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Asst Mgr - Inflight

64 Inflight
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
25 days ago

There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path towards becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline. Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

Why Inflight Services?

Our customers choose United because of our dedication to safety and passion for service. United's Inflight Services team is made up of diverse, driven individuals working together to Connect People and Unite the World. From operational leadership and crew planning to safety and service procedures, our Inflight Services team provides the innovative approaches, tools, training and guidance needed for our flight attendants to deliver the best possible customer experience, and aid in our mission to become the best airline in the history of aviation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Operations Manager and supports the Base Leader as required for all organizational goals within the Inflight division
  • Coordinates the implementation of safety policies and procedures, securing relationships and support from other organizations/divisions as vital to support objectives
  • Specific emphasis is on providing local management with information and practices that enable a reduction of operational disruptions, and increase in Net Promotor scores
  • Ensures consistent implementation of standard safety and Inflight objectives
  • Work with station(s) to resolve root cause of operational disruptions, aircraft damage incidents and share lessons learned
  • Work with Inflight Management to ensure adherence to regulatory practices and PSA briefing items
  • Work with other divisions (Flight operations, Airport operations, Safety) to resolve cross-departmental issues
  • Coordinate the implementation of consistent Inflight Operation functions across all bases
  • Provides support to the Operations Managers in supervising all areas of the Operation within an area of United’s airport operation (multiple gates), communicating with internal partners, and supporting United’s core4 values through critical decision-making
  • Identify and address flight-level issues/exceptions related to Inflight, PSA, baggage processes, customer boarding, net promotor scores, catering, and general FA concerns
  • Identify irregularities such as IFDM alerts, ATC/WX issues, medical emergencies, major/minor flight alerts, and staffing issues and work with the SOC and scheduling to resolve
  • Coordinate, communicate, and partner with team members across United’s operation via phone, radio, and messaging services to escalate and resolve critical issues
  • Work with all collaborators to ensure Inflight priorities and initiatives are maintained
  • Document notable issues with operational performance as required
  • Identify changes required to improve future operational performance
  • Develop and support standard work and continuous improvement processes with team of Inflight Operations supervisors
  • Mentor, promote and develop colleagues, to grow professionally and strengthen the overall Inflight team


United values diverse experiences and perspectives, and we encourage everyone who meets the minimum qualifications to apply. While having the “desired” qualifications make for a stronger candidate, we encourage applicants who may not feel they check ALL those boxes! We always look for individuals who will bring something new to the table!

What’s needed to succeed (Minimum Qualifications)\:


  • High School Diploma, GED or education equivalent
  • 2-3 years’ previous Inflight supervisory experience or equivalent work experience
  • 2-3 years’ experience leading and influencing a team with solid conflict resolution and decision-making capability
  • Effective time management, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Proven track record in roles requiring strategic planning, continuous improvement, analytical problem-solving, goal-directed leadership and service-oriented performance
  • Positive demeanour and ability to adapt to constantly changing work environment
  • Proven track record to work independently and with other team members across the organization in creating a collaborative work environment
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office programs
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is a crucial function of the position


What will help you propel from the pack (Preferred Qualifications)\:


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or related field experience in an airline operational environment
  • Inflight Service, travel industry, or hospitality leadership experience highly preferred
  • Knowledge of operations, management, and logistics principles
  • Knowledge of the flight attendant contract and experience managing a unionized workforce


United Airlines is an equal opportunity employer. United Airlines recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical ability, age, veteran status and other protected status as required by applicable law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions. Please contact *****************@united.com to request accommodation.



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