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United Airlines Manager - Airframe Vendor Management in Chicago, Illinois

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Technical Operations/Maintenance

Technical Operations includes the maintenance, and overhaul of our aircraft. This includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.

Job overview and responsibilities

This position oversees substantial MRO Supplier facility. The role is responsible for delivering on key pillars that are essential to a successful airframe heavy maintenance model: ensuring the highest levels of quality, driving performance, and managing within budget. This is accomplished through the execution of supplier oversight duties by program managers at the facilities, while also ensuring key internal and external stakeholders are delivering on their commitments to a successful heavy maintenance check.

  • Direct supervision of a management team, personnel staffing schedule development, ensuring status of visits are current, and any variances are addressed

  • Managing performance of base checks, daily interactions on execution of base visits, coordination with internal stakeholder groups for near term plans and package content

  • Acting as interface with local supplier leadership, overseeing all facets of quality, performance, and financial performance

  • Reconciling of financial invoices and pursue cost savings opportunities for materials and labor efficiencies


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent aviation experience

  • Minimum of 7 years overall aviation industry experience; minimum of 3 years supervisory or project management experience in aviation related fields

  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate

  • Aircraft heavy maintenance, airline operations

  • Aircraft maintenance management

  • Excellent verbal, and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with internal and external business partners

  • Proven organization and leadership skills with the ability to build, lead, and maintain strong, productive teams and working relationships

  • 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


  • B.S. Degree in engineering or aviation related field

  • Supervision of management team members

  • Fleet specific airworthiness release

  • Finance, Project Management, SCEPTRE

  • Engineering, Inspection, or Planning roles

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