13 days old

Manager, Base, Landing Gear/Surface Finishing Group

American Airlines
Tulsa, OK 74103

Location: TUL Mtc & Engr Base (TUL-MNTC) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 37220 


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 Base Operations Team within the Operations division.  Manages the daily Production requirements through Supervisor and Planners.

What you'll do


  • Provides short and long term strategic direction for Landing Gear (LG) and Surface Finishing Group (SFG) shops
  • Ensures employees are following procedures in order to ensure maximum efficiency, compliance and safety
  • Responsible for control of costs and cost standards with LG and SFG shopsLeads management staff to ensure that employees’ skills are utilized to the highest degree possible; leads coordination with Maintenance Training to ensure on-going enhancement of staff and skill set
  • Provides Supervisors regular feedback on their performance and develops the management team to create a strong leadership pipeline. Ensures appropriate leadership development training for shop leaders
  • Conducts regular meetings with team, Business Reviews and Boardwalks to ensure best possible communication, identification, and resolution of action items
  • Monitors the coordination of maintenance manpower requirements overtime and consistency with program scheduling and priorities
  • Maintains effective communication between Maintenance, Engineering, Facilities Maintenance and other Supply Chain groups
  • Ensures all mandatory requirements are scheduled/completed to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of component maintenance as well as the safe operation of the fleet. Ensures appropriate training for frontline employees
  • Ensures employees know, understand and are engaged in achieving critical Metrics and key performance indicators
  • Mentors, leads  and sponsors employee process improvement initiatives throughout LG and SFG
  • Develops and implements LEAN Improvement Strategy for LG and SFG shops
All you'll need for success
  • Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Aeronautic or related area or equivalent  years of experience/training
    • 5 years work experience supervising production operation in an area related to heavy/shop maintenance
    • 5 years experience leading and motivating teams in a unionized environment
  • Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience
    • A&P LIcense
  • Skills, licenses, certifications
    • Strong negotiation skills
    • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple areas of responsibility
    • Excellent understanding of airline/technical operations to include Component Repair and Overhaul
    • Strong leadership capabilities
    • Strong process analysis/development skills
    • Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Innovative thinking capabilities
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office software
    • Ability to motivate diverse workforce
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: 37220 


Posted: 2020-02-14 Expires: 2020-03-15

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Manager, Base, Landing Gear/Surface Finishing Group

American Airlines
Tulsa, OK 74103

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast