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Manager Aircraft Component Repair Featured

Vandalia, Ohio
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Manager Aircraft Component Repair
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Department: Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
Reports To: Director Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
Location: Dayton OH (DAY)
Travel: Up to 15%
This is an exciting time to join PSA! As a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines and the fastest growing regional airline in the U.S. we have unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development. At PSA we are a close-knit passionate team that values each other’s opinions and we hold ourselves and others accountable to be our absolute best. Our operations strive to meet the expectations of American Airlines and you could be a part of ensuring that PSA Airlines remains known in the industry for its outstanding safety performance and training culture. Since 2014 PSA has tripled in size and will continue to expand to support 150+ Bombardier CRJ aircraft.
Summary/Objective: With safety and quality control in mind as priority one the Manager of Aircraft Component Repair supports the Maintenance Organization and is responsible for the administration and execution of programs dealing with the repair and overhaul of aircraft components tools and GSE equipment. This includes managing a dynamic team of Component Repair and Warranty Analysts to ensure partners in maintenance and stores have serviceable inventory readily available to execute overnight planned and unscheduled line maintenance and aircraft heavy check work packages. This is accomplished by leading the team to effectively manage vendors produce and manage RFP’s and RFQ’s develop KPI’s and core metrics create visibility into current asset status and work within all necessary time and safety constraints to safely ensure on-time departures of PSA aircraft.
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Management of the Component Repair and Warranty Analysts and their daily activities in the repair process.
  • Manages the vendor selection process including analysis of vendor proposals in conjunction with key stakeholders in the maintenance and finance organizations.
  • Mentors and coaches team members to develop the team cross functionally within the department. Identifies candidates for successor planning and assists in successor planning program.
  • Partners with the Quality Assurance team to ensure proper management of PSA’s AVL and all necessary compliance and audit requirements with the FAA.
  • Ensures that warranty is captured and properly tracked and administered on all repairs and overhauls from approved MRO vendors new aircraft purchases and new component purchases.
  • Maintains industry visibility and engagement to source new partners utilizing innovative and approved techniques to drive cost savings reliability and lead times.
  • Utilizes Tableau and advanced data mining techniques to design productivity dashboards build metrics for team and vendor performance and utilize information to create action plans for improvement.
  • Partners and serves as a liaison between external vendors and Tech Services/Engineering to incorporate PMA parts wherever available.
  • Leads and trains team members to review manufacturer SB’s to ensure proper compliance with repairs and track any necessary FOC SB’s; additionally partners with Maintenance Planning and Maintenance Programs to ensure component availability and serviceability for planned upgrades and service checks.
  • Maintains close relationships with current vendors tracks issues and helps to troubleshoot production issues and anticipates and raises potential concerns with vendor reliability engineering techniques or production capabilities and makes necessary corrections to mitigate impact to the company.
  • Partner with Finance to complete financial and productivity analysis on vendor contract or contract amendment proposals responses to RFP’s and RFQ’s and reliability initiatives.
  • Serves as an SME when required for activities related to the implementation and training on the Maintenix implementation project and ensures future ERP system stability and best practices.
  • Manages continuous improvement techniques to create more efficient processes and work streams which drive an increase in cost savings and effectiveness.
  • Engage across company departments to gather information and clearly communicate ideas and initiatives to all levels of management up to and including the President.
  • Effectively manage and operate within the approved operating and capital budget partner with Finance to complete analysis and forecasting to build the annual operating plan.
  • Serve as a lead and Project Manager for various other projects related to complex assembly such as APU Landing Gear and Engine repair and overhaul programs.
Competencies and Knowledge: The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills in the following: leadership; approachability; time and performance management; technical expertise; strong organizational skills; problem solving; decision making; communication skills (verbal and written); ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment; ability to interact with all levels of company personnel vendors and outside regulatory agencies; professional aptitude; ability to manage multiple projects at one time with time sensitive deadlines and adaptability in an aggressive growth environment.
Supervisory Responsibility: This is a supervisory position.
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers telephones photocopiers facsimile machines and filing cabinets.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs; use hands to finger handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday typically from 8:00 to 5:00 with occasional extended periods of time as necessary this position supports a 24/7 operation with occasional after-hours required.
Travel: Up To 15%; including Overnight Domestic and International Travel
Required Education and Experience: Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Engineering Operations Management Aviation Management or related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of an equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience preferably in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience in attracting selecting and developing technical teams that can pull together to quickly overcome obstacles
  • Proven ability to manage multiple vendors
  • Strong technical consulting/customer service background as well as excellent oral written and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to handle operational issues effectively understanding escalation communication and crisis management
  • Previous contract development and negotiations
  • Previous development of budgets forecasting and operational expenses
  • Demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership with strong abilities in relationship management
  • Gained experience in managing resources to meet goals across multiple projects
  • Gained experience in leading multi-discipline high-performance work teams/groups
  • Demonstrated competency in developing efficient and effective solutions to diverse and complex business problems
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MBA or other advanced degree/qualification
  • Airframe and Powerplant License
  • Engineer DER or ability to obtain DER
  • Skilled in creating annual budgets and tracking to make sure they are met
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills have strong presentation and analytical skills and possess a strong desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to plan requirements three to five years in advance and aid others in accomplishing annual goals
  • Ability to develop and lead efficient and motivated teams across multiple platforms and in varying environments
  • Identify group conflict and facilitate resolution
  • Must be goals oriented and a team player
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Lead both technical and non-technical discussions
  • Proven ability to build and facilitate relationships at all levels of the organization both internally and externally
  • Commitment to system functionality and user satisfaction in rapidly growing and changing environments
  • Develop and present business case and related ROI to senior management for justification of investment in upgrades or replacement of hardware/software
  • Conceive solutions build consensus and sell/execute solutions
  • Comfortable with making decisions monitoring progress and reporting results
  • Strong planning/organization capability and ability to make major decisions quickly
  • Ability to work and manage both on-shore and offshore resources
Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Ability to speak/read/write in English.
Security Clearance: All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209 as well as a pre-employment drug screen.
AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race color creed religion sex (including pregnancy gender identity and sexual orientation) national origin citizenship status age disability genetic information protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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PSA Airlines is a wholly-owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group and operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s more than 2,400 employees operate nearly 600 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. As of year-end 2015, PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ 200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft and 36 Bombardier CRJ 900 NextGen aircraft. The airline expects to add an additional 35 Bombardier CRJ 700 aircraft and 18 Bombardier CRJ 900 aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, tripling its fleet size and employee base since the airline’s growth plan was announced in December 2013.

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