United Airlines Supervisor - Aircraft Maintenance in San Francisco, California

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Technical Operations

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

Responsible for the supervision and coordination of all maintenance functions on shift at the assigned location ensuring these activities are performed in a safe manner in accordance with schedule requirements and in compliance with all established Company, regulatory and manufacturers procedures. Assigns aircraft maintenance technician and related personnel in accordance with requirements to achieve maximum productivity and cost control. Ensures their team has the appropriate resources available and holds them accountable for the work assigned/performed.

  • Provide leadership and direction to on shift labor workforce to maximize productivity and output whilst ensuring necessary resources are available

  • Build / reinforce a fair and respectful work environment through consistent application of CBA work rules and company policies

  • Execute station performance goals and objectives aligning with divisional and company goals.

  • Maintain a high level of awareness of operational, safety and human resource related performance objectives

  • Oversee safety and security of aircraft and operations to ensure regulatory compliance of technical operations activities

  • Maintain a high level of communication with employee groups within the station.

  • Report status of operations, highlighting significant events to leadership whilst providing direction to assigned station personnel to ensure station and divisional objectives are achieved


  • High School Diploma GED/equivalent

  • Equivalent work experience

  • FAA A&P Certificate

  • Extensive knowledge of aircraft maintenance operations and applicable FAA regulations

  • 5 years in the aircraft maintenance industry

  • 2 years in a leadership role within a maintenance organization including a unionized labor workforce

  • A proven successful track record

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Must be able to work all shifts weekends and holidays

  • Candidate must be able to clear a fingerprint-based criminal history check in order to obtain and retain credentials necessary for the position

  • Position-specific clearances include but are not limited to FAA, TSA, Port Authority, U.S. Customs and U.S. Postal service clearances

  • Must be willing to take a pre-placement physical abilities test, hearing and vision tests, and drug screen

  • Must pass 10-year background check


  • Bachelor's degree in Aviation Management, Engineering, Business, or related field or comparable work experience

  • Strong background and technical knowledge on fleet types operated and maintenance programs


  • United will consider applicants with criminal histories consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance

  • Regular attendance and punctuality in accordance with United's policies is required.

  • Attendance is required at work location.

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship.

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