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Assistant Director of Maintenance

PSA Airlines
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
38 days ago
Assistant Director of Maintenance
Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
ID 2023*****
Category Maintenance
Position Type Full-Time


Let your career take off with PSA Airlines

About PSA

PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, offers unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development. We value teamwork, diversity, and inclusivity and strive to create a safe, respectful, and happy work environment for our more than 4,000 employees. Our company culture, known as The PSA Way, is our foundation for operation and fosters stability, growth and a focus on the future while always placing safety at the forefront of everything we do. We are driven in our goals and achievements, eager to be better. We are reliable to one another and accountable for our actions. And we are caring in our daily interactions, with teammates, colleagues, and customers. Join our team to enjoy comprehensive benefits, including travel privileges on the American Airlines global network, so you can explore new destinations and create unforgettable memories with family and friends.


PSA offers the benefits you expect from a company focused on excellence. All eligible team members enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Travel privileges on the American Airlines global network
  • A generous vacation plan designed to let you enjoy your travel perks
  • 401(k) with company match
  • American Airlines Group (AAG) profit-sharing and bonus opportunities
  • A choice of three health plan options, all with nationwide coverage with the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus network
  • Premium dental coverage
  • Vision plan options provided, including a plan that covers both glasses and contacts every year    
  • Benefits navigation services, including finding a doctor, scheduling an appointment, understanding your medical bills, and free second opinion services
  • Access to 24-hour virtual urgent care services
  • Family planning and fertility treatment
  • LGBTQ+ friendly services including gender affirming care, assistance finding knowledgeable providers, and family planning
  • Company-paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability, and supplemental life insurance options for spouses and dependent children
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care services
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program providing a range of services, including 5 free in-person sessions with a health care professional


Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Maintenance impacts PSA Airlines' safety of our aircraft being over operation of the assigned hub maintenance facility and line operation. Ensuring that all aircraft has received proper maintenance in accordance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR); to get our customers to their destinations safely and on time.

Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for maintaining aircraft, ground equipment and facilities as needed to meet airworthiness standards, operating schedules, appearance standards and cost objectives.
  • Demonstrates a safe and compliant work environment by complying with Safety Policy and Procedures Manual and General Maintenance Manual policies and procedures as well as ensuring compliance of subordinates.
  • Ensure maintenance programs are followed during inspection and repair of aircraft.
  • Maintains local technical manuals and reference material in a current status.
  • Manages the maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification of aircraft, components and related equipment.
  • Tracking the time life and scheduled maintenance items on the Company managed aircraft at the assigned location.
  • Monitor Cancellation and Delay Reports, Deferred Maintenance Items, and Maintenance Carryovers to ensure expeditious corrective actions.
  • Maintain contact with vendors to ensure adequate technical assistance is provided.
  • Maintain communication with vendors and manufacturer technical support personnel to minimize reliability delays and cancellations.
  • In regard to the performing of maintenance, preventive maintenance, alterations or other functions affecting aircraft airworthiness, the Assistant Director of Maintenance or his designee will be available for consultation and decision making on matters requiring instruction or decision from higher authority than that of the persons performing the work.
  • Ensure that all instructions pertinent to safety are properly observed and that all personnel at the station fully understand and comply with existing safety regulations.
  • Maintain maintenance records to FAA regulations on all aircraft at the assigned location.
  • Review maintenance performance against established procedures and standards.
  • Initiate and develop projects to improve performance of equipment and enable better performance of maintenance.
  • Make recommendations covering station personnel staffing level requirements.
  • Responsible for employee performance reviews of aircraft maintenance personnel.
  • Perform inspections of shops and facility to ensure compliance with company policy.
  • Comply with applicable company policies, procedures and FARs.
  • Responsible for the Company's Security and Safety Management System (SMS) and associated Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance outputs.
  • Delegates duties as necessary, although this does not relieve the Assistant Director of the responsibility.
  • In absence, the Assistant Director of Maintenance Control will handle the delegation of duty

Position Specifics



  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Current FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification 
  • At least five years of experience in the maintenance of transport category aircraft
  • At least 3 years of supervisory and leadership experience
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite and aircraft maintenance software (AMES)
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English
  • Must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the US



  • Advanced technical degree in Engineering, Aviation, Business Administration or closely related discipline.
  • Experience with program management.


To be successful at PSA, you should be:
  • Driven
  • Reliable
  • Caring
  • Engaging Communicator
  • Decisive
  • Results Driven
To be successful in this position, you should be great at:
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication (verbal and written)
  • Data Analytics and Diagnostics skills
  • Coaching & Development
  • Driving Excellence
  • Facilitating Change
  • Strategic Thinking
Additional Information 

Supervisory Responsibility: This is a supervisory position.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, facsimile machines and filing cabinets.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Security Clearance: All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR154***** as well as a pre-employment drug screen.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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