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Job Role:
Maintenance Repair Operations, Other
United States
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Job description


Security Clearance: NACLC

Job Summary

The Flight Line Supervisor is responsible for the safe, efficient, and economical performance of all assigned maintenance personnel. This position assists the department foreman in directing the day-to-day work activities of an Aircraft Maintenance department or work group to help meet the schedules and goals of the production department.

Principal Accountabilities

(Typical duties include the following, although specific duties vary by assignment or contract.)

  • Supervise all Flight Line activities or any other assigned maintenance functions to and ensure all maintenance is performed in accordance with applicable maintenance manuals and established policies and procedures.
  • Supervise assigned Flight Line personnel to ensure safe, on time completion of all work assigned and provide serviceable airworthy aircraft for scheduled operations.
  • Direct all maintenance activities performed by assigned work centers to ensure discipline, efficient utilization of assigned personnel, quantity and quality of production, and cleanliness of facilities during all shifts.
  • Ensure assigned personnel are qualified to perform tasks assigned to them. Increase assigned personnel technical knowledge by ensuring proper training is conducted by supervisors, Lead Person, and Crew Leaders.
  • Coordinate with Maintenance Control and Quality Assurance as required.
  • Supervise aircraft fueling operations and ensure performance is in accordance with Company Policy and NAVAIR procedures.
  • Ensure all records and reports required by Maintenance are maintained properly and accurate. Ensure all reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Maintenance Control and down-line stations are aware of any Flight Line /Maintenance problems/issues.
  • Ensure the quality of work and proper documentation; making, if applicable, the necessary corrections prior to work completion.
  • Ensure and coordinate the provision of the required parts and materials to the repair station which, in turn, helps to prevent maintenance work delays or stoppage.
  • Work with Maintenance Control to coordinate flight schedules and job tasks.
  • Accountable for the control and security of company property on the job site.
  • Determine work procedures and schedules.
  • Supervise and manage group leaders and employees fairly and consistently. Address complaints, resolve problems, reward and discipline employees as needed.
  • Develop and comply with safety, health, and environmental standards. Ensure proper training of all personnel according to the training program developed for all positions/tasks in assigned Work Centers.
  • Participate in and support continuous improvement activities and systems.
  • Directly supervise up to 70 Flight Line/GSE personnel.
  • Perform other qualified duties as assigned.

Knowledge & Skills

  • Ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Company policies and appropriate regulations.
  • Ability to plan, assign, and direct work objectives.
  • Ability to address complaints and resolve problems.
  • Able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily; able to read, decipher, and communicate findings of wiring diagrams schematics and complex aircraft regulatory documents.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply common sense along with the understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Maintain proper communication channels with personnel within the department by consistently holding meetings and participating in other meetings as required by supervisors. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Must possess knowledge/expertise in Flight Line Operations/Maintenance, including knowledge and experience on assigned or similar aircraft.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of applicable technical manuals, service bulletins, maintenance manuals, maintenance forms, and continuous inspection procedures.
  • Ability to organize and plan work assigned while adhering to deadlines with focus on attention to detail.
  • Must possess mathematical skills.
  • Must be able to read, write, and interpret instructions, technical manuals and/or directives including the ability to read, write, understand, and communicate the English language, and to follow and administer verbal and written instruction.

Experience & Education

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Five (5) or more years Aircraft Maintenance experience as an Aircraft Mechanic or Flight Line Supervisor.
  • Prior supervisory experience is required.
  • Must have prior experience operating aircraft ground servicing equipment such as tugs, tractors, servicing carts, test equipment, hand tools, power tools, shears, rivet guns, and drills.
  • Must be able to pass any government and/or company licensing/qualification requirements for the position.
  • Additional experience/education may be required by contract or assignment.

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Generally works in normal office environment, but may be required to travel domestically and internationally on short notice, to austere environments, under harsh living conditions


  • May be required to travel domestically and internationally on short notice, to austere environments.