SOAR Program Overview

Thank you for your interest in our Student Opportunities in Aviation Repair (SOAR) program!  An opportunity to start a career in the aviation industry is an exciting one.  At CRT we repair turbine engine components for some of the largest airlines in the world.  We do not manufacture these components or the engines they reside in, but our repairs ensure that the engines run properly and keep travelers safe in flight.

The Opportunity

The SOAR Immersive Co-Op experience is an opportunity for high school graduating students who want to explore a career in the growing field of aviation maintenance! This is an opportunity to earn income while exploring several manufacturing career paths such as Metalworking, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Inspection, and Repair & Assembly.

This Co-Op experience will begin June 17th, 2024, and has the potential to transition to a full-time position for those who successfully complete the program.

SOAR students will spend most of their time working in designated positions throughout the company, that align with their skills and interests. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to shadow experienced technicians while learning about multiple career paths. The program allows positive interaction with other recent high school graduates for a unique learning experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates will be responsible for:

  1. Attending work each day on time while following all work-related policies and rules.
  2. Displaying a positive attitude, ready to learn, and to engage in classroom requirements and work duties.
  3. Demonstrate a commitment to the program by active participation, taking notes, asking questions, and following instructions.
  4. Compliance with safety policies and procedures and exercising a continuous safety-first attitude.

Required Qualifications

  1. Must be a graduating high school senior for the school year ending May 2024.
  2. Ability to pass a pre-employment drug, alcohol, and nicotine screening.
  3. Recommendation from candidate’s current school, employer, or professional reference.
  4. A job description with detailed duties responsibilities will be reviewed with the candidate once a role has been assigned.

A Global Leader

  • Providing component repair and overhaul services for airlines, engine manufacturers, military, and land & marine turbine engine operators worldwide since 1985.
  • Extensive repair and overhaul capabilities offering a wide range of aviation repair processes under one roof. This in turn ensures efficiency’s savings and industry leading quality for our customers.


At CRT our metalworking experts get to apply their interest in using machines and technology to work on parts.  If you are someone that enjoys learning new technologies and likes creative thinking to solve problems, metalworking would be a great way to do that.

  • Would you like to learn how to become a CNC Programmer?
  • Does running a machine to accomplish a task interest you?
  • Would you find satisfaction in repairing a damaged part by using technology and hands on skill to bring the part back to working order?

If you answered yes to the above questions then doing metalworking here at CRT would be a great career choice.

Repair & Assembly

Are you someone that is good with your hands?  Someone who is handy with tools and good at fixing things or putting them together?  If so, you will fit right in with our Repair & Assembly team.

  • Do you like learning how to fix and repair things?
  • Are you excited to learn from someone with experience?
  • Are you good at following instructions to make sure the job is done right the first time?

If this description fits you to a T then you’d be a great addition to our Repair & Assembly team.


As an inspector you will understand the condition of the parts that need repaired more than anyone.  You will learn how to make decisions that determine which type of repair needs to be done.

  • Are you someone with an eye for detail?
  • Are you thorough when asked to do a task?
  • Do you take your time to make sure something is done right?

If you answered yes to all of the questions above then you will make a great inspector!  Inspectors are an incredibly important role at CRT.


Non-Destructive Testing (NDT)

NDT is an important part of testing or examination here at CRT.

Our NDT team uses fluorescent dye and magnetic particles to look for cracks and imperfections that we call indications.  If you are attracted to the idea of detective work this role is for you.

  • Would spraying parts with fluorescent dye in preparation for inspection interest you?
  • How about creating a magnetic field by using an electrical current to look for cracks in the fluorescent application under black light?
  • Perhaps using X-Ray techniques to look for damage?

If you think being trained on these scientific methods of examination would bring out the detective in you, then NDT would be a fantastic way to put your skills into action.


Discover Your Destination with CRT Today!

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