Looking for a job? Take flight with Forge Flightworks!

Looking for a job? Take flight with Forge Flightworks!


Forge Flightworks is looking for qualified candidates to join their team!

Who is Forge Flightworks?

After serving in the US Air Force and working in avionics for 25 years, Bob Carpenter moved his wife, Fran, and children, originally from South Carolina, to establish Carpenter Avionics in Nashville in August 1981. The company began business as the avionics affiliate of Nashville Jet Center, which is now known as Signature Flight Support at the Nashville International Airport.
In 1992, the company moved to its current location at the Smyrna/Rutherford County Airport, an even more ideal location for general aviation.

In November 2014, the company was acquired by Momentum Aviation Holdings, Inc., a privately held company based at that time in Naples, Florida. Momentum’s founder, Mark Lee, is an accomplished leader with diverse experience in software, telecom and aviation within respected organizations such as Microsoft and Nortel. Mark has held senior leadership roles in marketing and business development at Honda Aircraft, Aspen Avionics and Diamond Aircraft.

Following a nationwide search for an aviation services firm to acquire, Mark, who is a Vanderbilt University MBA alum and Kentucky son, returned to the Nashville area to lead Carpenter.

The new Leadership team is combining Carpenter’s sterling reputation and proven practices with new innovation to continue to be the aircraft service center customers trust for years to come.

In May 2015, Carpenter Avionics acquired the avionics business and assets of Smyrna Air Center, an FAA approved Maintenance and Repair Organization and one of two Fixed Based Operators located at the same airport where Carpenter is based.

Later in 2015, Smyrna Air Center became Hollingshead Aviation Services.  Carpenter Avionics has since been the avionics service provider affiliate for Hollingshead Aviation.

Carpenter Avionics is located in the greater Nashville area at the Smyrna / Rutherford County Airport (KMQY), the busiest general aviation airport in Tennessee, and third-busiest airport overall in the state. This places Carpenter Avionics within 600 miles of 80% of the U.S. population.

In October 2021, shortly after the company’s 40th anniversary, the company name was changed from Carpenter Avionics to Forge Flightworks.

This branding change was made to better support the company’s expanded mission to offer a broader array of installation, repair, interiors and related services for general aviation aircraft operators. The new company name supports the brand personality, vision, core values and this expanded mission.

What is Forge Looking for?

Forge Flightworks is looking for NCATT credentialed avionic technicians. If you do not already have this credential, we can help you get one! Find out more HERE

Forge Flightworks now has an immediate need for a Craftsman (Level II) or Master (Level III) Avionics Service Technician. The Avionics Service Tech, under minimal supervision, tests, troubleshoots and repairs avionics equipment and electrical components. This includes troubleshooting of installations and systems and complete functional testing of avionics and electrical systems. In this role, the Avionics Service Tech performs basic task such as using hand tools, soldering, wiring repair, and use of test equipment. This role reports to the Avionics Service Manager.


  • Check out their full job postings HERE
  • Check out a couple of specific jobs that Forge Flightworks has to offer HERE and HERE

The CEO, Mark Lee has this to say about hiring individuals with the NCATT certification:
“The moment they complete and pass the NCATT test, we will increase their pay immediately $1.00 per hour (so that’s about $2k per year) irrespective of how much the person had been making and even if they are still classified as the same level of tech.  (We also reimburse agreed upon expenses for taking the NCATT test, etc., too)  Over a relatively short period of time, the NCATT credential should enable a person in our system (and in other similar environments, I imagine) to demonstrate deeper and broader capabilities which, in turn, translates into even higher pay.  At our company, the more you can do, the more we can pay you.  We pay based on capability and skills.  We’re huge fans of NCATT here, because the NCATT preparation tells us that the person cares a lot about their avionics career; has a deeper and broader understanding of avionics principles and real-world scenarios; and can likely do more now and in the future. “

This sounds like a great opportunity working for a company that values hard work and experience. Go apply today!

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