PSA Airlines

Maintenance Operations Planner

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 Maintenance Operation Planner, located in OCC, is responsible for monitoring, planning, routing and scheduling required maintenance on aircraft.
Job Responsibilities 

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

  • Analyze and conduct scheduling and work load planning to ensure maximum efficiency and full compliance with maintenance requirements.
  • Monitor, forecast and coordinate the scheduling of both short and intermediate range maintenance requirements on aircraft.
  • Effectively and efficiently, utilizing company computer systems to identify maintenance aircraft requirements and assigned/capable overnight stations ensuring the timely compliance.
  • Monitor aircraft status and station operations and coordinate routing/rerouting aircraft to facilitate any operational irregularities while maintaining the integrity of the maintenance plan and established company performance objectives
  • Coordinate and communicate all “day of” operational changes affecting the maintenance plan, resolve conflicts between the maintenance and the daily operational schedules.
  • Provide constant oversight of the short-range maintenance plan advising the Supervisor, Maintenance Planning/Routing of any irregularities/conflicts affecting the maintenance schedule.
  • Balance station nightly workload; coordinate with Base Stations on overnight work plan, ensuring scheduled maintenance optimizes station capacity and capabilities.
  • Coordinate with internal, functional departments to ensure parts, material, tooling and manpower are available for the work to be scheduled.
  • Coordinate with OCC personnel for ferry or repositioning of scheduled maintenance aircraft.
  • Transmit work orders and schedules to the production units.
  • Work closely with MOC & Fleet Administration personnel in tracking and scheduling default/deferred maintenance items.
  • Provides daily turnover communication of the fellow team members of critical tasks and items of importance.
  • Ensure all specified policies, practices and procedures are complied with.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to support the efficient operation of the department and company.
  • Responsible for the Company's Security and Safety Management System (SMS) and associated Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance outputs.

Position Specifics

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Must have entry level to moderate computer knowledge with moderate knowledge of Microsoft Office Products
  • If hired, must be able to demonstrate that you are authorized to work in the US.
  • College degree or equivalent amount of work experience - two years’ experience in aircraft maintenance scheduling/planning/programs or relative field
  • Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license
To be successful at PSA, you should be:
  • Driven
  • Reliable
  • Caring
  • Engaging Communicator
  • Decisive
  • Results Drive
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 handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
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.
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.
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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