aircraft mechanic.... or need to go back to school?
I am an A&P (aircraft mechanic) and am trying to move to either STT or STX in the next few years. I am trying to make sure that I have some sort of plan for employment. I have searched many job boards and haven't found much in the way of aircraft maintenance positions. I believe I could work on most things. Should I go back to school and get a skill/degree better suited for the islands? What would be a better field?
My only bit I can contribute to the conversation is that a good friend of mine's husband relocated them from STX to the Middle East last year to find work. He is also an airplane/helicopter pilot. She told me he couldn't find enough to keep him employed on STX. No idea about STT though.
There is a great need for a generator mechanic on STT. One that is educated, not a liar, not insane and not a criminal. Its a great field that is yours for the taking. If you fit that mold you could make a good income inside of two years. Not in five weeks, so come prepared with your tools, ambition and parts sources.
generator mechanic huh? that is interesting. I have worked on them before and even built large (turbine powered for General Electric) ones. I will have to look into what type of certifications would actually be needed. I believe I have the skills but not the paperwork required to back them up. Keep the suggestions coming please.