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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Lead Cargo Maintenance Technician in DETROIT, Michigan

Lead Cargo Maintenance Technician

United States, Michigan, Detroit



Ref #: 3878

How you'll help us Keep Climbing (overview & key responsibilities)

The Unit Load Device (ULD) Lead Technician is responsible for on-site supervision and repair of ULDs and Galley Equipment within Delta’s span of control and system. The lead provides maintenance support, regulatory compliance, interfaces with ULD/Galley Equipment vendors for modifications and improvements. Promote a safety conscious environment that results in employee safety and an efficient operation.

The Lead will be a versatile, safety focused, and innovative thinker who will:

  • Promote on-site Delta safety and environmental compliance

  • Ensure FAA compliance relative to ULD/Galley Equipment repair

  • Adhere to Component Maintenance Manuals guidance

  • Enforce technical data usage in the repair process

  • Conduct quality control of repairs and repair processes as according to written instructions

  • Conduct internal audits; respond to and implement corrective actions of external audits

  • Oversee scrap and disposition of equipment and components that are Beyond Economic Repair (BER)

  • Monitor tool calibration schedules

  • Establish shelf life management procedures

  • Coordinate and schedule of shop work

  • Ability to become welding certified for basic sheet metal repairs

  • Supervise repair workforce at assigned station; provide temporary relief at other repair facilities

  • Oversee and pursue accomplishment of department and station performance goals

  • Practices safety-conscious behaviors and enforces workplace safety and health culture

What you need to succeed (minimum qualifications)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Embraces diverse people, thinking and styles

  • Consistently makes safety and security, of self and others, the priority.

  • Must have a FAA Airframe “A” license;

  • Prior lead technician, supervisory, or management experience highly desired

  • Knowledge of aircraft maintenance practices and familiar with the ULD industry

  • Understanding of FAR 121 and 145 repair certifications as it pertains to ULD repair

What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications)

  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent work experience required

  • Prior leadership preferred, such as strong supervisory, mentoring, and coaching skills

  • Must be able to self-manage both from an operational viewpoint as well as strategically

  • Capability of building effective business partnerships with Delta’s outside vendors, contractors and business partners

Delta Air Lines, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and provides reasonable accommodation in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you are a qualified individual, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to access job openings through this site, apply for jobs through Delta’s online system, or at any point in the selection process. To request a reasonable accommodation, please click here