If you’re an aircraft mechanic and you love the outdoors, you might like to know that AAR is in Minneapolis today interviewing for positions at its Duluth, Minn. single-aisle MRO facility. AAR is holding walk-in interviews from 1 to 7 p.m. today at the Radisson Hotel Bloomington by Mall of America.
Greg Dellinger, director of recruiting, said the company is looking specifically for industry specialization and certification but not a four-year college degree. AAR has hired some 120 employees since opening its doors in November and is looking for another hundred. The MRO is paying up to $25 per hour for full-time status with benefits. There is also the potential for a sign-on bonus.
“We’re looking for airframe and powerplant mechanics, particularly those with sheet metal or avionics experience. Our successful candidates have had three to seven years of commercial experience, though we are always interested in talking with veterans with fixed- and rotary-wing experience who would like to get an FAA airframe mechanic’s certificate. We’re open-minded; each candidate is different and we evaluate candidates on their own merits,” said a spokesman.
This month, AAR launched aggressive recruitment nationwide to staff the five aircraft repair stations that comprise its 1MRO service delivery network. The company is particularly interested in hiring military veterans, which make up 20 percent of its workforce.