United Airlines Regional Manager - Line Planning in San Francisco, California
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Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United. The department includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.
Job overview and responsibilities
The Regional Line Planning Manager reports directly to the Sr. Manager of Line Planning. This position is responsible for leading the regional line planning teams who oversee all scheduled maintenance requirements while optimizing and balancing station resources within their assigned region. This role also requires a technology-based mindset able to design, test and implement new software platforms to the line planning teams. The Regional Line Planning Manager is both a creative and strategic individual who will harmonize and lead our collaborative culture. The ideal candidate will require the leadership skills necessary to make sound business decisions, identify and implement process improvement opportunities and mentor employees to perform at their highest level. This leadership position also requires effective communication skills ensuring all facets of workload are adequately coordinated with local maintenance teams. To be successful, the qualified candidate requires the utmost professionalism, integrity, and work ethic while possessing a visionary skill-set that will successfully carry the team into the future.
Leads the Regional Line Planning Team in reviewing, scheduling, coordinating and effectively communicating scheduled maintenance activities
Liaison between Integrated Technology team, Technical Operation, Method and Standards, Records, Maintenance programs, Quality Control, Engineering and Operations
Subject matter expert and designated station trainer on maintenance related technology platforms
Lead daily workload meetings and conduct presentations with team members and station leadership
Develops and fosters strong cross-divisional relationships while maintaining an open line of communication with the various planning teams, maintenance stations, maintenance control and other project management groups
Responsible to build, develop and maintain the Regional Line Planning Teams, utilizing the company talent acquisition process
Ensures all key performance metrics are achieved regarding flight arrival, departure and completion performance while also meeting company cost initiatives
Ensures workability and compliance of regulatory documents surrounding engineering projects, new maintenance program tasks and fleet campaign directives
Coordinates pilot projects involving man-hour and span time estimates on new and existing line maintenance tasks
Manage and administer line planning scheduling liabilities ensuring 24-hour coverage while minimizing overtime
Mentoring, developing and cross-training regional line planning personnel on various duties and responsibilities within Technical Operations
Create, update and maintain departmental GMM (General Maintenance Manual) and SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) manuals while ensuring all processes are adhered to
High School Diploma, GED or education equivalent
FAA Airframe and Powerplant License
5 years of commercial aircraft or military aircraft maintenance experience.
Strong background and in-depth knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations pertaining to maintenance programs and procedures, aircraft maintenance systems and aircraft routing
Detail-oriented, proactive self-starter demonstrating a positive, willing attitude as well as exhibiting excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrates strong knowledge and understanding of project and time management concepts
Ability to work long hours with limited to no supervision from leadership
Take initiative to continually improve team performance and work processes through feedback, problem solving and idea generation while driving root cause corrective action for behavioral and operational issues
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word documents
Must be flexible & willing to work any shift in a 24 hour/7 day a week operation including weekends, nights & holidays.
Up to 40% travel for training and required meetings. This includes some international travel
Valid US Passport required for international travel
College Degree in Aviation or Business Management
2 years in an aircraft maintenance management role
2 years of maintenance planning experience
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position
United will consider applicants with criminal histories consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT
Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance
Function: Tech Ops / Maintenance - Management & Administrative
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled