We aim to deliver clean, reliable, ontime aircraft to our Customers while maintaining a positive work environment for our Employees. Technical Operations at Southwest Airlineshas three main pillars: Maintenance Operations, Planning & Performance, and Engineering & Programs. Quality, Compliance & Standards, and Engagement Teams work to support the three pillars. Read on to learn more about the type of work and roles that fall under each of these workgroups.
The majority of our People work in Maintenance Operations supporting the day-to-day maintenance work on our aircraft. Some of these roles include:
Aircraft Maintenance Technicians
Complete maintenance tasks on our aircraft. Aircraft Maintenance Technicians work at one of 21 locations across our network, and at seven strategically-located hangars.
Responsible for aircraft cleaning, security searches, aircraft waxes, and many other tasks to deliver safe, secure, clean, and reliable aircraft for the comfort of our Customers.
Material Stores Specialists
Get the right components to where they’re needed through shipping, receiving, and tooling while working with external vendors and complying with federal regulations.
Quality Control Inspectors
Responsible for reviewing Mechanics' work, including all regular checks as well as non-routine tasks.
Primary point of contact for all day-of maintenance requirements and for all maintenance discrepancies that impact the operation. Coordinate any unplanned maintenance events with daily oversight and management of Minimum Equipment Lists (MELs), Configuration Deviation Lists (CDLs), and Maintenance Notes (short-term deferrals).
*Most Controller positions are located in Dallas, Texas.
Our Frontline Maintenance Operations positions are supported by hundreds of Employees behind the scenes who work to provide technical support, program compliance, short- and long-term planning, Reliability, and more. Below are some of the support areas continually growing.**Most of these positions are located in Dallas, Texas.
Provides technical consultation, direction, and instructions regarding configuration and operation of aircraft.
Define what, when, and how maintenance needs to be done, and by whom, in order to satisfy regulatory, compliance, Reliability, and Safety requirements.
Responsible for regulatory requirements such as ops specification changes, aircraft certifications/registrations, and aircraft weight and balance.
Supports the daily operation with data entry and corrections, acquisitions and assembly support, records audits for incoming components, and maintaining maintenance documentation.
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