In conjunction with the U.S. Department of Commerce $12.25 million grant to help establish a new aircraft maintenance training facility at the Pensacola International Airport, ST Engineering hosted a hiring event for their expanding facility in Pensacola. ST Engineering is trying to fill open aircraft mechanic positions and says they hope to attract people in the area with military background
At the event retired Marine Phil Jackson said he was trying to get back into the aviation industry. Jackson believes they won’t have a hard time finding qualified candidates in the panhandle area of Florida. “Having this additional employer in the area in the business of aviation is great, between the Navy and Marine Corps, all the instructors and mechanics that come through here, I think they are not going to have any problems finding people,” said Jackson.
ST Engineering representatives at the hiring event told applicants that even those without an A&P or other certifications may still have luck with certain job openings.