Southwest Airlines Co.

  • Maintenance Programs Specialist Intern - Summer 2019

    Post Begin Date 2 weeks ago(10/1/2018 8:55 AM)
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    02-Technical Operations
  • Overview


    We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.


    The Maintenance Programs Department provides the framework for SWA’s fleet management through the implementation of a maintenance program & policies that will reduce premature replacement costs, maintain stable fleet readiness capabilities, and prevent the deterioration of the aircraft and its systems. We ensure that the SWA fleet will meet its operational tempo and the capability of the fleet to meet network demands.


    The Team is is focused on the operational aspect of the program and ensures that all SWA maintenance is compliant and that the intent of the program is properly executed through our various scheduled maintenance packaging schemes. The second Team is responsible for the management of the program data in the enterprise data warehousing environment.


    The Maintenance Program Specialist Intern will assist this department with a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to:

    • Review of SWA Maintenance Program for completeness, accuracy, and regulatory compliance.
    • Updating and auditing of computer based systems for tracking of SWA Maintenance Program requirements.
    • Assist in review of requested changes to SWA Maintenance Program and associated work instructions.
    • Analytical support for projects and prepare various periodic or ad hoc analysis reports


    Basic Qualifications:


    High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.


    Must be at least 18 years of age.


    To be eligible must be currently enrolled as a fulltime student at time of application (minimum of 12 credit hours)


    Minimum of Junior level by hours (60+) at the start of the internship


    Minimum of a 2.75 or above cumulative GPA


    Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986




    Progress towards degree in Aerospace Engineering, Engineering, Aviation Maintenance/Technology, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Management Information Systems, or related degree.



    • Strong database management skills preferred (Excel, Access, or similar)
    • Basic understanding of root cause, risk analysis, and/or trend analysis
    • Data mining, data science and/or modeling experience preferred
    • Self-starter, critical thinker and innovator of ideas that could lower cost and increase value for SWA
    • Aviation knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm preferred
    • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks and complete assignments with tight deadlines
    • Problem solving ability with strong written/verbal communications skills
    • Ability to work independently and willingness to function as part of a Team
    • Pursuing an A&P license is preferred






    Unofficial transcript.


     “Why Southwest Airlines” essay (Length determined by author.)


    Letters of Recommendation.




    Full-time - 40 hours per week



    $15.00 per hour + flight privileges


    This position is located in Dallas, Texas at the Southwest Airlines Headquarters building.


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    Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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