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Maintenance Controller

Company: Wheels Up
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


GAMA Aviation Signature, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wheels Up Partners, is looking for a world-class Maintenance Controllers to join our team of dedicated and passionate professionals, fueled by the most powerful brand in private aviation, as we continue our mission of democratizing the private aviation space through cutting-edge technology and innovative product and service offerings.

We have immediate opportunities in:

  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Shelton, Connecticut
  • Waukegan, Illinois


As a Maintenance Controller, you are responsible for ensuring that aircraft within the GAMA operated fleet are maintained in compliance with all regulatory requirements. You are responsible for monitoring aircraft, initiating, and overseeing maintenance events to ensure aircraft are returned to service in a timely and effective manner. In an executive capacity, the Maintenance Controller supervises the maintenance and/or alteration of GAMA operated aircraft. As the delegate of the aircraft certificate holder's Director of Maintenance (DOM), you will execute certain designated functions of the DOM's office. You are responsible for ensuring compliance with all company policies as outlined in the Gama operating manual.

  • Ensure all out-of-service for maintenance aircraft are repaired in a timely manner.
  • Assign maintenance personnel, including vendors, in the correct performance of aircraft repairs and overseeing repair efforts as well as maintaining communication on repair status.
  • Create work packages for scheduled, unscheduled, and Line Maintenance.
  • Coordinate with maintenance vendors to plan, execute, oversee, and document maintenance events.
  • Ensure all departments affected by a grounded aircraft are aware of the status of the aircraft.
  • Review aircraft records and tracking to ensure compliance with maintenance programs.
  • Work harmoniously with Maintenance Leadership, Flight Operations, maintenance vendors, and all operational entities and personnel.
  • Ensure proper documentation of the work performed on aircraft prior to approval of the aircraft for return-to-service.
  • Ensure required aircraft parts are obtained and shipped in a timely manner.


  • Valid and current Airframe and Powerplant Certificate
  • Minimum of 5 years' relevant experience

Wheels Up Story

At Wheels Up, the leading private aviation company, we connect flyers to private aircraft - and one another - to deliver exceptional, personalized experiences - and we're building an innovative marketplace to do so at scale. We are realizing our vision of making private flying and the private flying lifestyle accessible to millions of individuals, families, and businesses around the world.

Today, Wheels Up is the trusted private aviation solution for over 9,000 Members and Customers through our comprehensive suite of product offerings. With the Wheels Up App, Members and Customers can search, book, and fly on private from the world's largest marketplace of safety-vetted and verified private aircraft planes, totaling over 1,500, whenever they have a travel need.

Over the last two years, Wheels Up has grown significantly by making several strategic acquisitions to accelerate our existing growth. These acquisitions, in addition to entering a groundbreaking partnership with Delta Air Lines has enabled us to provide unparalled experiences across private and commercial air travel.

In February 2021, Wheels Up entered into a merger agreement with a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) called Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp., in order to become a publicly traded company. At that time, Wheels Up was appraised at an enterprise valuation north of $2B

Come join Wheels Up - One of the fastest-growing and most innovative private aviation companies in the industry!

Keywords: Wheels Up, Waukegan , Maintenance Controller, Other , Waukegan, Illinois

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