29 days old

Senior Manager, Engineering

American Airlines
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 33762 


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 Engineering Team within the Integrated Operations Division.
  • ​Responsible for leading a technical organization with tactical and strategic decision making to support the activities of the airline. This job also leads efforts to continuously improve the products and processes of the organization. Also responsible for developing and maintaining the group culture that supports the corporate vision. Also provides management review and control over assigned units of engineering work, including the development of projects, structure or processes supporting the overall continuous airworthiness maintenance program.
What you'll do
  • Demonstrates authoritative technical leadership with creativity, foresight and mature engineering judgment, anticipating and directing solutions to engineering problems
  • Acts as focal on addressing technical issues essential to the success of the Company
  • Responsible for all regulatory matters as they pertain to engineering on the assigned equipment
  • Acts as focal point for all engineering matters on the assigned equipment
  • Responsible for providing adequately trained and qualified technical resources to support Company objectives
  • Provides coordination and oversight for accomplishment of Airworthiness Directives
  • Oversees the maintenance of Company’s specification for respective product models
  • Monitors overall reliability of the products and recommends improvements
  • Manages the prioritization of service bulletins and EOs to improve reliability
  • Liaises with internal and external supplier and maintenance organizations to ensure product specifications and maintenance activities actively support the goals established for the product
  • Ensures timely review/analysis and follow-up action for mandated FAA programs and other Company generated programs
  • Reviews and recommends product modifications and adjustment to spares provisioning
  • Prepares correspondence to and interfaces with FAA and industry groups to communicate the Company’s position on various regulatory issues
  • Establishes team performance objectives that will support the Company’s business objectives and drives the accomplishment of these team objectives to help ensure the Company’s successful operation
  • Provides training and assistance to Engineering personnel in the preparation and execution of their activities
  • Develops direct reports and staff by setting clear expectations, reviewing progress and providing concise feedback and guidance for improvement while maintaining accountability
  • Assists senior management in providing opportunities for career advancement and growth for engineering personnel that balances personal aspirations with company objectives
  • Responsible for the overall performance of the organization
  • Manages departmental expenses to budget
  • Oversee ODA programs, procedures, and activities
All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience/training
  • 5 years experience in a leadership role in commercial aviation
  • Extensive experience with airline engineering business processes
  • Experience with maintenance of large commercial aircraft

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • ​Master's Degree in Engineering
  • 10 years airline industry or equivalent experience
  • Thorough understanding of AA Policies and Procedures
  • Aviation experience
  • Yellow Belt certification from a qualified source for Lean/Six Sigma (LSS) accreditation
  • ODA Administrator
  • Experience as a FAA DER or ODA UM
  • Detailed knowledge airworthiness certification standards

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • ​Demonstrated ability to manage major projects on schedule
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to fleet problems and drive to successful implementation
  • Capable of managing several projects simultaneously with multiple deadlines
  • Skilled in identifying personnel strengths and weaknesses; utilizes team members effectively to leverage skills and provides opportunities and direction to reduce weaknesses
  • Demonstrated skills in employee development
  • Detailed knowledge of civil airworthiness certification standards and processes (i.e. 14 CFR Part 25, 26 and 121);
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: 33762 


Posted: 2019-10-19 Expires: 2019-11-18

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