The Aircraft Electronics Association launched a new jobs board over the Labor Day weekend, which, they say, allows job seekers to find employment opportunities sortable by company name, keyword, location and job type. AEA member companies can post these jobs at no cost for 30 days.
“The need for technical talent continues to be an issue for AEA member repair stations and manufacturers,” says AEA President and CEO Mike Adamson. “The primary purpose of the new jobs board is to make it easier for AEA members to find their next avionics technician, quality manager, inspector, sales representative or engineer. I strongly believe that avionics is the most exciting field in aviation, as it combines high-tech with modern airframes, advanced propulsion systems and NextGen communication, navigation and connectivity solutions.”
Nevertheless, the industry, similar to the demand for pilots, is in need of talented individuals. “With workforce retirements, competition from other high-tech industries and a growing fleet, our industry is faced with the important challenge of recruiting and retaining the next generation of qualified aviation professionals,” says Adamson. “The AEA jobs board is an exceptional resource to link job seekers with avionics businesses and will help bridge the workforce gap that so many companies are facing. It also will assist our academic member institutions, other Part 147 aviation maintenance technician schools and career counselors as they proactively communicate industry employment opportunities with their students.”
While the basic ads are free, upgrades are available on a pay basis for AEA member companies, which will provide them with “preferred online placement” and publishing in the association’s Avionics News magazine.