Brian Boje of STS Technical Services Honored as a Top Staffing Leader for Second Consecutive Year

Brian Boje, Word Staffing Summit

Brookfield, Wisconsin, February 6, 2024STS Technical Services, a leading provider of end-to-end workforce management across the aerospace, manufacturing, industrial and defense industries, is proud to announce that Brian Boje, Vice President of Recruiting, has been named one of the Top 100 Staffing Leaders to Watch in 2024 by the prestigious World Staffing Summit Awards. This remarkable recognition marks the second consecutive year that Brian has received this honor, underscoring his exceptional leadership and innovative contributions to the staffing sector.

Brian’s strategic vision and dedication to excellence have significantly propelled STS Technical Services forward, setting new standards for success in the competitive staffing landscape. Under his guidance, the company has seen unparalleled growth, fostering strong relationships with clients and creating impactful employment opportunities for thousands of skilled professionals across the United States.

“The recognition of Brian Boje as one of the Top 100 Staffing Leaders to Watch for the second year in a row is a testament to his unwavering commitment and outstanding achievements in the staffing industry,” said Rick Koenig, President of STS Technical Services. “Brian’s innovative approach to recruiting and talent management has not only elevated our company’s services but has also made a profound impact on the industry as a whole. We are incredibly proud of his accomplishments and look forward to his continued leadership and success.”

The World Staffing Summit Awards is renowned for highlighting the achievements of individuals who demonstrate exceptional leadership, innovation and influence within the global staffing community. Brian’s inclusion in this elite group of staffing leaders is a reflection of his strategic acumen, passion for excellence and his ability to drive meaningful change within STS Technical Services and the staffing industry at large.

“I am honored to be recognized by the World Staffing Summit Awards once again,” said Boje. “This achievement is not mine alone; it’s a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our entire team at STS Technical Services. Together, we strive to create a difference in the lives of the professionals we place and the clients we serve. I am grateful for this recognition and motivated to continue pushing the boundaries of what’s possible.”

STS Technical Services is based in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and is renowned for its comprehensive staffing solutions that meet the diverse needs of the aviation, manufacturing, industrial and defense communities. The company’s commitment to quality, integrity and innovation has established it as a nationwide leader in workforce management excellence.

For more information about STS Technical Services and its services, please visit

About STS Technical Services:

STS Technical Services is a Top 100 Staffing Firm that’s partnered with some of the largest names in the aerospace, manufacturing, defense and industrial industries.

Our professional recruitment teams put talented individuals to work at client locations all over the world, and we have hundreds of exciting career opportunities for you to explore!

If you are interested in learning more, visit or website at or call 1-800-359-4787.

For More information, contact:

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521

The Skilled Labor Shortage in Aircraft Maintenance Requires Immediate Solutions

The aviation industry is an essential part of the global economy, providing transportation services for people and goods across the world. However, one of the most significant challenges facing the industry today is the shortage of skilled labor in aircraft maintenance. This shortage has been a persistent problem for many years, and it continues to pose a significant threat to the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of the industry.

Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) are the skilled workers responsible for keeping airplanes in top condition. They perform maintenance, repairs, and inspections to ensure the safety and reliability of aircraft. AMTs work in a complex and demanding environment, requiring extensive training, knowledge, and experience. The shortage of these skilled workers is a global problem that is affecting the aviation industry in many regions, most notably the United States, Europe, and Asia.

One reason for the shortage of skilled labor is the aging workforce. Many experienced AMTs are approaching retirement age, and there are not enough younger workers to replace them. This demographic shift is a long-term problem that is challenging to solve given the extensive training and experience required to become an AMT.

Another reason for the shortage is the lack of awareness and interest among young people in pursuing careers in aircraft maintenance. Many students are not aware of the opportunities available in the aviation industry, and others may not be interested in working in a technically challenging and demanding environment. As a result, the pool of potential candidates for aircraft maintenance positions is limited.

The shortage of skilled labor in aircraft maintenance has significant implications. One of the most immediate consequences is the increased cost of maintenance, repairs, and inspections. With fewer AMTs available, the demand for their services is high, and the cost of hiring them has risen. This increase in costs is passed on to airlines and ultimately to passengers, leading to higher ticket prices.

In addition to higher costs, the shortage of skilled Aircraft Maintenance Technicians can also affect safety. AMTs play a crucial role in ensuring the overall safety and reliability of aircraft. Without enough qualified technicians, the industry may experience an increase in maintenance-related incidents or accidents.

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To address the shortage of skilled labor in aircraft maintenance, the industry is taking several steps. One approach is to increase awareness among young people about the opportunities available as an aircraft maintenance professional. Programs such as career fairs, mentorships, and apprenticeship programs aim to attract and retain new talent in the field.

Another approach is to improve the efficiency and productivity of existing AMTs. Technological advancements, such as augmented reality and artificial intelligence, are being developed to aid AMTs in their work, making it easier and more efficient to perform maintenance, repairs, and inspections. This technology can help reduce the workload and enhance the quality of work performed by AMTs.

In conclusion, the shortage of skilled labor in aircraft maintenance is a significant challenge facing the aviation industry. This shortage is the result of an aging workforce and a lack of interest among young people in pursuing careers in aircraft maintenance. The industry must take proactive steps to address the shortage and ensure that there are enough skilled technicians to maintain the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of the commercial aviation industry.


If you are looking for a career in aircraft maintenance, we have hundreds of opportunities available. Check out our online jobs board today to learn more and apply online.

✈ A&P Mechanics Needed for Line Maintenance Work

Hello, everyone. We’ll keep this short and sweet.

STS Line Maintenance is hiring A&P Mechanics, Station Managers and more across various line maintenance station locations throughout the United States. Key locations of need include DCA, MCO and PHL.

Check out a full list of available line maintenance career opportunities by clicking the link below now.

Line Maintenance: 

Compensation information is found inside of each individual job post, but if you have questions about pay and / or benefits, please call 1-800-359-4787 ext. 9176. 

Thanks for your time and consideration.

STS Line Maintenance
1-800-359-4787 ext. 9176

Staffing Industry Analysts Includes STS Technical Services on its 2022 Largest U.S. Staffing Firms List

STS Technical Services Top 100 Staffing Firms

Brookfield, Wisconsin, August 16, 2022STS Technical Services (STS), a company that specializes in delivering end-to-end workforce management solutions for the aerospace, defense, manufacturing and industrial industries, is recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) as one of the largest staffing firms in the United States for 2022.

SIA’s list, which has been issued annually for the past 27 years, ranks firms by domestic revenue and covers companies that have generated at least $100 million during the previous year.

“Two years ago, when COVID-19 hit and the global staffing industry was flipped upside down, our company made the decision to shift our entire workforce to a remote setting,” stated Rick Koenig, President of STS Technical Services. “This decision forced us to rethink how we do business. We added new technology, revamped our training processes and continued to deploy unique strategies that would help our clients find the talent they needed to continue to operate effectively in extremely uncertain times.”

In 2021, STS Technical Services bolstered its Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions by adding new clients to its roster while introducing additional services to its revolving platform. The company also hired 50-plus internal employees to support the organization’s post-COVID uptick while bringing its total headcount to more than 150 workforce management professionals.

“Prior to COVID-19, our staffing division focused primarily on managing contract employees for the aviation, defense and commercial manufacturing industries,” states Bryan Shaw, Marketing Director for STS Technical Services and its parent company, STS Aviation Group. “During COVID-19, however, the landscape changed. The global aerospace industry laid off a large percentage of its skilled-labor workforce, and we needed to find additional revenue streams to make up for that loss. We already had our hands in the defense, manufacturing and industrial industries, so we tightened our focus there; creating new programs for new clients that turned out to be the revenue push we needed to see our company come out stronger on the other side of the pandemic.”

In 2021, STS Technical Services reported an annual revenue well over $100 million. The team grew its contingent workforce headcount from approximately 1,200 in 2020 to more than 1,700 in 2021. Today, STS Technical Services continues to capitalize on exciting new ventures while delivering its award-winning workforce management solutions to some of the largest, and most prestigious organizations throughout the country.

To learn more about STS Technical Services and the end-to-end workforce management services it provides, please visit

About STS Technical Services:

STS Technical Services is the staffing arm of STS Technical Group and STS Aviation Group. The company is recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts as one of the largest staffing agencies in the U.S., and its teams specialize in delivering workforce management, RPO (recruitment process outsourcing) and MSP (managed service provider) solutions across the aerospace, industrial, manufacturing and defense industries. To learn more, please visit or call 1-800-359-4787.

For More Information, Contact:

Bryan Shaw
Director of Marketing
1-800-800-2400 ext. 8521

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STS Technical Services Receives 2022 “Top Workplaces Award” by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In the early days of COVID, airlines felt the pressure of lost revenue as flights were canceled all over the world. STS Technical Services, a staffing company that serves clients in the aviation industry, had a front-row seat as the disaster unfolded.

“The commercial aviation industry was crushed in 2020. Nobody was flying anywhere,” said Bryan Shaw, the company’s marketing director. Regular clients began to put projects on hold as the need for aircraft mechanics and other service personnel dwindled.

As company leaders watched other staffing companies lay off parts of their workforce, the STS team didn’t panic, Shaw said. Instead, they took things one step at a time and transitioned their staffing team to remote work, while shifting to meet the needs of clients outside the commercial aviation sector.

The flexibility resulted in new successes. During 2020, Oshkosh Defense awarded STS a contract to provide workforce services to build a fleet of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLVTs) that will replace U.S. military Humvees.

Shaw describes the contract as “a huge win for us while staring COVID in the face.”

This is the company’s first year on the Top Workplaces list, ranking fourth out of all midsize companies. Employees describe an environment that is rewarding, independent and supportive.

“I can see that what I’m doing matters,” one employee said. “I’m able to help people further their career and I’m given the support and tools I need to succeed.”

Founded in 1986, STS Technical Services began in Reno, Nevada. It started as a staffing company for aviation alone, but acquisitions and partnerships over the decades brought it into other sectors such as aerospace and industrial manufacturing.

The staffing team recruits for hundreds of technical, trade and engineering jobs, hiring skilled workers who can provide labor for a variety of clients all over the world. Today, STS is headquartered in Brookfield and has several offices around the United States.

Despite the international focus, STS serves a number of Wisconsin companies, including Harley-Davidson and Oshkosh Defense.

Nearly 90% of the staffing team works remotely, Shaw said.

“I think STS has been able to handle that transition really, really well,” he said. “They implemented a lot of tools that allow the team to stay connected.”

One of those tools is a bonus system to reward employees. Shaw said he thinks it is important that hard work is recognized and rewarded within the company, whose mission is “to promote the growth and well-being of our employees by investing in a cultural atmosphere that emphasizes our values and strives towards excellence through collaboration and fostering a sense of PRIDE in workmanship, reliability, innovation, generosity and spirit.”

The company’s PRIDE initiative, which stands for professionalism, respect, integrity, dependability and enthusiasm, seeks to reward those who go above and beyond.

The five attributes represent the qualities that team members strive for. When someone excels in one of these categories, they receive a token that can be exchanged for a monetary reward once they’ve collected all five.

And outside the workday, employees also meet up for virtual happy hours to connect and chat.

“Although I am fully remote, my managers at STS have always worked to make me feel included and valued,” one employee said.

Remote work will remain a facet for the company going forward. Future plans include the continuation of projects in various sectors and securing new clients and contracts.

“Our team is slated to grow,” Shaw said. By the end of 2022, he said the company’s revenue is expected to expand 15% to 20% from pre-pandemic levels.

“I think that’s a huge testament to what we’ve been able to accomplish, the hurdles we’ve been able to overcome, and some of the big, new client signings and projects that we have coming up in the pipeline.”

By Jennifer Walter: This Article Originally Appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Welcoming Amanda Gilliam to the STS Technical Services’ Family

Amanda Gilliam

You don’t have to have a background in aviation to thrive in our world. In fact, many who join our staffing team come from industries like marketing, sales, psychology, business development and even social work; to name a few. Our team is unique. Our team is eclectic. Our team is diverse, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

For us, it’s not where you’ve been that matters but where you want to go. And when we first met Amanda Gilliam, we knew right away that she was ambitious, focused and driven to great things. That’s all that really mattered to us, and we hired her on the spot.

Amanda joined STS Technical Services this past week as its newest Program Assistant. She will be working directly with our crew in Oscoda, Michigan, and we are thrilled to have her on board.

For anyone who would like to get to know Amanda a little bit, check out the quick Q&A we did below.

Thanks, for taking the time, everyone.

Amanda, welcome to the team! We are so very grateful to have you.

Tell us a little about your professional background, education and / or experience?

I am a recent graduate from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in social work. During my time in the social work field, I worked with Department of Health and Human Services in the Foster Care and Child Protective Services Department. I’m new to the aviation world and very excited to learn!

What do you like to do for fun when you are not working?

If I’m not working, some of the things I do for fun include going on a boat, playing Fortnite with my 7-year-old nephew, going on bike rides, or re-watching The Real Housewives of New York City for the 30th time.

If you could be any superhero, which superhero would you be and why?

If I could be any superhero I would be The Toxic Avenger because he found a way to make falling into a barrel of toxic waste while turning into a scary monster a positive thing and a way to help others. I think we could all use a mindset like that (lol).

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Welcoming Maggie Artnak to the STS Technical Services’ Family

Maggie Artnak

Not everyone takes a straight path in life, and that’s more than OK. In fact, those who embrace a zig-zag approach often turn out to be far more interesting than those who simply do what’s expected and never veer.

At STS Technical Services, we applaud uniqueness and embrace the journey of living; wherever the road may lead. For somehow, someway, we all end up where we should be, and we are so very glad that Maggie Artnak found her way to us.

For those whom have yet to meet Maggie, she is our newest Operations Specialists based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Maggie started working with STS Technical Services earlier this week, and we are very excited to have her on board.

If you would like to get to know Maggie a little bit, check out the quick Q&A we did below. And before you go, we’d just like to say thanks for taking the time. Maggie, welcome to the team!

Tell us a little about your professional background, education and / or experience?

I went to the University of MN, Twin Cities and have a B.A. in Child Psychology. I lived briefly in California years ago to nanny for one of my nieces. I’ve worked in several fields such as medical, mental health, hospitality, and child care, in mostly administrative, training, and customer service roles. I lived in MN for many years after college and moved back to WI, where I’m from, in 2016 to be closer to family.

What do you like to do for fun when you are not working?

Volleyball is my main hobby. I play in a few leagues currently. I played varsity and club all through high school, club for the University of MN through college, and played for Santa Monica College while I lived in CA. I also enjoy live music, costume/theme events, road trips back to MN, spending time with my family here and around the country, trying new restaurants and breweries, and making improvements on my house.

If you could be any superhero, which superhero would you be and why?

This is a tough question but I would probably say Captain Marvel because she is nearly invincible, extremely powerful, and can fly.

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Work For Kalitta Air in Michigan: 100+ New Careers Just Opened Up

Kalitta Air Jobs

One of our partners, Kalitta Air, just opened more than 100 Aircraft Maintenance positions in the Michigan area.

These are all amazing employment opportunities for those who care about working for a company that cares about you.

Great pay and excellent benefits are attached to each new role. To learn more and apply online, click the link below now.

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Thanks for your time this morning. If you have questions, give us a call at 1-800-359-4787.

STS Technical Services
1-800-359-4787 ext. 9177

Welcoming Brooke Rankin to the STS Technical Services’ Family

Brooke Rankin

We love welcoming new faces to the STS Technical Services’ family, and today our team has the distinct pleasure of welcoming Brooke Rankin, our newest Technical Recruiter.

Not only is Brooke a delightful person to work with, she’s a fantastic mother, a kind soul and an extremely hard worker.

In an effort to help you all get to know Brooke a little better, our marketing team asked her three questions, and her responses to each are below.

Thanks so much for taking the time, and welcome to the family, Brooke. We are really excited to have you!

Tell us a little about your professional background, education and / or experience?

I have an Associate’s degree in Human Resources Management and have completed a full-cycle recruiting internship. My past few years have been spent working in finance, and I’m happy that I made the transition to Recruiter.

What do you like to do for fun when you are not working?

I have a toddler so she takes up the bulk of my free time. We like to play in our backyard and go to the park. I enjoy traveling when I have the chance. In fact, I recently visited New York City and am looking forward to vacationing in Hawaii in November.

If you could be any superhero, which superhero would you be and why?

I would be Dr. Strange because he protects the earth from mythical and magical creatures. Truthfully, I am not a huge superhero fan, but I do appreciate Marvel over DC Comics.

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Welcoming Jason Fraise to the STS Technical Services’ Family

Jason Fraise

Here’s the thing. Our newest Technical Recruiter, Jason Fraise, is a great guy. He really is. He works hard, he’s easy to get along with, he’s a great father and he loves sports. What’s not to like, right? At least that’s what I thought until I had the chance to review his new hire Q&A (see below).

Question three was supposed to be a simple one. I asked him which superhero he would be if he could be any superhero? His answer… Tom Brady. Ugh. I just can’t today. Go Bills!

Tell us a little about your professional background, education and / or experience?

I have 15 years full-cycle recruiting experience. I studied at Bridgewater State University where I graduated with a degree in Finance.

What do you like to do for fun when you are not working?

Play sports — Definitely soccer, but I also like basketball, golf, tennis, racquetball and flag football.  I’m too old for tackle football.

If you could be any superhero, which superhero would you be and why?

TB12 — Tom Brady. Why? Because he’s the GOAT!


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