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was a huge hit!


1200 Registered Job Seekers


38 Employers

Employers said,

"Do it again, please!"

"Great career fair!"

"Huge win!"


Employers collected 100s of resumes from qualified applicants!


The AFA Aerospace Job Fair was a huge success because, unlike other job fairs

that cast a wide net, we targeted our promotions to job seekers looking specifically

for aerospace jobs. Employers reported that about 75% of the applicants they

accepted resumes from were qualified for their open positions!


AFA Aerospace Job Fair In the News

Participating employers and organizations

Job Seekers

Job Seekers

Connect with aerospace, space and unmanned aerial vehicle employers in Washington state

FREE for Job Seekers! All you have to do is register!

The AFA Aerospace Job Fair is geared to attract about 70 employers. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about careers in aerospace that might appeal to you. Come talk to employers one-on-one and discover what positions are open and what the key qualifications are they are looking for.


Candidates: Meet one-on-one with Human Resources and hiring managers at the companies you want to work for. Whether you are interested in a large, multi-national OEM (airplane manufacturer) or a small, privately owned machine shop, employers represent those and everything in between.


Many interviews will be done on-site, saving you time and energy in your job search.


  • Participate in the ONLY aerospace job fair in Washington state

  • Employers include Boeing, Blue Origin, Mitsubishi, Carlisle, Alaska Airlines, AIM Aerospace, Orion and many more! 

  • Meet one-on-one with Human Resources and hiring managers 

  • Potential for on-site interviews

  • Take advantage of resume & interview coaching

  • Hear from experts on how to land your dream job

  • Win great prizes

  • Former Seahawk, Michael Jackson, will emcee!


Make an impression. Bring multiple copies of your resume and dress to impress!

Job types being sought:

(Not all are listed)

Accounting Manager 

Aerospace Engineer

Aircraft Structures Mechanic

Aircraft Test Technicians

Assembler Installer


Associate Project Manager

Automation and Controls Tech

Aviation Maintenance Tech & Inspection Flight Test


Balancer, Production

BI User Experience Designer

CNC Programmer/Machinist

CNC Mills Operators

Computer Scientist

Core Cutter Renton, WA

Electrical Engineer


Human Resources

Information Systems

Injection Molder

In Tank Aircraft Sealer

In Tank Mechanic

Inventory Control

Inventory Supervisor

IT Business Intelligence

IT Manager

Kit Cutter


Laser Operator

Machine Operator

Machine Repair Mechanic

Machine Operator


Machinist, ​Gantry

Machinist, Journey Level

Maintenance Technician

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Tech

Mechanical Engineer

Mechatronics Maintenance

Metal Fabricator

Modification Electrician Field & Hangar

Molding Technician


Press Operator

Production Technician & Control

Program Manager


Shipping/Receiving Clerk

Sr. Design Engineer

Thermoplastics Technicians 

Tool Maker


Quality Assurance Inspectors

Quality Engineer

Water Strider



Entry level, recent college grads, certificated training, AA, experienced professionals, veterans and military reserve.





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In conjunction with


Sponsored by

Event Emcee

Michael Anthony Jackson

With a passion for giving people of all ages every opportunity to succeed in life, Michael Anthony Jackson has become a popular public speaker. A Washington State native, Michael's high school and college careers were spent making his mark on the football field. Attending the University of Washington from 1975-1978, Michael set the school record for tackles in a season (219), and also set the career tackle mark (578). Both records still stand to this day. In the 1978 Rose Bowl, he made the game-saving interception on the 3-yard line with less than two minutes remaining in the game to defeat the Michigan Wolverines 27-20.


A Seattle Seahawks third round NFL draft pick in 1979, Michael went on to play professional football for eight years. While with the Seahawks he earned 21 game balls for outstanding play and was named Most Valuable Player in 1981. Michael retired from football in 1986.


After retirement, Michael went back to school and graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in drama, and a Masters' Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. As a professional actor he has appeared in 15 film and television roles.


A father of two sons, Christopher Michael, a graduate of UCLA on an athletic scholarship for football and a degree in History and Justin Elisha a graduate of Utah State University on an athletic scholarship for football with a degree in Sports Psychology, as well as stepfather to daughters Heidi and Donnall and son Marshall; and "Papa" to Elijah, Frances, Camden, Brittany, Taylor, Bennett, Makenzie, Maximillion, Jensen, Alexandra, Carver, Landon, and Eden, Michael is well versed in the challenges that face our children today. His audiences, which transcend every age, gain tremendous insights from Michael's ability to translate his gridiron experiences into every day applications that create success.

We Know Opportunity. Kent is the economic engine powering the Puget Sound region. Kent serves as the center of government for South King County. Our manufacturing and distribution center is the 2nd largest on the west coast and ranks 4th in the nation. Meanwhile, residents from Seattle to Tacoma visit Kent’s revitalized downtown to shop, eat, catch a movie and play.

We Aspire Higher. When companies want to revolutionize their industry, they choose Kent. From the first can of Carnation Milk to Amazon’s development of its first fully-automated distribution center, Kent springboards industries forward. Why not shoot for the moon? The first lunar rover was developed here, and now, Blue Origin and Boeing are both taking aim at space tourism.

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Bringing the World Home.


We’re Cultured. Our cultural affluency and the contributions of our diverse, cosmopolitan population are among our top competitive advantages. More than 130 languages are spoken in our primary schools, and our two colleges—Green River and Highline—are home to hundreds of international students.


We’re Budget-Friendly. With significantly lower housing prices than Seattle, and a diversity of housing choice, families and single professionals alike make their housing investment in Kent, whether coming here for their first back yard or buying a downtown condo next to bike trails and commuter rail.


We’re Centered in the Heart of it All. Minutes to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, with a predictable drive time, we’re the ideal location for your global headquarters. Looking for a regional hub instead? We’re right on the Amtrak line from Vancouver, British Columbia to Eugene, Oregon and the midway point on the Sounder line from Seattle and Tacoma.


The Sky is No Limit.

By the Numbers

Demographics and other interesting facts

64  The Kent Industrial Valley is the fourth largest manufacturing and distribution area in the U.S.

 Kent is the sixth largest city in the state of Washington.

 12.5%    The Kent Industrial Valley generates one-eighth of the state's GDP, totaling nearly $50 billion annually.

18  Kent is just 18 miles from both Seattle and Tacoma.

24.3%  Almost a quarter of Kent residents over age 25 hold a bachelor's degree or higher.

 33.5    Kent's median age hovers between 33 and 34 years old (2014).

 38  WalletHub ranked Kent the 38th most diverse city in the U.S. (2017). Read more.

 42, 615   In 2010, Kent was home to more than 42,000 households.

50,249  By 2025, Kent expects to surpass 50,000 households.

53,192  More than 53,000 of Kent's residents are prime working age, between 25 and 55 years old (2014).

 $57,490  Kent's median household income tops $57,000 per year.

 63,192  More than 63,000 jobs are located within Kent's borders.

128,996  As of 2017, nearly 130,000 people could call Kent "home."


In order to register for the event, you must complete both steps...

Step 1: Pay using the paypal link below

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Step 2:  Fill out the registration form.

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