13 Aviation Companies Confirmed for Unique Oshkosh Job Fair

Event on Thursday at AirVenture will focus on aviation jobs for career switchers.

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Cirrus Aircraft will be one of 13 companies participating in the Thursday aviation career fair at AirVenture 2018.Jim Koepnick

Executive search firm McDermott & Bull has confirmed participation by over a dozen aviation companies at an aviation job fair on Thursday, July 26, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh geared specifically toward those people who want to make a career change.

A panel discussion from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 26, moderated by McDermott & Bull CEO and co-founder Rod McDermott will cover job opportunities in the general aviation industry as companies look to hire talented and passionate employees who love aviation.

Industry executives on the panel will include Pat Waddick, president of innovation and operations at Cirrus Aircraft, Ken McKenzie, senior vice president for strategy and corporate development at Airbus, Rob Scholl, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Textron Aviation, and Stephen Newman, executive vice president of sales and marketing at ForeFlight.

Following the panel discussion, which will be held at the EAA media tent just north of the Wittman Regional Airport control tower, hiring managers from aviation companies from around the country will be on hand until 4 p.m. to discuss career opportunities. Companies confirmed to participate include Hartzell, Daher, AOPA, Piper, Avidyne, Genesys Aerosystems, ForeFlight, Cirrus Aircraft, Airbus, Textron Aviation and Continental Motors.

There is no need to register for the event, and attendees are encouraged to bring their resumes.