- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Commercial Jet
Its a small business. You see the owners and the higher ups on a daily basis. Sometimes they get to know you by name, which gives the place a "family" feel. Small amount of people per crew. In nightshift, theres only one crew with 8 mechs tops, at best. I never have to worry about having something stolen from my box. On the contrary, I leave it unlocked from the beginning to the end of the shift.
It doesnt matter if you have 1 year or 20 years of experience, you do all sorts of jobs. If you are really into the aviation mx business, you can learn at an extremely rapid pace if you put forth enough effort.
If you really prove yourself, theres plenty of room to move around. Also, your job is steady if your a hard worker.
I see the company heading in a good direction. The company is expanding and I can see plenty of work coming down the line. Contrary to popular belief, I do not see CJI Miami station closing its doors.
Very good flexibility. I have never been denied a PTO or day swap form. The company is flexible to your needs. That is not something that can be said about most companies. And 10 hour shifts means you have 3 days off.
Pay is mediocre. Not the best, not the worst. If the company would invest just a tad more on their employees, we would have a rock solid team. Plenty of ace mechanics have left the company just because they were not paid enough.
Management is questionable at times. A good amount of the time, work will be done 3 or 4 times over and over. A panel will be closed, " open her up we forgot a card". Also, the majority of the things are overlooked. Sometimes cards will be 90% done, and they gotta go back and do something because they did not read the paperwork.
Training, training, training! Not enough training. I understand it is expensive to put people on training, but if accidents are to be prevented, and knowledge is to be gained, then we must have a scheduled training. Just once a month for around 2 or 3 hours per employee is enough to keep people on their toes.
Lastly, sometimes the place can become unorganized. How neat and clean the hangar is reflects alot about the guys who run the show. Toolboxes are left anywhere and everywhere. Air hoses and extensions are the same way. There are designated areas for these, but no one cares and no one enforces it. ALOT of accumulated sheetmetal shavings. Obviously, this is a work area and it will not be perfect. But the lack of organization is below standard. Racks are not labeled. Sometimes you will be finding something for hours. If parts/panels were put on a designated shelf where everyone knows exactly where to locate it, time will be saved (and time is money).
Advice to Management
Raise the pay alittle more. In the long run, you will be saving money. Your employees will be loyal to the company, and the good guys will work hard to get aircraft out on time trying to prevent any possible damage.
Read the partials before you hand it out. You dont know on how many occasions I have wasted time, coming back with the papers saying that such task could not be accomplished because of X reasons.
Please enforce housekeeping, the right way. You just cant give out a daily house keeping checklist to an employee so that they can spend their whole day cleaning/organizing. Tomorrow, its going to be a mess again. Enforce housekeeping upon every employee. Lets do the math. Housekeeping checklist is a 10 hour item if it is done properly. 10 hours X 2 shifts is 20 hours a day. In a month, you'll spend 600 hours, on a house W/O!! Thats alot of money. On the other hand, have every employee in the last hour of the shift dedicate a tenth of an hour to clean (INCLUDING UCD) and the difference is enormous. The days total for all employees would total roughly alittle over 16 hours. In a month, its over a 100 hour difference. I am POSITIVE we would have more contracts to work on if our facility was presentable.
If I have to use a drill bit as a bypass pin, or a bolt as a rig pin, then that is just plain ridiculous. Buy sets of tools that we need, badly.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took a day – interviewed at Commercial Jet (Ozark, AL) in February 2014.
Went to the interview and from the moment I arrived I knew I was being age discriminated against. I have very solid qualifications in terms of field skills and academics, FAA licenses. Essentially what they are looking for is A and P young graduates right out of school to work for them. 96 hours of sheet metal training for aircraft on your time. Then you may or may not be offered a job at OJT conclusion. Oh rate of pay is $ 12.50 hour to start.
- If your young and dumb, you got a chance. 1 Answer
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