Aviation Maintenance Director

Website City of Atlanta


The salary for this positon is $120,000 – $137,100

This position will expire on October 4, 2021

General Description and Classification Standards

Reports to the Assistant General Manager of Maintenance, directs multiple assigned major airport functions, including strategic asset management, airfield, landside and facility maintenance, contract management, fleet/stockroom management, etc.
Responsible for both strategic planning and day-to-day direction of assigned areas; Leads a very large and diverse staff; allocates budgeted resources as needed; establishes processes and procedures; gives appropriate and effective feedback to personnel and programs; holds staff accountable; ensures compliance with enterprise maintenance management systems software
Provides functional and operational leadership to technical staff who are assigned to implement projects and /or conduct property assessments, develop recommendations for renewal and replacement projects, develop preventative and predictive maintenance programs.
Supervision Received

Direction received is very general and focuses more on long-term and short-term operating objectives.

This is a policy-advisory level of management position. Therefore, positive influence leadership is paramount.

Decision Making

Position makes decisions regarding resource allocation among units’ management, regarding daily operating policies and processes. The ability to make effective impromptu and calculated decisions are paramount.

Leadership Provided

Position has directional authority over a group of managers and provides high level coaching and development for direct and high potential employees. Provides guidance to a varied group of Managers and Supervisors or may directly supervise a staff of professionals and team leaders engaged in an organization-wide or policy-advisory activity.

Guidance should typically be general in nature and focus on objectives, end results, and policies. Position must be skilled in effective feedback for managers and teams reporting and develop tools and metrics to hold all areas accountable.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive.  May perform other duties as assigned.

Supervise and evaluate assigned staff, address employee concerns, directs work assignments, counsels, and disciplines employees when necessary, and completes employee performance evaluations.
Provide technical guidance and direction and recommend changes in policies and procedures and personnel.
Uses independent judgment and discretion in managing and handling emergency situations, determining, and deciding upon procedures to be implemented, setting priorities, maintaining standards, and resolving problems.
Has the exemplary organizational, managerial, and technical skills required to supervise a department with more than 180 employees that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Comply with local, state, and federal codes and standards by directing and monitoring the work of staff, vendors, and contractors.
Administrative Duties

Oversee the purchasing of supplies and materials and the managing of consultant contracts. Track monthly expenditures, compare them with prepared budgets and adjust as necessary to complete the mission within the budget. Dashboard, statistician and data collection a plus.
Develop a comprehensive administrative maintenance program, including service-level standards to clearly define operational priorities.
Set Airport-specific preventive maintenance targets and performance standards. Develop matrixes to measure performance.
Prepare the division’s annual operating budget, develop budget justifications, and cost estimates, and monitor actual performance and expenditures.

Interface routinely with crew leaders; operations representatives; police, fire, and security personnel; Airport engineers; air traffic control tower supervisors; contractors; sales representatives; and the Airport’s senior staff.
Participate in meetings with Department of Aviation personnel and Airport stakeholders and make presentations when necessary.
Review technical papers, catalogs and other reference materials and confer with equipment sales representatives to aid in the selection and recommendation of new supplies and maintenance methods to improve operations.
Record-keeping and Documentation

Maintain records and supporting documents pertaining to airfield and facility maintenance to retain Airport certification and demonstrate best management practices.
Use MAXIMO to supply work orders and to predict, plan, allocate resource and execute maintenance activities.
Perform a critical role in asset management and total cost of ownership by providing records of preventive maintenance performed on facilities and the airfield.
Quality Assurance

Ensure all maintenance projects are completed in a timely, efficient manner according to performance standards and work plans.
Monitor and control maintenance, repair and alteration work on Airport facilities and systems.
Knowledge, Skills & Job This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully.  It is not an exhaustive list.

Knowledge of all applicable laws, ordinances, policies, standards, and regulations governing airport operations to include airfield certification, asset management, maintenance, and emergency planning; knowledge of organization and direction of functions, activities and services in the operation and maintenance of city airports; practices, procedures and techniques involved in the research; knowledge of aviation terms and communication phraseology.

Strong analytical, and presentation skills and a strong understanding of airport industry, facilities maintenance; asset management; strong personnel management skills; exceptional skills in communicating and listening to effectively convey information verbally and in writing.

Ability to organize and direct programs and resources involved in the operation, maintenance and development of airports; coordinate programs, communications, information and personnel to assure airport compliance with established requirements and meet city airport needs; supervise, train and evaluate the performance and professional development of assigned personnel; collaborate with others in the research, development and implementation of revenue-generating airport programs, projects and functions; effectively work, make decisions and communicate under a variety of emergency conditions.

To apply for this job email your details to Marna.Shackleford@atl.com

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