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Employment Opportunities


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Employees are Colgan Air’s biggest asset.

That’s why we invest so much in empowering our staff.

If you prefer a job where no two days are the same and enjoy the excitement of aviation, then Colgan Air could be a great match for you.

Certified Flight Instructor

General Job Description:

Instructs student pilots in flight procedures and techniques and in ground school courses.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develops and prepares course outlines, study materials, and instructional procedures for students enrolled in basic, advanced, or instrument ground school.
  • Lectures on various subjects such as aircraft construction, federal aviation regulations, and radio navigation.
  • Demonstrates operation of various aircraft components and instruments, and techniques for controlling aircraft during maneuvers, such as taxiing, takeoff, and landing, using synthetic instrument trainers.
  • Observes student’s actions during training flights to ensure assimilation of classroom instruction and to comply with federal aviation regulations.
  • Tests and evaluates students’ progress, using written and performance tests and oral interviews.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 250 Hours
  • CFI Rating (CFII and MEI preferred)
  • Ability to work well individually as well as with a team
  • Available to work varied hours for customer needs

Please send completed a resume and cover letter to kcolganhammen@colgan-air.com.

Airframe Mechanic – Full Time

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in high quality inspections, servicing, and maintenance of airframe systems and components on a variety of airframes, using proper hand tools in a timely, clean, safe and professional manner with no rework. Accurately order general and aircraft parts, as needed
  • Perform minor troubleshooting, function testing, and repair of aircraft systems and components
  • Prepare various documents for record keeping purposes, as required by Company policy and FAA regulations, i.e. turnovers, removal sheets, personal training log, etc.
  • Demonstrates proficiency of Colgan Air Services work order system by completing accurate and timely discrepancies and corrective action statements, Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives (AD) Compliance statements, final inspection and closing of squawks, and closing of work orders
  • Consistently locate and use appropriate technical data and follow verbal instructions when accomplishing assigned maintenance tasks
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management

Requirements:

  • High school graduate or equivalent is required
  • Three to five years maintenance experience on jet or Turboprop aircraft preferred
  • Airframe Certificate and Powerplant Certificate required.

How To Apply:

Please submit a completed application to Colgan Air Services, 2709 Fanta Reed Rd., La Crosse, WI 54603 or email the completed application to kcolganhammen@colgan-air.com.

Line Service Technician/Aircraft Refueler (Full-Time & Part-Time)

Essential Job Functions:

  • Line Service Technicians are responsible for fueling, towing and cleaning of aircraft. A one-of-a-kind job!
  • This is a unique & exciting job opportunity that does not require experience to apply – On the job training provided
  • Perfect for college students to work around their school schedule
  • Competitive pay
  • Must be able to work weekends and some holidays
  • Shift schedules are: 5 am – 1 pm & 1 pm – 9 pm Monday-Friday, 5 am – 1 pm and 1 pm – 7 pm Saturdays and Sundays
  • Must have valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check
  • Full time positions include medical, dental and life insurance, and retirement plan benefits

How To Apply:

Please submit a completed application to Colgan Air Services, 2709 Fanta Reed Rd., La Crosse, WI 54603 or email the completed application to kcolganhammen@colgan-air.com.

Pilot Careers

Challenger 300 Co-Pilot

Requirements:

  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument rating
  • FAA First Class medical certificate
  • FCC Radio License
  • Hours of Flight Time:
    • 1500 Total Fixed Wing
    • 1000 Pilot in Command Fixed Wing
    • 200 Multi-engine land fixed wing
  • Must pass all drug screens, background and security checks and prove eligibility for employment in the United States
  • Excellent listening and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently
  • Ability to act under pressure and be adaptable to change on a constant basis
  • Ability to report to work within 1 hour of call
  • Ability to travel internationally without restrictions

How To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter directly to Tim Colgan at tcolgan@colgan-air.com.

Part 135 Charter Pilot

Requirements:

  • FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument rating
  • FAA First Class medical certificate
  • FCC Radio License
  • Hours of Flight Time:
    • 1500 Total Fixed Wing
    • 1000 Pilot in Command Fixed Wing
    • 200 Multi-engine land fixed wing
  • Must pass all drug screens, background and security checks and prove eligibility for employment in the United States
  • Excellent listening and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently
  • Ability to act under pressure and be adaptable to change on a constant basis
  • Ability to report to work within 1 hour of call
  • Ability to travel internationally without restrictions

How To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter directly to Tim Colgan at tcolgan@colgan-air.com