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Thank you for your interest in working with our team at Quest Aircraft.

Quest is located in Sandpoint, Idaho and we are always looking for exceptional people to join our team.

Postings remain on our website until filled.

Please review the open positions we have posted and if you are interested in applying, please email your resume, cover letter, and a completed employment application form to the following e-mail address:

humanresources@questaircraft.com.

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Contact Quest Aircraft Company

1200 Turbine Drive • Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 USA

Toll free: (866) 263-1112 • Phone: (208) 263-1111 • Fax: (208) 263-1011

Employees at Quest Aircraft Company are eligible for company benefits which include medical, dental, visual insurance, vacation, sick and holiday paid time off, as well as others in accordance with company policies. Quest is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.

 


Propulsion Engineer[+] READ MORE

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the Type Design Engineering Manager and will be responsible for developing processes, solving problems, and making improvements focused within the discipline of Propulsion System Design and Testing.  Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to work well with all other disciplines, including those outside of Engineering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
  • Research and implement solutions for design improvements and part obsolescence.
  • Perform testing to validate designs.
  • Complete design and drawing changes with engineering substantiations.
  • Prepare requirements, specifications, and assist with the development of processes.
  • Perform research, and prepare documentation, reports, procedures and tests.
  • Develop, document, and integrate systems engineering principles, lean manufacturing techniques, and standard operating procedure into the engineering culture.
  • Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of engineering projects in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
  • Perform work which involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and 4 to 6 years engineering experience in the aerospace industry.
  • The ability to work independently and in a small team of peers.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Experience in Propulsion Ground and Flight Testing preferred.
  • Experience with P&W PT6 engines preferred.
  • Familiarity with 14 CFR Part 23 regulations preferred.
  • Recognition that Systems are one of many important systems of the airplane, and ability to solve problems with that in mind.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work well with all other disciplines, including those outside of Engineering.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Drafter III[+] READ MORE

Provide high quality drafting of models/drawings, solving problems, and making improvements in support of engineering efforts and the total life cycle of Quest aircraft by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Accurately incorporate drawing/model changes using NX.
  • Provide drafting advice to engineering team in support of developing clear and concise drawings/models.
  • Interface with Engineers to create and modify drawings/models.
  • Research vendor supplied products and assemblies.
  • Learn new software and procedures in support of ongoing improvement.
  • Integrate with the current Drafting team in support of engineering efforts and Quests overall goals.
  • Follow company process and procedures related to Drafting and the Engineering Services group.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years aerospace engineering experience.
  • Post-secondary drafting, design, CAD training and/or coursework.
  • NX and MS Office Suite proficiency required.
  • Model Based Engineering (MBE) experience preferred.
  • Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) experience preferred.
  • Adobe Illustrator experience preferred.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Knowledgeable in aircraft design, manufacturing, tooling, and systems. Sufficient professional experience to assure competence as a fully trained drafter.

 

 

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase. Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Janitor[+] READ MORE

Keeps all Quest buildings in clean and orderly condition by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Sweeps, mops, scrubs, and vacuums hallways, stairs and office space.
  • Sweeps, mops, and scrubs all restrooms.
  • Replaces paper in all dispensers and refills soap dispensers.
  • Empties office and production floor garbage containers.
  • Notifies manager concerning need for repairs, equipment, and cleaning supplies.
  • Washes and sanitizes lunch room and kitchen counters, tables, chairs, microwaves, refrigerators, and front of vending machines.
  • Disposes of all non-company items from refrigerators and freezers each Friday after business hours.
  • Dusts reception area and customer service building furniture.
  • Washes and removes marks from walls and doors.

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Must be dependable and trustworthy.
  • Ability to work quickly while ensuring thoroughness.
  • Must be able to work evening shift.
  • Minimum one year janitorial experience.

To Apply: Please email a Quest application, cover letter, and résumé to humanresources@questaircraft.com

Web Site: www.questaircraft.com

Quest offers competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, visual insurance, and paid vacation and holidays. Quest Aircraft Company is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer. It is our policy to recruit and hire qualified persons, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Electrical Systems Engineer[+] READ MORE

We are seeking an Electrical Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the Type Design Engineering Manager and will be responsible for developing processes, solving problems, and making improvements across various systems (Electrical, Avionics, Environmental Controls, Flight Controls, Mechanical Systems, etc).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
  • Research and implement solutions for design improvements and part obsolescence.
  • Perform testing to validate designs.
  • Complete design and drawing changes with engineering substantiations.
  • Prepare requirements, specifications, and assist with the development of processes.
  • Prepare certification documentation, reports, procedures and tests.
  • Develop, document, and integrate engineering principles, lean manufacturing techniques, and standard operating procedure into the engineering culture.
  • Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of engineering projects in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
  • Perform work which involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 to 7 years engineering experience in the aerospace industry.
  • The ability to work independently as well as lead a small team of peers.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Experience in bench and the flight testing environments preferred.
  • Familiarity with 14 CFR Part 23 regulations preferred.
  • Recognition that Systems are one of many important systems of the airplane, and ability to solve problems with that in mind.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work well with all other disciplines, including those outside of Engineering.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Engineering Tool Maker/Fabricator[+] READ MORE

Summary:

Supports the engineering department in the areas of fabricating, maintaining, and inspecting tooling, fixtures, and dies and mechanical fabrication tasks as necessary supporting of the total life cycle of the aircraft.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Interfaces with engineers to determine engineering support needs.
  • Obtains or fabricates the necessary components and assembles the system.
  • Operates/tests the assembly as necessary and collects data to verify expected results.
  • Documents as necessary the system design and test results.
  • Fabricates, maintains, inspects, and repairs production tooling in a timely manner.
  • Calibrates production tooling using a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) such as Faro Laser Tracker or Faro Arm scanner.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years related experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical procedures and engineering drawings.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required.

 

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Propulsion Engineer III[+] READ MORE

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the Type Design Engineering Manager and will be responsible for developing processes, solving problems, and making improvements focused within the discipline of Propulsion System Design and Testing.  Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to work well with all other disciplines, including those outside of Engineering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
  • Research and implement solutions for design improvements and part obsolescence.
  • Perform testing to validate designs.
  • Complete design and drawing changes with engineering substantiations.
  • Prepare requirements, specifications, and assist with the development of processes.
  • Perform research, and prepare documentation, reports, procedures and tests.
  • Develop, document, and integrate systems engineering principles, lean manufacturing techniques, and standard operating procedure into the engineering culture.
  • Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of engineering projects in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
  • Perform work which involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and 7 to 10 years engineering experience in the aerospace industry.
  • The ability to work independently as well as lead a team of peers.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • Experience with 14 CFR Part 23 regulations.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Experience in Propulsion Ground and Flight Testing preferred.
  • Experience with P&W PT6 engines preferred.
  • Ability to pursue a Company DER delegation
  • Recognition that Systems are one of many important systems of the airplane, and ability to solve problems with that in mind.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to work well with all other disciplines, including those outside of Engineering.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Sr. Engineer IV/V[+] READ MORE

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the Type Design Engineering Manager and will be responsible for developing processes, solving problems, and making improvements in support of the total life cycle of the KODIAK aircraft and across various systems (Structural, Electrical, Avionics, Environmental Controls, Flight Controls, Mechanical Systems, etc).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, or coordinates detailed phases of engineering projects in a part of a major project or in a total project of complex scope.
  • Performs work which involves conventional engineering practices but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Reviews and evaluates product requests from customer, and formulates conceptual design to meet customer requirements.
  • Creates and/or analyzes project proposals to determine feasibility, producibility, cost, and production time, and discusses proposal with customer representatives, engineers, and other personnel.
  • Evaluates product design for conformance to engineering principles, customer requirements, quality standards, regulatory requirements, and specifications.
  • Evaluates and checks design changes and drawing releases.
  • Coordinates design, production, testing, and related activities.
  • Consults with project personnel and others to provide technical assistance and information.
  • Conceive, plan, and conduct research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity.
  • Contribute new inventions, new designs, or techniques which are of material significance in the solution of important problems.
  • Serve as a technical specialist for the organization in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles, and processes.
  • Keep abreast of new scientific methods and developments affecting the organization for the purpose of recommending changes in emphasis of programs or new programs warranted by such developments.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and more than 12 years aerospace engineering experience.
  • The ability to lead a team of peers within the Engineering group required.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Broad experience in the design and certification of Aerospace systems and structures.
  • Extensive experience in a regulated environment, proficiency with 14 CFR Part 23 required.
  • Able to lead a team through problem solving with a cross-functional perspective (Engineering, Production, Customer Service, Quality, Supply Chain, etc)

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Structural Design Engineer[+] READ MORE

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the Type Design Engineering Manager and will be responsible for developing processes, solving problems, and making improvements focused within the discipline of Structures Design and Analysis.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
  • Complete design and drawing changes with engineering substantiations.
  • Perform testing to validate designs when necessary.
  • Prepare requirements, specifications, and assist with the development of processes.
  • Perform research, and prepare documentation, reports, procedures and tests.
  • Develop, document, and integrate systems engineering principles, lean manufacturing techniques, and standard operating procedure into the engineering culture.
  • Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Plan, schedule, conduct, or coordinate detailed phases of engineering projects in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope.
  • Perform work which involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of standard materials, and difficult coordination requirements.
  • Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organizational objectives.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and 4 to 6 years engineering experience (aerospace preferred).
  • The ability to work independently as and in a team of peers.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of “hand calculations” for structural analysis required.
  • Proficiency in the use of Finite Element Analysis software preferred.
  • Recognition of structures as one of many important systems of the airplane, and ability to solve problems with that in mind

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Director of Sales[+] READ MORE

We are looking for someone to uphold Quest vision, mission and values by marketing and selling our high quality aircraft globally. Utilize a mixture of Dealer and Factory Direct Sales to achieve goals. Work closely with all Quest business units to expand market presence, increase profitability, and enhance our product offering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Responsible for all facets of the customer relationship process including but not limited to, prospecting, technical marketing, utilizing Salesforce for CRM administration, aircraft demonstrations, and managing the order & delivery process.
  • Work with other managers to grow, strengthen, and improve Quest’s position in the industry.
  • Manage, coordinate and monitor regional sales activities.
  • Develop and coordinate regional sales selling cycle and methodology.
  • Research and develop strategies and plans which identify marketing opportunities, direct marketing, and new project development.
  • Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of sales, methods, costs, and results.
  • Participate in the development of new project proposals.
  • Represent the company at various industry events and meetings.
  • Promote positive relations with partners, vendors, and distributors.
  • Recommend and administer policies and procedures to enhance operations.
  • Work with department managers to develop business plans for the company.
  • Extensive domestic travel.

 
Position Requirements:

  • Commercial Pilot Certificate with an Instrument Rating at a minimum and ability to maintain at least a 2nd Class Medical.
  • 2,000 hours of total time, with proficiency utilizing the Garmin G1000 Avionics Suite.
  • Previous aircraft sales experience, new manufacturer (OEM) or Dealer preferred; with a particular emphasis on aircraft demonstrations and management of the sales process.
  • Demonstrated experience with contract administration or proposals and negotiation / presentation techniques.
  • Demonstrated customer relationship development and management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, sales and marketing or related field required. Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills required.
  • This position requires extensive travel (domestic and international).
  • Demonstrates truth, courage, discipline, and humility.

 
Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase. Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Aircraft Assembler[+] READ MORE

We are seeking Aircraft Assemblers to join our team. This entry level position is responsible for properly assembling, fastening, and installing parts of the KODIAK® 100 Aircraft.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned:

  • Familiarization with the use of hand and power tools.
  • Must be able, or be trainable, to competently install solid rivets commonly used in the construction of aircraft and aircraft assemblies.
  • Experience with blueprint reading preferred.
  • Must be able to apply common sense understanding, carry out instructions, and demonstrate good analytical skills, alphanumeric accuracy and reading comprehension.
  • Ability to demonstrate high attention to detail and the ability to work quickly and thoroughly in a production environment.
  • Must be an excellent team player, be dependable, trustworthy and present self with professionalism.
  • The right individual will be teachable and willing to learn.

Job Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Familiar with the use of hand and power tools.
  • Must receive passing grade on Department of Labor competency test.
  • Experience with reading blueprints preferred.

Computer based aptitude tests and mechanical skills assessments are administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, a Functional Analysis Test will be given to determine ability to perform the Essential Functions of the job. The employment offer will also be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.

 

     

Inventory I[+] READ MORE

Compiles and maintains records of quantity, type, and value of material, equipment, or supplies stocked.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Counts material, parts, or supplies in stock and posts totals to inventory records.
  • Compares inventories to records or computes figures from records such as sales orders, production records, or purchase invoices to obtain current inventory.
  • Verifies clerical computations against physical count of stock and adjusts errors in computation or count, or investigates and reports reasons for discrepancies.
  • Compiles information on receipt or disbursement of material, equipment, merchandise, or supplies, and computes inventory balance, price, and cost.
  • Ensures timely delivery of all purchased and manufactured parts.
  • Notes all parts shortages and reports shortage issues to Inventory Lead or Purchase Manager.
  • Prepares reports such as inventory balance, price lists, and shortages.
  • Prepares list of depleted items and recommends survey of defective or unusable items.
  • Stocks and issues materials.

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Intermediate user knowledge of MS Windows 7, MS Office Suite, and Internet Explorer.
  • Able to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Working knowledge of E10 preferred.
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to demonstrate high attention to detail.

 Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     

Inventory Clerk I[+] READ MORE

Compiles and maintains records of quantity, type, and value of material, equipment, or supplies stocked.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):

  • Counts material, parts, or supplies in stock and posts totals to inventory records.
  • Compares inventories to records or computes figures from records such as sales orders, production records, or purchase invoices to obtain current inventory.
  • Verifies clerical computations against physical count of stock and adjusts errors in computation or count, or investigates and reports reasons for discrepancies.
  • Compiles information on receipt or disbursement of material, equipment, merchandise, or supplies, and computes inventory balance, price, and cost.
  • Ensures timely delivery of all purchased and manufactured parts.
  • Notes all parts shortages and reports shortage issues to Inventory Lead or Purchase Manager.
  • Prepares reports such as inventory balance, price lists, and shortages.
  • Prepares list of depleted items and recommends survey of defective or unusable items.
  • Stocks and issues materials.

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.
  • Intermediate user knowledge of MS Windows 7, MS Office Suite, and Internet Explorer.
  • Able to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Working knowledge of E10 preferred.
  • Able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to demonstrate high attention to detail.

 

Please note: Your experience and qualifications as described in your application will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase.  Computer based aptitude tests may be administered to qualified applicants who are selected to interview. If offered employment, the offer will be contingent on the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and a pre-employment drug screen.

     


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