Director of Maintenance - Aircraft

Location: La Quinta, CA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

You are an experienced DOM with the ambition to have a greater impact on an organization. You have experience managing the maintenance of a fleet of aircraft and you are well-versed in the requirements of a charter operation involving the management of aircraft with 10 or more seats.  You know your way around a conformity inspection and can communicate effectively with FAA personnel to achieve desired results for both parties.  If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply for the Director of Maintenance position with Desert Jet.

Who We Are

Desert Jet is a group of full-service aviation companies providing jet owners with a full complement of aviation services – including FBO services and jet maintenance, management, charter, acquisitions and sales. But at heart, we are a group of people who are creating great futures for our families by building a group of companies based on our stated values that provide an exceptional service experience for our customers.  We believe that we can, as a team, build a fun work environment that will enable us to create a memorable experience for our customers that will enable them to do great things with their companies and loved ones through the utilization of private aviation.

Desert Jet is a fast-growing company with lots of opportunity on the horizon.  We have ranked on the Inc. 500|5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing, privately held companies five consecutive years. 

We have an active and effective Safety Management System that allows us to continually make thoughtful improvements in how we do things.  We hold a variety of industry recognitions, including IS-BAO Stage III Registration, ARGUS Platinum and Wyvern Wingman status.

Successful candidates for the position will hold the following qualifications;

  • Previous experience in Part 135 operations
  • Managerial experience
  • FAA airframe and powerplant (A&P) license

Preferred qualifications include;

  • NBAA Certified Aviation Manager status

Compensation

We offer industry-leading compensation as well as a range of benefits and perks, including;

  • Company-paid medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 401k plan with a 100% company match up to 6% of the employee’s salary
  • Profit sharing
  • Two weeks of vacation and personal time annually after one year of service, increasing with seniority
  • Sick and family medical leave including maternity and paternity leave
  • Paid time off for volunteerism
  • Use of company aircraft

All Desert Jet employees live in the greater Palm Springs/Coachella Valley area.  Relocation assistance will be provided to qualified candidates. 

About the Palm Springs Area

The greater Palm Springs area offers something for everyone - beautiful weather, low cost of living and ample opportunities for fun and adventure.  A sample of nearby activities include:

  • Desert off-road bike riding, sand dunes - less than 30 minutes drive
  • Colorado River - boating, jet skiing - 90 minute drive
  • Joshua Tree - hiking, rock climbing, camping - 60 minute drive
  • Mountains and snow skiing - 90 minute drive
  • California beaches - 2-3 hour drive
  • Hiking, golfing, tennis, polo and a ton of other activities are right in our backyard!  Big music festivals occur here each year, such as Coachella Fest, Desert Trip and Stagecoach.

Interested in learning more? We encourage you to learn more about Desert Jet at our website www.desertjet.com,  You’ll be able to read about your future coworkers on our site, our core values and a bit about our history.  Apply today!

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