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Fleet Management Planner (DEA Program) Ft. Worth, Texas - Fort Worth, Texas

Company/Organization: Vertex Aerospace

Position: Management

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 8/8/2019 2:47:48 PM


The FM Planner is responsible to the FM Lead for performing duties assigned. Exercises independent judgment and possesses abilities sufficient to monitor maintenance activity of multiple aircraft and react to maintenance related issues with company mechanics and subcontractors. Employee consults with the FM Lead where departures from standard practices are involved. This position is a full time responsibility and must be located at the main operating site, Aviation Operations Center (AOC) at Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas.

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following duties. Additional essential functions may be identified by the organization and listed as such in the incumbent's performance appraisal elements. Various tasks may be assigned under each essential function. Those that are listed under the examples of work are not all inclusive; they are examples only and may be amended or added to as needed by the organization:
  • Informs and discusses aircraft and maintenance issues with FM Lead, Aircraft Maintenance Manager, Program Manager and customer representatives.
  • Maintains strict adherence to airworthiness directives and OEM requirements.
  • Performs tasking outlined in FAR 91.405(a) and assists with FAR 91.405(b) entries for aircraft return to service
  • Enters and tracks aircraft maintenance data in current MRO tracking system
  • Documents aircraft status throughout the day in MRO tracking system and updates the Aircraft Daily Status Report.
  • Builds detailed list of inspection and maintenance events; incorporates the list into a bid package that is supplied to the Acquisition Section to obtain cost quotes.
  • Assists in monitoring and coordinating cost, schedule, and on-time delivery of all ongoing aircraft maintenance events including special projects.
  • Assists in expediting service supplier support / part(s) / material(s) when required for AOG aircraft
  • Assists Vertex field site mechanics and subcontractors with technical issues, directing them to the appropriate maintenance technical staff for assistance.
  • Assists in forecasting significant scheduled maintenance inspections and life limited component overhauls and retirements; provides aircraft downtime estimates to FM Lead.
  • Ensures compliance with company and contract policies and procedures and ethics programs.
  • Assists in resolving conflicts, discrepancies or omissions related to technical guidance.
  • Ensures compliance with all safety precautions.
  • Able to work any assigned shift or schedule, including mission support outside normal duty hours.
  • Travels as required to support program and mission requirements.Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Incumbent performs other job-related tasks as assigned and required; any duties/tasks included in the employee's performance evaluation elements are essential to that employee's position within the job classification.


  • Bachelor's Degree plus 6 years' monitoring aircraft maintenance of diversified, as well as remotely located, aircraft fleet OR Associate's Degree's plus 10 years' experience monitoring aircraft maintenance of diversified, as well as remotely located, aircraft fleet OR High School diploma or GED equivalent plus 14 years' experience monitoring aircraft maintenance of diversified, as well as remotely located, aircraft fleet.
  • Two year technical trade school, military experience, or equivalent on-the-job training required.
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant License preferred
  • Experience shall be in a similar position within the last twelve (12) months; shall possess a working knowledge of the applicable Federal Aviation Administration's Regulations (FAR) and its application to aircraft support and maintenance events.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee works in an office type environment the majority of the time sitting, typing, using a computer terminal, conducting business on the phone. Employee at times may be required to evaluate aircraft maintenance requirements by surveying aircraft in hangar and shop areas which may require employee to stand; walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be required to reach with hands and arms as well as push and pull items. The employee must able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds regularly.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Normal day to day working conditions are inside an environmentally controlled office occasionally evaluating an aircraft in a hangar with good ventilation and air flow. Work may be required in outside weather conditions where employee will be exposed to all types of environmental conditions and extremes such as hot, cold, rain, wind, etc.
While performing duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is required to wear personal protective equipment including eye protection, ear protection, and other required equipment anytime the potential for hazards exist. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.
Vertex Equal Opportunity Employer #8211; minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.

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