The Manager for Maintenance Planning reports to the Director of Planning and Heavy Maintenance. This position will have the overall responsibility to lead both the long-term and short-term Maintenance Planning Teams, and executes all maintenance planning, scheduling and aircraft routing for Spirit Airlines’ maintenance requirements.
Responsible for ensuring all required maintenance items that are scheduled and issued within time limits specified in the FAA approved maintenance program.
Supervises the Planning team in preparing all scheduled daily maintenance, check requirements and heavy maintenance activities such as, “C” checks, 6- and 12-year structural checks, and any other task requiring closing action to meet compliance requirements.
Monitors Spirit’s electronic systems for accomplishments of initial, final and repetitive tasks, including all Airworthiness Directive’s and Engineering Orders.
Coordinates with Planners, Materials, Maintenance and Maintenance Control on all manpower, parts, and tooling required.
Prioritizes daily workload and adjusts for schedule changes
Monitors and sets sufficient ground time with RON stations and heavy maintenance providers for aircraft maintenance.
Oversees maintenance routing required to ensure aircraft are routed appropriately to meet the required maintenance schedule. Collaborates with operations departments to ensure aircraft routing supports required maintenance.
Reviews, recommends and implements technology and processes improvements.
Monitors performance, provides feedback, trains and develops Maintenance Planning team members.
Other duties as assigned.
Must hold a valid FAA A & P Certificate.
Five + years airline industry experience in maintenance or maintenance planning.
Bachelor degree in business or aviation, or related experience.
Managerial experience preferred, with the ability to train and motivate a team.
Working Knowledge of Part 121 Federal Aviation Regulations.
Valid Passport with the ability to travel in and out of the U.S.
Must be able to pass a ten (10) year background check, pre-employment drug test, and criminal history records check (CHRC).