Detail-oriented fast paced work environment
Aircraft Fueler (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – October 28, 2015
After the initial week-long orientation, you get your work schedule and start immediately. You're taught basic mathmatics (since you'll be fueling airplanes by the 1000s of gallons and need to know how much fuel to put in. I learned that a planes fuel system is actually not too much different than a road vehicle, with the exception of how the fuel is taken and where the fuel nozzle goes (under the wing, differing between left and right based on the model of the airplane). I can say the most enjoyable part of my job was the actual fueling process, and while my co-workers were often seen as comrades, like any workplace, cliques were formed among my fellow co-workers and the management, which I found to be only slightly unprofessional (favoritism and such), but in most cases it was just camaraderie from the top all the way down the ladder, which provided a relaxed environment, necessary in such a fast-paced, detail-oriented field. Downtime between flights I spent either studying or occupying my time interacting with the Delta ground crew (as we shared their break area). All in all, it's a great place to work.
Great environment, fast-paced and self-rewarding