PSA Airlines

  • SMS Assistant

    Job Locations US-OH-Vandalia
    Safety & Security
    Position Type
  • Overview

    SMS Assistant

    • Location: Dayton, OH
    • Work Schedule / Shift: Part-time (Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

    with occassional extended periods of time as necessary, hours will not exceed 29 hours a week)
    • Reports To: Manager, Safety Management System
    • Direct Reports: None
    • Travel: Some travel will be expected for this position


    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.


    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.


    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.


    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


    The Safety Assistant will assist in the day to day operation of the SMS program. This position will interact with company managers, union representatives and the FAA.


    Job Responsibilities

    • Assist company leaders by facilitating Safety Risk Management record creation.
    • Facilitate and chair Safety Action Group meetings when required.
    • Records SMS outputs in the system of record (WBAT, Intelex)
    • Assists with PSA Airlines Safety Committee meetings.
    • Build reports and dashboards to share with Senior Leadership.
    • Assist with the Emergency Response program and Care Team Training.
    • Prepare presentations for company leadership on safety concerns and trends.
    • Make safety recommendations to senior staff and management.
    • Collaborate with Safety Program Managers to enhance integrations between programs.
    • Tracking and trending of Safety Assurance data.
    • Safety Assurance Subject Matter Expert at the company.
    • Assist in promoting safety culture within the company.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the SMS Program Manager.
    • In absence, duties will be performed by the SMS Program Manager.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.




    • English Proficiency
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of programs 

    • Bachelor's degree in Aviation or Aviation Safety

    • Excellent writing/communication skills 

    • Ability to perform statistical analysis 



    To be successful at PSA, you should be:

    • Driven
    • Passionate
    • Adaptable
    • Respectful
    • Collaborative
    • Results-oriented

    To be successful in this position, you should be great at:

    • 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

    • Prepare presentations

    • 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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