The Lead Material Specialist maintains the warehouse and stores stock in all Material Operations areas. This position reports to the Material Operations Supervisor within respective BlueCity to ensure adequate supply of materiel is maintained for workload. The Lead Specialist also delegates, leads and guides the daily work of Material Specialists within the operation.
Lead, guide and approve the work of Material Specialist to ensure compliancy within the Materials team
Reviews performance and assigns daily tasks of the Material Specialists within their respective BlueCity
Occasionally acts as the Supervisor when Supervisor is off duty, on Paid Time Off (PTO), or away from the BlueCity.
Responsible to train and assign work to Materiel Specialist within their BlueCity; trains Crewmembers one-on-one and reviews all daily functions and activities.
Visits other Blue Cities to provide training and support as needed.
Maintain inventory accuracy and Dangerous Goods documentation utilizing inventory control system.
Conducts inventory audits, creates monthly reports, and maintains Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration and Travel Certificates Standards.
Research and gather data utilizing various programs to conduct daily briefings regarding workload, safety issues and operational status.
Schedule crewmembers as the operation requires.
Perform duties including receiving, binning, and shipping of materials.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Experience and Qualifications
High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Diploma
One (1) year experience in materiel specialist/warehousing
Pass and maintain rating and be able to drive forklifts (4 (four) K to 18 (eighteen) K) tugs, trucks, and other vehicles
Successfully pass the Materials and General Maintenance Manual (GMM) training courses. Depending on location you may be required to pass an International Air Transport Association (IATA) orDepartment of Transportation (DOT) approved Hazardous Materiel Training Course and maintain recurrent training of the course
Ability to use handheld two way radios, headsets and/or phone
Available for overnight travel (50%)
Valid travel documents with the ability to travel in and out of the United States
Able to work flexible shifts, travel and/or work variable hours including holidays and weekends
Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge for all Blue Materiel cities.
Possess and maintain a valid Driver License and a driving record that meets JetBlue Airways' insurance standards
Depending on location, may need to acquire and maintain a United States Customs Clearance
Pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
Legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located
Preferred Experience and Qualifications
Associate's Degree in aviation, finance, business or related
One (1) year leadership experience
Solid team and people skills
Ability to guide and attend to the needs of the support team and promote the JetBlue values
Regular attendance and punctuality
Available to respond on short-notice
Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance
When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
Must be appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun
Promote JetBlue's #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue's Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
Identify safety concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue's confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))
Adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls
Upholding JetBlue's safety performance metric goals and understanding how they relate to their duties and responsibilities
Computer and other office equipment
Inventory Control System, i.e. TRAX
All types of Ground Support Equipment: trucks, tugs, box truck, forklifts, (all types up to 35K)
Packing Machine equipment
Small and large weighing scales
Part storage system equipment
Other equipment when needed in support of logistics and aircraft support
Work may be outdoors with seasonal weather
Able to work irregular shifts (i.e., midnight, days, weekends, and holidays)
Work outdoors on the aircraft ramp side and/or the hangar with elevated noise levels
Elevated noise levels in terminal area and outdoor conditions
Position requires strenuous physical work. Heavy lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 100 pounds occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently. (Heavy)