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

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Thanks for flying by! We're so glad you're here. Southwest® is proud to be a Premier Sponsor of WAI. Visit us at Booth 241 or at our briefing below in Governor's D room.
Friday, March 18
Maintenance hiring briefing 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Who we are:

We aim to deliver clean, reliable, on-time 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


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, TX.


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

We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by kicking off our month-long video series celebrating the incredible women at Southwest with Aircraft QC Inspector, Jen M.  Jen’s advice to women? “Go after what you actually want to do in life… don’t settle!”

Southwest Airplane on a tarmac at sunrise.

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