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GE Aerospace Component Repair Operations Business Leader in Arkansas City, Kansas

Job Description Summary

GE Aerospace Engine Services is a leading provider of aviation engine repair and maintenance services for commercial and military customers.

The Component Repair Operations Business Leader will lead operations on site at Strother Field Kansas. This role is responsible for planning and executing the activities to support engine overhauls of CF34-8, CF34-10, CFM56, PP20, T700, CT7, YT706, F110, and F118 engine models. The role has 10+ direct reports with 170+ mechanics, machinists, and technicians across 2 shifts.

The leader must be capable of collaborating with cross-functional team members to address issues that affect compliance, safety, quality, delivery, and cost.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities


  • Act as safety ambassador and champion a strong safety culture.

  • Monitor and ensure compliance with safety policies and procedures

  • Promote safe work practices and use of personal protective equipment (PPE).


  • Foster clear and respectful communication among team members and other departments

  • Establish effective communication channels with key stakeholders.

  • Demonstrate strong negotiating and influencing skills.

Leadership, Strategy, & Execution

  • Lead the component repair team to achieve targets for safety, quality, delivery, and cost

  • Develop and implement strategies to optimize resource utilization and policy formulation

  • Foster a positive working environment that encourages continuous improvement and employee empowerment.

  • Review and enforce compliance with standard operating procedures company policies

  • Mentor and coach team members to enhance their technical skills and problem-solving abilities

  • Proactively identify and implement process improvements.

  • Stay abreast of industry trends, standards, and best practices in engine maintenance and repair.

  • Implement lean as an operating system using the principles of FLIGHT DECK.


  • Conduct regular reviews of expenses and plan capacity accordingly.

  • Ensure compliant asset management and maintain appropriate inventory.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college.

  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership experience in the Aviation industry

  • Knowledge of machining and inspection methods related to aerospace engine repairs

  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills

Desired Characteristics

  • Humble, transparent, and motivated individual with a focus on continuous learning.​

  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

  • Experience working in a unionized environment

  • Proficiency in ERP SAP Oasis​

  • Strong project management skills.

This role requires access to U.S. export-controlled information. If applicable, final offers will be contingent on ability to obtain authorization for access to U.S. export-controlled information from the U.S. Government.

Additional Information

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.pdf) . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes