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Citation Team Lead, Aircraft Maintenance

Company: West Star Aviation
Location: Grand Junction
Posted on: May 1, 2021

Job Description:

Additional compensation in the form of a shift differential paid for working alternate shifts. Eligible for semiannual discretionary bonus based on site performance.


This hourly, non-exempt position is for the management of a team for Aircraft Maintenance. The duties include the responsibility to supervise a team and direct project flow. In addition to human resource skills, this position requires extensive knowledge of engine and aircraft systems, including the ability to troubleshoot in the areas of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems. This position also supervises the inspection of aircraft or mechanical systems. Job duties will vary each day and will encompass projects as coordinated with the Program Manager. Will be required to work independently and lead multiple projects. Will have direct customer contact and supervise programs and customer sales.


  • Customarily and regularly direct the work of at least two other employees in daily work and project management for completion of projects. This responsibility includes the requirement to give suggestions and recommendations about the hiring, termination, advancement, promotion or any other change of status regarding employees that this position supervises.
  • Supervise a team and direct projects on aircraft and related systems. This shall include but not be limited to the responsibility to supervise a team in moving and installing panels and components and repair work on sheet metal and other items.
  • Troubleshooting and evaluation of systems on the aircraft as needed.
  • Oversee inspection and evaluation of the aircraft and components as needed.
  • Oversee the movement of aircraft, performance runs and taxiing.
  • Supervise the maintenance and repair of shop facility, equipment and tooling.
  • Work independently on projects and lead multiple projects.
  • Work with customers in project management, pricing and customer support roles.
  • Develop and assist with sales and quotes for assigned aircraft.
  • Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor or management.



    High school diploma or equivalent.

    Airframe and Powerplant License.

    Aircraft specific factory training preferred.

    Avalid drivers license approved for airline travel and/or a valid passport is ideal, but not required


    Airframe and Powerplant license minimum.

    5 - 10 years prior experience on aircraft maintenance.

    8 - 10 years turbine aircraft experience.

    Experience in supervision of four or more team members.

    FAA paperwork, work order and billing process experience.

    Customer contact experience preferred.


    Self-motivated and able to maintain a rapid pace.

    Process work with minimum supervision.

    Lead and provide incentive to other team members.

    Deal directly with customers, including with areas of conflict.


    Attend work every day as scheduled to include overtime and weekend assignments.

    Notify supervisor in advance of shift starting if unable to work.

    Must have reliable transportation to get to work each and every day.

    Perform all work in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.

    Follow all company and safety rules during performance of duties.

    Maintain customer-oriented work habits.

    Direct the work and flow of multiple projects.

    Supervise team members in daily operations and duties.

    Completion of work orders, FAA paperwork and billing items.

    Develop, supervise and grow maintenance program on particular models.

    Understand and implement regulations and guidelines.

    Troubleshoot and evaluate system operations.

    Work with others in a professional manner.

    Coordinate projects through strong team management skills.


    Other technicians in turbine service or other departments.

    Team Leader of other teams assigned to project and/or Director of Maintenance.

    Company sales representatives.

    Customers or outside vendors.

    Physical Requirements

    Lift at least 50 lbs.

    Routine walking, bending and squatting or sitting.

    Routing or repetitive physical motion with arms and hands.

    Basic personal computer operations.

    Mental Requirements

    Understanding and implementation of regulations and guidelines.

    Troubleshoot or evaluate system operation.

    Work with others in a professional manner.

    Coordinate projects.

    Team management skills.

    Extensive customer contact skills.


    Work under supervision of Program Manager and Director of Maintenance.

    Directly supervise multiple technicians.

    Minimal supervision from Program Manager.

    Work with other Team Leaders on multiple projects in a cooperative manner.

    Working Conditions

    The majority of work will be accomplished in a heated hangar.

    Work outside during aircraft runs will occur.

    Varied positions in and around the aircraft.

    Equipment Used

    Personal hand tools supplied by the mechanic.

    Pneumatic, hydraulic and electrical equipment.

    Jacks, stands, lifts and other support devices.

    Tugs, power carts and other engine powered equipment.

    Personal computer and work order prints.

Keywords: West Star Aviation, Grand Junction , Citation Team Lead, Aircraft Maintenance, Professions , Grand Junction, Colorado

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