to Apply Apply by - Open until filled
About the Job  
Industry Category Avionics
Position Title Avionics Installation Technician
Reference # CO
Positions Available 2
Apply by Open
Wage Type Hourly From: $22 To: $25
Negotiable No

Job Title:
Avionics Installation Technician

Reports To: Avionics Supervisor


Full-Time/Direct-Hire Position | Great Pay | Full Benefits | Profit Sharing | Relocation Assistance |

Job Duties:

  • Fabricates, assembles, installs, modifies, tests, operates and troubleshoots aircraft avionics and electrical systems.
  • Fabricates avionics, electrical and medical systems to engineering schematic specifications.
  • Operationally tests avionics, electrical, and medical systems per manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Performs build-up activities related to electrical and avionics installations such as parts recording, harness fabrication, continuity testing, and securing in aircraft.
  • Troubleshoots electrical schematics when appropriate.
  • Assists in designing and planning installation and repair modifications.
  • Assists with planning and documenting in-flight testing, certification, and troubleshooting procedures.
  • Assists in FAA repair station documentation (work order, FAA Form 337’s, aircraft weight and balance, equipment list changes, log book entries, parts recording, documentation changes).
  • Orders parts and supplies for department, maintains necessary stock levels, evaluates parts for repair/restock.
  • Maintains the upkeep of the work area, equipment and materials.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • MINIMUM of Two years Civilian Aviation or Four years Military Aviation experience as an installer required.
  • Helicopter experience preferred.
  • Formal Electronics/Avionics Training.
  • Applicant must meet the requirements of FAR 65.101 except for the recommendation by the employer.
  • Desire A.S. Degree in a technical science area.
  • Desire FCC License, FAA airframe and power license, and/or FAA repairman certificate.
  • Basic proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Access.
  • Ability to read and work from blueprints and schematics.

Equipment and Environment:

  • Hand tools, multi-meters, pilot static tester, computer, printer, Hot Stamp and Laser wire-marking equipment, portable avionics (RF and pulse) test equipment. Employee must provide assorted hand tools to perform duties in a safe, effective, and efficient manner.
  • Bending, Lifting (30 lbs.), working in tight quarters, working under, around, and over fixed components for long periods of time. Standing or sitting in one position for long periods of time. Working in a non-climate controlled environment. Working in an aircraft-noise environment. Ability to work unsupervised and alone for long periods of time. Working in a flight-line and airborne environment.

All qualified and selected candidates must pass a pre-employment backround and drug screening tests. Aerotage is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Please reference Avjobs when applying for this position.

Apply To: Aerotage Recruiting Solutions
PO Box 1026
Central, SC 29630
United States
Directions Map to location
Phone 864-633-5629
  Work Location:  The work location address and apply to address are different. Englewood , CO
United States

Aerotage Recruiting Solutions

Englewood, CO 80112
Directions  Map to location
  Email jedmondson@aerotage.com
Web www.aerotage.com

Aviation Career Salary Wages and Pay

Aviation Career Salary, Wages and Pay

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Aviation Industry Earnings

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Aviation Employee Competencies

Aviation Employee Competencies

To eliminate any confusion, all positions in the aviation industry are regarded as customer service oriented positions. Every second an employee spends with a customer or potential customer is critical. Most customers choose to buy, fly, or purchase based on the quality of service received. Customers may never see you, but they will remember their telephone conversation, the comfort of their flight, and the way their baggage or package arrived; safely, timely at the correct destination. They will thank you by buying, flying, and purchasing from your company over and over again.

Today's Aviation Industry requires you to possess the following Core Competencies to be successful in your job search, and on the job.

Customer Service Orientation
Successful applicants must genuinely enjoy providing caring, professional customer service. This is an expectation to provide outstanding service to customers not only to the first customer of each day, but every customer throughout the day. Customers at the end of the day should receive the same high level of service as the customers at the beginning of your day, even though you may have been on duty 14 hours or more.

Flexibility and Adaptability
Applicants must be extremely flexible and adaptable. As an employee in the aviation industry you may be required to work in many different locations, environments, schedules, with different people, and even on different aircraft types. Your work schedule may change monthly and the people you work with may change daily. The types of service provided are different depending on the company, product, service, location, flight length, destination, service levels, and customer amenities. You must also be willing to relocate to domicile to which you are assigned if it is a requirement of the job.

Interpersonal Skills
Successful applicants must be highly empathetic. Interpersonal Skills are important social skills that include a positive outlook and a sincere concern for others. It means you are sensitive to the needs and feelings of others, in other words, diplomatic. You may be asked to deal with difficult situation in a positive, non confrontational manner. Listening effectively, being polite and diplomatic to people from all walks of life and all areas of the world is essential to the interpersonal skills you already have.

Communication Skills
Applicants must be able to deliver a clear and accurate message in a manner that is appropriate for the individual or audience. It also includes the ability to share information openly and honestly in a respectful way. Actively listening and presenting concepts in an organized fashion which enables an understanding of your message is one of the keys to effective communication skills. Additionally, you should be able to communication in a calm fashion during stressful situations.

Successful applicants must have the ability to maintain a healthy balance between the ability to work independently and as part of a team. As a team member on a flight crew, sales organization, assembly line, or office environment, you actively contribute to the team and maintain positive working relationships with all team members, in the air and on the ground. Being part of the team means you treat others fairly and with respect, while sharing resources and information with other team members. From time to time, this means seeking opportunities to help others before being asked or required. Something to keep in mind is that teamwork means, the work of the crew isn't done until every crewmember's work is done.

Cultural Sensitivity
Successful applicants must possess a high degree of cultural sensitivity and exhibit respect for diversity of all types. This means you must be fair, balanced and considerate towards all people. Your cultural sensitivity is demonstrated by your ability to adapt and effectively manage circumstances related to cultural differences, and identifying potential problems relating to diversity and seeking out solutions.

Integrity and High Ethical Standards
Successful applicants are expected to be honest and ethical. You may be responsible for inventorying and handling valuable equipment, as well as collecting, managing cash and credit sales. You must have a high work ethic and standard. Your treatment of customers and co-workers is expected to be truthful and sincere.

Established Values System
Successful applicants must be primarily self-motivated and have the ability to work unsupervised. Self-satisfaction must be found by treating others well, since feedback will come more often from customers than from supervisory personnel. This will allow you to maintain high standards even under pressure from peers to relax those standards. You must be self-confident and take responsibility for your actions, preferring to earn rewards rather than expecting entitlements.

Dependability is extremely important to a successful career in the aviation industry. The aviation industry requires generally greater levels of dependability than other industries. Your position may require you to be ?on call?, or to work on holidays, or even during your scheduled days off and you must arrive on-time - every time. Failure to maintain a dependable work record is the primary reason most new employees are released during the first six months of employment.

Successful applicants must be conscientious about their schedule, paperwork, follow-up for customers, sales and inventory, reporting and completion of required reading. Your training requirements and FAA required manuals must be kept up-to-date. Reports about situation occurring on the job must be filed in a timely manner according to company guidelines

Professional Image
Successful applicants must be professional and pleasant in both image and demeanor and adhere to any on-the-job uniform regulations. You must uphold the image of your company performance, productivity, public image, and branding. Some of these standards include:

  • A conservative hairstyle; natural looking with no extreme shape or color.
  • Make-up appropriate for daytime business wear.
  • Nails are to be well groomed.
  • Jewelry is to be conservative. No more than 2 earrings per ear. Men may not wear earrings. Nose, tongue, or eyebrow jewelry may not be worn.