POSITION PURPOSEPlans, coordinates and directs aircraft maintenance at a line station to produce cost effective, reliable maintenance operation in compliance with policies, procedures and regulations.  Ensures facility is maintained in compliance with company and OSHA regulations.ESSENTIAL DUTIES To

Manager, Aviation Maintenance

Republic Airways • 
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

Plans, coordinates and directs aircraft maintenance at a line station to produce cost effective, reliable maintenance operation in compliance with policies, procedures and 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. 

  • Manages mechanics in overall maintenance operation in compliance with 14 CFR, manufactures specifications, the GMM, Company policy and procedures as well as other methods accepted by the FAA and OSHA. 
  • Assists in and/or develops effective schedules to meet the demands of the operation. Utilizes manpower and schedules to effectively complete maintenance.
  •  Keeps informed of the status of work-in-progress and prioritizes work. 
  • Ensures proper staffing levels are maintained.
  • Develops innovative solutions to make aircraft maintenance processes more efficient and effective.
  • Ensures that maintenance base has adequate materials, calibrated tooling and equipment to effectively accomplish maintenance. 
  • Maintains the maintenance base in good working condition.
  • Evaluates Continuous Analysis and Surveillance System process to ensure best maintenance practices are use.
  • Ensures that detailed accident or damage reports are completed when incidents occur and makes recommendation to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Recommends changes to GMM to eliminate conflicts and/or enhance operational effectiveness.
  • Supports other locations’ maintenance base operations by taking into account Company-wide interests.
  • Insures OSHA/safety guidelines are followed.
  •  Ensures safety training of all mechanics.
  • Manages the timely and accurate information on aircraft status, including accurate communication with Maintenance Control.
  • Coordinates with human resources for questions/issues with leaves of absence, compensation, benefits EAP, etc.
  • Oversees vendors (building maintenance, uniform, janitorial, etc.) to ensure that all work and services are provided in a timely manner.
  • Fosters the Company’s core values and culture throughout the work environment.
  • 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. 
  • 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
  • 6 years A&P experience on similar aircraft with at least two of those years in a supervisory or lead position.
  • 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.

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. 
  • 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 effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of
    managers, associates and the general public.



  • 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 decisions daily on use of resources, performance and budgets. 
  • Decisions could require additional expenditure of resources if not sound decisions. 

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 20 of the time. 
  • Able to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl up to 20 of the time. 
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds at least 20 of the time. 
  • Able to lift or move 75 pounds at least 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 50 of the time.
  • Work in high, precarious places up to 10 of the time.
  • Work around toxic or caustic chemicals up to 10 of the time.
  • Work in outdoor weather conditions within an open air hangar up to 20 of the time.
  • The work environment can be loud.
  • Able to work nights, evenings, weekends and holidays to support 24 hour operations.

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

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