WARNER ROBINS — As the global economy struggles to pull out of a tailspin, Robins Air Force Base is still looking for qualified people to fill hundreds of jobs, the base hiring chief said.
The 402nd Maintenance Wing, in particular, has open positions and Robins has been reaching out to those with aerospace skills, especially at NASA, said Carl Abernathy, Robins recruitment plans and strategy manager.
“A great bulk of our work here is done by the 402nd. There was a surge in hiring for the 402nd about a year ago. We had 700 open positions established to accommodate open work,” Abernathy said. “We have hired more than half, but we still have hundreds of jobs to fill ... we prefer people with experience in the aerospace field.”
Robins works on C-5, C-17 and C-130 cargo aircraft, along with F-15 fighters. The base is also charged with managing and repairing various electronic warfare kits and pods used to detect and defeat enemy radars.
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