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Supervisor, Plant/Ground Service Equipment Line Maintenance

Date: Jan 28, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Req ID: 23829

Location: Los Angeles Apt, Terminal 1 (LAX-TRM1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 23829 


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You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.


What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.


Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job

This job is a member of the Plant Maintenance Team within the Integrated Operations Division. This position will be responsible for Plant Maintenance operations in multiple stations where maintenance work is conducted in-house or contracted to a vendor. This job also works as a liaison between the Company, the contract vendor and partners with Technical Operations maintenance management to ensure facilities related work is maintained per Company standards and the Facilities Maintenance Manual.


Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • ​​​​​Assists Management in evaluating Plant Maintenance personnel and vendors for qualifications, experience levels, facilities, parts support and overall ability to comply with Facility maintenance department programs and procedures
  • Makes technical recommendations regarding facilities/GSE department, review contracts and vendor quotes for accuracy and correct job scope
  • Initiates and manages repair work orders for time and material vendors as per the outlined procedures
  • Reviews vendor invoices for correct labor and material charges
  • Informs Station Management of Facilities abuse related damage and accident repair cost
  • Assists local station management, personnel and vendors with part procurement and technical expertise to expedite repairs
  • Works with station personnel and vendors for product improvement and equipment upgrades
  • Provides vendors with direction to enhance the operation and improve cost efficiencies
  • Performs Facilities, station, and vendor audits to ensure compliance with all Facilities Maintenance policies, procedures and standards


Required Qualifications

  • ​High School diploma or GED equivalency
  • 2 years supervisory experience with Unionized work groups and multiple work areas
  • 2 years experience in tracking and reporting work performance and maintenance scheduling programs


Preferred Qualifications

  • ​​License in:
    • Stationary Engineer, First Class
    • Electrical or Plumbing Journeyman
  • 3 years experience in: Electrical: Electrical Lighting, Low, Medium and High Voltage, Switch Gears, Breakers, Motors / Motor controls, VFD Drives, Electronics, Industrial; HVAC – Air handlers and refrigerant systems, as well as steam/chill water systems: Mechanical Systems – Boilers 12,500,000 btu, High Pressure Steam Systems, Chillers, Industrial systems, Hydraulics, Compressors; Plumbing- Commercial/Industrial applications​
  • Knowledge of:
    • Fire Systems (Wet/Dry) Fuel systems Aircraft / Automotive
    • Welding
    • Carpentry and Painting
    • Compressed Air Systems
    • Maintenance Scheduling Program – TMA
    • Ability to handle multiple projects at the same time

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 23829 

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles

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