Sierra Nevada Corp., Nevada-based national security and aviation-focused company has opted to start operations at Dayton International airport. Moreover, two aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul facilities will bring 147 new jobs.
Announcement of Tenant
The Dayton Daily News reported in September that Dayton-Montgomery County Port Authority trustees voted to support construction of a 96,000-square-foot hangar at Dayton International. They were also expecting an addition of 147 new jobs. However, the tenant or the company to go ahead with the project was not revealed at that time. Finally, Sierra Nevada came up with the announcement in early February 2022. Sierra Nevada provides engineering and heavy modifications to large military aircraft. This includes integrating new technology and altering weapon systems. Sierra Nevada already have a presence near Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
90 Employees Needed for First MRO Hanger
The Company plans more than 90 employees just in the first MRO hangar. The aerospace company is looking to hire highly skilled and experienced employees to for its maintenance operations at Dayton International Airport. Mark Williams, senior vice president strategy for the Sparks, Nev.-based company said in his statement. “Job listings will include A&P (airframe and power plant) mechanics, avionic technicians, engineering technicians, structural technicians, production planners, administrative and logistics staff, operations managers, warehouse managers and more. The plan is to hire 90-plus people for the first hangar alone.”. Williams further added in his statement.
Competitive Pay Packages
The construction of the first hanger has already started after ceremonial groundbreaking a few weeks back. The company is looking to hire new and local employees for the newly added jobs. They have also pledged to offer competitive wages to the employees. “SNC’s total rewards package includes a broad range of benefits, services and programs developed to support professional, personal and financial well-being, including an industry-leading 401(k) with 150% employer match up to 8%”. Senior vice president strategy of the company mentioned this in a statement. Williams said the company will also work with Montgomery County to find employees.
Sierra Nevada found Dayton attractive for many reasons including supply chain infrastructure, workforce availability etc. Once available, openings will be posted on the SNC careers website at sncorp.com/careers.
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