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Airport Operations Specialist

Perform airfield operations including but not limited to monitoring and controlling the use of the airport. Conduct daily inspections of airfield, perimeter, and terminal for safety and security compliance. Log discrepancies and issue work orders. Respond to and assist with Airport incidents.

Requires an understanding of FAA parts 139, 77, 150 and TSA 1542. Capable of working independently. Related experience, computer skills, and knowledge of airport operations a plus. The position requires the ability to work various shifts including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Overtime required as needed, will increase seasonally due to snow removal or other staff coverage.

Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) is committed to providing exceptional people with opportunities to grow and thrive. Employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance; exceptional retirement plan with IMRF; tuition reimbursement and continuing education opportunities; and generous paid time off. Full job description at

All positions will require a valid Illinois driver’s license with a good driving record.  Each position is subject to Federal Aviation Administration and Transportation Security Administration regulations.  Must pass a fingerprint-based criminal background check and drug screen.  Degree in Aviation or a related field.  Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Please email all resumes to:

Michelle Cassaro
Deputy Director of Finance and Administration

A & P Mechanic - Synergy Flight Center - Bloomington, IL

Synergy Flight Center provides a dynamic aviation experience emphasizing safety, proficiency, and professionalism. From the ground up, Synergy’s culture has been built by earning the client’s trust by providing transparency and honesty in a family-like atmosphere. Outstanding customer service, along with state-of-the-art equipment, is the hallmark of our business.

Please send resumes to For more information on Synergy Flight Center, please visit our website at

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Seasonal Airport Maintenance Technician – KMDH - Student

Southern Illinois Airport Authority is seeking a seasonal employee to assist with groundskeeping and minor maintenance of airport property. Position involves the general care of airport lands and buildings to include mowing, weed eating, tree/bush trimming, painting, and operation of various tools, machinery and equipment. Position anticipated to begin in mid-April and continue to mid-October. This is a flexible job that could vary between part-time and full-time to accommodate a students schedule and meet airport needs as they vary. Clothing allowance and/or work wear provided. Pay is $17/hour. No benefits apply. Applicant must be capable of working in all weather conditions and especially be able to tolerate heat and sun. Lifting of 50 lbs or more is occasionally required. Dependability is important. If interested, please complete a job application by obtaining from the Airport Authority office in the Terminal Building.

Flightline – Customer Service Position  $15/hour

A Customer Service Representative is a Front Counter position assisting aviation customers with fuel and aircraft service sales, renting cars, and providing general concierge services. Part-time afternoon/early evening, weekend and holiday position. Applicants must have excellent customer service skills, basic office knowledge and computer literacy. Reliability and dependability are required. References checked and drug/alcohol testing is required. Position is for approximately 20 hours per week working 3p - 7p weekdays and occasional weekends when needed. Holidays are included in this work schedule. Applicants need schedule flexibility to assist with fill-in for other staff. No prior aviation experience is required.

Apply at Southern Illinois Airport Authority office in the Airport Terminal Building, Monday-Friday, 8:30-3:30. Immediate Need.

Airport Operations Specialist - Downtown St. Louis Airport - Cahokia, IL

Full-time employment opportunity with a dynamic and multi-faceted resource for economic development in the St. Louis region. Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of a large 14 CFR Part 139 Certified General Aviation Airport. Responsible for ensuring compliance with airport rules and regulations and enforcing legal or regulatory requirements. Responsible for maintaining all airport facilities and grounds to meet or exceed applicable rules, regulations, or regulatory requirements. Responsible for presenting the airport as a World-Class airport serving a wide verity of business interests as the 3rd busiest airport in the State of Illinois and depended upon by travelers around the world.

Read more about the job and apply for the position.

Operations Duty Agent - Lee County Port Authority - Fort Myers, FL

An airport operations duty agent is an entry level position in the operations department who is trained to act as a direct representative of the Lee County Port Authority Executive Director in his/her absence. The airport operations duty agent monitors the daily operation of the airport and is responsible for inspecting, identifying, and reporting for correction any discrepancy. 

Operations duty agents work an 84 hour (twelve hour shifts) bi-weekly work week. Schedules may be rotated. Ability to work different shifts (weekends, holidays, and relief shifts) 24/7 depending upon needs of the department and may be adjusted periodically; will be required to work weekends, nights and/or holidays. Overtime is paid after 40 hours in one week. Training and Experience: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a bachelor's degree in an aviation management, business administration or related discipline required.Read more about the job and apply for the position.

Aircraft Mechanic - Menards - Eau Claire, WI

The Menards Flight department is looking for an Aircraft Mechanic to add to our team. This candidate will be responsible for providing maintenance on all Menard aircraft. We are URGENTLY HIRING for this position. If interested, APPLY TODAY!


  • Repair Company aircraft in accordance with current aircraft maintenance manuals, approved company inspection program and current FAR’s
  • Make accurate log entries in the aircraft logs and in CAMP in accordance with FAR Parts 43.9 and 43.11
  • Troubleshoot problems that arise on the aircraft
  • Conduct inspections required on each aircraft
  • Replace life limited components as directed
  • Maintain shop tools (Hydraulic carts, hydraulic pumps, jacks)
  • Clean shop as needed
  • Complete tasks as directed


  • Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) license is required
  • Cessna Citation or ERJ experience preferred but not necessary
  • Regional airline experience desired
  • Factory schooling desired, but not required
Please send all resumes to Lucas Kline at

Survey Pilot - Keystone Aerial Surveys - Philadelphia, PA

Keystone Aerial Surveys, Inc. is a leading airborne data acquisition company. We are currently seeking full-time Survey Pilots to conduct survey operations in high performance Cessna 200/300 series aircraft.

An ideal Keystone Aerial Survey, Inc. Pilot will not only be able to fly safely and efficiently but be willing and able to learn and apply all the concepts, procedures and tasks related to aerial surveying. Pilots can expect to fly at least 300-500 hours per year and traveling 80+% within the US. Pilot non-flying duties include; preparing/coordinating missions, aircraft cleaning/organizing, training, and other tasks as assigned by Flight Department management.

Tell us why you want to be a survey pilot for Keystone send your cover letter and resume to

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AG Aviation/Helicopter Maintenance - Aerinova, Inc. and Aerinova Aerial, LLC - Illinois

Looking for people to join our team both full-time and seasonal. We have opportunities that range from office, logistical supportmaintenance, and customer service. In addition, we offer competitive compensation, policy anflight benefits, if KPIs (Key Performance Indicatorsare met.

If you think you would be interested in learning more about Ag Aviation or Helicopter Maintenance, please send your information to so a time can be set up to connect.

A&P Mechanic - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Air Choice One is seeking an addition to our team to serve as A&P Mechanic. This individual will hold a mechanic certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings. A&P Mechanics must hold and maintain a valid state driver's license, passport and current Airframe and Powerplant(A&P) License.

This is a full-time position and starting pay is $23.00 per hour.

For more information:  Air Choice One Job Opportunities

Qualified candidates should apply at

Bombardier Aerospace - Various Locations

Bombardier Aerospace Career Opportunities
Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Hartford, Tucson, Wichita
Dubai, Linz, London, Paris & Nice, Melbourne, Singapore

Bombardier Aerospace is hiring for many positions in various locations throughout the U.S. and the world. At Bombardier, over 69,500 employees work together to move people forward around the globe—one good idea at a time. We’re a global transportation company with 73 production and engineering sites in 28 countries, and a worldwide network of service centers.

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Envoy Air

After a challenging year loaded with difficult circumstances, the time has come to change the course and share that Envoy will resume cadet and pilot hiring effective immediately. This is a direct result of American Airlines’ plans to restart the flow and advancement of Envoy pilots to the mainline in the fourth quarter of this year. We are excited to begin processing current Instructor Cadets to fill Envoy First Officer positions and simultaneously resume the backfill of these vacancies with new cadets for our program. The pandemic is not over, but as travel demand continues its path to recovery, it is necessary for Envoy to resume cadet and pilot hiring, so it can be ready to get back to business.

As you know, our Cadet Program is one of the strongest in the industry, as we only seek the most promising university and commercial flight school student pilots providing a clear career path and smooth transition from student to instructor, instructor to regional pilot, and regional pilot to the mainline pilot.

Our Recruiting Team is ready to work with you for the transitioning of Instructor Cadets to Envoy and in identifying new talents to backfill these Instructor Cadet vacancies. We will be reaching out to you soon and join efforts to search for the best of the best. Feel free to contact Elizabeth Bogdan, our Outreach Recruiter and our Air Operations Recruitment Team if you have any questions. You can also get more information about the program on our website

We value and greatly appreciate your partnership. Thank you for the collaborative efforts in making this program successful for your school, your students, Envoy and American Airlines. 

Captain Ric Wilson                                           
Vice President – Flight Operations

Assistant Instructors/Lecturers (Flight) - Carbondale, IL

Department of Aviation Management and Flight
SIU Carbondale

The College of Applied Sciences and Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking qualified applicants for anticipated positions within ASA’s Aviation Flight program. These are term, non-tenure track appointments.

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