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Flight and Maintenance Safety Intern

We can’t wait to share our passion for aviation with you! Join a team that works hard, cares for each other and offers plenty of opportunities to grow.


At Piedmont Airlines, our strength is the way we deliver industry-leading service to our customers and airline partners. To continue our standard of excellence, Piedmont is seeking a motivated, reliable student to join us as a Flight and Maintenance Safety Intern. This internship will assist in achieving the corporate mission of providing a safe environment for employees and customers. Interns will have the opportunity to learn about and be exposed to each function of an airline safety department.  After successfully completing the internship, the intern will have an overall knowledge needed to understand all elements of safety. This position reports to the Manager of Safety Programs.


Essential Duties:

  • Assist with processing Aviation Safety Reports submitted through the online employee Safety Reporting System
  • Review and assist with investigating reports received through the company’s Aviation Safety Action Programs (ASAP) and Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP)
  • Research into known or suspected safety concerns, assisting in creating presentations, and reviewing manuals
  • Provide support for developing proactive safety solutions, including publication of Safety Bulletins and Safety Awareness newsletters
  • Assist in the administration and maintenance of the company’s Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) program
  • Participate in the analysis of observations collected through the Line Operational Safety Audit (LOSA)
  • Prepare data and reports for review during the company’s Safety Assurance groups as part of the Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Additional duties may involve interaction with the Flight and Maintenance Departments, as well as some travel
  • Daily responsibilities include data entry, data analysis, and project development


Job Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Minimum of one year of progress towards an undergraduate degree in safety or aviation/ aeronautical science
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite skills
  • Organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, solve problems, and the ability to set and meet deadlines
  • General knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations, and procedures regarding airline safety


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Junior or senior undergraduate student
  • Prior work experience, especially in a fast-paced office environment
  • Knowledge of Tableau


Work Environment:

  • Standard office environment, use of computers and other office equipment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule if needed
  • Some travel required
  • Non-exempt


Physical Requirements:

  • Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds


The above statements provide a brief description of the general nature of work performed and not intended to be a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position. Duties and expectations are subject to change as needed. 


Employment is contingent upon a clear Driving Record, 10-year Criminal History Records Check, and Drug Screen as required. We also require proof of High School or GED completion. 


M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.