1+ months

Supervisor, Aircraft Line Maintenance

American Airlines
St. Louis, MO

Location: Lambert-St. Louis Intl Apt (STL-TRML) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 18700 


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 is a member of the Line Maintenance Team within the Integrated Operations Division. This position will be responsible for supervising operations towards its primary objectives by performing duties personally or through subordinates.


Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • Supervises the aircraft maintenance workload, resources, and activities for an assigned work group or several work groups at terminal and/or hangar operations at line or base maintenance stations in which a manner as to ensure continuing safety, compliance, dependability, reliability and financial performance, with fair and harmonious relationships within assigned work group(s), the operations management team, TWU, internal customers, vendors, FAA, and all non-American Airlines (AA) business contacts
  • Supervises, administers, and coordinates the activities of their assigned work group(s) in support of policies, goals and objectives established by the Shift Manager and other Senior Leadership and the airline


Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED equivalency
  • 2 years experience as a Crew Chief, Tech Crew Chief or other related supervisory or leadership jobs
  • 5 years verifiable hands-on experience spent in the repair, maintenance, overhaul or manufacture of aircraft with a gross weight in excess of 70,000 lbs. (including fuel) or engines with 15,000 lbs., or more of thrust
  • Proven successful track record and experience with process improvement in maintenance and/or production environments


Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate and/or Bachelors degree in related field6 months experience in jobs requiring budget understanding, resource forecasting and management, and workload planning in maintenance environments
  • A&P License
  • Knowledge of functional area
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • Ability to supervise management, non-management and contract labor work groups
  • Ability to concurrently handle multiple responsibilities


People Leader: Be an industry leader in safe and reliable airline operations.

People Leader: Engage our employees.

People Leader: Focus on our customer needs and wants.

People Leader: Look to the future.

People Leader: Provide a return for our investors.

Interview Questions

Focus on customer needs/wants: Describe your typical internal or external customer interaction. What techniques do you use to build rapport or develop a relationship with them? Provide specific examples.

Focus on customer needs/wants: Give me an example of feedback you have been given from an external or internal customer. How did you respond? How did you move forward?

Ind Ldr: Safe/reliable Ops: Tell me about a time when you felt frustrated by safety rules or procedures that you felt were really unnecessary. What was the situation? What did you do, and what were the outcomes of your actions?

Ind Ldr: Safe/reliable Ops: Tell me about a time when you had to use your interpersonal skills to motivate or influence others to perform. What did you do? What was the outcome? Why?

Look to the future: In the past, have you taken strong positions of championing an idea or change in your business? How did you influence others to gain their support?

Engage our employees: Tell me about a time when your group had a tight deadline to meet and was successful. What did you do to motivate the team and ensure the deadline was met?

Return for our investors: Describe a recent decision you had to make that had important effects on your business or the people involved. What did you consider? How did you balance the pressures of timeliness and making the right decision?

Return for our investors: Describe some business ideas that you have considered which were risky or had serious consequences. Which ones did you promote and which ones did you not? Why?

Look to the future: Can you think of some recent examples from your experience of processes or services that could be improved? What would you change and why?

Engage our employees: Give me several examples of positive feedback you have given to your team members recently. Examples of negative feedback? What did you say? Why?

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 18700 


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