PSA Airlines

Vendor Technical Trainer

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Position Type


Let your career take off with PSA Airlines

About PSA

PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, offers unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development. We value teamwork, diversity, and inclusivity and strive to create a safe, respectful, and happy work environment for our more than 4,000 employees. Our company culture, known as The PSA Way, is our foundation for operation and fosters stability, growth and a focus on the future while always placing safety at the forefront of everything we do. We are driven in our goals and achievements, eager to be better. We are reliable to one another and accountable for our actions. And we are caring in our daily interactions, with teammates, colleagues, and customers. Join our team to enjoy comprehensive benefits, including travel privileges on the American Airlines global network, so you can explore new destinations and create unforgettable memories with family and friends.


PSA offers the benefits you expect from a company focused on excellence. All eligible team members 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
  • 401(k) with company match
  • American Airlines Group (AAG) profit-sharing and bonus opportunities
  • A choice of three health plan options, all with nationwide coverage with the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus network
  • Premium dental coverage
  • Vision plan options provided, including a plan that covers both glasses and contacts every year    
  • Benefits navigation services, including finding a doctor, scheduling an appointment, understanding your medical bills, and free second opinion services
  • Access to 24-hour virtual urgent care services
  • Family planning and fertility treatment
  • LGBTQ+ friendly services including gender affirming care, assistance finding knowledgeable providers, and family planning
  • Company-paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability, and supplemental life insurance options for spouses and dependent children
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care services
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program providing a range of services, including 5 free in-person sessions with a health care professional


Position Summary

A Vendor Technical Trainer impacts PSA Airlines' safety of our customers, employees, and vendors; ensuring vendor personnel are trained in policy, procedure, safety, etc., as described by the Federal Aviation Regulations. Will promote and direct successful student learning, keeping with the learning-centered values and goals of the maintenance training department.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct all necessary vendor training for Essential and Non-Essential Maintenance Providers and, ground handling vendors and fuel vendors (if needed) 
  • Promoting sound operational judgement and a safety-oriented attitude throughout the organization 
  • Display conduct in the most professional manner with students, coworkers, and vendors 
  • Consistently prove and lead by example that safety, quality, and efficiency are our highest goals  
  • Assist with revising curriculum and training methods, materials and handouts while controlling the structure and serving as subject matter expert 
  • Maintain a classroom environment that is neat and well organized in appearance, thus projecting the trainer and company in a professional manner 
  • Maintain proper completion of training documentation and attendance records 
  • Assist with the maintenance, upkeep, security, and auditing of training records 
  • May assume the responsibilities of the Training Supervisor in their absence 
  • Responsible for the Company's Security and Safety Management System (SMS) and associated Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance outputs. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Position Specifics



  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Current FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification  
  • Ability to work different shifts  
  • At least four years’ experience in the maintenance of transport category aircraft  
  • Previous experience teaching or conducting classroom training 
  • Proficient understanding of training development theories 
  • At least two years’ experience in a relevant aviation field 
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite and MS Windows  
  • Previous experience with Learning Management platforms   
  • Must be able to possess a passport or equivalent within 90 days of employment 
  • Ability to speak/read/write in English.   
  • If hired, must be able to demonstrate that you are authorized to work in the US.    


  • Technical or college degree in aviation, education, or closely related discipline
  • Hands on experience working as an A & P Maintenance Technician (supervisory capacity desirable)



To be successful at PSA, you should be:

  • Driven
  • Reliable
  • Caring
  • Engaging Communicator
  • Decisive
  • Results Driven

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

  • Communication (verbal and written)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organization
  • Able to work and cooperate well with others
  • Able to work independently
  • Proficient in delivery of presentations and reports

Additional Information


Delegation: In absence, responsibilities delegated to Supervisor of Technical Training

Supervisory Responsibility: This is not a supervisory position

Work Environment: This job operates primarily 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 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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