Planner - Line Maintenance - Chicago, IL (Technical Operations)
United Airlines - Chicago, IL

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Planner - Line Maintenance - WHQ

Chicago, IL

Equal Opportunity Employer by Choice.

Travel subject to service charges/restrictions. Bonuses awarded only under terms of United's policies.



Track, oversee and maintain accountability and compliance of all planned maintenance requirements regulated by the Maintenance Specification and other source documents. Review current and future planned maintenance requirements for man-power, facility, materials, tooling and required ground times to optimize available resources. Support System Operation Coordination Center in aircraft routing decisions to support aircraft positioning for Line and Base work packages.


On-time compliance of all maintenance requirements regulated by maintenance program, engineering and deferred maintenance discrepancies

Review current and future planned workloads for man-power availability, facilities and required ground time to accomplish planned events

Coordination and management of key corporate initiatives including project guidelines, resources availability, station capability and facility availability

Assist Aircraft Routing and Operations on aircraft transitions for line and base maintenance to maximize efficiency and reduce revenue loss

Meets or exceeds departmental and operational performance based goals including aircraft forecast compliance, work package preparation, manpower utilization, workload deferrals, aircraft visit rate, phase check yields, and out of service events for planned maintenance

Identifies and adjust scheduled maintenance evens to support an on-time departure while maintaining safe and reliable product

Builds and maintains professional and productive work environment between internal and external departments

Effectively corresponds and supports employees at all levels for continued success



Bachelor's degree preferred


FAA A&P Certificate required


Strong background and knowledge of aircraft maintenance systems required

Working knowledge of Maintenance Programs and aircraft routing required

Strong communication and analytical skills a must

Strong background and technical knowledge on fleet types operated and maintenance programs preferred


7 years in the aircraft maintenance industry with a minimum 3 years in management role required

4 years in the aircraft maintenance industry with a minimum 2 years in management role preferred


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

Attendance is required at work location

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



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