PSA Airlines

Lead Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Job Locations US-OH-Vandalia
Position Type


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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

The Lead Technician impacts PSA Airlines' business growth by coordinating the activities of the assigned maintenance department. In directing the operations of the maintenance personnel, will work to minimize delays and increase production and efficiency.

Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, directs, layouts and coordinates the activities of the assigned Maintenance Department so as to minimize delays and increase production and efficiency. The Lead Technician is a working member of the maintenance group and is directly responsible to the Supervisor of Maintenance
  • The Lead Technician will not be required to lead or direct more than 18 employees.
  • Trains and assists subordinates in proper procedures, methods and practices to be followed in each respective duty.
  • Maintains the work areas, building, ground support equipment and materials that are utilized for aircraft maintenance in safe, clean and operable condition.
  • Makes certain that the responsible mechanic properly executes all necessary work records.
  • Properly coordinates between assigned maintenance personnel and the Inspection Department.
  • Delegates the duties of the Lead technician. However, such delegation does not relieve the Lead technician of the overall responsibilities.
  • 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 to support the efficient operation of the department and company.
  • In absence, the Supervisor of Maintenance will handle the delegation of duty.

Position Specifics

  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification.
  • One year of experience on turbine powered aircraft with at least a maximum gross takeoff weight (MGTOW) of 12,500 lbs or greater.
  • Qualified by FAR- 65.83.
  • Thorough knowledge of aircraft maintenance processes and ability to utilize applicable Manuals (GMM, AMM, FIM, Wiring diagrams etc.).
  • Run Taxi/Qualified (within 120 days) including AMA, if applicable.
  • Competent in the use of required calibrated test equipment.
  • In good company standing (STEP 1 violations considered).
  • PSA Indoctrination training and General Familiarization (training qualifications accepted)
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Airworthiness Release Qualified within 90 days
  • Must possess or have ability to obtain a U.S. Passport or equivalent within 90 days of starting position.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English.
  • Must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the US.
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:

  • Time and performance management
  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Multi-tasking
  • Coaching & Development
  • Driving Excellence
  • Facilitating Change
  • Strategic Thinking

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 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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