The Piper Mission

To be a world leader in general aviation, developing and manufacturing premium aircraft and providing services of exceptional value which consistently exceed our customers’ expectations.

Our Values

C.L.E.A.R.

Community Leadership Lifelong Learning Enhanced Responsibility Absolute Integrity Respect

Join the Piper Team

Piper’s worldwide headquarters is based in beautiful Vero Beach, FL., – located just a few miles from the Atlantic Coast.  We are the largest private employer in Indian River County and offer exciting and enriching careers. We aim to be the best. So it’s only natural that we strive to recruit the best people in and to give you every opportunity to become even better. After all, ours is a company that never stands still. That’s why we provide a supportive team-working environment in which each individual’s needs are respected. No matter what role you’re in, you’ll help us make the most of our business. And we’ll help you make the most of your abilities. So, make Piper Aircraft your ultimate destination. Together, we’ll go further than you ever thought possible.

Piper Aircraft is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.

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Piper Principles

Safety    Quality    People    Service

Piper Benefits

At Piper Aircraft, we recognize it is our dedicated employees who make us the leaders in our industry. Employees from all backgrounds bring excellent skills and new ideas to their jobs, and we value our talented team. Our employees display a high level of passion leading to Piper’s success, and our appreciation is reflected in the comprehensive benefits program we offer all full-time employees.

We are committed to providing a benefits program that is both competitive and flexible enough to meet the needs and priorities of our diverse employee group. We are confident the programs we offer give all employees a choice about issues that affect their lives most—their welfare and that of their families.

All full-time employees working 30 or more hours per week are eligible for benefits on the first month following 30 days from their date of hire.

HEALTHCARE
  • Medical
    • Prescription Coverage
  • Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Services
INCOME PROTECTION
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Disability Coverage
WORKLIFE BENEFITS
  • Holiday Pay and Paid Time Off
  • Employee Flying Club (Cherokee Flyers)
  • Community Enrichment/Volunteer Opportunities
  • Employee Discounts (various local businesses)
INVESTMENTS/RETIREMENT
  • Company-Matched 401(k)

 

Apprenticeship Program

The Piper Aircraft Apprenticeship Program is for ambitious people who want to earn a salary while they learn, gaining valuable experience, skills and knowledge. The two-year program accepts 10 new apprentices each year who receive a combination of on-the-job training as well as classroom instruction through Indian River State College (IRSC).  The program is designed to qualify the participants as a Journeyman in Aircraft Assembly.  Additionally, the credits earned at IRSC may be used towards a two-year, Associates Degree.

BENEFITS
  • Hourly paid Piper Employee
  • Full Piper Employee Benefits
  • Fully Funded Classroom Instruction
  • Personal one-on-one Mentor Experience
ELIGIBILITY
  • Must be a US National or have the legal right to work in the United States
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must meet Piper Hiring Requirements
  • Completed Apprenticeship Program Application
  • Essay
  • See application for details

APPLICATION
  • Application period opens on January 1, 2020
  • Deadline for completed applications: April 30, 2020

Questions?: Please e-mail: apprentice@piper.com

 

 

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Piper Scholarships

Piper Freedom of Flight Award

The Freedom of Flight Award is a $1,000 award that is renewable for up to four years. The award is available to a local graduating high school senior with plans to continue their post-secondary education by attending a four-year college or university, community college, or two-year trade or technical school.

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Bill Cluck Memorial Scholarship

The Bill Cluck Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of a Piper team member who was committed to mentoring and developing rising engineers and actively promoted his career field. To help continue his legacy, a scholarship was developed in his name. The Bill Cluck Memorial Scholarship is a $5,000 award that will be awarded to a college or university junior or senior enrolled in a four-year degree program within the state of Florida.

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