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United Airlines Supervisor - Airframe Overhaul and Repair in San Francisco, California

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Technical Operations

Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United. The department includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.

Job overview and responsibilities

Responsible for the supervision and coordination of all maintenance functions on shift at the assigned location ensuring these activities are performed in a safe manner and in accordance with schedule requirements and in compliance with all established Company, regulatory and manufacturers' procedures and collective bargaining agreement. Assigns technician and related personnel in accordance with requirements to achieve maximum productivity and cost control. Ensures their team has the appropriate resources available and holds them accountable for the work assigned and performed to include process improvements.


  • Manages the aircraft visit plan by engaging our co-workers in the sequencing of work while providing leadership in support of resources for technical and operational support from our support teams

  • Ensures that paper, parts and tooling are in place to support the visit schedule

  • Executes the maintenance plan while ensuring compliance with FAA, OSHA and Environmental city and state requirements

  • Promotes an open and honest environment built on dignity and respect of all our co-workers


  • Manages the business unit to achieve the planned budget

  • Execute station performance goals and objectives aligning with divisional and company goals

  • Maintains a high level of awareness of operational, safety and human resource related performance objectives


  • Oversee safety and security of aircraft and operations to ensure regulatory compliance of technical operation activities


  • Maintain a high level of communication with employee groups within the station

  • Report status of operations, highlighting significant events to leadership whilst providing direction to assigned station personnel to ensure station and divisional objectives are achieved


  • High School Diploma/ GED equivalent

  • Equivalent work experience

  • Valid Driver's License

  • FAA A&P Certificate

  • Extensive knowledge of aircraft maintenance operations and applicable FAA regulations

  • Five (5) years in the aircraft maintenance industry with a minimum of two (2) years in a leadership role

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

  • Successful completion of interview require to meet job qualifications

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is essential function of the position

  • United will consider applicants with criminal histories consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance


  • Four (4) year degree in Aviation Maintenance or related fields

  • Continuous improvement exposure and or experience with improving departmental efficiencies

  • Lean certification

  • Strong background and technical knowledge on fleet types operated and maintenance programs

  • Two years in a leadership role within a large maintenance organization including a unionized labor workforce

  • A proven successful track record

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

Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance

Function: Tech Ops / Maintenance - Management & Administrative

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled