Josh Krueger, a shift inspector at the GoJet maintenance hangar in St. Louis, never thought that he’d be working in aviation. In fact, as a kid, he always thought that he would be a car mechanic when he grew up. However, an aviation maintenance program offered at his local high school in Michigan opened his eyes to a career path that he’d never considered. Before long, Josh knew that he wanted to work in aeronautics, and went on to earn his Airframe and Powerplant license from the Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology after finishing high school.
Josh’s first job in aviation was as a line mechanic for another regional airline, where he spent several years before leaving to accept a corporate aviation inspector position. In 2011, after three years in corporate aviation, Josh was offered a Shift Inspector position with GoJet, and has been part of the GoJet family ever since.
At GoJet, the safety of our passengers and crew is always our number one priority, and as a Shift Inspector, Josh plays an important role in the safety of our operation. Josh is essentially an extra set of eyes that double check the work of our line mechanics, and his top priority is making sure that all maintenance work done on our aircraft is done in accordance with the highest possible safety standards.
When asked what his favorite thing about his job is, Josh is quick to reply, “The people I work with.” Josh describes the GoJet maintenance team as a close-knit family and the type of place where your co-workers are always there for you. He’s impressed by the vast collective knowledge pool of the GoJet maintenance team, which he attributes to the fact that GoJet mechanics come from a wide variety of aviation backgrounds, including military, corporate and commercial aviation.
Josh also likes that there’s no such thing as a “normal day” for him. “Each day brings something different and unexpected,” says Josh. “I could show up to work in St. Louis and the next thing I know, be on my way to Albuquerque to help fix an airplane.”
Outside of work, Josh’s focus is on being a dad and spending time with his family. Josh and his wife have a three-year-old daughter and are looking forward to welcoming their second daughter early next year.
Josh is just one of the many talented aviation professionals working behind the scenes to ensure that we operate a safe airline each and every day. We’re proud that Josh has chosen to call GoJet home!
We’re looking for more driven and talented individuals like Josh to fill maintenance positions at our St. Louis, Raleigh-Durham and New York (LaGuardia and JFK) maintenance bases. GoJet mechanics enjoy a top-tier pay scale, and we pay for experience. Plus, GoJet promotes from within whenever possible, giving our employees significant opportunity for advancement. We’re currently hiring both experienced aircraft mechanics, as well as newly licensed mechanics looking for the right place to launch their careers. Click here to learn more.