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AGE Supervisor

Government and Military

Plant Mechanic Supervisor



Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

AGE Supervisor

Directly oversees all department operations and supervision of the Aerospace Ground Equipment (AGE) Department and staff. Participate in goal-setting processes and strategic planning for mission support with other department leaders and program management. Contribute to a safe working environment by coordinating employee training and identification/ mitigation of environmental hazards. Maintains effective communications between departments and represents AGE as needed at operational meetings. Provide suggestions and recommendations for re-hiring, termination and staff advancement based on seasonal performance evaluations. Routinely utilize independent judgment and discretion to solve problems and identify potential issues.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and perform the AGE service of aircraft, maintains records, logs and reports as required.
  • Supervise staff and provide daily direction, orally and in writing, to ensure continuity of AGE operations during and between shifts.
  • Provides and maintains record of Airfield and Operational training of flight line personnel.
  • Routinely performs and supervises maintenance and repair of AGE at remote airfields.
  • Monitors airfield conditions, such as runway and apron surfaces, airfield lighting, etc., and reports findings to appropriate departments as needed.
  • Assists in developing new ideas to improve the quality, and safety of the AGE department.
  • May be required to work outside on various job sites in extreme cold weather conditions.
  • Interacts with the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person, in a professional and tactful manner.
  • Implements and maintains a safe workplace program and ensures that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Ensures staff attends required trainings and maintains records of departmental trainings.
  • Evaluates job hazards and communicates information to staff verbally and in writing through various venues, including weekly and/or daily crew meetings.
  • Responsible for providing timely performance feedback to staff and timely submission of end-of-season evaluations to Human Resources.
  • Works with Human Resources to address conflict or personnel issues as they arise.
  • Access, review and approve electronic employee timesheets and expense reports.
  • Handles confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy and with the highest degree of professionalism.
  • Must be able to professionally and effectively communicate both orally and in writing to management, staff, colleagues and Program Officials. This includes, but is not limited to, staff meetings, performance appraisals, job requirements, division metrics, projects, Quality Standard Procedures, and safety practices.
  • May be required to work outside on various jobsites in extreme cold weather and environmentally challenging conditions.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Complies with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals. Provide documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:

  • Minimum six years of experience working with a combination of diesel and gasoline engines, AC/DC electrical systems, electronics, high pressure fluid and gas pumps, valves and controls, fuel burners and controls or equipment operation
  • Three of the six years’ experience must be in a supervisory role.
  • Prior experience working in Air Ground Equipment (AGE) Maintenance

Expected Skills and Competencies:

  • Must be able to lift, bend and stoop to accomplish job tasking.
  • Critical problem-solving and decision-making ability.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Attention to detail extremely important.
  • Must be able to use sound judgment and possess solid decision-making ability to quickly, safely and effectively solve problems.
  • Must be able to pro-actively identify job hazards and communicate those hazards effectively. Attention to detail is crucial.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Word; ability to accurately document changes to work orders inventory, and timesheets on a computer-based system.


  • Training at a technical school is highly desirable
  • Experience with Airfield Maintenance support
  • Experience with Military Flight and Ground Support Operations
  • Experience and understand of Military Technical Orders
  • Maintenance and personnel scheduling

Physical and/or Other Requirements:

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods
  • Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica
  • Successful completion of drug screening and background check required by employer
  • Successful completion of Federal Background Check required by the NSF
  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum as required by the position.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in extreme cold as required by the position.
  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
  • Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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