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Assistant Manager - Vendor Maintenance Operations

United Airlines

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5 days ago

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There’s never been a more exciting time to join United Airlines. We’re on a path towards becoming the best airline in the history of aviation. Our shared purpose – Connecting People, Uniting the World – is about more than getting people from one place to another. It also means that as a global company that operates in hundreds of locations around the world with millions of customers and tens of thousands of employees, we have a unique responsibility to uplift and provide opportunities in the places where we work, live and fly, and we can only do that with a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. And we’re growing – in the years ahead, we’ll hire tens of thousands of people across every area of the airline. Our careers include a competitive benefits package aimed at keeping you happy, healthy and well-traveled. From employee-run "Business Resource Group" communities to world-class benefits like parental leave, 401k and privileges like space available travel, United is truly a one-of-a-kind place to work. Are you ready to travel the world?

At United, we have some of the best aircraft in the world. Our Technical Operations team is full of aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities professionals, and supply chain teams that help make sure they’re well taken care of and ready to get our customers to their desired destinations. If you’re ready to work on our planes, join our Tech Ops experts and help keep our fleet in tip-top shape.

This role will oversee both Nigeria and Ghana Vendor Line Maintenance Operations.

Job overview and responsibilities

The Assistant Manager - Vendor Maintenance Operations Nigeria provides leadership to an assigned area for contracted Vendor Line Maintenance Operations. This role ensures the highest levels of safety, operational performance, and regulatory compliance with a strong focus on product covering International contracted Line Maintenance Stations. Must have a strong focus on process improvement, cost control and building and maintaining strategic working relationships with local airport operations, contracted maintenance providers, and key internal stakeholders across the company.

  • Oversight of departmental strategy and business plan through direct leadership of management team within all assigned regions
  • Oversight for financial and budgetary compliance for all assigned Contracted Vendor Line Maintenance regions
  • Ensure safety and security of aircraft and operations
  • Interface with regulatory authorities and local governments, including assigned regional locations, to ensure regulatory compliance of technical operations activities on a regional basis
  • Maintain a high level of communication with Regional Contracted Vendor Line Maintenance providers and appropriate regional management levels & employee groups within the organization and across divisions as applicable
  • Participate in daily operational meetings to communicate status of operations, highlighting significant events and provide direction to ensure divisional objectives are achieved
  • Identify key issues needing to be addressed and assign projects where applicable
  • Establish and execute regional performance goals and objectives aligning with divisional and company goals
  • Maintain a high level of awareness of operational, financial, compliance, safety and human resource related performance objectives
  • Provide leadership and guidance to an assigned regional organization that includes contracted vendors and interface with regional airport operations personnel to maximize productivity and foster effective working relationships through teamwork across all functions of the division that encapsulate
  • Contracted Vendor Line Maintenance Operations

This position is offered on local terms and conditions. Expatriate assignments and sponsorship for employment visas, even on a time-limited visa status, will not be awarded.



  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • FAA Certified A&P License OR EASA Qualifications
  • Extensive Line Maintenance Operational Management experience with Widebody qualifications
  • Line Maintenance Operations
  • Contract management skills
  • Proficient in all MS Office Applications
  • Ability to analyze and present change initiatives to leadership
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to build relationships
  • Ability to travel up to 30%
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to train contracted personnel on General Maintenance Manual policies and procedures (GMMV) and electronic logbook (Vendor Webtech)
  • Ability to obtain an airport badge
  • Ability to obtain a valid passport and US visa
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Nigeria for any employer without sponsorship
  • Must be fluent in English (written and spoken)
  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position


  • AA or higher degree in Aviation Business Management
  • Six Sigma/Lean Management
  • Hub or Large Station Line experience
  • Airworthiness Release on Widebody Aircraft
  • Extensive knowledge of Foreign Carriers training and Ops Spec details

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

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