Robins AFB Air Logistics announce ‘1,200 in 12’ mass hiring initiative

Over the next 12 months, Robins Air Force Base Air Logistics Complex plans to hire 1,200 people for engineering and mechanics.

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WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/ WMGT) – Hundreds of jobs are coming to Middle Georgia. The workload at Robins Air Force Base is increasing, and so is the need for more manpower.

This morning, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex announce its initiative, ‘1,200 in 12.’

With expanding workloads for the U.S. Navy and Marine C-130, J-star maintenance and the Global Hawk, they really need a few thousand helping hands.

“It’s safe to say that this has been the most consequential year for new workload growth at Robins in over decades,” Brigadier General John Kubinec, Commander for Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex said.

General Kubinec says it’s more than an economic impact in Middle Georgia and jobs.

“All that comes back to Robins, Hill and Tinker our Air Force depots and that demand comes to us to help ensure the Air Force readiness and department of defense readiness is at the highest level possible,” he said.

General Kubinec says he’s expecting the job openings to bring in folks locally and from all over. Robins will keep an open pipeline for jobs with the Technical College System of Georgia and universities.

“What we’re most interested in, now, is aircraft mechanics, sheet metal mechanics, electronics mechanics – on that side. On the engineer side, we’re looking for electrical engineers and software engineers,” General Kubinec said.

Due to a new application system that Congress gave the green light to use, speeds up the application process. The system is called Direct- Hire Authority.

“That workforce and that workforce only, will be be able to take a résumé, call that person up, and bring that person in, and give them a job right then and there,” he said.

Before Direct-Hire Authority, applicants can apply online.  Then the government would send qualified candidates for interviews to Robins.

DHA is more on-the-spot-hiring, allowing Robins to look at resumes directly.

Also, during the 2019 fiscal year the first ever Military Audit in the U.S. is coming to Robins.

The audit will look for points of efficiency in their Defense Department.

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