Aircraft Maintenance Manager (Part 145 Repair Station)

Technical Operations Chicago, Illinois


Position at Gogo Commercial Aviation

In this role, the Manager will run the day to day operations for a Part 145 repair station. This role also requires the Manager to be designated as the FAA Accountable Manager. This position must be a self-starter with little or no supervision, and able to make decisions based on FAA regulatory requirements. Repair station manuals must be kept current and up to date with Gogo policy and procedures for conducting maintenance on customer aircraft. The manager will be required to participate/facilitate in meetings to address operational goals and constraints. The manager also will be required to monitor contractor performance, and adherence to the contract and customer requirements.

·   Positively lead and ensure safety, compliance, security and quality as a fundamental function of the overall responsibility.

·   Lead and direct the proper application of company policies and procedures, maintenance procedures, and applicable regulations.

·   Oversees and provides technical support for personnel performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on the ABS system.

·   Facilitate and ensure close communication with Line Maintenance Stations, Maintenance Control, Quality Control, and Materials departments on issues that impact maintenance or maintenance schedules.

·   Assist in coordinating with the Line Stations and Materials Department to ensure timely availability of parts, equipment and hardware.

·   Insures all tooling and test equipment required to maintain the ABS system is available and up to date.

·   Insures all work accomplished is done in accordance with all company, airline partner and FAA regulations.

·   Assist in the development of a maintenance and preventative maintenance program.

·   Coordinate and execute all local badge and access permit requirements with the airport authority.

·   Participate with and lead the team to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair any discrepancies related to the aircraft in accordance with approved technical data.

·   Monitor the maintenance schedule and line maintenance footprint to assure that maximum productivity is achieved in the most cost-effective manner.

·   Continuously evaluate resources and ensure that the required personnel, tooling, and equipment are available to execute the maintenance mission.

·   Schedule personnel to meet requirements for work to be performed.

·   Ensure a comprehensive review and/or check of aircraft paperwork
and records are properly completed at each station on a continuous basis.

·   Maintain repair station operations speciation’s and required rosters.

·   Maintain a positive relationship with the FAA and Gogo customers.

·   Assist in analyzing system reliability and suggest a course of action based on those findings.

·   Measure the performance of each station to ensure assigned work is      performed as agreed upon each day.

·   Responsible for self-audits per part 145 of assigned line stations.

·   Ensure line technical staff has adequate training to perform tasks and adequate mix of skill and qualifications at assigned stations. Also, conduct repair station needs assessments and long with personnel needs assessments.

·   Manage a staff of operational direct reports with all administrative functions.

·   Perform other tasks as assigned by the Director ATO.




·   College degree preferred

·   Airframe & Powerplant Certificate required.

·   At least 5 years of commercial aircraft maintenance experience to include a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory/management role.

·   Proven experience in establishing and maintaining line maintenance stations required.

·   The ability to work with and understand maintenance manuals, maintenance programs, reliability programs.

·   Must have a strong knowledge of FAA regulations, as it pertains to part 43, 65, 121, and 145.

·   Must have a clear understanding of typical Part 121 maintenance manuals.

·   Possesses strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

·   Strong Computer skills required including Microsoft Office.

·   Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 50% of the time.

·   Must hold a valid U.S. Passport

·   Must be able to obtain AOA airport badges

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