Airborne Maintenance & Engineering builds the workforce from entry level

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Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES) is the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul provider at the Wilmington Air Park with a 35-year legacy of excellence. They have assembled the highest quality team of maintenance professionals that approach each aircraft with the same attitude: Let’s do what is best for the customer!

AMES has an ongoing need for skilled aircraft technicians and frequently hires aspiring technicians who share a customer-focused attitude. In order to offer opportunity to more like-minded applicants, the Aviation Structures Training Apprenticeship Program was developed in part with a grant from JobsOhio.

This program provides entry-level applicants with an interest in aviation the needed skills to become an Aviation Technician. The skills are attained through classroom work, on-the-job training with a mentor, and supervised experience training. This program provides a stepping stone for the trainees toward acquiring their A&P License, after completing 18 months of structured on-the-job training.

The apprenticeship program provides an alternative to attending an FAA-approved Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) Vocational Education program, such as the one available at Great Oaks Career Campuses. Students who complete an AMT program have the opportunity to graduate with an FAA Airframe (A) License and begin their career with a high paying job.

With enrollment in the Aviation Maintenance Technician program offered at Southern State Community College, they can obtain an FAA Powerplant (P) license in 9 months leading to even more opportunities. Plus, motivated individuals can continue their education at their own pace for additional degrees and wider career options including a management career path.

AMES also is focused on providing opportunities for veterans returning to the workforce, through a Veteran Mentorship Program. Many individuals leaving the military for civilian employment are looking for ways to transfer the experience they have gained in serving our country to skilled positions in the civilian workforce, and Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services is making that transition easier.

With a large number of former military service members already employed, new hires are matched with workforce partners who share some of their experiences and help Veterans navigate the differences between military and civilian aviation environments.

AMES offers:

• Opportunities for entry-level applicants.

• Transferrable skills through aircraft systems training.

• Paid Time Off (PTO), Insurance, 401(k) with a match.

• Secure employment, supportive environment, growth opportunity.

• Programs that honor Military Service experience.

• Experience toward their next job opportunity at AMES!

This investment in each associate provides them the opportunity to build a career. If you’re interested in Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, visit their job page today at

AMES provides the growth and opportunity, all you need to do is apply!

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