PSA Airlines

  • Director, Maintenance Operations

    Job Locations US-OH-Vandalia
    Executive Leadership
    Position Type
  • Overview

    Director, Maintenance Operations

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    • Department: Maintenance Operations
    • Reports to: Vice President, Maintenance
    • Location: Vandalia, OH (relocation assistance available)
    • Travel: estimated 20%

    Let your career take off with PSA Airlines

    About Us

    Company Summary: As a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines and the fastest growing regional airline in the country, PSA offers a stable career path in aviation with unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development. Teamwork and drive are at the heart of PSA. We are committed to growing our company where passion is shared, professional excellence is expected, and all people are valued and respected.


    Our employees are committed to ensuring safe and reliable operations for the thousands of customers American trusts us with each and every day. We have an incredible team of more than 4,000 employees who do a tremendous job of operating more than 800 daily flights to nearly 100 destinations on behalf of American Airlines. Our immense growth provides a number of opportunities to join our team.


    Engaging our employees is extremely important to us, and we seek leaders who inspire, enable, and encourage others to succeed using the PSA Way as their model.


    Culture: Not only is PSA an EEO and AAP employer, but also we seek to create an inclusive work environment where diverse perspectives and experiences are embraced and respected. We work hard to build and sustain a culture where people – team members and customers alike – feel safe, secure and happy. It is The PSA Way, which focuses on our goals, safety, respect, preparedness, professional excellence, and passion. This foundation reflects how we think, act, and communicate with one another and our customers.


    Dayton, OH – Dayton is known as the Gem City and the birthplace of Aviation. It is also the home of PSA Airlines headquarters. Here, you will be able to enjoy a rich history in aviation by visiting the National Museum of the United States Air Force and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park.


    Benefits Summary

    PSA offers the benefits you expect from a company focused on excellence. All employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:
    • Travel privileges on the American Airlines global network
    • A generous vacation plan designed to let you enjoy your travel perks
    • Medical, Dental & Vision
    • 401k with company match
    • American Airlines Group (AAG) profit-sharing and bonus opportunities
    • Company-paid Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short and Long-term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan (FSA), and supplementary options


    Position Summary


    With general leadership from the Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering, responsible for directing, managing and coordinating activities related to Maintenance Control, Maintenance Planning, and Powerplant operations. Oversees a growing organization that includes 4 direct reports and approximately 50 indirect reports.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Leadership, commitment and promotion of safety as a core value of the maintenance organization.
    • Responsible for providing leadership to direct staff to ensure the various teams incorporate continuous improvement methods to efficiently support maintenance production and the daily operation.
    • Responsible for ensuring proper and efficient protocols are developed and utilized within Maintenance Control and Maintenance Planning to successfully coordinate daily maintenance activities.
    • Oversee the development of all budgets, forecasts and projections related to powerplant operations, Maintenance Control, and Maintenance Planning.
    • Responsible for the creation and administration of performance metrics for various departments.
    • Oversee and administer all engine and APU commercial support agreements with contracted service providers.
    • Ensure compliance with all applicable company policies, procedures and mandates and with all relevant Federal Aviation Regulations.
    • Aid in the development of training programs for assigned personnel and ensure that assigned personnel are properly trained.
    • Provide staffing recommendations to the Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering.
    • Analyze and arrive at the root causes of operational issues, recommending problem-solving solutions.
    • Ability to establish and maintain system of accountability, capability, commitment, execution and results in sustainable ways.
    • Other duties and projects as assigned.




    • BS degree in Aviation Maintenance Management or related field
    • Current FAA “Airframe & Powerplant” license required
    • At least five (5) years’ experience within the last eight (8) years leading teams within a Part 121 maintenance organization
    • Extensive experience working in maintenance control is required
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software required

    • Experience with Bombardier CRJ aircraft or similar preferred
    • Experience in commercial service contract negotiations and administration preferred.




    The successful candidate should have demonstrated skills in the following:


    leadership and management; coaching; influence; mentorship; strategic planning; approachability; time and performance management; strong organizational skills; proactive and collaborative approach to problem-solving; positive communication skills (verbal and written); ability to work with minimal supervision in a team environment; ability to interact with all levels of company personnel; strong team player; professional aptitude; ability to manage multiple projects at one time with time sensitive deadlines; ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive situations appropriately when performing job duties; and adaptability in an aggressive growth environment.


    Additional Information

    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.
    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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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