Caring For The RavnAir Fleet

AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS

RavnAir Alaska & PenAir (Part 121)

We appreciate your interest in joining our team!

The information in this section is designed to help you get acquainted with RavnAir Group, which includes PenAir, RavnAir Alaska, and RavnAir Connect. We take pride in providing safe and efficient scheduled air travel to our customers throughout the great state of Alaska, along with service for passenger groups, odd-sized cargo up to 6,000 pounds, and charter service for anywhere in our great state, Canada and the Lower 48.  Our team of professionals on the ground and in the air has the history and experience to offer the highest level of customer satisfaction today — and for the future.

Combined, our companies have been flying here for about as long as Alaska has been a state. In fact, our operations and experience have grown right alongside the Last Frontier.

Our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians are second-to-none, and their talent is displayed in the care with which they safely handle our aircraft, whether they are responsible for the Dash 8 Q100 or the Saab 2000. RavnAir professionals understand how essential our air services are to our customers and the communities we serve and they work hard to become masters of their craft and keep our aircraft in the skies. Whether you love to get hands-on while working on the maintenance floor, want inspire a team by stepping into a leadership role, or enjoy getting down to details as an Inspector, RavnAir has got you covered no matter what your interests may be, and will provide the training and experience to expand on your knowledge and skill set.

RavnAir Alaska & PenAir Maintenance Technicians – At A Glance

  • Schedules of four 10-hour days, allowing for more balance in your career and your personal life;
  • Three shifts to bid for, based on seniority with the company;
  • Advanced multi-engine turbine fleet;
  • Brightly lit, temperature-controlled maintenance hangars to perform work;
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) which begins accruing on your first day of work;
  • Pick up extra shifts for time and a half;
  • Additional support includes an in-house instrument shop, a stores/parts department, overhaul shop, inspection department, and hanger ramp staff;
  • On-site training provided by in-house Coordinators and third party providers.

 

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OUR LEGACY

RavnAir Alaska (Corvus Airlines) History

Corvus Airlines, formerly Era Aviation, began operations in 1948 as Carl Brady flew the first commercial helicopter to Alaska to work on a mapping contract for the U.S. government.

These small mapping routes grew over the years until scheduled passenger service took flight in May 1983. At that time, the company was wholly owned by Rowan Companies.

After a series of owners, Era Aviation was acquired by the parent company of Hageland Aviation and Frontier Flying Service in 2009 under the Era Alaska family umbrella. The addition of Era helped form the largest air group in the state by serving more cities and passengers with the largest airplane fleet in Alaska. Era’s scheduled regional passenger and cargo flights offer comfort, convenience and impeccable service, primarily using a combination of Bombardier Dash-8 and Beechcraft 1900D and 1900C aircraft.

Era Aviation changed to Corvus Airlines in 2014 during the RavnAir Group rebrand. Corvus Airlines flies under the RavnAir Alaska brand.  Because Corvus has the reservations systems to offer services of the other sister companies, the RavnAir Alaska website and general marketing image is managed by Corvus.

RavnAir Alaska flies schedules throughout the state of Alaska to over 100 destinations.  Corvus’ flights 3000-3999 are operated by Hageland Aviation as Ravn Connect.

 

PenAir (Peninsula Aviation Services Inc.) History

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS

While we have minimum requirements that must be met for a candidate to be considered for a Maintenance Technician opportunity, we are really looking for passionate, professional individuals who are willing to learn from and share their knowledge with others.

RavnAir Alaska & PenAir

  • Must have valid Airframe and Powerplant certificates;
  • Previous aircraft maintenance experience, preferably on turboprop aircraft*;
  • Valid US Passport;
  • Able to pass a comprehensive background check and a pre-employment drug screening;
  • Legal right to work in, and travel freely in and out of, the United States of America.

RavnAir Alaska flies the Dash 8 Q100 airframe, which is equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines. PenAir operates the Saab 2000, which features Rolls Royce engines. Previous experience on these airframes or similar multi-engine turboprops is highly desired.

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COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

RavnAir Group offers one of the most competitive compensation packages in the regional airline market, and we are constantly improving what we offer our team. Our goal is to provide you with an attractive career path and a great lifestyle, whether you’re maintaining aircraft for RavnAir Alaska or PenAir, allowing you to be home every night, or enjoying the commuter schedule offered by RavnAir Connect.

 

RavnAir Alaska & PenAir (Part 121) Compensation

For certificated candidates with no professional experience, the starting rate for both RavnAir Alaska and PenAir is $26.00 per hour. Our company credits up to ten years of experience on our pay scale, which will be discussed on an individual basis.

Additional Notes

  • Yearly raises are based on the Maintenance Technician’s hire date;
  • $5,000 new hire bonus for Maintenance Technicians currently holding Airframe and Powerplant certificates*;
  • $5000 relocation reimbursement for new hire pilots outside the Anchorage area*;
  • Additional qualifications (e.g., Inspection Authority, Taxi/Run Up, night shift, etc.) increase hourly base rate;
  • Shared overtime between maintenance certificates and location.

* Details and restrictions apply. Contact a member of RavnAir Recruitment for more details.

Employee Benefits

  • Competitive pay rates for Maintenance Technicians in the regional industry with annual increases;
  • Full benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision, as well as life insurance;
  • Pass benefits for you and your family on major, regional, and foreign airlines in addition to RavnAir Group carriers;
  • Travel discounts for hotels, cruise ships, and rental cars;
  • Company 401K contribution of 2%;
  • Paid time off, accrued based on tenure with the company;
  • Referral bonuses for qualified pilots and mechanics from your network.

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ABOUT THE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN INTERVIEW PROCESS

RavnAir Alaska & PenAir

The experience we offer is unique, and we recognize that this may not be a fit for everyone, which is why a member of RavnAir Recruitment will typically connect via phone to complete a brief screening and answer any of your questions. If you are selected for an interview, a phone or in-person meeting will be scheduled, depending on your location. Upon completion of a successful phone interview, out-of-state candidates may be flown to Anchorage for a second, in-person interview. Candidates who may progress beyond the initial interview must complete a pre-employment drug screen, before an official offer may be extended.

For more details on the interview process, please contact a member of RavnAir Recruitment.

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AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS 

RavnAir Connect

We appreciate your interest in joining our team!

The information in this section is designed to help you get acquainted with RavnAir Group, which includes PenAir, RavnAir Alaska, and RavnAir Connect. We take pride in providing safe and efficient scheduled air travel to our customers throughout the great state of Alaska, along with service for passenger groups, odd-sized cargo up to 6,000 pounds, and charter service for anywhere in our great state, Canada and the Lower 48.  Our team of professionals on the ground and in the air has the history and experience to offer the highest level of customer satisfaction today — and for the future.

Combined, our companies have been flying here for about as long as Alaska has been a state. In fact, our operations and experience have grown right alongside the Last Frontier.

Our Aircraft Maintenance Technicians are second-to-none, and their talent is displayed in the care with which they safely handle the fleet of RavnAir Connect aircraft, featuring the Cessna C207 and C208, the Piper PA-31, or the Beechcraft 1900. RavnAir professionals understand how essential our air services are to our customers and the communities we serve and they work hard to become masters of their craft and keep our aircraft in the skies. Whether you love to get hands-on while working on the maintenance floor, want inspire a team by stepping into a leadership role, or enjoy getting down to details as an Inspector, RavnAir has got you covered no matter what your interests may be, and will provide the training and experience to expand on your knowledge and skill set.

RavnAir Connect operates under the certificates of Hageland Aviation Services and Frontier Flying Service.

 

RavnAir Connect Maintenance Technicians – At A Glance

  • Home every night when working the schedule with four 10-hour days (select locations);
  • Option for rotational two weeks on, two weeks off schedule with company housing and ground transportation provided (select locations);
  • Pick up additional shifts in your primary base or throughout the network;
  • Brightly lit, temperature-controlled maintenance hangars to perform work;
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) which begins accruing on your first day of work;
  • On-site training provided by in-house Coordinators and third party providers.

 

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OUR LEGACY

RavnAir Connect (Hageland Aviation Services) History

Founded in Mountain Village by Mike Hageland. A veteran of the Army European Command with experience as a flight engineer in Vietnam, Hageland began his Alaska operations in September 1981 with just one Cessna 180, which he used to transport passengers and cargo to the state’s smaller communities.

In 1982, Hageland added a C-207 to its operations as well as Tom Hawkins as a partner. The following year, Hageland Aviation Services became a corporation. Throughout the ’80s, the company added more aircraft, pilots and routes, including the Aniak, McGrath and Unalakleet, regions served by Ron and James Tweto. Into the 1990s, Hageland continued to expand, by obtaining a certificate to transport mail in addition to building hangars in Bethel, St. Mary’s and Kotzebue, with new bases eventually in Barrow and Nome.

At the end of the 20th century, Hageland continued to add planes to its fleet, including its first Cessna Caravan II.  While bulking its numbers to nearly 20 aircraft, the company maintained safety as a priority by becoming an active member in the Alaska Aviation Safety Foundation and the Alaska Air Carrier Association in 2000.

As in earlier years, the company continued its steady growth through the first decade of the new century, adding the Beech 1900C to its stable and relocating its headquarters to the former Reeve Aleutian Airways facility near Anchorage International Airport.

Today, Hageland operates over 50 aircraft ranging from Cessna 207s to BE1900Cs, under the brand Ravn Connect.

 

RavnAir Connect (Frontier Flying Service) History

Retired Air Force Col. Richard McIntyre founded Frontier Flying Service in 1950, catering to Alaska bush communities, primarily around Fairbanks. The company provided charters throughout the state as well as mail service for Wien Air Alaska.

In 1974, Frontier was purchased by John Hajdukovich. The company continued to grow with its acquisition in 2005 of Cape Smythe Air Services, taking on that company’s equipment and infrastructure.

In 2008, the owners of Frontier Flying Service (John Hajdukovich) and the owners of Hageland Aviation (Mike Hageland and Jim Tweto) agreed to form a new parent company (HoTH). This action created the beginnings of an “air group” whereby the parent company could acquire companies that have synergies with each other market the combined services under a common brand.

At the time Frontier combined its resources with Hageland in 2008, it was operating 13 B1900C aircraft under Part 121 along with 8 Piper Chieftain Aircraft, and employing 230 employees. Upon the acquisition of Era, Frontier moved its B1900C equipment to both Hageland and Era as appropriate to the mission and operation that left Frontier specializing in Cargo only with a lone Short Brothers SH-30, “Sherpa” aircraft.  This aircraft charters throughout the system in addition to flying loads of outsized cargo and mail to the group’s scheduled destinations.

Frontier operates under the brand RavnAir Connect.  Frontier does not operate any Era flight numbers as it operates cargo only and “on demand charters.”

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS

While we have minimum requirements that must be met for a candidate to be considered for a Maintenance Technician opportunity, we are really looking for passionate, professional individuals who are willing to learn from and share their knowledge with others.

RavnAir Connect

  • Must have valid Airframe and Powerplant certificates;
  • Previous aircraft maintenance experience, preferably on turboprop aircraft*;
  • Valid US Passport;
  • Able to pass a comprehensive background check and a pre-employment drug screening;
  • Legal right to work in, and travel freely in and out of, the United States of America.

RavnAir Connect operates the Cessna C207 and C208, Piper PA-31, and Beechcraft 1900.

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COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

RavnAir Group offers one of the most competitive compensation packages in the regional airline market, and we are constantly improving what we offer our team. Our goal is to provide you with an attractive career path and a great lifestyle, whether you’re maintaining aircraft for RavnAir Alaska or PenAir, allowing you to be home every night, or enjoying the commuter schedule offered by RavnAir Connect.

RavnAir Connect

For certificated candidates with no professional experience, the starting rate for RavnAir Connect begins at $24.00 per hour, but is dependent upon the primary maintenance base assigned to the employee. Our company credits up to ten years of experience on our pay scale, which will be discussed on an individual basis.

Additional Notes

  • Yearly raises are based on the Maintenance Technician’s hire date;
  • $5,000 new hire bonus for Maintenance Technicians currently holding Airframe and Powerplant certificates*;
  • $5,000 relocation reimbursement for new hire pilots outside the Palmer or Fairbanks area*;
  • Company-reimbursed travel for commuting Maintenance Technicians;
  • Additional qualifications (e.g., Inspection Authority, Taxi/Run Up, night shift, etc.) increase hourly base rate;
  • Shared overtime between maintenance certificates and location.

* Details and restrictions apply. Contact a member of RavnAir Recruitment for more details.

Employee Benefits

  • Credit up to ten years of experience on pay scale, with annual increases and training opportunities to increase hourly base rate;
  • Full benefits package which includes medical, dental, and vision, as well as life insurance;
  • Pass benefits for you and your family on major, regional, and foreign airlines in addition to RavnAir Group carriers;
  • Travel discounts for hotels, cruise ships, and rental cars;
  • Company 401K contribution of 2%;
  • Paid time off, accrued based on tenure with the company;
  • Referral bonuses for qualified pilots and mechanics from your network;
  • Relocation reimbursement up to $5,000, paid out within the first 30 days of employment.

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ABOUT THE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN INTERVIEW PROCESS

RavnAir Connect

The experience we offer is unique, and we recognize that this may not be a fit for everyone, which is why a member of RavnAir Recruitment will typically connect via phone to complete a brief screening and answer any of your questions. If you are selected for an interview, a phone or in-person meeting will be scheduled, depending on your location. Upon completion of a successful phone interview, out-of-state candidates may be flown to one of the RavnAir Connect maintenance bases for a second, in-person interview. Candidates who may progress beyond the initial interview must complete a pre-employment drug screen, before an official offer may be extended.

For more details on the interview process, please contact a member of RavnAir Recruitment.

APPLY

RavnAir Connect hires Aircraft Maintenance Technicians throughout seven maintenance bases. To learn more and to submit your application for consideration, please visit the links below.

Barrow/Utqiagvik

No current openings

Bethel

No current openings

Fairbanks

No current openings

Kotzebue

No current openings

Nome

No current openings

Palmer

No current openings

St. Mary’s

No current openings

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RavnAir Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age or disability. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with RavnAir Group depends solely on your qualifications.