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Job Title
Fort Lauderdale Airport Maintenance Manager $70-90K base + bonus. Relocation available
Monday, March 18, 2024
Fort Lauderdale
Full/Part Time
Full Time
A.M. shift, P.M. shift

Requirements and Description


Full job description:

We are seeking an experienced Maintenance Manager (Site Manager) to lead our FT. Lauderdale Airport (FLL) maintenance team. The team is comprised of a variety of site supervisors and technicians (electricians, mechanics, bag jammers, etc.). The focus of a successful Manager is to lead a productive maintenance team, minimize equipment downtime, and manage projects based on a 27/7 customer focused operation.

The successful candidate will be the subject matter expert in maintenance, maintenance planning/scheduling, safety, training etc.  Experience in baggage handling equipment systems/applications, automation, OR engineering experience is a plus. The ideal candidate should demonstrate self-initiative, with the capacity to handle several intricate projects and tasks concurrently. Additionally, they must possess the skills to build relationships and exert influence across all levels of the organization. Furthermore, the candidate should be proficient in overseeing the acceptance of maintenance for a segment of large-scale, complex projects. Lastly, they should excel in providing technical leadership and mentoring to a maintenance team comprising a minimum of 20 employees.


  • BS in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline or min. of 5+ yrs. experience in a maintenance mgmt. role.  Experience in an Airport Environment highly desired.
  • Previous Maintenance roles leading 20 or more employees including exempt and non-exempt employees.
  • Experience leading change and maintenance teams in a 24/7 operation.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing employees and tracking performance metrics.


  • Advanced knowledge of airport operations and maintenance. 
  • Advanced administrative, communication and leadership skills and abilities, including verbal and written communication, judgment, organizational development, coaching, and counseling. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in Maintenance Management (Airport Industry experience highly desired). 
  • Develop Maintenance Department business plans and provide guidance and direction for the successful implementation of those plans.
  • Develop and implement Reliability plans that decreased downtime at the site.
  • Drive Maintenance Best Practices:
  • Foster innovation.
    • Document processes.
    • Improve work methods.
    • Standardize procedures.
    • Ensure a safe work environment and enforce safe practices.
    • Provide training.
  • Guidance to Senior Leadership:
    • Budget Oversight and Capital Planning:
    • Oversee budget development and execution.
    • Plan for capital expenditures.
  • Maintenance Execution and Training:
    • Monitor and enforce maintenance processes and procedures.
    • Promote safe work practices.
    • Monitor training across the site.
    •  Supervision and scheduling of all Operator resources in all aspects of the responsibilities and staffing levels.
    •  Responsible for all communications and coordinating with Airport to include the ongoing assessment of the services and staffing requirements.
    • Lead and set direction for Technicians to complete needed maintenance.
    •  Improve capability and capacity of maintenance and personnel.
    • Manage the personal development of all employees.
    • Plan and manage resources to ensure the cost effective execution of maintenance.
    • Manage and lead employee performance to ensure continuous improvement.
    • Coordinate and collaborate with other departments to solve problems as needed and set plans for meeting goals.
    • Process administrative work that supports the process.
    • Ensure a safe work environment for employees and ensure that safe work practices are utilized.  Provide accurate and timely reports of maintenance issues at the site. Maintain records of repairs, time spent, part usage and other information for historical data.  
  • Requirements:
    • Thorough knowledge of the aviation industry operation.
    • 1-3 years of supervisory or leadership experience.
    • Possesses an excellent working knowledge of the processes within Airport facilities.
    • Must be flexible in shift work and able to work weekends.
    • PLC (Programmable Logic Control) experienced preferred.
    • Previous experience in aviation baggage handling and conveyor systems operation.
    • Education and/or training in mechanical, electrical or engineering.
    • Must be an analytical problem solver and have a strong background in troubleshooting machinery, both mechanical and electrical.
    •  Technical training in mechanical, electrical or electronic discipline.
    • Good PC skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel is strongly preferred.
    •  Ability to work cross-functional lines and achieve beneficial change.





Team Player
: Works well as a member of a group
: Inspires teammates to follow them
Detail Oriented
: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



: Inspired to perform without outside help
Goal Completion
: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Ability to Make an Impact
: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

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