Bridger Aerospace is seeking an Aircraft Maintenance Planner that will prepare and develop schedules which support Bridger’s overall strategic plan and business objectives. These schedules will assist Directors of Maintenance and Maintenance Managers to execute the company’s mission. This role will also support other operational departments to ensure schedules and budgets are adhered to, and that problem-solving and continuous improvement initiatives are undertaken in a timely manner and in accordance with all federal aviation regulations and AS9110/ISO9001 standards.

Reports to: Director of Maintenance

What You’ll Do:

  • Optimization and accurate reporting of the following key Operational Objectives:
    • Hourly and calendar inspections required at home base or deployed location
    • Risk Management (Coordination & Scheduling of Human Capital & Aircraft)
    • Aircraft modification schedules to support contractual requirements
    • Productivity / Efficiency (Productivity & Utilization per Employee)
    • Capture of data related to unscheduled maintenance events
    • Develop and maintain key performance indicators
    • Health, Safety, and Environmental compliance
    • Heavy maintenance schedules at home base
    • On-Time completion of scheduled work
    • Leadership / Team Motivation
    • Cost Reduction
  • Work directly with the DOM and Maintenance teams to formulate goal hour quotes and budgets.
  • Works with DOM to plan work-flow for the Maintenance department according to established shop specific sequences, and critical path dates.
  • Ensure quick response time and delivery for any modified planning requirements due to additional workscope, engineering changes and/or miscalculated or shop and planning errors.
  • Communication and coordination with the necessary departments as required including resolution of issues and process improvements concerning production planning.
  • Create and distribute the accurate maintenance production planning documents, essential in the maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification, fabrication, assembly and/or installation of aircraft components required for the aircraft specific workscopes.
  • Adopt, support and maintain monitoring systems to ensure the Maintenance Department is on track to the schedule and on budget to the goal hours.
  • Provides the required performance metric updates via current and future reporting tools (KPI Boards, Intranet, etc.).
  • Participate in in-process data collection and team problem solving. Understand and has applied basic Continuous Improvement tools/principles 5S, Data-Driven Decision Making, 8 Wastes, and Communication Boards.
  • Work closely between maintenance and other departments.
  • Foster effective collaboration between staff in different functions by developing and sustaining operational partnerships
  • Able to work with others, particularly from the Flight Operations department, to problem solve and achieve common goals

What We’re Looking For:

  • Strong technical background in aircraft maintenance.
  • Thorough understanding of AS9110/ISO9001 and lean principles.
  • Completion of vocational or technical training in Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance or Quality Engineering.
  • Experience in either a maintenance or quality system environment, as well as strong root cause analysis abilities and demonstrated usage of problem-solving tools.
  • Must have a positive attitude and be able to handle changes and make sound decisions.
  • Able to communicate and interact in a positive, professional manner.
  • Able to work on multiple priorities or projects simultaneously and keep them progressing to completion.
  • Ability to lead a team and champion a project.
  • Intermediate PC skills in Microsoft Office applications, including MS Project, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Strong sense of responsibility, flexibility, ability to work under pressure, extraordinary diligence, solution-oriented way of working.
  • Ability to work autonomously and provide progress reports.

This position requires obtainment of an AOA Badge issued by Bozeman-Yellowstone Int’l Airport.

Bridger Aviation Group, LLC. and its family of companies does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information or any other classification protected by federal or state law in matters of employment, promotion, services or activities it operates.