• Senior Maintenance Planning Specialist

    Post Begin Date 7 days ago(8/13/2019 2:55 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Technical Operations (Aircraft Maintenance)
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    02-Technical Operations
  • Overview

    We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.



    • Plan, schedule and coordinate of Through, Overnight, Intermediate, Hangar Overnight and Heavy maintenance on the day of operations.
    • Coordinate with Flight operations on maintenance routing requirements.
    • Manage and balance the work load for Line Overnight and Intermediate Maintenance as required to meet company targets.
    • Forecast, plan and implement short and long term plans for hangar overnight maintenance including Long Weekend maintenance visits.
    • Coordinate with Maintenance Control, Maintenance Stations and Flight Dispatch during irregular operations to ensure successful completion of due maintenance.
    • Investigate, track and manage deferred maintenance, including but not limited to defects, maintenance tasks and Engineering orders.
    • Review and audit the Maintenance Planning Schedule reports to ensure all required maintenance is scheduled prior to the due date.
    • Perform the duties of the Maintenance Planner and / or the Maintenance Planning Specialist as directed by their leader.
    • Perform other duties in the field of Maintenance Planning as directed by their leader. 

    Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.


    May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders.




    High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

    Must be at least 18 years of age.

    Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.


    • Required - High School Degree.
    • Preferred - Bachelor's degree in Aviation Maintenance / Technology or equivalent.


    • 7 years airline maintenance planning/scheduling experience. Or,
    • A&P License plus 5 years airline maintenance planning/scheduling experience. Or,
    • A&P License, 2 years aircraft maintenance experience and 3 years airline maintenance planning/scheduling experience.


    • A&P license preferred.  


    • Must be able to provide friendly and hospitable assistance to peers and coworkers.
    • Must be capable of managing multiple priorities and able to make decisions in a rapidly changing environment.Must possess project management skills.
    • Must be capable of utilizing computerized data collection / maintenance automation system.
    • Must be able to review and understand technical publications, such as engineering orders and aircraft manuals.
    • Must be familiar with SWA e-mail system and other MS Software, such as Word & Excel.
    • Must possess organizational, time management, and written / oral communications skills.

    Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.


    Must be able to work well with others as part of a Team.



    • Must be able to work weekends, shifts and holidays as required. 

    Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.


    Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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