Southwest Airlines® Technical Operations at the International Women in Aviation (WAI) Annual Conference.

Say hello.

Thanks for flying by! We're so glad you're here. Southwest® is proud to be a Presenting Sponsor of WAI. Visit our Technical Operations Team at Booth 228 or at our sessions below.
Thursday, Feb. 23
Room 104C
12:00 p.m. Technical Operations Industry Briefing
Saturday, Feb. 25
Room 101B
1:45 p.m. Technical Operations Careers Education Session

Who we are:

We aim to deliver clean, reliable, ontime aircraft to our Customers while maintaining a positive work environment for our Employees. Technical Operations at Southwest Airlines has 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.
Technical Operations Operating Model Maintenance Operations includes Aircraft Maintenance, Material Stores, and Maintenance Operations Center Engineering & Programs includes Maintenance Programs, Powerplant Programs, and Engineering Planning & Performance includes Quality Assurance, Planning, Reliability, Training, Contract Services, Business Intelligence, and Aircraft Appearance As well as Regulatory Compliance, Quality, and Employee Engagement

Exciting opportunities onboard

Principal Engineer
Dallas, Texas
Senior Engineer
Dallas, Texas
Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Phoenix, Arizona
Supervisor Ground Support
 Baltimore, Maryland
Supervisor Ground Support
Dallas, Texas
Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Chicago, Illinois
Sr Production Planning Partner
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.

Regulatory Compliance

Responsible for regulatory requirements such as ops specification changes, aircraft certifications/registrations, and aircraft weight and balance.

Aircraft Records

Supports the daily operation with data entry and corrections, acquisitions and assembly support, records audits for incoming components, and maintaining maintenance documentation.

Celebrating legacy women at Southwest

“Go after what you actually want to do in life… don’t settle!” - Powder M., Aircraft QC Inspector

Southwest Airplane on a tarmac at sunrise.

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