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Aviation Technical Services Director, Aircraft Maintenance in Kansas City, Missouri

Director, Aircraft Maintenance

MCI, 11268 N Convair Dr, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Req #948

Monday, March 25, 2024

We areTrusted Partners | Supporting Flight. Our more than 52 years of success is the result of our employees who have dedicated themselves to providing unmatched quality, service and safety in aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul. Being a part of ATS offers an opportunity to build meaningful partnerships, innovate new ideas, do the right thing, and make our company a great place to work!

SUMMARY: With minimal oversight, the Director, Aircraft Maintenance is responsible for m aintaining a Business Unit which ensures that all personnel perform their duties in compliance with the requirements of the ATS repair station manual and that all maintenance of aircraft are performed in accordance with approved Federal Aviation Administration, manufacturer, and customer procedures and requirements at ATS’ Airframe locations . Responsible for leading, directing, and controlling the resources required to successfully accomplish compliance goals.


  • Provides consistent daily direction to first line reporting managers in assigned Airframe locations.

  • Walks the operations floor daily, attends organized board walks, providing guidance and leadership when needed.

  • Reviews the work performed and the coordination of personnel according to the demands of maintenance scheduling and priorities.

  • Partners with Human Resources in the hiring and qualification of maintenance personnel as determined by experience, training and performance.

  • Works closely with support team leaders and others to ensure work scopes are scheduled, planned, and accomplished in a manner conducive to proper completion.

  • Ensures that maintenance is properly performed in accordance with repair station procedures.

  • Responsible for the Safety and Quality, and daily emphasis, to ensure compliance.

  • Partners with Project Managers and Program Management to ensure customer communication and coordination are timely and sufficient.

  • Serves as a key point of contact for customers, including resolution of customer concerns.

  • Provides input in development of long-range goals and objectives as well as clear metrics to measure success.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in commercial aircraft maintenance and/or MRO.

  • Minimum of six (6) years’ MRO management experience preferred.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit; use their hands and arms; and talk or hear; and focus on objects close up. The employee will also be required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


The full base pay range for this position is $122,000 - $182,000 annualized, exclusive of benefits or potential bonuses. The lower end of the range represents the target base pay for those beginning or developing in the role. The higher end of the range is intended for those who have mastered the role, with proven significant expertise, high achievement, and specialized skills. If you are hired at ATS, your salary will be based on factors including skills, education and experience. In addition to those factors – we consider internal equity of our current employees when determining offers. This position is eligible for an annual bonus. We also offer a generous benefits package, as detailed below.


ATS offers employees a wide range of benefit options to support the health and financial security of their families.

Health: To give employees flexibility to select the coverage that best meets their family’s needs, ATS offers a choice of comprehensive medical/pharmacy plans, dental and vision plans, health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, and voluntary benefits including accident and critical illness.

Financial: The ATS 401(k) plan includes employer matching contributions and a variety of investment options to help employees reach their financial goals. Employees also have access to financial advisors at no cost for personalized, professional, licensed assistance. ATS provides company-paid life and disability insurance, with an option to purchase more. Other available benefits include legal services and discounted home and pet insurance.

Time-Off: ATS supports employee work-life balance by providing paid-time off (PTO) and paid holidays, as well as paid parental leave . PTO accruals start at 104 hours per year and employees receive 64 hours of holiday leave throughout the year.

Incentive Program: ATS employees are eligible for an incentive plan based upon their role within the organization.

Tuition/License Assistance : ATS offers a generous tuition reimbursement program including Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) student loan repayment, Airframe/Powerplant (A&P) certification (coursework and/or testing), and business-related degrees.

Employee Assistance Program: ATS makes access to support easy for our employees and their families through our Employee Assistance Program, with confidential 24/7 counseling and referrals, for help with challenges that life can bring.

Discounts: ATS has partnered with local and national vendors to provide employees with discounts on entertainment, mobile phones and service, computer hardware and software, gym memberships, rental cars and more.

Career Development: The ATS Academy programs offer both technical skills and leadership training opportunities for those looking to add skills to their technical toolbox or move into a leadership role. Our Apprenticeship Program offers robust on the job training for anyone looking to begin a career in aviation maintenance.

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  • MCI, 11268 N Convair Dr, Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America