POSITION PURPOSESupervises and oversees that all maintenance performed on company aircraft is performed correctly per applicable standards regulations.  Ensures facility is maintained in compliance with company and OSHA regulations. ESSENTIAL DUTIES To perform this job successfully, an individual mu

Assistant Manager, Maintenance

Republic Airways • 
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:


Supervises and oversees that all maintenance performed on company aircraft is performed correctly per applicable standards regulations.  Ensures facility is maintained in compliance with company and OSHA regulations.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Supervises mechanics in overall maintenance operation, including performing preventive maintenance, repair, modifications and other maintenance of aircraft, components and related equipment in compliance with 14 CFR, manufactures specifications, the GMM, Company policy and procedures as well as other methods accepted by the FAA and OSHA. 
  • Plans and priorities work, which includes prioritizing, directing, laying out and coordinating activities so as to minimize delays, increase production and efficiency, and to assure timely delivery of aircraft. 
  • Supports other maintenance base operations by taking into account Company-wide interests.
  • Determines job standards, tests personnel productivity, safety habits and workmanship.
  • Trains and assists mechanics in proper procedures, methods and practices to be followed in each respective duty.  Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of the OJT program.
  • Supervises the mechanics in the handling and operation of shop equipment, ground equipment, vehicles, fuel dispensing equipment and tools to assure equipment is used safely and kept in serviceable condition.
  • Insures OSHA/safety guidelines are followed.  Proves safety training as required.
  • Ensures adherence to material handling and control procedures as outlined in the GMM and by the equipment manufacturers.  Coordinates with Materials team to ensure required materials arrive as needed.
  • Provides timely and accurate information on aircraft status.  Communicates accurately to Maintenance Control the status of aircraft serviceability and readiness.
  • Oversees the completion of shift turnover reports in accordance with the GMM.  Conducts shift meetings, briefings and participates in management meetings. 
  • Ensures all departmental internal company forms, maintenance records documents, work orders, manual revision compliance, etc. is completed accurately.  Monitors and updates timekeeping and payroll entry on a timely basis.  Investigates pay issues.
  • Understands, communicates and enforces company policies and procedures.  Recommends changes to GMM to eliminate conflicts and/or enhance operational effectiveness.
  • Coordinates with human resources for questions/issues with leaves of absence, compensation, benefits EAP, etc.
  • May coordinate with vendors (building maintenance, uniform, janitorial, etc.) to ensure that all work and services are provided in a timely manner.
  • Screens, interviews and makes recommendations for hiring potential employees.  Coaches and provides leadership, direction, motivation and supervision of direct reports.  Appraises performance, provides performance feedback, takes corrective actions and oversees training and development of staff. 
  • Fosters the Company’s core values and culture throughout the work environment.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned or required.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.



  • High school diploma or equivalent with an FAA Airframe and Powerplant license plus 4 years A&P experience on similar aircraft. 
  • Previous supervisory or lead experience. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint.



  • An Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in business, management, aircraft maintenance, or related field.
  • 4 years of A&P mechanic experience on similar aircraft. 
  • RII and Run and Taxi qualifications on applicable aircraft. 



  • Possess a stable employment history. 
  • Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record. 
  • Must possess the required tools.
  • Able to work both in a team setting and individually. 
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks in a stressful environment. 
  • Must be able to communicate in an effective, calm and professional manner at all times.



Able to pass an FAA required 10 year work history review and pass criminal background and fingerprint checks.  Willing to submit to and pass FAA and Company mandated random drug and alcohol tests.


            Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical
            procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and
            procedure manuals.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or associates of the


            Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only
            limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
            diagram, or schedule form.



Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction.  Decisions often require some thought and are somewhat structured.  Decisions tend to be short term and usually moderate cost.


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.

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle and feel, reach with hands/arms up to 50 of the time. 
  • Able to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl up to 50 of the time. 
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds at least 35 of the time. 
  • Able to lift or move 75 pounds over 10 of the time. 
  • Must be able to see to perform work and to see approaching vehicles, aircraft and machinery.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Work near moving mechanical parts, work with fumes or airborne particles over 90 of the time.
  • Work in high, precarious places up to 10 of the time.
  • Work around toxic or caustic chemicals up to 20 of the time.
  • Withstand risk of electric shock and work with explosives up to 10 of the time.
  • Work in outdoor weather conditions within an open air hangar up to 50 of the time.
  • The work environment can be very loud.
  • Able to work nights, evenings, weekends and holidays to support 24 hour operations.



            Able to travel up to 20 of the time, including overnight stays.

Job Requirements:
See job description.
Salary Range: Neg-Neg
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