A&P hiring in OKC?

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  1. Birdman

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    I'm leaving American Airlines after 22+ years as a structures/avionics mechanic. Anyone know of any great places to work in the Oklahoma City area.
     
  2. Glenn Quagmire

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    ICE and FAA have a big aviation related presence in OKC.

    https://faa.usajobs.gov/
     
  3. Birdman

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    Thanks Glenn, I've had an app in on USAJobs since early aug. for a position at Tinker. Haven't heard back. What is ICE?
     
  4. Kev3188

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    Immigration and Customs Enforcement. JPATS (the "airline" for immigration & US Marshalls) is HDQ'ed in OKC, I think...
     
  5. Glenn Quagmire

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    Yes, Kev. I think the FAA may have the contract on that work now. I think ARINC also has a facility at OKC. I am not sure what kind of gig that is.
     
  6. Birdman

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    Been watching AIRINC jobs quite a while but travel is 75-100%. I believe they do military all over the world so very little home time in OKC.
     
  7. Glenn Quagmire

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    If you are looking for an aviation job in a city you live, you are in the wrong field. You should be looking for a city you are willing to live in, that has the aviation job you are willing to do.
     
  8. Birdman

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    I live in Tulsa and was wondering if anyone knew of any good jobs in the OKC area. What city would you suggest?
     
  9. Birdman

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    Just a heads up, there is a job fair in Midwest City (suburb of OKC) on Oct. 23 and should have some aviation employers participating.
     
  10. Birdman

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    Does anyone know anything about AAR in OKC good or bad?
     
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    With 22 years you should have no problem getting picked up. My favorite job sites are jsfirm and indeedjobs.com. Good luck!
     
  12. Glenn Quagmire

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    Heard it was a shiithole. You will despise it after working at an airline. You will also be shocked.
     
  13. Birdman

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    Bummer. It may be that I know some of the mechanics there that I went through A&P school with in OKC that didn't make the cut at AA back in 90'. Not looking forward to getting out of commercial and into the MRO world but it appears in time it's a done deal.

    BTW, good Aristotle quote, had it on my box since the 90's.
     
  14. 777 fixer

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    It's third party MRO. What do you think?
     
  15. 777 fixer

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    It's only a done deal if you let it be so.
     
  16. Birdman

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    Just as there are better airlines to work for, e.g., WN, I would hope there are better MRO's to work for as well. My skills are not limited to aviation industry but I am one of those who chose this profession out of intrigue, no necessity.

    I made the decision when the early out was offered to separate from AA and am among the 592 title I in TULE. I have good health and 22+ years of structures/avionics experience to lend to another employer. There is life after AA and I'm intent on pursuing it.
     
  17. 777 fixer

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    I've worked with a lot of guys over the years who have been employed by any number of MRO's. They all have said the same thing, thye will never work for another one.
     
  18. 777 fixer

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    An MRO seems to be a waste of those talents.
     
  19. Birdman

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    Tinker has an Aircraft Electrician (Avionics) position(s) on the usajobs.gov website if anyone is interested. Would this would be a better job than an MRO, e.g., AAR?
     
  20. 777 fixer

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    A civil service job is better than an MRO, better benefits and you don't have to worry about losing your job becasue the company might go under.
     
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