American Airlines Manager, Plant/Ground Service Equipment Line Maintenance in New York City, New York

Location: John F Kennedy Intl Apt Mtc (JFK-MNTC)

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 23901


Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.

You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.

What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.

Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job

Manage, develop, and deploy all aspects of facility maintenance operations for all buildings. Manage planning efforts, including project forecasting, budgeting, operations, maintenance programs, service contracts, and space management initiatives.

Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • Monitor and prioritize projects to ensure that all essential support systems are functional at JFK for all buildings

  • Act as the company subject matter expert on all building support systems including PCA System, Fuel Hydrant System and Fire System/Pump House, On-call 24 x 7

  • Project expenditures of repairs over short-, medium- and long-term occupancy of premises

  • Develop annual capital plan for each building

  • Develop annual management plan for all buildings

  • Manage the Request For Proposal (RFP) process and negotiate new and existing vendor maintenance service contracts

  • Partner with Corporate Real Estate and Finance to share information and collaborate on projects/initiatives, develop standards/procedures and maintain consistencies

  • Identify and achieve cost savings and increased efficiency opportunities through maximized utilization of suppliers

  • Develop annual expense plan and monitor the budget

  • Manage staff in numerous work locations

  • Complete other duties as required


Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in business management field or equivalent experience/training

  • Experience in building maintenance management or related field

  • Work experience with HVAC, UPS, back-up generators, and fire suppression systems

  • Strong knowledge of airport facilities maintenance and general repairs

  • Excellent technical/building systems understanding

  • Ability to understand and manage changing priorities related to corporate budget system, in order to maximize return on investment for available labor and capital resources; knowledge of/experience with department budget management and development

  • Ability to develop and implement routine maintenance and emergency response programs

  • Ability to effectively handle shifting priorities within a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

  • Strong leadership capabilities, with effective team management skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels within the organization, as well as with external contacts (e.g., vendors)

  • Ability to effectively delegate work assignments and manage crew of technicians

  • Strong organization abilities

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Indicate preferred education and experience requirements; not required to indicate number of years

  • List any special type of knowledge or experience that is not required to perform the job but would be a huge plus

  • Indicate any special skills, licenses, certifications, knowledge, etc. required

  • Acronyms must be spelled out the first time used

Additional Locations: None

Requisition ID: 23901

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