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Senior Investigator, Air Safety

Senior Investigator, Air Safety

Date:  Sep 18, 2023

Location: Flight Training Academy (DFW-SV03)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 69242 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

  • The Investigator/Sr Investigator, Air Safety reports to the Manager, Safety Investigations and functions as a member of the Safety Investigations Team. In that capacity, the Investigator/Sr Investigator, Air Safety will back up the Safety Investigations team leadership for all and NTSB on call duties.

What you'll do

As noted above, this list is intended to reflect the current job but there may be additional essential functions (and certainly non-essential job functions) that are not referenced.  Management will modify the job or require other tasks be performed whenever it is deemed appropriate to do so, observing, of course, any legal obligations including any collective bargaining obligations.

  •  Reviews operational reports to identify incidents and irregularities requiring follow-up investigation.
  •  Conducts internal and external investigations and analysis of operational events and provides investigative analysis and responses to internal AA departments, as well as the NTSB, FAA, and other agencies, as applicable.
  •  Assists the ASAP programs with investigations, irregularities and trends identified through the programs and provide briefings to the ASAP ERC of investigative findings and recommendations.
  •  Produces, presents, and tracks safety investigation team analysis reports and corrective action plans to diverse audiences. Identifies trends and Safety concerns arising from the ASAP program.
  •  Administrates the Safety Go-Team; including training, inventory, and execution of responsibilities assigned by the Safety Investigations team leadership, as well as the Emergency Planning and Response Safety Departmental Resource Guide.
  •  Assists the American Airlines Party Coordinator during NTSB and other regulatory entities during domestic and/or international investigations.
  •  Must be able to travel worldwide on short notice and serve in a 24/7 on-call status.

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in aviation safety, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • 3 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Completion of an accredited training course in safety that includes accident investigation procedures and technique
  • 4 years of related experience

Skills, Licenses & Certifications
•    At least one of the following Licenses:
o    Commercial Pilot 
o    Dispatcher
o    Airframe and Powerplant
•    Must possess and maintain a valid US passport
•    Understanding of the operational departments of a Part 121 major air carrier, including Flight Operations, Technical Operations, Flight Service, Airport Customer Service, and Emergency Response
•    Understanding of the role of an aviation safety department at a Part 121 major air carrier
•    Possess a detailed understanding of NTSB accident/incident investigation procedures and techniques
•    Ability to efficiently and effectively investigate major air carrier accidents and incidents
•    Ability to write clear and concise technical reports and articles
•    Ability to work effectively with fellow employees as well as outside agencies and organizations
•    Ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary and sensitive information
•    Must be skilled in the use of MS Office (with advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint), SABRE, CERS, and WBAT, Tableau or similar complex database systems
•    Well-organized and able to prioritize tasks and manage crisis situations
•    Must possess strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work both independently and as a team member
•    Must possess outstanding decision-making abilities, organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more

Feel free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 69242 

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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