East Alton, Illinois
Not Specified
Feb 20, 2019
Apr 20, 2019
Job Role
Human Resources
Job Type
Full Time
Minimum Experience Required
5 years
Degree Required
High School
Manages Others?

The Recruiter will oversee all aspects of employee sourcing and recruiting. The
position reports to the HR Manager and is located in East Alton, IL. The
Recruiter is a self-starter who can quickly learn and represent the West Star
Aviation culture as well as understand the challenges faced hiring in the
aviation industry. The successful candidate will be well versed recruiting in
an aviation environment, preferably business aviation. 


  • Demonstrate ownership for the recruiting process, focus on teamwork with a positive / can-do attitude 
and a “how do we overcome the obstacle” mindset.
  • Be a quick study and able to find solutions to hire top tier candidates that fit our 
culture and employment needs in a tight labor market.
  • Responsible for executing the full-cycle recruiting process – job descriptions, posting, 
sourcing, screening, interview coordination, preparing and extending job
offers, background screening, FAA/DOT drug screening and completing the
onboarding process.
  • Ensure all candidates are prescreened with regard to the West Star Aviation culture 
fit, skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Schedule and coordinate interviews (both in person and via phone) based on feedback from 
the Hiring Manager. Alert the HR Manager if difficulty in obtaining feedback.
  • Identify key partnerships in the local area or aviation industry for recruiting events 
or hiring opportunities and notify the HR Manager.
  • Attend job fairs, university career days or other hiring events as requested. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all Hiring Managers to ensure regular 
communication and develop a team approach to hiring.
  • Develop and maintain an active WSA Careers branded social media presence on Facebook, 
LinkedIn, Twitter and various aviation job boards. Alert the HR Manager if any media opportunities become available.
  • Track and report on recruiting metrics to include: applicants, interviews, offers, declined/hires. 
  • Ensure compliance with Affirmative Action Plans to include outreach efforts, diversity and inclusion in the recruiting strategy and reporting on hiring activity. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • High School Diploma 
  • Associate or Bachelors Degree in Marketing, Business Administration or HR 
  • Equivalent work experience will be considered in lieu of a college degree. 
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Recruiter, ideally in the business aviation industry. 


  • Power user in resume databases and search engines, such as ADP, JobVite, Monster, 
Dice, JSFirm, etc.,
  • Proficient experience using an ATS or HRIS system, Excel or other relational data base software. 
  • Knowledge of Affirmative Action Plans and OFCCP compliance programs. 
  • Affiliation and/or membership in SHRM, or other recruiting associations preferred. 
  • Strong consulting & coaching skills; effective advisor to hiring managers. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment with the ability to 
self-start, handle multiple tasks and meet established deadlines.
  • The most qualified candidates will have business aviation industry experience, be 
familiar with aircraft maintenance, avionics and interior craftsmen hiring
standards along with a solid understanding of the aviation vocabulary.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Intermediate or better skills in MS Office suite 

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