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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.

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.

You can download our current Employment Application Form (PDF) by clicking on this link:

Quest Employment Application Form

 

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.

 


Inventory Clerk I[+] READ MORE

Uphold Quest values and mission and assure high quality aircraft by compiling, and maintaining 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.
  • Maintain clean and organized work environment.

Position Requirements:

  • Intermediate user knowledge of MS Windows XP, MS Office Suite, and Internet Explorer.
  • Able to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Working knowledge of Vantage 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.

     

Propulsion Engineer[+] READ MORE

Applicants will be accepted between the following dates: 03/11/16 - 04/11/16

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

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

  • Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
  • Perform testing to validate designs.
  • 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 4-7 years aerospace engineering experience.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Experience in Propulsion Flight Testing preferred.
  • Recognition of Propulsion 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.

     

Propulsion Engineer Lead[+] READ MORE

Applicants will be accepted between the following dates: 03/11/16 - 04/11/16

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the 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.
  • Perform testing to validate designs.
  • 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 7-10 years aerospace engineering experience.
  • The ability to lead a team of peers within the Propulsion discipline required.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Experience in Propulsion Flight Testing preferred.
  • Experience with P&W PT6 engines preferred.

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.

     

Structures Engineer[+] READ MORE

Applicants will be accepted between the following dates: 03/11/16 - 04/11/16

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the 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.
  • Perform testing to validate designs.
  • 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 4-7 years aerospace engineering experience.
  • 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.

     

Structures Engineer Lead[+] READ MORE

Applicants will be accepted between the following dates: 03/11/16 - 04/11/16

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and 7-10 years aerospace engineering experience.
  • The ability to lead a team of peers within the Structures discipline required.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of advanced “hand calculations” for structural analysis 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.

     

Systems Design Engineer[+] READ MORE

Applicants will be accepted between the following dates: 03/11/16 - 04/11/16

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

  • Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
  • Perform testing to validate designs.
  • 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 7-10 years aerospace engineering experience.
  • The ability to lead a team of peers within the discipline required.
  • CAD and MS Office Suite proficiency.
  • NX experience preferred.
  • Experience in the Flight Testing environment preferred.
  • Recognition that Systems are 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.

     

Program Manager[+] READ MORE

Applicants will be accepted between the following dates: 03/11/16 - 04/11/16

We are seeking a Program Manager to join our team. This position will manage various programs and will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and monitoring the scheduling, pricing, and technical performance of company programs. Responsibilities also include participation in the negotiation of contracts and contractual changes and coordinating preparations of proposals, plans, specifications, and financial conditions of contracts. The Program Manager reports directly to the VP of Operations and is responsible to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and at least 10 years experience required
  • Master’s degree and aerospace experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in schedule development and planning software required.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to apply articulate engineering principles and practices.
  • Ability to solve problems and make decisions in a clear and decisive manner.
  • Ability to represent the organization professionally in conferences, to resolve questions and to plan and coordinate work.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities with efficiency and accuracy.
  • Knowledge and experience using 14 CFR Parts 21 & 23 highly desired.

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.

     

Engineer– Manufacturing/Configuration Management[+] READ MORE

Will be responsible for leading the review and assessment of engineering documentation at release, change and obsolescence. This position will analyze, organize, plan, update and administer various phases of day-to-day configuration management, and technical information for products of high complexity.

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

  • Design and develop products, tools and or systems.
  • Perform testing to validate designs.
  • 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.
  • Collect and correlate data, recognizing discrepancies in results.
  • Perform specific and limited portions of a broader assignment of an experienced engineer, using prescribed methods.
  • Develop designs using Design for Manufacturing (DFM) and Lean Manufacturing principles.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering and 2-4 years experience required.
  • MS Office Suite proficiency required.
  • Ability to read, interpret and understand engineering drawings, specifications, and technical documents.
  • Read/evaluate content of engineering changes and analyze effects on drawings, bill of material, documents, and work instructions.
  • Ability to determine appropriate manufacturing or procurement methods for new parts.
  • Input and maintenance of part master, bill of materials, and manufacturing or assembly routings in ERP system.
  • Determine change implementation and effectivity based on company needs, inventory levels, and ease of implementation.
  • Coordinate changes with appropriate personnel, both within team and with other departments.
  • Strong technical and problem solving skills and ability to implement change in a cross functional environment by gaining consensus and cooperation.
  • Ensure that changes are taken into account in production scheduling, material planning, and within physical flows.
  • Streamline and optimize the engineering change request and implementation process to reduce administrative efforts.
  • Ability to organize, evaluate and present information effectively.
  • Experience with CAD/solid modeling software.
  • Experience with sheet metal/flat patterns a big plus.
  • Requires a high level of organization, proficiency and attention to detail and excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be flexible and able to successfully multi-task and prioritize under pressure in a fast-paced environment.

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.

     

Engineer IV/V[+] READ MORE

Applicants will be accepted between the following dates: 03/11/16 - 04/11/16

We are seeking a Mechanical/Aerospace Engineer to join our team. This position will report to the 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.
  • As DER:

  • Carry out technical and/or administrative DER duties as defined by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree and more than 10 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 FAR 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.

     

Aircraft Assembler[+] READ MORE

Applicants will be accepted between the following dates: 05/05/16 - 05/20/16

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.

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. 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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