Planner Tactical

Jetblue - Posted 5 months ago
$76k-110k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Airport Planner salary records


Long Island City, NY

Airport Planner
Mid-Level, Senior
Company size
22k employees

Airport Planner Job description

The Tactical Planner reports to the Supervisor of Maintenance Operations Center (MOC) Planning and schedules maintenance events during the operational day to maintain FAA regulatory compliance. The Tactical Planner is responsible for insuring all maintenance is scheduled within the required time providing viable options necessary to route, re-route, and swap aircraft flying lines to accommodate the planned maintenance requirements. The Tactical Planner ensures no overfly activity of maintenance tasks while balancing the needs of Technical Operations, System Operations, Marketing, and other internal/external customers. Tactical Planners have the responsibility for actions required to accomplish repositioning of aircraft for maintenance needs. This also applies during Irregular Operations.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the required maintenance is scheduled and accomplished within the calendar, Flight-hour and flight cycle limits as specified by JetBlue’s approved maintenance programs, Federal Aviation Regulations, Airworthiness Directives and Special Instructions.
  • Works closely with SOC to manage plot and routing changes such that all maintenance events are scheduled and performed within the time interval (i.e. flight hours, cycles, etc.) of the task while accounting for manpower, ground time, parts, tooling, facilities, weather, etc.
  • Ensures all scheduled planned maintenance is replotted correctly after any swap/reroute event
  • Respond to all request for deferred/busted tasks and reschedules all deferred maintenance to maintain regulatory compliance 
  • Tracks accomplishment of Aircraft Service and Weekly Checks, as well as other low-time items, including MELs, LTDs, NEF, and collaborate with AOG/MOC for execution.
  • Tracks accomplishments for daily re-inspects and scheduling every FC re-inspect to be cleared
  • Assists with the recovery plan in the event the system operation is impacted by delays or cancellations
  • Ensures compliance with and tracking of aircraft to designated maintenance locations to meet projected induction date into JetBlue system (i.e. maintenance ferries, repositioning flights, etc.)
  •  Responsible for actions required to accomplish repositioning of aircraft for maintenance needs. Complete the GenDec form and transmit the document to the cockpit crew.
  • Collaborates with System Operation, Airports, and Technical Operations Leadership to identify operational issues which impact necessary ground time for planned maintenance.
  •  Provide a written Turnover report to the oncoming Planner and will also provide a copy to the MOC Duty Manager.
  • Coordinates with Business Partners
  • May perform other job duties as assigned within Tactical Planning

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Two (2) years of aviation experience in Aircraft Maintenance
  • Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge
  • Depending on location, may need to acquire and maintain a United States Customs Clearance 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Airworthy Directives (AD) and Service Bulletins (SB)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • During the course of employment, must maintain all required trainings up to date (ie; QDL, Comply 365, etc.)
  • Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation or Business
  • Valid Airframe and Powerplant license
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Five (5) years aviation experience in Maintenance Planning.
  • Proficient in TRAX and Sabre/FliteTrac Plot
  • Establishing credible cross-divisional relationships 
  • Results oriented with the ability to balance diverse and dynamic operational requirements
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Flexibility, agility and change management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and make critical decisions in a fast pace environment

   Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and shifts and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance
  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun
  • Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
  • Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))
  • Adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls
  • Upholding JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understanding how they relate to their duties and responsibilities


  • Computer and other office equipment

Work Environment:

  • Traditional office environment
  • Shift work required

Physical Effort: 

  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)

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