PSA Airlines

Maintenance Safety and Compliance Specialist

Job Locations US-OH-Vandalia
Safety & Security
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


Maintenance Safety & Compliance Specialist is responsible for facilitating the advancement of the PSA Safety Management System (SMS), assist Base Managers on Root Cause Analysis, Management of Change and Risk Assessments. Promote safety and compliance in the hangar environment. The successful Maintenance Safety & Compliance Specialist will be a team player possessing excellent communication and organizational skills. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Support the PSA Safety Management System (SMS) covering all areas in the Maintenance Department. 
  • Assist in the promotion of the SMS in the Maintenance Department. 
  • Assist in the drafting of SMS Risk Assessments and Management of Change forms.  
  • Input and maintain all of the SMS documentation into the SMS database as required.  
  • Monitors the effective implementation of policies, procedures, and programs through the Safety Assurance Process.  
  • Ability to work with front line employees to achieve cultural change within the Maintenance Organization. 
  • Assist in the development and presentation of SMS training of Maintenance personnel. 
  • Responsible for Maintenance New Hire Safety presentations for all new Maintenance Technicians. 
  • Conducts comprehensive risk analysis, audits, and observations, and works with management to develop mitigation strategies to address root causes. 
  • Conducts Safety Investigations of significant operational mishaps and performs Safety evaluations at facilities to proactively identify and mitigate safety and health hazards. 
  • Assist each Maintenance Base manager with RCA investigations.   
  • Ensure compliance with applicable regulations by all maintenance related personnel (Technicians, Leads, Supervisors and Stores).  
  • Inspect work areas for compliance with all applicable regulations, including but not limited to OSHA and EPA.  
  • Attend airport safety/compliance meetings at the applicable maintenance base.  
  • Maintain positive and proactive relations with managers and employees, as well as our customers and regulatory agencies. 
  • Interfaces with other departments, FAA, and union representatives regarding maintenance safety issues and programs. 
  • Develops and distributes maintenance safety articles, alerts, and briefs to communicate critical maintenance safety information. 
  • Responds to the issues raised by those reports by providing appropriate briefings to company management and posting Maintenance Safety alerts, briefs, and bulletins for maintenance employees. 
  • Responsible to create and compile information for the Maintenance Safety Briefing.  
  • Act as the liaison in between Maintenance bases, CASS, RCA and the ASAP ERC.     
  • Interface with the Maintenance Department by participating in the Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System (CASS) meeting and the Maintenance Data Analysis Group (MDAG) meeting.    
  • Supports the company accident/incident and injury reduction efforts by developing proactive and educational safety programs and by sharing safety data and trends to reduce the frequency and severity of mishaps. 
  • Participates and works as a Go Team Member in an event of an accident. 
  • 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 
  • A&P Certificate   
  • Advanced technical degree in safety, engineering, or aviation related field or a closely related discipline  
  • Minimum of 2 years in the airline industry with at least 1 year safety program experience 
  • Accident investigation, root cause analysis (RCA) and/or safety program experience. 
  • Outstanding management and organizational skills  
  • Excellent writing and communication skills 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software 
  • Ability to speak/read/write in English  
  • If hired, must be able to demonstrate that you are authorized to work in the US


  • Bachelor's Degree in Aviation
  • Previous safety experience


Additional Information


Delegation: In absense, responsibilities delegated to Assistant Director of Maintenance Safety and Quality Assurance.

Authorities: None

Supervisory Responsibility: This is not a superviosry position.

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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