Airline Maintenance Controller

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At Republic Airline, our mission is to provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. We believe this is best accomplished by focusing on our vision, “With the BEST people, products, and performance, we will be America’s Regional Airline of choice.” Republic Airline is a regional airline headquartered in Indianapolis, operating fixed-fee flights for American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. The Company’s fleet consists of nearly 190 Embraer 170/175s, offering approximately 950 flights daily to 100 cities in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. Our crew bases include Chicago, IL (ORD), Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Kansas City, MO (MCI), Miami, FL (MIA), Newark, NJ (EWR), New York, NY (LGA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) and Washington, D.C. (DCA). We have 10 maintenance bases: Charlotte, NC (CLT), Chicago, IL (ORD), Columbus, OH (CMH), Indianapolis, IN (IND), Louisville, KY (SDF), Newark, NJ (EWR), New York, NY (LGA), Philadelphia, PA (PHL), Pittsburgh, PA (PIT) and Washington, D.C. (DCA). With more than 5,500 talented aviation professionals, Republic Airline is a great place to get your career off the runway! For more information, please visit our website at

Duties and Responsibilities



Oversees the quality and quantity of all line maintenance work performed by Company and on-call maintenance provider vendors. 



  1. Establishes and oversees the completion of assignments by maintenance associates working on active aircraft at gate and hangar operations.  Redirects work assignments as required. 
  2. Authorizes the use of and supervises on-call maintenance provider vendors contracted to perform maintenance and return aircraft to service.
  3. Provides technical knowledge and logistical support to Maintenance and flight crews for active fleet maintenance discrepancies, Minimum Equipment List (MEL) issues, configuration deviation lists and res-schedules to determine proper and timely corrective action.
  4. Coordinates with Maintenance, flight dispatch, maintenance planning, materials, engineer and QA inspection, providing current and continuing follow-up to ensure positive corrective action is made as promptly as possible for scheduled and unscheduled maintenance.
  5. Oversees and coordinates aircraft ferry flights as needed.  Assesses when aircraft charter services are needed to recover aircraft grounded at outstations and to relocate parts for aircraft requiring maintenance.
  6. Collects and provides information on all daily cancellations and delays resulting from maintenance or materials related problems to complete daily Flight Interruption Reports.
  7. Ensures MEL Deferred Item status is current and within time limits authorized by the MEL.
  8. Updates other controllers and Maintenance Control Coordinators on progress of work performed.    Assists with completion of shift turnover reports in accordance with procedures in the GMM.
  9. Completes all department internal company forms, maintenance records, documents, work orders, etc. including performing maintenance computer system transactions as required.
  10. Provides coaching and on-the-job training as directed.
  11. Adheres to recurrent training.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.



High school diploma or equivalent with an FAA Airframe and Powerplant license and at least one year related experience in Maintenance Control or similar area.  Possess basic computer skills with experience using Microsoft Office applications.



Previous experience in Maintenance Control, as an A&P mechanic or airline experience.  An FCC license is preferred.  


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and technical maintenance
            instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to
            speak effectively before groups of associates of the organization.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
            limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
            diagram, or schedule read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and
            maintenance instructions.


Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction.  Decisions often require some thought and are somewhat structured.  Decisions tend to be short term and usually moderate cost. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Able to sit for prolonged periods.

Able to use hands to finger, handle and feel, reach with hands and arms at least 90% of
the time. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    Able to work nights, evenings, weekends and holidays to support 24 hour operations. 



            Able to travel up to 10% of the time, including overnight travel.

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