The Faces of PSA – Meet Rodger Jackson

RodgerJacksonTitle: A&P Maintenance Technician

How long have you worked for PSA? I have been working here for almost 2 months; since April 4, 2016.

How long have you been in the airline industry? I was an airplane electrician in the Navy for 4 years, then ended up working in manufacturing and construction before deciding I wanted to get back into aviation. I went to college majoring in Aviation Maintenance Technology and minoring in Avionics Maintenance Technology; got my degree and then my FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification. This is my first job in the ‘civilian’ airline industry.

Give us a brief overview of what you do: I am one member of a team of maintenance technicians who inspect, repair and maintain our fleet of aircraft and keep them operating safely and efficiently.

Where’s your favorite place you have traveled? I traveled to Germany twice after learning to speak German and it was one of the most fun and interesting things I’ve ever done. I am trying to learn French and Spanish so I can travel to countries that speak those languages.

What are some of your hobbies? I enjoy electronics, photography and I am just getting started with RC Airplanes and Quadcopters. I plan to buy an Enduro Motorcycle soon so I can start back with an old favorite hobby of recreational motorcycle riding off-road.

What do you love about working for PSA? I absolutely love the airplanes. Working on them, flying on them, watching them taxi and take off or just looking at them sitting in the hangar or on the flightline. I never get tired of them and the people who work here are fantastic.

Why would you recommend PSA? I love my job here. All of the people I have met at PSA have been exceptional and have corroborated the good decision I made in coming to work here. I have never been happier with a previous job and would love to see some of my aviation friends get to enjoy the same great experience.

Tell us something about your role that most people don’t know: The people I work with make my job easy no matter who I am working with. They are always giving me the benefit of their experience and helping me to become the best A&P Technician I can be. There is always something new to be learned in this field.

What has been the most rewarding part of your job? Getting a call that an aircraft needs some mechanical attention and approaching that aircraft with a maintenance manual and a toolbox and being able to bring that aircraft back to 100% safe functionality is a very satisfying aspect of this job. I really enjoy having a career like this.

Tell us something no one knows about you: I never get bored. There is always something new to learn or accomplish.