APA Promise

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APA Services strives to find the right job for each individual. When APA places an employee with one of our clients, we do so with the intentions that our employees will stay through the duration of the contract assignment. However, APA does understand that situations can and will change. That’s why we have implemented the APA Promise.

We promise that if your situation changes and you must leave a contract assignment, we will work with you, to find another more suitable assignment, and our client to backfill the vacancy. The APA Promise benefits all parties. You are able to gain employment in a situation that better meets your personal needs, our clients are able to maintain their operations and productivity and APA is able to meet our obligations and maintain both a satisfied employee and client. Rest assured, APA understands that life situations change and we commit to work with you to make your employment experience the best it can be.

Whether personal obligations or other reasons necessitate a change in assignment, please contact us and provide us the opportunity to facilitate the changes in a mutually beneficial manner.

 

Why Choose APA

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If you are searching for the most desirable aviation jobs with competitive wages, "hassle-free" payroll services and employee benefits, then look no further.

APA Services, Inc. is a full service staffing company supplying qualified Technical and Professional personnel to the Aerospace/Aircraft industry—across the United States and abroad. We can help you find the job that you are looking for with contract, contract-to-hire and permanent placement options. Whether you are looking for a job in Corporate Aviation, Military, or an MRO, we have a variety of openings available with the country's most reputable companies.

Our recruiters are searching for qualified and experienced aviation professionals for positions including: maintenance centers, fixed base operations, completion and modification centers and manufacturing.

 

Key Benefits to Employees

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At APA, we believe in taking care of our employees in the field, that’s why we provide our employees with a number of benefits and services.

  • Medical Benefits: APA offers short term health insurance plans to provide you with coverage for a limited period of time, and may be an ideal solution for those seeking an alternative to COBRA, temporary workers, or those waiting for other health insurance to start.
  • Prescription Drug Discounts: In partnership with Drug Card America, APA is proud to provide you and your family with a FREE pharmacy program. The Drug Card America card may be used at over 45,000 pharmacies nationwide, including most major chains. The Drug Card America Program provides you with savings of up to 50% off retail prices.
  • Life Insurance: Life insurance is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and those you love. It takes less than 10 minutes to research and complete an application with GTL Life Insurance—and you can qualify for up to $250,000 of coverage for up to 30 years.
  • Concierge Services: Our concierge services are designed to help employees with all aspects of employment. Re-locating? We have partnerships with a number of extended stay hotels and can suggest things to do at your new destination!
  • Travel Assistance: At designated locations, employees may become eligible for mileage one-way or travel bonuses.
  • Referral Bonus: Any APA employee that refers a Technician that is not presently registered with APA Services is eligible to receive a $50 bonus payable to the employee that referred the Technician.

 

Payroll Services

APA is pleased to offer a "Hassle-Free” payroll service with web-based payroll access. Employees receive weekly checks which includes both taxable income and per diem wages. Our preferred methods of compensation is direct deposit.

Cash Advances

APA can issue cash advances to contract employees working in the field when needed.

 

FAA/DoT Forms

For your convenience we have provided downloads to these form directly from our website. Click any of the links below to download that form.

Drug Abuse Information

Alcohol Abuse Information

FAA Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy

 

Payroll Forms

For your convenience we have provided downloads to these form directly from our website. Click any of the links below to download that form.

I-9 Employment Verification Form

W-4 Form

 

Employee FAQs

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Question: How do I register to become an APA Services Contractor?
Answer: There are two ways you can register with APA Services. One is to fax us an up-to-date resume to (817) 560-5456, the other is to apply to one of our jobs online.

Question: How much experience is required to be considered for aviation contract employment?
Answer: When our clients are hiring contractors, they are typically looking for people that can hit the ground running and that require very little direction. For this reason, we recommend that you at least have a minimum of two years experience in the aviation industry before inquiring about contract assignments.

Question: Do I have to have my own tools to be considered for aviation contract employment?
Answer: Yes. In almost all cases you will be required to report to your assignment with your own tools. In some cases you may even be required to have a shadowed tool box and your tools etched for personal identification. On rare occasions, a client may have a consolidated tool box in the area that you will be working and in this case you would not be required to have or bring your tools.

Question: Will I be able to get a Cash Advance when I arrive at my contract assignment and, if so, what is the maximum amount I can request?
Answer: Yes. When you arrive at your assignment destination, you will need to call your recruiter so that they can process your advance. You MUST have at least 16 verifiable hours on the clock in order to be eligible for an advance. The maximum amount you can request is $200.00.

Question: How often can I expect to receive my paycheck from APA Services?
Answer: All APA employees are paid each week via direct deposit. Each employee has 7 day 24 hour web access to their own pay stubs and W-2’s.

Question: How can I ensure that my W-2 will be mailed and delivered in a timely manner?
Answer: By law, APA Services is required to send out all employee W-2 forms on or before January 31st. It is your responsibility as the employee to keep our payroll department notified of any changes in address. If you are expecting to receive a W-2 and have moved one or more times since your last assignment with us, we recommend updating your information. If APA Services does not have a good address on you, the employee, we will most likely hold your W-2 form at our corporate office until Payroll is given further mailing instructions by you, the employee.

Question: Will I be required to be in compliance with a uniform policy, and what is the typical dress code for companies that don't have a required uniform policy?
Answer: Yes. Some of our clients do have a uniform policy that applies to contract employee as well as direct employees. In this case, you will be required to purchase uniforms to meet the minimal requirements. The typical Dress Code for a FBO and/or Completion Center includes having a neat, clean-cut appearance, work pants or jeans, shirt or t-shift (non-offensive), and in some cases steel toe boots.

Question: If I'm scheduled to start an assignment with APA Services and for whatever reason I am going to be unable to report as scheduled, is it important to contact my recruiter?
Answer: YES, ABSOLUTELY! If you are going to reschedule or back out all together it is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT that you notify your recruiter so that we can let our client know what is going on. If you do not call and do not show up for the assignment you have committed to, you will be considered a No Show and may not be eligible for consideration for future contract assignments.

Question: If I have been in trouble with the law in my past, can I still be considered for Contract Aviation employment with APA Services?
Answer: Depending on the significance of the offense you could be disqualified from obtaining authority to have unescorted access privileges to the security identification display areas of an airport. The following is a listing of FAA disqualifiers:

  • Forgery of certificates, false making of aircraft, and other aircraft registration violations.
  • Interference with aircraft navigation.
  • Improper transportation of a hazardous material.
  • Aircraft piracy.
  • Interference with flight crew members or flight attendants.
  • Commission of certain crimes aboard aircraft in flight.
  • Carrying a weapon or explosive aboard an aircraft.
  • Conveying false information and threats.
  • Aircraft piracy outside the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States.
  • Lighting violations involving transporting controlled substances.
  • Unlawful entry into an aircraft or airport area that serves air carriers or foreign air carriers contrary to established security requirements.
  • Destruction of an aircraft or aircraft facility.
  • Murder.
  • Assault with intent to murder.
  • Espionage.
  • Sedition.
  • Kidnapping or hostage taking.
  • Treason.
  • Rape or aggravated sexual abuse.
  • Unlawful possession, use, sale, distribution, or manufacture of an explosive or weapon.
  • Extortion.
  • Armed robbery
  • Distribution of, or intent to distribute, a controlled substance.
  • Conspiracy or attempt to commit any of the aforementioned criminal acts.
  • Felony arson.