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Maintenance Operations Planner

Maintenance Operations Planner

locationVandalia, OH, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/5/2024
Full Time


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About PSA

PSA Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines, offers unparalleled opportunities for growth and professional development. We value teamwork, diversity, and inclusivity and strive to create a safe, respectful, and happy work environment for our more than 4,000 employees. Our company culture, known as The PSA Way, is our foundation for operation and fosters stability, growth and a focus on the future while always placing safety at the forefront of everything we do. We are driven in our goals and achievements, eager to be better. We are reliable to one another and accountable for our actions. And we are caring in our daily interactions, with teammates, colleagues, and customers. Join our team to enjoy comprehensive benefits, including travel privileges on the American Airlines global network, so you can explore new destinations and create unforgettable memories with family and friends.


PSA offers the benefits you expect from a company focused on excellence. All eligible team members enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Travel privileges on the American Airlines global network
  • A generous vacation plan designed to let you enjoy your travel perks
  • 401(k) with company match
  • American Airlines Group (AAG) profit-sharing and bonus opportunities
  • A choice of three health plan options, all with nationwide coverage with the UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus network
  • Premium dental coverage
  • Vision plan options provided, including a plan that covers both glasses and contacts every year    
  • Benefits navigation services, including finding a doctor, scheduling an appointment, understanding your medical bills, and free second opinion services
  • Access to 24-hour virtual urgent care services
  • Family planning and fertility treatment
  • LGBTQ+ friendly services including gender affirming care, assistance finding knowledgeable providers, and family planning
  • Company-paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Short-term and Long-term Disability, and supplemental life insurance options for spouses and dependent children
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care services
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program providing a range of services, including 5 free in-person sessions with a health care professional


Position SummaryThe Maintenance Operations Planner impacts PSA Airlines' growth by overseeing that the aircraft maintenance program tasks are executed, performed, and completed in an effective and efficient manner. The Maintenance Operation Planner, located in OCC, is responsible for monitoring, planning, routing and scheduling required maintenance on short-range (1-7 days) aircraft plan.  Job Responsibilities 

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

  • Analyze and conduct scheduling and work load planning to ensure maximum efficiency and full compliance with maintenance requirements. 
  • Monitor, forecast and coordinate the scheduling of short-range maintenance requirements on aircraft. 
  • Effectively and efficiently, utilizing company computer systems to identify maintenance aircraft requirements and assigned/capable overnight stations ensuring the timely compliance. 
  • Monitor aircraft status and station operations and coordinate routing/rerouting aircraft to facilitate any operational irregularities while maintaining the integrity of the maintenance plan and established company performance objectives. 
  • Coordinate and communicate all "day of" operational changes affecting the maintenance plan, resolve conflicts between the maintenance and the daily operational schedules. 
  • Provide constant oversight of the short-range maintenance plan advising the Supervisor and Maintenance Planning department of any irregularities, and dispatch coordinators of any routing of any conflicts affecting the maintenance schedule. 
  • Balance station nightly workload; coordinate with Base Stations on overnight work plan, ensuring scheduled maintenance optimizes station capacity and capabilities. 
  • Coordinate with internal, functional departments to ensure parts, material, tooling and manpower are available for the work to be scheduled. 
  • Coordinate with OCC personnel for ferry or repositioning of scheduled maintenance aircraft. 
  • Create, review, and execute daily work orders to the required maintenance bases via electronic planning platform. 
  • Work closely with MOC & Liaison Engineering personnel in tracking and scheduling fault/deferred maintenance items such as Minimal Equipment List (MELs) and Configuration Deviation List (CDLs). 
  • Provides daily turnover communication to fellow team members of critical tasks and items of importance affecting the operation. 
  • Ensure all specified policies, practices and procedures are complied with. 
  • Responsible for the Company's Security and Safety Management System (SMS) and associated Safety Risk Management and Safety Assurance outputs 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Position Specifics

Qualifications Required
  • High School diploma or equivalent 
  • Strong analytical and computer skills with advance knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, with a strong emphasis on Microsoft Excel 
  • Ability to speak/read/write in English.   
  • If hired, must be able to demonstrate that you are authorized to work in the US.   
  • College degree or equivalent amount of work experience - two years' experience in aircraft maintenance scheduling/planning/programs or relative field. 
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant certification. 

Additional Information 

Delegation: In absence, responsibilities delegated to Supervisor of MTX Planning. 

Authorities: None 

Supervisory Responsibility:  This is not a supervisory position.

Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment.  This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, telephones, photocopiers, facsimile machines and filing cabinets.Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. This is largely a sedentary role; however, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb up and down stairs; lift weight up to 25 lbs; use hands to handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.AAP/EEO Statement: PSA Airlines is an equal opportunity employer; qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.Security Clearance: All employees are required to pass the fingerprint-based criminal history records check (CHRC) per 49CFR1542.209 as well as a pre-employment drug screen.Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designated to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.