1+ months

Supervisor, Plant/Ground Service Equipment Line Maintenance

American Airlines
Boston, MA 02109

Location: Logan Intl Apt (BOS-TRML) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 31931 


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

The Supervisor, GSE Maintenance leads a team of crew chiefs and mechanics and is responsible for daily GSE Maintenance Operations in their stations. Production Supervisors are part of a joint leadership team committed to the development and support of each team member. Additionally, the supervisor will interact with identified union leaders to resolve work group matters.


Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • ​Oversees and leads the Ground Support Equipment maintenance workload, resources and activities for GSE workgroups at all GSE shop locations in the station
  • Administers and coordinates the activities of their assigned work group(s) in support of policies, goals and objectives established by the GSE station, Manager, Senior Manager, Director or Managing Director
  • Assures continuing safety, compliance, dependability and reliability
  • Assures harmonious working relationship with union workforce and understanding / application of union contractual language
  • Prioritizes and administers inspections and maintenance programs, recommending any revisions needed to provide mechanical performance and reliability of ground equipment
  • Understands and apply all standards, policies and procedures for Company ground equipment
About The Job (Continued)
  • Ensures technical documents are complied with on Company ground equipment
  • Performs any additional duties and responsibilities as assigned in order to achieve department and Company objectives
  • Materials/Parts support
  • Assists in GSE parts lookup, sourcing options, parts quality review and inspection, component warranty coordination
  • Responsible for reorder and stock of bulk hardware, tire and wheel, oil and lubricants local stock in support of fleet service/maintenance
  • Daily review of assets out of service awaiting parts. Coordinate options with Materials to minimize lead times/asset down time
  • Performs review and approval of vendor invoices and make recommendations and challenges as required

Required Qualifications

  • ​​High School diploma or GED equivalency
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of ground support equipment (GSE) Maintenance operation
  • Automotive, GSE or Heavy equipment operations experience in production along with parts procurement as a supervisor or lead mechanic.
  • 1-2 years’ experience supervising and/or directing work groups preferably in a union environment
  • Must be able to, train, guide, and motivate employees
  • Above average written and oral communication and interpersonal skills is required
  • Capability to handle multiple projects concurrently
  • Working knowledge of PC’s and proficiency of software applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and Fleet Focus.
  • Must fulfill FAA criminal background checks to qualify for unescorted access privileges to airport security identification display areas (SIDA) if applicable
  • Must be able to secure appropriate airport authority and/or US Customs security badges, if applicable


Preferred Qualifications

  • ​ ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications a plus
  • Mechanical experience is required / ground support equipment (GSE) mechanical experience is preferred

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 31931 


Posted: 2019-08-02 Expires: 2019-10-10

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