American Airlines

Director, Aircraft Overhaul

American Airlines - Posted 1 month ago
$125k-175k/year  + Equity


Tulsa, OK

Aircraft Maintenance
Career Level
Company size
130k employees

Airport:  Tulsa Intl

Aircraft Maintenance Job description

Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities 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 yourself. 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 Director, of Base Maintenance, provides overall leadership to the Base Maintenance organization at Tulsa Base, develops clearly defined strategies to make the organization the best in class, and strengthens the culture of inclusion, diversity, and development for team members across the organization.

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 to be performed whenever it is deemed appropriate to do so, observing, of course, any legal obligations including any collective bargaining obligations.

  • Leads and serves a large and complex organization through management leaders, individual contributors, and front-line team members
  • Optimizes trained manpower, equipment, facilities, and funds for Base Maintenance
  • Leads design and implementation of revisions to Base Maintenance procedures to ensure maximum efficiency and safety
  • Ensures accurate data is collected to support ongoing analysis of performance standards and metrics
  • Monitors the coordination of maintenance manpower requirements and consistency with program scheduling and priorities; assists in the coordination of Base Maintenance workload scheduling with Tech Ops Planning and Supply Chain to ensure efficient utilization of personnel and equipment
  • Maintains effective communication between Base Maintenance, Line Maintenance, Engineering, Strategic Planning, Materials, Supply Chain, and Aircraft Routing
  • Ensures development, review, and validation of maintenance requirements to ensure appropriate training for maintenance, as well as leadership development
  • Ensure all mandatory requirements are scheduled/completed to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the planned line maintenance, as well as the safe operation of the fleet
  • Oversees and manages the departmental budget and cost control, including forecasting, to ensure accuracy and accountability for overall resource management
  • Seeks opportunities for continuous improvement; provides recommendations and implements initiatives to increase revenue, reduce cost, gain efficiencies, and improve customer service and employee experience
  • Demonstrates and cultivates collaborative relationships across all work groups and teams
  • Establishes and maintains open communication and a collaborative relationship with all levels of union leadership
  • Ensures AA remains in compliance with all governmental requirements, e.g. OSHA, TSA, FAA, and Department of Transportation, through the development and implementation of procedures
All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • 7 years of leadership experience at the manager level or above, in an area related to Base Maintenance/Base Maintenance planning
  • 7 years of experience managing a unionized frontline workgroup
  • Must hold a valid A&P License
  • In-depth knowledge of the airline industry and technical operations, American Airlines' (AA) business strategy, company policies and procedures, and collective bargaining agreements
  • Demonstrates the highest level of ethics and integrity
  • Extensive experience implementing procedures and ensuring consistent service delivery

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience; degree in Business, Finance, Planning, Aeronautics, or related area preferred

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Ability to influence others through outstanding interpersonal skills, collaboration, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to advocate and manage change
  • Ability to be an action-oriented and results-driven leader, with a natural aptitude for engaging employees across multiple workgroups
  • Ability to think strategically, negotiate skillfully, digest complex details, and use sound judgment and initiative in making decisions
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improvement, as well as proven success implementing strategic initiatives under time constraints 
  • Ability to build and facilitate relationships at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to handle complex topics comfortably and to interact effectively with all levels, both verbally and written
  • Excellent project planning and organizational skills, with the ability to effectively and simultaneously manage multiple large projects within tight deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to productively and proactively adjust to dynamic situations
  • Ability to work a varied schedule, including different shifts and weekends
  • Ability to travel, as needed
  • Believes in and promotes American Airlines' five leadership attributes:
  • Caring – We care about all team members
  • Collaboration – We succeed as a team
  • Development – We build future leaders
  • Results – We drive to be the best
  • Future – We continually challenge the status quo
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 them 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.

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