Since 1967, Jet Aviation has been crafting flight in its smoothest form. From one hangar in Basel, Switzerland, to some 4,000 employees, and some 50 locations worldwide. Aircraft Management, Aircraft Sales, Charter, Completions, Defence, FBO, Fixed and Rotary Wing Maintenance, and Staffing. Behind every seamless Jet Aviation experience, is a team of dedicated professionals perfecting the art of flight. The artisans of aviation. The craft that brings our customers’ journey to life. In the hangar, on the ground, and behind the scenes. Enabling global flight, with passion.
In order to reinforce the team in Basel we are currently recruiting for a
Senior Manager Sheet Metal & NDT Shops

This position is responsible for managing, monitoring, and controlling the daily maintenance operations and activities to ensure project results are met within company budgetary and strategic requirements and as per agreed targets. The role also requires a focus on safety, customer service and employee performance.

  • Plan, monitor and manage workload capacity and project distribution to the Sheet Metal and NDT team and set priorities (manpower planning, holiday, contractors, work scope and budget review)
  • Interact and coordinate with other departments to enable smooth project execution (Aircraft Team Managers, Project Management Organization, Supply Chain, external vendors)
  • Share best practices and lessons learnt within own department and across the other teams
  • Identify and organize investments for daily business improvement and cost savings
  • Be fully accountable and responsible for the successful achievement of the cost center and personal KPIs
  • Be fully accountable and responsible for maintaining company safety standards within own organization
  • Be fully accountable and responsible for ensuring that customer’s assets are protected, and expectations are met
  • Ensure that the company’s processes, policies, values and working practices are adhered to
  • Fully accountable and responsible for the management, execution and performance of all job disciplines and roles within the Sheet Metal & NDT team
  • Collaborate with Quality & Environment, Health and Safety department to investigate non-compliance and unsafe situations, define and implement corrective and preventive actions
  • Support escalation and de-escalation topics to promote a culture within the team to resolve issues at the appropriate hierarchical level, provide support where needed and escalate to the next level as required
  • Lead by example
  • Be a proactive, forward-thinking individual that works to the best of their abilities to achieve personal goals, leading to the agreed team and company performance
  • Respect and adhere to the company policy and values 
  • Manage employee performance, evaluate, delegate, and monitor activities and achievement 
  • Identify and organize training to ensure availability of sufficiently qualified staff 
  • Build strong teams by recognizing talents, training apprentices, creating succession plans
  • Identify and recruit new team members
  • Ensure the channels of communication to the customers are respected by the team
  • Promote communication within the team 
  • Represent Jet Aviation as one company internally and externally with industry groups, regulatory bodies, and the Jet Aviation network
  • Five years minimum of aviation management experience, with a Technical Degree or similar
  • Five years practical experience at Jet Aviation or equivalent qualification and/or experience
  • Successfully completed leadership training or assessment
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Proven ability to initiate, motivate and manage change
  • Has demonstrated commercial thinking, understanding of budgeting, and successfully managing large teams (30-40 employees) within performance parameters
  • PC literate with MS packages, proficiency in SAP
  • Fluent English is a must, French and German are desirable
  • Knowledge of aircraft structures, holding a Sheet Metal or NDT qualification (Swiss S-License or NDT Level 2/Level 3 certification) is a plus
  • Strong team focus
  • Convincing and charismatic leadership personality
  • Strong project management experience (prioritize, schedule, delegate)
  • Robust time management skills
  • Strong customer focus
  • Strong personal values corresponding with Jet Aviation values (Trust, Honesty, Alignment, Transparency)
If you are interested in a multicultural, challenging and innovative working environment and your profile matches our requirements, we are looking forward to receiving your online application (cover letter, CV in English).