AAR CORP Airlift Sr Manager, Maintenance in PALM BAY, Florida

Title: Airlift Sr Manager, Maintenance

Location: United States-Florida-Palm Bay

Job Number: 7677


Responsible for coordinating maintenance functions for the maintenance department to include servicing, repair, disposition, and overhaul of aircraft and reviewing applicants for hire. Assist in the management of maintenance personnel administratively.


  • This position requires OCONUS deployment 20% of the time; must be able to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance.

  • Serve as a point of contact for technical support issues relating to the assigned program.

  • Assist in the development and implementation of standard operating procedures for maintenance functions based upon their operating environment and circumstances.

  • Responsible for management of assigned direct reports to include but not limited to: staffing, planning, and performance.

  • Address any areas of concern or non-compliance as requested by the Director of Maintenance, Deputy Director of Maintenance or Quality Director.

  • Assist in research, development, and deployment of new aircraft to programs assigned.

  • Act as liaison with Technical Services personnel relating to all maintenance/technical issues.

  • Work with other Managers to assist in the selection and training efforts to recruit and train personnel for new and existing programs as required.

  • Work closely with Maintenance Planning personnel to forecast scheduled maintenance events to minimize aircraft downtime.

  • Coordinate with Materials and Purchasing personnel to insure that materials and tools are available in advance to accomplish schedule maintenance events.

  • Coordinate with Rotables personnel to insure all components sent for repair have the appropriate work scope applied.

  • Act as a liaison with various vendors when necessary to expedite the repairs process.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma or GED.

  • Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power Plant License.


  • BA/BS from a four-year college or university


  • Eight (8) years experience on fleet types similar/relevant to the assigned program.

  • Progressive lead, supervisory or managerial experience in an aviation maintenance environment.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of applicable Federal Aviation Regulations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Working knowledge of computer software programs, such as Microsoft Office and computerized maintenance tracking programs necessary to perform job functions.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Core Competencies

  1. Focus on Results - Able to plan and organize work to achieve goals; achieves targeted results with minimal supervision; is accountable for own actions.

  2. Communications - Possess excellent verbal & written communications skills; Provides timely, well organized verbal & written information that is audience appropriate; listens attentively to others and retains/processes information.

  3. Teamwork - Builds alliances, partnerships & collaboration with others including those different from him/her; deals tactfully with others; assumes helps with a variety of team roles.

  4. Strategic Planning & Decision-Making - Develops strategic short & long term plans; arranges priorities, distinguishing urgent, important and unimportant in order to meet goals & deadlines; consults & collaborates with appropriate people.

  5. Initiative & Innovation - Generates new ideas personally & encourage team to do the same; stays up-to-date on technology & approaches to work; provides creative solutions & input when faced with challenges.

  6. Interpersonal Relationships - Builds effective relationships with internal & external customers; ability to work independently and coordinate work with others; resolves conflicts in a professional manner.

  7. Quality & Safety - Adheres to all safety & security policies and regulations; demonstrates quality work that is accurate,thorough & efficient.

  8. Continuous Improvement - Examines personal & organizational processes, promotes opportunities for improvement;analyzes successes & failures to learn and improve.

  9. Training & Development - Completes required & suggested training; shows eagerness and capacity to learn; receptive to coaching & feedback.

  10. Integrity - Committed to passionately and consistently promoting a professional culture that is trustworthy, honest,socially responsible, and where differences are respected and valued.

  11. Performance Management - Sets clear expectations & direction for staff; achieves team results consistently;coaches staff to improve; is a positive role model.

  12. Expense Management - Plans budget appropriately, uses sound judgment; analyzes operation for improving expense efficiency; demonstrates knowledge of financial process & results.

  13. Leadership - Builds commitment to team, company, mission & customer through effective & frequent communications; promotes an environment of trust; fosters a respectful, energetic & positive work culture.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran