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Director of Maintenance

Thermal, California

Job title: Director of Maintenance, Desert Jet Center


Description: 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. You have pride in your fleet and a proactive stance in ensuring your aircraft are dispatch-ready. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply for the Director of Maintenance position with Desert Jet.

Location: Thermal, California (Greater Palm Springs area) Relocation packages available.


Salary: 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
  • Person specification:
  • Successful candidates for the position will hold the following qualifications; Previous experience in Part 135 operations, Managerial experience and FAA airframe and powerplant (A&P) license. Preferred qualifications include; NBAA Certified Aviation Manager status

The company: 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 and have plans for significant future growth.

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.

Email kristin@desertjet.com for further details.

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