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Maintenance Manager - F-5 Aircraft Maintenance - NAS JRB New Orleans, LA - (Contingent) - New Orleans, Louisiana

Company/Organization: Vertex Aerospace

Position: Management

Job Type: Permanent

Posted: 4/12/2024 2:20:41 PM


The Vertex Company is a services solutions provider that operates as a federal government prime contractor. With over 7,000 employees in 200 locations worldwide, the Mississippi-based company offers vertically integrated solutions for defense and commercial customers.

Delivering integrated turnkey lifecycle support from concept definition, to engineering and manufacturing, through the end-of-life support of complex systems and platforms, Vertex offerings include all levels of aviation maintenance, worldwide contractor logistics support, systems engineering and integration, specialized onsite mission execution, high consequence training programs for defense and commercial customers, and integrated supply-chain solutions. Over our 50-year history, we have perfected the balance of cost, schedule, and performance to offer high-quality solutions that consistently exceed customer requirements.

Vertex has proudly been headquartered in Madison, Mississippi since 1974. Madison is a rapidly growing community just north of the Capitol. In 2019, Madison, MS ranked 31 out of 18,446 Best Places to live in America. In Mississippi, Madison ranked 1 in Best Places to Live, Best Place to raise a family, Best Public Schools, and safest city to live in. Vertex Aerospace strives to make a meaningful community and economic impact and was recognized as an MS 100 leading private company. Most recently Vertex was awarded the 2022 Military Friendlyreg; Employer designation and ranked number six in the nation on the Military Friendlyreg; Supplier Diversity Program list.

The Vertex Company is a portfolio company of American Industrial Partner (AIP), an operationally orientated private investment firm with a 30-year track record of working with management teams to build scaled world-class businesses (www.americanindustrial.com).

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for the leadership and management of the personnel assigned to the Maintenance Division.
  • Reports to the Site Manager.
  • Must be customer-oriented.
  • Plan, coordinate, oversee, and direct all scheduled and unscheduled O-level, selected-I and limited D-level maintenance of F-5 aircraft.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with OPNAVINST 4790.2 series maintenance publications.
  • Keep Site Manager up to date on all maintenance department actions and make recommendations to ensure its efficient operation.
  • Schedule daily/weekly/monthly meetings as necessary with functional managers for the successful accomplishment of all maintenance actions.
  • Liaison as necessary and meet with customer representatives in support of aircraft maintenance.
  • Prepare and submit to the Site Manager recommendations for manpower, materials, facilities, and capital equipment.
  • Ensure the enforcement of all safety rules, administrative policies, procedures, and government regulations
  • Analyze maintenance data to ensure the efficient management of the maintenance department.
  • Ensure all daily, weekly, and monthly required reports and maintenance CDRLs are submitted.
  • Conduct detachment planning meetings and determine manning, logistics, and equipment requirements.
  • Review the Monthly Maintenance Plan for accuracy and completeness.
  • Oversee Maintenance Admin and Logs and Records departments.
  • Provide information/data to the Logistics Manager for logistics planning, estimating, and procurement of components necessary to maintain contractual RFT requirements.
  • Evaluate existing methods and/or systems and potential improvements for compliance with maintenance requirements and cost-effectiveness.
  • Must be able to work day shift, night shift, or weekend duty and travel as part of a maintenance recovery team or detachment as required.
  • Will have experience writing with clarity and technical accuracy.
  • Practice good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention, and safety at all times.
  • Assists in flight line foreign object prevention walks
  • Will have knowledge of and understand supply procedures. Assist with ordering parts, tools, materials, and equipment as required.
  • Must comply with established General and Industrial Safety Rules and Regulations as applicable to the contract, facilities, and job assignments.



  • Shall possess a background in the field of aircraft maintenance and material support.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience (within the last 20 years) supervising and assigning program workloads as well as duties for entire shifts of workers performing aircraft maintenance repair, inspection, and modifications.
  • The 5 years' experience shall include a one-year minimum as a Maintenance or Production Control Supervisor.
  • The Maintenance Manager shall act as the Maintenance Master Chief Petty Officer (MMCPO) for the purpose of fulfilling qualification and programmatic duties IAW COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2(series).
  • Benefits include the following:
    • Healthcare coverage
    • Retirement plan
    • Life insurance, ADD, and disability benefits
    • Wellness programs
    • Paid time off, including holidays
    • Learning and Development resources
    • Employee assistance resources
  • Pay and benefits are subject to change at any time and may be modified at the discretion of the company, consistent with the terms of any applicable compensation or benefit plans.

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