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Southwest Airlines

Supv Aircraft Maintenance

Southwest Airlines - Posted 11 months ago
$72k-102k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor salary records


Sacramento, CA

1 year
Company size
62k employees

Airport:  Sacramento International (SMF)

Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Job description

The People of Southwest Airlines come together to deliver on our Purpose, which is to connect People to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. Our Supervisor Aircraft Maintenance supports Southwest’s Mechanics, working from our hangar or at the airport, and collaborates with various Ground Operations Teams to ensure a safe and efficient operation for our Internal and External Customers. They work in an active, dynamic, and safe environment to support our People as they provide high-quality service and on-time performance. The Supervisor Aircraft Maintenance is detail-oriented and committed to maintaining the largest Boeing 737 fleet in the world.

As a Sacramento (SMF) Supervisor Aircraft Maintenance, you can expect: 

A role that supports all hours of the Southwest Operation, including early mornings, late evenings, weekends, and holidays. 

Opportunities for overtime and shift pick-ups. Mandatory overtime is a possibility based on operational need. * 

For eligible Leadership and individual contributor roles, additional bonus opportunities are available and awarded at the discretion of the company. 

U.S. citizenship or current authorization to work in the U.S. is required and no current or future work authorization sponsorship is available.

Fly for free, as a privilege, on any open seat on all Southwest flights—your eligible dependents too.

Up to a 9.3% 401(k) Company match, dollar for dollar, per paycheck. **

Potential for annual ProfitSharing contribution toward retirement - when Southwest profits, you profit. ***

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We continue to look for opportunities to reflect the communities we serve, and welcome applicants with diverse thoughts, backgrounds, and experiences. 

Model the Southwest Way

Guide and lead Team Members using SWA talent management practices to coach, develop and engage Employees

Adhere to Company values and competencies to foster a Culture of inclusion, recognition, and support of a safe work environment

Invest in Leadership and self-growth through participating in continuous learning and development


  • Work closely with fellow Supervisors and Leadership to achieve department metrics and objectives
  • Set clear expectations on daily assignments and procedures
  • Communicate process changes and procedures to their Employees
  • Assure Compliance with all applicable policies set forth in Southwest Technical Operations Handbook
  • Ensure all work performed during the assigned shift is in accordance with approved maintenance procedures
  • Assure Maintenance documentation of work performed is entered into computer base prior to aircraft departure
  • Review work packages for completeness and accuracy before all aircraft is returned to service
  • Assure that all deferred maintenance items have the required parts and labor hours recorded
  • Coordinate aircraft maintenance requirements with all pertinent Company Departments, specifically through Maintenance Control, to advise the current maintenance status of the aircraft
  • May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of EPA regulations and guidelines for hazardous materials

Knowledge of FARs and other regulatory documents to ensure compliance with the FAA

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources

Skilled in written and verbal communication including speaking in group situations

Skilled in reading and comprehending technical reports, instructions, and maintenance documents

Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems

Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense

Ability to solve problems and write document change requests, parts action requests, and other regulatory documents to ensure compliance with the FAA


Required: High School Diploma or GED


Fully functioning, broad knowledge in:

Aircraft Maintenance


Required: Airframe and Powerplant License

Required: Hold or be able to obtain an Airport Driver’s permit

Required: Obtain a SIDA badge and meet all local airport requirements

Required: Cat III and ETOPS certification

Physical Abilities

Ability to perform work duties from [limited space work station/desk/office area] for extended periods of time

Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job

Ability to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed and accuracy to meet the demands of the job

Other Qualifications

Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines

Must be a U.S. citizen or have the authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines

Must be able to work varying shifts and/or overtime as needed to meet operational demands

Must be able to travel with some overnight stays several times a year for training, broken plane rescues, and department meetings

*Overtime pay is computed solely on the base pay rate  

**401(k) match contributions are subject to the plan’s vesting schedule and applicable IRS limits  

***ProfitSharing contributions are subject to the plan’s vesting schedule and are made at the discretion of the Company

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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