AAR CORP Aircraft Project Manager (non-PMP) in INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana

Title: Aircraft Project Manager (non-PMP)

Location: United States-Indiana-Indianapolis

Job Number: 8302

SUMMARY:

Manages customer aircraft projects from induction to delivery, including but not limited to coordination and monitoring the timely completion of all maintenance activities to ensure aircraft is re-delivered to the customer on/or ahead of schedule.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly responsible for implementing effective daily flow of all maintenance activities

  • Coordinates and monitors the completion events to accomplish customer aircraft work scopes

  • Maintains and updates aircraft status reports and coordinate with appropriate departments to ensure the customer requirements are met

  • Actively interfaces with appropriate departments to ensure contract compliance, as well as technical and financial performance

  • Manage project budget

  • Regularly communicates with the customer on the status of the project to include issues which may impact the aircraft’s scheduled delivery date

  • Assist in the preparation of project plans and schedules, including requirements, tasks, work assignments, resources, and the inclusion of project milestones

  • Assist in the selection of staff for project teams, as indicated by project skills requirements

  • Provide technical guidance and assistance to project staff

  • Report to management on project progress, problems, and the need for changes

  • Ensure that all work and documentation meets customer and company requirements

  • Fulfill administrative project reporting requirements

  • Assist Production Supervisors as required to manage check flow, resources, or other needs to ensure timely, efficient, and safe delivery of aircraft project

  • Manage and coordinate with all internal departments and external vendors as required to ensure proper resources are available for project execution

  • Maintain project status reporting requirements to production and all other maintenance departments

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws

  • Assists with interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Commitment to company values and ethics

  • Personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work ethic

  • Organization: Very detail oriented and always comes prepared

  • Communication: Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

  • Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities

  • Leadership: demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others

Qualifications:

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Must have current and active FAA Airframe and Powerplant License

  • 5 years (minimum) prior experience in aircraft maintenance environment required (i.e., Airline, Modification/Repair/Overhaul, or Manufacture) required

  • 3 years (minimum) supervisory experience required

  • Knowledgeable of aircraft maintenance operations and applicable FAA regulations (i.e., Part 121, 135, 145, etc.)

  • Strong customer relationship skills

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

Preferred skills

  • PMP certified

  • Process Improvement experience (i.e., Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, ISO9000 LICENSING, etc.)

  • Planning/Scheduling experience

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, and is required to frequently stand and walk. There is a high level of standing and walking.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The environment characteristic for this position is 80% an office setting and 20% aircraft hangar and in aircraft setting. Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business setting. SIGNATURE I have read and agree that the contents of this job description accurately reflect my understanding of what is expected of me in this position Name........................................................... Signature..................................................... Date.............................................................

AAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.