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Station Manager

Company: GAT Airline Support
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Why GAT?

We are seeking a dynamic, dependable, and motivated individual to join our team of aviation professionals. Here at GAT Airline Ground Support, we offer our employees a wide range of employee benefits that include paid time off, major medical, company contributed 401K, Dental, and Vision coverage. You are just one step away from a new beginning. Don't miss this great opportunity! Join GAT to begin an exciting new career in the aviation industry!

Job Summary

GAT Airline Ground Support, a fast-growing airline service company, is actively seeking experienced Senior Manager. If you are looking for an opportunity to join a growing, fast paced, reputable airline service company then look no further. You will have the opportunity to help expand GAT's business portfolio through effective leadership that results in excellent quality service to our customers. The ideal candidate possesses skills necessary for taking advantage of growth opportunities. Successful General Managers earn rewards for their achievements.

Station Managers positions have the responsibility for maintaining financial budgetary goals, safety policies, procedures and working conditions which affect the employee on the job. In addition to being responsible for immediate work environment he/she will develop their direct reports. Must effectively communicate all safety policies and procedures, GAT's core values, and GAT's Mission to all levels of the organization. Direct and coordinate activities to provide a safe environment for employees while maintaining fast and efficient services. This position requires working in a fast-paced environment with time constraints to meet arrival and departure goals overseeing a 24-hour operation. A professional and positive image must be consistently displayed by the employee. Must possess a sense of urgency and a passion for improving the delivery of services with a commitment to continuous improvement. Must have an excellent working knowledge of business management principles and practices, financial concepts, and key drivers of profitability and operational performance.

  • Station Managers must be able to conduct monthly safety meetings for all employees (without exception).
  • Responsible for managing all operation activities and multiple carrier contracts
  • Must be able to conduct flight audits, station audits and "at risk" behavior audits.
  • Participate in monthly company safety conference calls.Able to communicate and instill safety awareness in all employees including new hires.
  • Work in conjunction with Customer to determine manpower requirements for group movements, peak travel holidays, out of scope and flight schedule changes.
  • Oversee recruiting and placement efforts to ensure staffing levels meet requirements and exercise best possible effort to follow any instructions provided by Customer or their designee regarding standards, procedures and practices.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies including FAA, OSHA, EPA, US Dept. of Labor and EEOC.
  • Investigate, report and implement corrective action for any incident of aircraft damage or employee injury and conduct/participate in employee coaching and counseling as necessary.
  • Oversee any disciplinary action resulting or potentially leading to termination in order to ensure proper documentation and consistent application of policies.
  • Coordinate purchases for operational necessities and ensure adequate supplies are available to meet customer standards.
  • Review final payroll and daily hours to ensure salaries and wages remain within budgetary restraints.
  • Monitor impact of operational irregularities on such costs and ensure out of scope is documented and approved accordingly.
  • Conduct weekly Lead/Supervisor meetings, daily briefings with GSE mechanic for equipment updates and timely repair, participate in employee shift briefings and customer shift briefings or team meetings as required.
  • Observe and ensure full compliance of uniform and appearance guidelines and inspect facility daily including supply rooms, storage rooms, storage, break rooms and office areas.
  • Review all daily, weekly and monthly operational reports to ensure proper dissemination, including but not limited to, shift reports, disciplinary actions, incident reports, safety meeting minutes, monthly summary report, pay change notices, employee evaluations, work orders, or any other local reporting medium.Investigate all service failures including chargeable delays, baggage/cargo/mail mishandling.
  • Administer station operational plans such as deicing, FOD, safety, winter operation and baggage plans.
  • Complete personnel evaluations on supervisors, administrative assistants and GSE mechanics.
  • Liaise with all customer service, airport, USPS and our customer.
  • Respond to and/or investigate concerns reported by customer's supervisory personnel.
  • Perform routine visits to the various authorities to discuss issues and concerns.
  • Attend all local airport tenant, security and safety meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree or appropriate combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years of Airline industry
  • 5+ years of experience managing and leading people with financial responsibility
  • Executive presence and understanding of a large corporate environment
  • Large scale project management experience
  • Experience managing multi-customer market
  • Strong strategic skills and business acumen combined with the ability to motivate teams to deliver high quality standards
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive, professional, internal and external work relationships with all stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Must be a self-directed, highly motivated and proactive leaderStrong communication skills; written and verbal
  • Willing to rotate own schedule to be visible to all clients, team members as needed

About GAT

GAT Airline Ground Support has provided quality aviation services for more than forty years--developing a reputation of outstanding service in the industry and earning every major carrier's business through performance excellence. GAT has created a culture that revolves around safety. Safety and world-class delivery will permanently be cornerstone principles with every new service, and every new market we enter.

Several years of explosive growth have positioned GAT Airline Ground Support to become one of the fastest-growing ground service providers in the country--making entry into international markets with the 2019 acquisition of Canadian handler, Strategic Aviation. Excellent leadership and consistent company values have allowed us to secure the talent, tools, and financial resources needed to fuel the future and meet our airline business partners' needs.

As an equal opportunity employer, GAT Airline Ground Support makes hiring decisions based on business needs and the best-qualified candidates available. It does not discriminate in its employment decisions based on any protected category.

Keywords: GAT Airline Support, Sarasota , Station Manager, Other , Sarasota, Florida

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