1+ months

Program Manager, Pilot Contracts

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX

Location: Integrated Operations Ctr (DFW-IOC0) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 21735 


Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.


You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers.  At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people. 


What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.


Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job

This job falls in the Crew Scheduling Team within the Integrated Operations Division. This position will be responsible for providing support to all American Airline crew stakeholders (i.e. Labor, Crew Planning, Legal, Finance, IT, etc.) as well as with the Allied Pilots Association) on Pilot Crew Scheduling and Tracking issues.  This job also researches and responds to all items related to Pilots within the Crew Scheduling organization partnering with Crew Scheduling Training and the Crew Scheduling Operations team to ensure that all training materials are compliant with current contracts and agreed upon practices.  This job also serves as AA Pilot JCBA contract subject matter expert.


Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • Leads all research and responses to close compliance requests from the Allied Pilots Association (APA), Flight Department, individual crew members, and all other stakeholders
  • Participates in Pilot contract negotiations on behalf of Crew Scheduling
  • Collaborates with Pilot Project team and IT providing business requirements for pilot projects and implementation
  • Assists Crew Scheduling Training team in development and facilitation of training material, as needed
  • Participates in all activity associated with the automation and implementation of the Pilot JCBA
  • Develops presentations and various materials associated with crew contracts
  • Coordinates and attends all contract compliance meetings with APA including (but not limited to) call reviews, and Crew Compensation inquiries
  • Must be able to report to work on a regular and timely basis
  • Must be able to work shifts, weekends and holidays, as needed
  • Must be able to travel for work as needed


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent experience/training
  • 5 years’ experience in a Crew Scheduling, Crew Resource, Labor or Flight environment


Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive Knowledge of Pilot Collective Bargaining Agreement and other related documents
  • Demonstrated ability to lead based on the American Airlines leadership model
  • Strong customer service focus (internal and external)
  • Knowledge of various operational and administrative processes associated with crew scheduling and contracts
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
  • Knowledge of airline applications
  • Knowledge of quality management, program analysis skills and testing techniques
  • Knowledge of FOS SABRE
  • Excellent analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities

Qualifications (Continued)

Preferred Qualifications (Continued)

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be flexible and capable of adapting to constant change
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and handle tasks concurrently
  • Ability to speak with crewmembers regarding contractual and FAR assignments
  • Ability to prepare and deliver written and verbal presentations
  • Ability to use reference materials and other resources to complete tasks
  • Ability to effectively facilitate meetings
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines and prioritize tasks in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to maintain composure in a stressful environment
  • Ability to work and collaborate with all levels of management and union groups

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 21735 


Posted: 2018-08-25 Expires: 2019-02-11

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