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L3 Vertex Aerospace
Location: United States, North America
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Supervisors

The Production Supervisor is responsible to the Director of Maintenance for all aircraft maintenance functions as outlined in the Government contract, Air Force Instructions and technical guidance. Responsible for leadership and direct management of employees, processes to ensure safe, expeditious maintenance of assigned aircraft to support the Air Force’s Pilot Training Program. The Maintenance Team functions include administration and management of the following:

•Flight-line Launch/Recovery and Servicing

•Scheduled/Unscheduled Maintenance

•Operational and Intermediate level Maintenance

•Daily, Short-term and Long-range Maintenance Planning and Execution

•Off-Site/On-Call Maintenance and Off-Site Aircraft Repairs & Recoveries

•Responsible for aircraft generation IAW AFI 21-101, technical guidance and PWS

•Staffing hiring, rewarding, training and progressive discipline actions

Must have the necessary leadership and management skills to lead a large workforce with a 24 hour operation to meet established policies, procedures and operations in support of Air Training Command’s Pilot Training Program.

Manage production, plans and maintenance effort for a fleet of T-38C (IFF/SUPT) aircraft and support activities.

Extensive working knowledge gained through management experience of Air Force aircraft maintenance procedures, such as AFI 21-101and 00-20 series Technical Orders.

In-depth knowledge of the contract maintenance, Company organization and Company policies and procedures and US Air Force supply, training and aircraft maintenance data systems.

Ability to communicate accurately and concisely for aircraft maintenance and material support matters, both orally and in writing. Must be able to read, speak, write legibly with the English language.

Computer literacy is a must to include Microsoft Suite Programs.

May be required to travel infrequently for Company business.


Plan, coordinate and direct activities of Maintenance Teams, Branch or Section Managers.

Build an annual flying hour program in coordination with PS&D, Managers and DBM agencies.

Oversee weekly, monthly and quarterly flying and maintenance schedules to meet requirements.

Perform management analysis and workload planning to ensure that customer service and company goals are met. These include, but are not limited to estimating/tracking of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, modifications, TCTOs efforts to achieve established budget, schedule and quality goals.

Ensure Maintenance/Work Instructions are issued via 107 engineering process.

Chair daily maintenance meetings and provide direction to Foremen, Expediters and Team Leads.

Interface with the customer to meet requirements through strong customer service skills.

Team with Quality and Operations Managers to analyze data to identify trends and deficiencies.

Evaluate existing methods, systems and potential improvements for maintenance and flight scheduling requirements and ensure cost effectiveness, productivity and employee safety.

Develop work shift schedules and interview, select and ensure training of new employees.

Develop, Maintain and/or translate various forms of data and records to support periodic reports.

Submit any recommendations for manpower, materials, facilities and capital equipment.

Actively support the Company’s Safety philosophy and programs. Investigate all accidents and injuries of personnel and take action to prevent similar incidents.

Develop, implement and monitor expeditious and most feasible means to achieve efficient quality repairs to include off site repairs and recoveries.

Advise the Director of Maintenance on status of work in progress and aggressively coordinate with other departments to accomplish tasks and timeline goals.

Investigate and resolve employee’s complaints. Be thoroughly familiar with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and resolve step grievances in accordance with the CBA.

Discipline or make recommendations concerning employees to enforce Company policies, directives and CBA requirements IAW progressive disciplinary procedures.

Comply with Hazardous Waste Program and customer and Company environmental policies.

Responsible for enforcement of Supply (SBSS), Equipment, Tool Control and FOD Programs.

Enforce Quality Control policies and assist in the Training Program (TBA).

Perform other reasonably related incidental duties when directed within the job classification.





Must have a minimum of 15 years of recent aircraft maintenance experience, three (10) years of which must have been in a supervisory or management capacity. Must meet any other qualification standards imposed by the government contract not covered by this agreement. Experience leading an Air Force O and I level Maintenance Unit desired.


Physical Demands:

This classification activity is 75% accomplished in an office-like environment and as such requires the scope of physical movements and postures normally associated with office activities. May occasionally be required to lift objects whose weight exceeds 30 pounds.

Work Environment:

The diversity of work conditions may range from an environment where there is little or no physical discomfort, to an environment that is typical of an office setting. May be required to work in areas where high noise hazards prevail. May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles. May be exposed to electrical shock hazards.


•FAA Airframes and Power Plants License (A&P) preferred or documented aircraft hands-on/senior supervisory history in the military, or a commercial aviation operation.

•PMP Certification

•Associate Degree or higher

US Security Clearance Required: Public Trust

: Full-time

: Day - 1st

: Yes, 25 % of the Time

: Sector - Logistics Solutions-21000028

Job Level
: Manager

Job Posting
: Nov 27, 2017, 3:37:42 PM

: Production Engineering

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