How long have you worked for PSA? 4 years. I was hired in May of 2012 at the age of 19.
How long have you been in the airline industry? 4 years.
Give us a brief overview of what you do: I am a Lead Mechanic in Dayton. Leads are in charge of ensuring their assigned aircraft are completed by their scheduled departure time. This is done by researching and trouble-shooting larger issues, coordinating with the Store Department and Maintenance Supervisor, and also pitching in and working with the mechanics.
Where’s your favorite place you have traveled? San Juan, Puerto Rico.
What are some of your hobbies? Flying skydivers, spending time with my family and working around the house.
What do you love about working for PSA? I love the fact that while the airline is still steadily growing, we are small enough to have a welcoming atmosphere. Most people within the airline know who each other are. It is not uncommon for employees/mechanics to know others at different bases.
Why would you recommend PSA? PSA is good for a lot of people, being the most beneficial for tech school graduates that just got their license. It can be a place to make a career, but also can be used as a stepping-stone. We do a lot of different maintenance, which helps expose individuals to a broad amount of things.
Tell us something about your role that most people don’t know: Paperwork, paperwork, paperwork. Not only is there the paperwork that the mechanics see out on the hangar floor, but also we have additional paperwork in the office.
What has been the most rewarding part of your job? Helping people understand new concepts and getting everyone together to complete tasks. There is no better feeling than when someone is struggling to complete an item and you can step in and guide them to a successful completion.
Tell us something no one knows about you: Since the age of 13, I have been a PADI Certified Open Water SCUBA diver.