United Airlines Senior Manager - Flight Safety Action Program and Fatigue Risk in Chicago, Illinois

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Join this crucial department to keep our aircraft flying safely. Members of this department conduct flight safety investigations, educate pilots on potential safety threats and more.

Job overview and responsibilities

Lead the Flight Safety Action Program (FSAP) and support the Fatigue Risk Management Plan (FRMP). The position is responsible for the team that processes safety reports, oversees corrective/compliance actions, and produces Safety Assurance data for the Safety Management System (SMS). FSAP and FRMP data supports Safety Action Team and Safety Roundtable meetings across operating groups and works closely with sibling Event Review Committee meetings where appropriate. The position also works closely with Flight Operations to provide fatigue risk management mitigation techniques.

  • Represent United Airlines as a principal member and management representative of the joint UAL/FAA/ALPA Flight Safety Action Program (FSAP) Event Review Committee (ERC) that provides daily oversight and review of FSAP reports. Identify non-compliance and non-conformance discrepancies related to United’s flight operations and recommend corrective actions to division and company leadership. Monitor and coordinate incident follow-up with company, unions, government and external agencies to ensure implementation of satisfactory and comprehensive corrective actions. Responsible for communicating FSAP ERC corrective actions information to the United line pilots via print, video, and web-based platforms

  • Oversees one of the two Event Review Committees and acts as the backup for the Flight Qualified ERC leader with regard to pilot communications. As needed may be the alternate for the MD Aviation Safety and represent United at industry events as assigned

  • Oversee the fatigue and safety risk management and mitigation by identifying trends, suggesting actions and communicating changes implemented by operating divisions, monitor SMS maturation, and continuously improve the risk reporting program for the enterprise


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • FAA certified airman with an ATP or related industry experience

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Minimum 3 years as a 14 CFR Part 121 Captain

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • Leadership experience, budget experience

  • Experience with ASAP program

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 13 Corporate Safety

Function: Professional Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled