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I'm an Aircraft Maintenance Professional looking for a federal career or a career in aerospace, preferably in Southern California.


Kevin McLaughlin North Las Vegas, NV

I have been applying at the major aerospace employers with no luck yet. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

1 May 2015 4 replies Career Exploration



Kelly Williams Newark, DE

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Deb Miller Bardstown, KY had had some aircraft maintenance jobs. I apologize, I don't recall the agency, but wasn't military. This was a few months ago but is always a cool start.


Mukhtar Ahmed Duluth, GA

Hello Kevin,

Besides mainstream aerospace companies, may be it would be helpful also to apply to some of the new ones that are excelling in aerospace technology like Space X and Virgin Galactic.

Good luck in your endeavors.

Kind regards,


Joseph Hadida Morrisville, PA

Hello Kevin,

I would like first to thank you for your service to our country. To provide you with constructive advice I need to know a little more about yourself. Your education and level of expertise in your field can make a significant difference for your search. If you consider yourself an expert in aircraft maintenance, consulting for the business community or teaching in a professional school are two attractive options. You should also consider applying for a maintenance supervisor position with one of the commercial airlines.

I also recommend to review the job opportunities with Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Northrop Grumman etc....Here are some of the websites:

Best of luck in your search!


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