Airport will authenticate region’s aviation workforce to prospective employers
MELBOURNE, Fla. (March 11, 2010) — In today’s downtrodden economy it’s rare to find a blanket solicitation for worker resumes. But that’s exactly what Melbourne International Airport is doing in hopes of attracting hundreds of new aviation-related jobs to the region.
The airport is being considered as the site of several new aircraft manufacturing and maintenance repair and overhaul facilities, and airport officials want to show prospective employers that the region has a proven, experienced, qualified and available workforce.
Airport officials are putting out the call in paid advertisements and through the media for resumes from job seekers experienced in aircraft manufacturing, maintenance and avionics.
Melbourne International compares well against other airport communities vying for the aviation facilities, said airport Land Development Direct Larry Wuensch. But demonstrating a qualified and available workforce will help set Melbourne apart, he said.
While details of the prospective companies studying the airport are under wraps, at least one is expected to employ as many or more than the 200 new jobs planned by Embraer at its new aircraft manufacturing facility at the airport, Wuensch said. The Embraer facility, which will assemble and provide maintenance for the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer’s new Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 executive jets, is currently under construction and expected to open in 2011.
Interested parties should submit one-page resumes via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Melbourne International Airport
One Air Terminal Parkway, Suite 220
Melbourne, FL 32901
Some of the specific aviation trade skills needed include avionics, hydraulics, composites, airframe and power plant mechanics, electrical and electronics technicians, specialty welders, aircraft structural mechanics, industrial production managers and wire harness assemblers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Because all resumes will become public record, submissions requesting confidentiality should provide an e-mail address rather than a name and address.
About Melbourne International Airport
Melbourne International Airport serves east Central Florida, including Brevard and Indian River counties, and is responsible for generating more than $1 billion per year in economic activity. The airport, which has three runways and a 200,000-square-foot terminal, currently serves Delta Air Lines, Delta Connection, Direct Air, US Airways and Baer Air. For more information, visit www.mlbair.com.