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Aviation Maintenance Manager (R2581)

Shield AI

Shield AI

Dallas, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, September 8, 2023
Introduction to Shield AI
Founded in 2015, Shield AI is a venture-backed defense technology company whose mission is to protect service members and civilians with intelligent systems. In pursuit of this mission, Shield AI is building the world’s best AI pilot. Its AI pilot, Hivemind, has flown a fighter jet (F-16), a vertical takeoff and landing drone (V-BAT), and a quadcopter (Nova). The company has offices in San Diego, Dallas, Washington DC and abroad. Shield AI’s products and people are currently in the field actively supporting operations with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. allies.
Job Description:
The Aviation Maintenance Manager will lead an organization which provides company-wide execution of standardized and prioritized organizational maintenance support to Capital owned hardware.

What You'll Do:

  • Lead a maintenance organization which conducts organizational maintenance on company owned Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and associated Ground Support Equipment (GSE).
  • Refine and maintain written training and certification requirements for maintenance personnel.
  • Staff and train the maintenance department with sufficient qualified personnel to provide daily maintenance for company owned UAVs and GSE.
  • Coordinate the development, publishing, and configuration management of maintenance manuals and troubleshooting tasks for use by maintenance personnel.
  • Identify Line Replaceable Units (LRU) and define LRU kits which should be included in maintenance manuals and orderable via the company’s supply system.
  • Sustain a company-wide daily maintenance tracker/prioritization dashboard.
  • Sustain a software system to track aircraft logbooks, parts, maintenance actions, and other pertinent maintenance data.

Required Qualifications:

  • Project Management experience, including managing schedules, budget, resources, and multidisciplinary teams.
  • Experience with aviation maintenance and operations, including coordinating work across multiple departments.
  • Significant experience and excellent skills with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent skills in leadership, time management, organization, team management.
  • Ability to run advanced projects/programs consisting of multiple interrelated projects, in a manner that is largely self-directed.
  • Excellent verbal and written ability.
  • BS in related field
  • You have a demonstrated record of working hard, being a trustworthy teammate, holding yourself and others to high standards, and being kind to others

Preferred Qualifications:

  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certification
  • Previous leadership experience with a military maintenance organization
  • Experience in field of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
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Total package details:
Regular employee positions: Salary within range listed above + Bonus + Benefits + Equity
Temporary employee positions: Hourly within range listed above + temporary benefits package (applicable after 60 days of employment)
*Interns/Military Fellows/Part-time not eligible for bonus, benefits or equity
Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, licenses and certifications, and specific work location. All offers are contingent on a cleared background and possible reference check.
If you're interested in being part of our team, apply now!
Shield AI is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.