Month: April 2022

Chad Farischon

West Star is pleased to announce Chad Farischon as their new Vice President of Strategic Development. Farischon will drive strategic growth opportunities through merger and acquisitions, integration and business optimization. Farischon has a diverse background in aviation and brings more than 30 years of expertise in operations and management skills. He is coming from Lynx […]

Sean Fields

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce Sean Fields as their new Material Control Manager at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility. Sean was previously with Boeing Company for 22 years with roles as Supply Chain and Operations Manager. Earlier in his career he had some experience flying planes and helicopters. Sean will be responsible […]

DAS

Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) is pleased to announce Brian Goddard as the new Commercial/Regional Component Repairs Sales Manager. Brian has been in the aviation industry for his entire career starting as an A&P, working previously in various roles with an array of MROs as well as GE, AirReady and Nordam. “Brian has established strong industry […]

West Star is pleased to announce the promotion of Melanie Medina to NDT Lead at their Grand Junction, CO (GJT) facility. Melanie has been with West Star since 2012 but started her aviation career back in high school where she started with Western Skyways tearing down engines. During her time there she earned her Powerplant […]

West Star is pleased to announce the promotion of two new Team Lead Technicians at their East Alton, IL (ALN) facility, Mark Goodman and Scott Haeberle. Goodman will be in the Challenger department and Haeberle will be with the Bombardier department. Goodman is Team lead for the Bombardier Sheet metal team and Haeberle is the […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that their enhanced mobile application is now available for Apple iOS with the Android platform coming later in April. The new app is designed to deliver a new level of functionality and act as a valuable communication tool for West Star Aviation customers. This revamped mobile app features […]

West Star Aviation is pleased to announce that their enhanced mobile application is now available for Apple iOS with the Android platform coming later in Aril. The new app is designed to deliver a new level of functionality and act as a valuable communication tool for West Star Aviation customers. This revamped mobile app features […]

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WSAA will be piloted at the East Alton, IL facility with the first round of apprentices anticipated to start in January 2024. For more information on West Star Aviation employment or WSAA apprentice selection criteria, please visit www.weststaraviation.com/careers or contact Katie Johnson (katiejohnson@wsa.aero) or Dave Lagermann (dlagermann@wsa.aero).

Application & Selection Process

Before applying, please be aware of the standards of conduct for employment with West Star along with the strict requirements below while attending WSAA.

  • Working in Aviation requires a commit to being drug-free.  Pre-employment drug testing along with random and reasonable suspicion testing is required for all companies employing people working in safety sensitive positions. The position you are considering applying for is safety sensitive.  If hired, you must pass a DOT drug test to start working, if you fail the job offer is rescinded.  If you pass, you must remain drug-free during employment, failing a random or reasonable suspicion test may result in termination of employment.  Please note: marijuana is legal in certain states however the FAA follows Federal law where marijuana is illegal.  This means testing positive for marijuana, or any other illegal drug, will prevent you from working in Aviation. 
  • The first 7.5 months will follow a strict schedule: Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm (breaks and meal periods provided). 
  • The expectation is to arrive inside the learning center and clocked in at 7:00am.
  • While attending WSAA, no more than 4 hours a week can be missed.  Extenuating medical circumstances will be given full consideration with supporting documentation.
  • WSAA follows an FAA approved curriculum which has certain requirements including attendance. 
  • Testing for the FAA license at the conclusion of WSAA is required, along with passing.  Two opportunities to test will be provided, if needed.  Employment may terminate if the FAA license is not obtained.
  • Candidates will be contacted to complete pre-screening assessments and questionnaires. 
  • Qualified candidates will be contacted in late November and scheduled for a tour and interview with Hiring Managers at West Star Aviation in East Alton, IL.
  • To be qualified, candidates must pass the pre-screening process along with submitting a negative DOT drug test result.
  • Finalists will be selected after onsite interviews. Job offers will be extended in mid-December with a start date of January 9, 2024.
  • Pay while learning in the Academy will be $20 per hour.  Upon successfully graduating and obtaining your FAA license, pay will increase to $27 per hour.