19 days old

Analyst/Senior Analyst, Block Planning

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 39343 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job
  • ​This job is a member of the Integrated Operations team within the Integrated Operations Division.
  • Responsible for representing Operations in the company-wide collaborative effort to build American's global schedule including Mainline and Regional flights. Operations Planning serves as a central point of coordination amongst operational groups to enable conversations around our ability to successfully operate upcoming schedules and plan ahead for future operational challenges. This job is also responsible for building and maintaining tools for schedule evaluation and for recommending schedule improvements to contribute to a better operational performance.
What you'll do
  • Mines, models, analyzes and evaluates operational data to identify root cause factors impacting network reliability
  • Provides alternatives and/or recommendations for corrective action
  • Quantifies the anticipated gains to be achieved by the recommendation
  • Presents findings and delivers recommendations to the operating groups and senior management
  • Monitors and tracks operational performance and delayed information
  • Provides periodic reports to the operating departments focusing on trends and anomalies
  • Seeks out action plans and recommends corrective action to improve operational performance
  • Designs and implements data mining and machine learning algorithms to analyze trends on very large volume of data
  • Plans and maintains the accuracy and integrity of operational performance parameters such as block times and operational standards for operational robustness, and monitors trends and compliance
  • Identifies and resolves high priority operations performance issues related to ATC, chronically late flights, station performance, crew parameters, maintenance reliability and scheduling parameters pertaining to spares, block, turn, sequencing, and other operational standards
  • Responds to ad hoc data/analysis requests from various departments
  • Provides support as an analytical resource
  • Performs other duties as required


All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • 1 year of relevant work experience AND a Bachelors OR Master's degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field
  • Experience with data retrieval languages such as Access/SQL or SAS 
  • Experience with 1 or more programming languages (e.g. C++, Java or Visual Basic)
  • Willing to ocaoccasionally work extended hours outside of the regularly scheduled shift (typically Monday-Friday)

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Master’s degree in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Administration or related field
  • 2 years experience in using data analysis and quantitative modeling techniques (e.g. statistical, optimization, simulation, spreadsheet) to answer business questions and to assess the added value of recommendations
  • Knowledge of reporting and data visualization tools and techniques (e.g. TABLEAU, COGNOS)

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • High energy, results driven leader who possesses strong oral and written communication skills, along with a collaborative mindset and the ability to be persuasive and influence others
  • Skilled in data analysis/modeling in Excel to answer business questions and assess operational impacts
  • Ability to effectively understand and analyze detailed information
  • Strong business acumen; technical learning/innovation management; possess a drive for results
  • Ability to perform both independently and as a team member, handle multiple assignments, complete projects on time, perform under pressure and respond to changing priorities
  • Ability to complete assigned projects accurately and within defined deadlines
  • Adaptable, comfortable with unstructured work and occasional shifting priorities
What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more
Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.
Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 39343 


Posted: 2020-11-13 Expires: 2020-12-13

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