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Manager, Aircraft Base Maintenance

Manager, Aircraft Base Maintenance

Date:  Sep 9, 2021

Location: DFW Hangar 5 (Delta Hgr) (DFW-HGR5) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 48022 


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

  • ​This job is a member of the Base Maintenance Team within the Integrated Operations Division.
  • ​Responsible for leading a team of supervisors, crew chiefs, aircraft maintenance technicians, and administrative team members as a key member of the dynamic and fast-paced American Airlines Maintenance organization.

  • This job ensures safety, quality, production, and budgetary commitments are met.

What you'll do

  • ​Manages the daily Production requirements through subordinates
  • Provides short and long-term strategic direction for department
  • Ensures team members are following procedures in order to ensure maximum efficiency, compliance and safety
  • Leads staff to ensure team members skills are utilized to the highest degree possible; leads coordination with Maintenance Training to ensure on-going enhancement of staff and skill set
  • Conducts regular meetings with Business Reviews and Boardwalks to ensure best possible communication, identification, and resolution of action items
  • Monitors the coordination of maintenance manpower requirements overtime and consistency with program scheduling and priorities
  • Maintains effective communication between Maintenance, Engineering, Facilities Maintenance and other Supply Chain groups
  • Ensures development, review and validation of maintenance requirements to ensure appropriate training for maintenance as well as leadership development
  • Ensures all mandatory requirements are scheduled/completed to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the applicable aircraft, component, or engine flow plan as well as the safe operation of the fleet
  • Ensures team members know, understand and are engaged in achieving critical Metrics and key performance indicators
  • Develops LEAN Improvement Strategy
  • Manages hangar-wide flow of maintenance aircraft such as scheduled maintenance, mods and drop-ins by shift
  • Executes manpower deployment and shift production requirements

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Aeronautics or related field or equivalent experience/training
  • 4 years' experience leading other supervisory management personnel
  • Experience in positions requiring budget understanding, resource forecasting and management and workload planning in maintenance environments
  • 3 years Aircraft Maintenance Operations or compliance equivalent experience

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​5 years leadership experience
  • Lean, Continuous Improvement or Six Sigma experience

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • A&P License
  • Knowledge of audit requirements
  • Knowledge of labor reporting and crew utilization
  • Strong interpersonal and PC skills
  • Knowledge of the GPM and SPPM
  • Ability to concurrently manage multiple areas of responsibility
  • Excellent analytical, organization and planning skills
  • Must pass a background reference check and criminal fingerprint check
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of team members
  • Some travel may be required

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: 48022 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

Job Segment: Engineer, Supply Chain Manager, Manager, Lean Six Sigma, Supply, Engineering, Operations, Management

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