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United Airlines Supervisor - Aircraft Inspection in San Francisco, California

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Technical Operations

Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United. The department includes maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.

Job overview and responsibilities

  • Provide work direction to comply with an operational plan to aircraft inspectors

  • Ensures quality control procedures and inspections are carried out in accordance with Federal Air Regulations and the United Airlines Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP)

  • Position is a supervisory member of the Air Carriers Inspection Unit in compliance with 14CFR121.369(8) and 14CFR121.371b and as such has inspection decision authority and responsibility

  • May support other Air Operators in the performance of maintenance and is responsible to ensure the work performed complies with the customers regulatory and maintenance program requirements

  • Participates as a partner with overall Maintenance Team to ensure quality systems are in place and effective

  • Execute Daily Operational plan and follow up

  • Monitor and control compliance to FAA Approved Required Inspections and other Inspection tasks performed

  • Short term guidance and direction to subordinates

  • Apply Continuous Process Improvement and implement process, tooling and systems improvement initiatives as appropriate


  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent

  • Valid driver’s license required

  • Must pass a 10-year background check

  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate (A&P)

  • Understanding of Engine Systems and structure, Federal Air Regulations, Operator Maintenance and Inspection Program, including Maintenance Procedures and Repair

  • Two (2) years Inspection experience of large transport aircraft

  • Experience supervising maintenance or inspection personnel

  • Knowledge of Non-Destructive Testing methods and principles

  • Must be able to work all shifts, weekends and holidays


  • Certification in one of more Non-Destructive Testing methods

  • Post High School Aviation Maintenance Technical Training or equivalent Associate Certificate or Military Aviation Training

  • Basic understanding of “SCEPTRe /ELB” Electronic Log Book system and “FleetCycle” base non-routine taskcard system.


  • Regular attendance and punctuality in accordance with United's policies is required

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications.

  • United will consider applicants with criminal histories consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance

Function: Professional Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled