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Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist #4499692
08/27/17 06:51 PM
08/27/17 06:51 PM
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Clovis, CA
Merkava_4 Offline OP
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I'm just curious as to why. I see every other job advertised, but never A&P mechanics. Either they got a constant flow of resumes being sent in, or there's no turnover whatsoever.

Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Merkava_4] #4499706
08/27/17 07:03 PM
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In the shop
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Who knows


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Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Merkava_4] #4499720
08/27/17 07:16 PM
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An A&P is about as much a professionalal as a CPA.
You won't find too many openings for CPAs listed on CL either.
Wrong venue for either.
I'd suggest Linkedin, but I think that's a little passe now.


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Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Merkava_4] #4499758
08/27/17 08:05 PM
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Trust me, there's turnover.

There's also too many people with an A&P that think it's a Golden Ticket.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Merkava_4] #4499761
08/27/17 08:06 PM
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Every aviation job I have ever had in my life, I never applied for... in 28 years.


The aviation community is small - - we all talk to each other.
Everyone knows who the good and bad A&P's are.

A&P Mechanics only get hired off of websites, job fairs, or word of mouth.


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Merkava_4] #4499767
08/27/17 08:12 PM
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Craigslist is probably the last place an A&P would look for work.

BTW, what's the starting salary for entry level A&P ?

Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Mr Nice] #4499770
08/27/17 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Craigslist is probably the last place an A&P would look for work.

What the starting salary for entry level A&P ?

Military contracting or GA?


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: rooflessVW] #4499779
08/27/17 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Craigslist is probably the last place an A&P would look for work.

What the starting salary for entry level A&P ?

Military contracting or GA?


GA and commercial airline (Delta, American, United... etc..) ?


Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Mr Nice] #4499834
08/27/17 09:21 PM
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
Craigslist is probably the last place an A&P would look for work.

What the starting salary for entry level A&P ?

Military contracting or GA?

GA and commercial airline (Delta, American, United... etc..) ?

I've had offers as low as $12.50/hr to as high as $21.50 for GA. Nothing so far that was really attractive to me.


"Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead."
Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Mr Nice] #4499841
08/27/17 09:29 PM
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Merkava_4 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
BTW, what's the starting salary for entry level A&P ?


It was $7.00 back in 1995.

Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Merkava_4] #4499908
08/27/17 11:00 PM
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My brother in law couldn't find a job in that field after being trained in the Marines for 4 years, but that was during the recession. He decided to fly instead of fix so he signed with the Army for 16 more years. He'll be retired before 40 but the military life is hard.


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Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Merkava_4] #4499909
08/27/17 11:01 PM
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New Mexico
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There is a company struggling to fill mechanic slots at $30 an hour out here. No A&P required.

Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: RedOakRanch] #4499912
08/27/17 11:06 PM
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Merkava_4 Offline OP
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Your brother in law is smart! He'll have his 20 years in and he'll get a nice pension check.

Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Saul] #4500031
08/28/17 06:16 AM
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Originally Posted By: Saul
There is a company struggling to fill mechanic slots at $30 an hour out here. No A&P required.


I thought you needed an FAA license to work on and repair aircraft whether it was general aviation or commercial ?

My dad was an A&P for 30 years at Pan Am.

Re: Aviation Mechanics Never Requested on Craigslist [Re: Merkava_4] #4500034
08/28/17 06:23 AM
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Midwest USA
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Actually I hiring A&P's and A&P/IA's on CraigsList. Just send to me of your name, dob, ssn, addressings and more. I shall advance at you the check for your first month you just transaction it and moneygram me back $2400 okay? No walmart nearby, no problem !! Go pickup five $500 Green Dot cards and call me with the scratch off #'s of the back of each, okay? You know you want to work for my Aviations Company, okay? It is the pleasure to make business with you !!!

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