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Supervisor, Aircraft Base Maintenance

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Location: Tulsa, OK, US

Req ID: 23649

Location: TUL Mtc & Engr Base (TUL-MNTC) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 23649 


Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.


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 Base Maintenance Team within the Integrated Operations Division.

​This position will be responsible for supervising a team of Crew Chiefs and mechanics as a key member of the dynamic and fast-paced American Airlines Maintenance organization.

Due to the operational nature of this role, shifts are awarded based on business needs and are subject to days, nights, weekends and/or holidays.


​​​​Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • ​​Leads by example, coaches our team members to success and builds trustworthy relationships
  • Manages the daily Production requirements through subordinates
  • Ensures team members are following procedures in order to ensure maximum efficiency, compliance and safety
  • Leads staff to ensure team member's 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 team members know, understand and are engaged in achieving critical Metrics and key performance indicators
  • Executes manpower deployment and shift production requirements


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Aeronautics or related field or equivalent experience/training
  • Experience supervising and/or leading workgroups
  • A&P License
  • Understanding of Airline/Technical operations
  • Knowledge of audit requirements
  • Knowledge of labor reporting and crew utilization
  • Strong interpersonal and PC skills
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1 year leadership experience supervising production operation in an area related to heavy/shop maintenance
  • Strong working knowledge of the GPM and SPPM

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 23649 

Nearest Major Market: Tulsa
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma

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