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Senior Manager - Aircraft Maintenance (Hub)

66 Technical Operations/Maintenance
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
16 days ago

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Management, Engineering, or related field, or comparable experience
  • 8 years in the aircraft maintenance industry with a minimum 3 years in management involving a leadership role
  • FAA A&P Certificate
  • Extensive knowledge of aircraft maintenance operations and applicable FAA regulations
  • International vendor, contract and regulatory experience (for International region leadership)
  • 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)\:

  • 2 years in a leadership role within a large maintenance organization including a unionized labor workforce
  • A validated successful track
  • Strong background and technical knowledge on fleet types operated and maintenance programs
  • Strong cultural awareness to build and maintain professional relationships on a global basis
  • Six Sigma Certification

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 to request accommodation.

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?

At United, we have some of the best aircraft in the world. Our Technical Operations team is full of aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities professionals, and supply chain teams that help make sure they’re well taken care of and ready to get our customers to their desired destinations. If you’re ready to work on our planes, join our Tech Ops experts and help keep our fleet in tip-top shape.

Key Responsibilities\:

  • Reporting to Managing Director, leadership of all Technical Operations activities ensuring the highest levels of safety, operational performance and regulatory compliance whilst maintaining a strong focus on product & process improvement, cost control, efficiency and team building
  • Supports Managing Director to plan and actively lead both long range and day to day maintenance operations within the hub station
  • Works closely with team and labor to insure efficiency, positive labor relations and adequate resources are available to support the mission
  • Execution of departmental strategy and business plan through direct leadership of station maintenance personnel
  • Shared responsibility for budgetary compliance and cost control
  • Provide leadership and direction to maintenance organization including labor workforce to improve efficiency and output in accordance with collective bargaining agreements where applicable
  • Build/reinforce a fair and respectful work environment through consistent application of CBA work rules and company policies
  • Complete station performance goals and objectives aligning with divisional and company goals
  • Keen awareness of operational, financial, compliance, safety and human resource related performance objectives
  • Ensure safety and security of aircraft and operations
  • Collaborate with regulatory authorities and local governments to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Maintain a high level of communication with all levels & employee groups within the station
  • Report status of operations, highlighting significant events to MD whilst providing direction to assigned station personnel to ensure divisional objectives are achieved
  • Identify key issues needing to be addressed and assign projects where applicable

United values diverse experiences, 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 of those boxes! We are always looking for individuals who will bring something new to the table!

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