Here’s Why You Should Work For Kalitta Air in Michigan

Does the name Oscoda, Michigan mean anything to you? For most, you’ve probably never heard of the place. For others, a familiar bell might be ringing off in the distant corners of your mind, but we’d venture to guess that if pressed for specifics, you wouldn’t know where to begin.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s circle back and start from the beginning… the true beginning.

Hello, everyone. We’re STS Technical Services, a Top-100 staffing firm in the United States, and we’re penning this post today for two reasons. They are…

  1. We know that a lot of you are looking for work right now, and we have work to offer.
  2. We want to tell you a little more about the opportunities available in Oscoda, Michigan.

Oscoda is located in the Northeast part of the Lower Peninsula in Michigan, directly on Lake Huron. Oscoda is home to around 8,000 permeant residents, and in the summertime, the place becomes a tourist destination as people come from all around the world to enjoy its beautiful beaches, the majestic Ausable River, and thousands of acers of national forest.

But for us, Oscoda is more than just a pinpoint on a map. It’s home. We have a dedicated office filled with a team of staffing professionals that live in Oscoda and work hand in hand with Kalitta Air to offer amazing career opportunities for those who are looking to work in the aircraft maintenance industry. And if you are wondering what type of positions we have available and why you should consider calling Oscoda home, check this out…

  • A $4,000 bonus will be paid to experienced A&P’s, Sheet Metal Mechanics and Avionics Technicians.
  • Long-term contract and direct hire positions are available. It’s all about you and what you prefer.
  • Overtime is offered in abundance.
  • If you decide that you’d like to go direct, the benefits package you’ll receive is exceptional.
  • Gain valuable experience working on 747’s and 767’s with the opportunity to obtain Gen Fam courses.
  • A perfect landing place for veterans looking for a great career.
  • Due to its critical status as a leading cargo carrier, Kalitta Air just created 150 new jobs, and that means there are great advancement opportunities for those hoping to move into inspection, lead, supervisor and / or foreman roles.
  • Oscoda, Michigan offers a low-cost of living but a high-quality of life and a strong sense of community.
  • If you love the outdoors, you’ll love Oscoda. World class hunting and fishing is in your backyard.

If you’ve made it this far into the post than you’re probably wondering how you can learn more and, perhaps, even apply online. For those who are interested, you can view and apply for all of the available openings we have right now with Kalitta Air in Oscoda by clicking this link:

In addition to applying online (a process that takes no more than 60 seconds), we invite each of you to work with an STS Technical Services Recruiter directly by dialing 1-800-359-4787. Our services are always free to job seekers, and we’d love to help you get back doing what you’re passionate about in a place you’ll grow to love.

Thanks so much for your time today, and we look forward to working with you soon.

STS Technical Services


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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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Sachi Greene Named to SIA’s 40-Under-40 List for 2021

Sachi Greene

Denver, CO., July 27, 2021Sachi Greene, SVP of Operations for STS Technical Services (STS), was recently named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ (SIA) 40-under-40 list for 2021.

As one of the youngest members of STS’ executive team, Greene has spent the past eighteen months leading a company-wide effort to increase the organization’s use of technology and automation; a need driven by the COVID-19 pandemic and the team’s decision to shift to a fully-remote workforce.

“The pandemic has made this year extremely challenging, so to be be recognized by SIA for the work that I have been doing is an amazing feeling,” states Greene. “But this honor isn’t mine alone. My team is the primary reason I’m here today. Without their dedication and hard work, we wouldn’t be bouncing back as quickly as we are, so let me take a quick moment to thank each of them for their exceptional effort, kindness and support. I genuinely appreciate each of you and cannot thank you all enough.”

STS Technical Services specializes in providing workforce management solutions to clients across the aerospace, industrial, manufacturing and defense industries. And when the pandemic hit, the team made a decision to move it’s entire workforce out of four main U.S.-based offices and into fully-remote work environments. “The decision was easy for us to make. We had to keep our people safe. But to shift a workforce of 100+ into remote-work-only mode was a daunting task. I am proud to say, however, that everything has worked out really well. In fact, over the past year and a half, my team and I have implemented a variety of workflow automations and improvements that allow our workforce to maximize its efficiency, regardless of where our people login from,” says Greene.

“While the setbacks we experienced as a company due to the global pandemic were challenging, emerging from the downturn and into one of the tightest labor markets we have ever seen has made it even more important that our organization continues to be creative in its approach,” sites Greene. “Making sure that STS Technical Services is poised to execute on both its internal hiring needs and external client priorities right now is crucial to our company’s long-term success. That being said, we’ll continue to embrace the challenges as they come while remaining forever adaptable and open to change.”

To learn more about STS Technical Services and the modern workforce management solutions 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 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

Welcoming Annie Giang to the STS Technical Services’ Family

Annie Giang

Hello, everyone, and welcome to the latest installment of our “Meet the Team” series; a group of articles designed to help our colleagues, clients and company friends get to know the new faces of STS Technical Services.

Today it gives us great pleasure to introduce to Annie Giang, our newest Technical Recruiter based out of Brookfield, Wisconsin. Annie started working with us a few weeks back, and the impact she’s made already is remarkable. Annie not only hit the ground running on her first day, she’s been doing full-out wind sprints ever since.

For those of you who would like to get to know Annie a little bit better, check out the rest of this post!

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

I graduated with a Marketing degree from UWM (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) in 2018. This fall, I will be graduate with my MBA in Marketing.

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

I like to spend time with family and friends as well as traveling and exploring new foods.

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

I would say Wonder Woman because she can fly and she’s strong.

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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 Aubrey Krueger to the STS Technical Services’ Family

Aubrey Krueger

Aubrey Krueger is not only our newest Technical Recruiter in Brookfield, Wisconsin, she is also an incredibly accomplished and well-rounded human being. You see, Aubrey is a bit of a renaissance woman; great at everything she does. She started her career as a first-grade teacher after studying Sociology and Dance at University of Wisconsin (Whitewater). Shortly after graduating, however, she want on to obtain her M.A. degree from Cardinal Stritch University, which ultimately helped her land her first teaching job.  So how did Aubrey end up in Recruiting? That’s a great question. Let’s hear it from the woman, herself. Check out the quick Q&A we did with Aubrey shortly after she joined our team on Monday, May 17th to learn more about her and her incredibly cool story.

Question 1: Tell us a little about your professional background, education and / or experience?

Proud Alumni of UW Whitewater with a BA of Arts Degree in Sociology and Minor in Dance, as well as, Cardinal Stritch University for my Masters of Arts Program in Teaching. I began my career journey as a 1st grade teacher for several years after graduation. Human Resources and Recruiting found me after many years of teaching. I was offered an exciting opportunity to switch careers and quickly realized that I could utilize the skill set and commonalities I had when I was teacher; so I took the chance…SO glad I did. I began recruiting at a staffing agency for Professional roles and fell in love with the idea of helping others and coaching them in there next career choices. Since then I have been employed as a Corporate Recruiter, and Human Resources Recruiter with a heavy focus on RPO recruiting and implementing HR Practices as it relates to best practices/processes for Hiring and Onboarding employees. I am skilled in Engineering, IT Networking Engineer, Human Resources, Health Care and Accounting roles in various industries.

Questions 2: What do you like to do for fun when you are not working?

You will find me running around with my little girl, Sage, hanging out with my husband, Nick, and mastiff dog, Bowser. I spend my weekends hanging out with my family, close friends or extended family. We live in an area surrounded by lakes and love to boat, and are avid wakeboarders and skiers. I am a runner and biker; and enjoy HIIT workouts; anything to stay active as health is important to me. My passion and side hustle is teaching dance for a local studio for High School students which I have been doing for the last 7 years; emphasis in Contemporary and Jazz genre.

Question 3: If you could be any superhero, which superhero would you be and why?

Wonder Woman. But really, she is a BOSS. I grew up with strong women in my life that demonstrated and instilled confidence/self-worth, humbleness, grace, empathy, empowerment, grit, loyalty and strength through it all. I feel she encompasses all of this and what I strive to be as a mother, sister, daughter, friend and professional.

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Welcoming Gary Lortscher to the STS Technical Services’ Family

Gary Lortscher

When most people think of what if means to be cool, guys like Paul Newman, Sean Connery and Steve McQueen come to mind. When I think of what it means to be cool, the first name that pops into my head is Gary Lortscher. Who is Gary Lortscher, you ask? He’s our newest Technical Recruiter in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and he’s also one of the coolest cats you will ever meet.

Gary joined the STS Technical Services’ crew on Monday, May 10th. He comes to us with a wealth of Recruiting experience, an infectious attitude and some serious panache.

If you would like to get to know Gary just a little bit better, check out the quick Q&A we did with him. When you are done, you’ll come to find that Gary is not only the man, professionally speaking, he’s also the type of man men want to emulate and women want to be around. Seriously… Gary is the cooler than a bowl of ice cream, and we are so excited to have him on our team!

Question 1: Tell us a little about your professional background, education and / or experience?

My name is Gary Lortscher, and I have about 15 years of direct hire and staff augmentation recruiting/ placement experience.  I also have a Bachelors of Science Degree from UW Oshkosh where I majored in Political Science. Prior to working in the staffing business, I was a licensed securities Broker/Trader with Strong Investments where I last worked as a Trading Manager.  In my 6 years in the securities business, I did not have a single execution trading error. I’m pretty proud of that.

Questions 2: What do you like to do for fun when you are not working?

I am a big time outdoor enthusiast!  I am an avid hunter and frequent fisherman.  I own a 18 foot Aluminum sport fishing boat fully loaded with Lake Michigan equipment.  I love the art of chasing salmon and trout with locators and electronics.  Some in my family feel that I’m crazy because I am allergic to fish, but I do it for the thrill and adventure of the chase!  Kind of like when I was a young man in college, well… that’s a different story.

Question 3: If you could be any superhero, which superhero would you be and why?

If I could be any superhero, I would be Superman!

I remember the series where he traveled around the rotation of the Earth and was able to go back in time.  Now that would just about open the doors to unlimited imagination to what a person can do!  Couple that with being indestructible, faster than a speeding bullet and able to fly in and out to different Galaxies… yeah, I’d be Superman, for sure.  The imagination is a wonderful thing, I think Einstein said.

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Welcoming Nadalia Haita to the STS Technical Services Team

Meet Nadalia (1)

Finding the “right” employee isn’t always easy… even as one of the top 100 staffing firms in the country. But when we interviewed Nadalia Haita for an open Technical Recruiter position at our headquarter office in Brookfield, Wisconsin, the process couldn’t have gone smoother.

From the moment we reviewed her resume to the moment we offered her the position, Nadalia seemed to check all of the boxes. She’s smart, educated, experienced, fun to be around, honest and hardworking. And if those attributes don’t make for the perfect hire, we’re not really sure what does.

Nadalia’s first day with STS Technical Services was this past Monday, February 15, 2021. And since much of our team is still working remotely, they haven’t had the chance to meet Nadalia formally, so we decided to ask her three questions and share those responses inside of this post; our fourth in the “Meet the Team” series that we kicked off a few short weeks ago.

Question 1: Tell us a little about your professional background, education and / or experience?

I graduated in December of 2020 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in Psychology. I have roughly two years of recruiting and human resources experience working for smaller companies, so I am really excited to be a part of the STS Technical Services’ family where I hope to expand my skill set.

Questions 2: What do you like to do for fun when you are not working?

I love being outdoors! Specifically, I love to go camping, hiking, boating, snowboarding… really, anything outside makes me happy. I also have two dogs that keep me plenty busy; a golden retriever puppy and a husky/malamute (pictured above).

Question 3: If you could be any superhero, which superhero would you be and why?

Honestly, I would probably be Spider Man because I could shoot my webs off to grab stuff when I am too lazy. Sometimes, I act like I am shooting my webs off at home, but then my boyfriend just laughs, shakes his head, and goes to get it for me (lol).

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