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

Title: Aircraft Project Manager (non-PMP)

Location: United States-Indiana-Indianapolis

Job Number: 8302


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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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



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.


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


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.