Hiring a new MRO candidate to add to your team is never an easy decision. Today, making the right hire can make all the difference in whether or not your personnel team is well equipped to handle the variety of aviation maintenance and calibration needed on a day-to-day basis.
To assist you in the hiring process, we have created a brief guide to help you determine what type of MRO candidate you are looking for so that you can hire the perfect person to add to your team!
SEVEN ATTRIBUTES TO LOOK FOR IN A MRO CANDIDATE
It is said that there are seven important attributes to look for in a MRO candidate to determine if they will stand out once hired:
FLEXIBILITY AND SOFT SKILLS
A MRO candidate’s flexibility and soft skills are extremely important. These two attributes reveal a MRO candidate’s personality and character; therefore, they cannot be taught and greatly impact how a candidate will perform in their work environment.
While it is extremely important for an MRO candidate to have technical skills, it is also important for them to have divergent thinking. Candidates with out-of-the box thinking are said to perform better and are known to thrive in busy environments, e.g. a calibration and maintenance lab
Hiring an MRO candidate that can easily adapt to change is important. Within the aviation field, things are frequently changing and technology is continuing to advance. It’s important to find an MRO candidate that is up to the challenge and who will quickly adapt to the needs of the customers and competitors.
Details are key in aviation calibration and maintenance. Standards for all jobs much be met to ensure the overall accuracy and safety of equipment and personnel. Hiring an MRO candidate with an eye for detail is extremely necessary.
URGENCY AND CURIOSITY
Finding an MRO candidate with a sense of urgency and curiosity is essential. These attributes help align the team and the company with the fast-paced world of aviation and calibration.
Just like adaptability, swift learning skills are a must. An MRO candidate that can quickly learn the ins and outs of your company’s standards and procedures will minimize downtime during training.
Attitude is the number one attribute to look for in a candidate. The attitude an MRO candidate presents towards people, responsibilities, professional growth and even life, represents who they are as a person. Someone with a positive attitude will help preserve and exceed company expectations, more so than someone with a negative attitude and great skills.