The aircraft maintenance manager oversees maintenance employees, ensuring that work is completed and that effective quality control practices are in place. They also perform maintenance jobs in addition to overseeing maintenance operations. Maintenance managers also administer training to employees, as well as develop innovative solutions to make aircraft maintenance processes more efficient and effective. The maintenance manager may contribute to changes in their company's maintenance manual. Additionally, they must communicate and coordinate with other departments within the company and report to superiors and other employees about budget goals and maintenance operations.
For aircraft maintenance manager positions, extensive relevant experience is required. The aircraft maintenance manager should have experience with the type of aircraft that they will oversee. A high school diploma is usually needed, as is a Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. This position requires some physical stamina, as the manager is expected to work not only in an office, but directly in the field as well. Strong leadership and communication skills are essential.
Aircraft Maintenance Manager Tasks
Diagnose aircraft maintenance issues and provide cost estimates for repairs and modifications.
Supervise aircraft maintenance, modifications, and repairs.
Monitor tool and part inventories and the condition and maintenance of shops to ensure adequate working conditions.
Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance.