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Supervisor Airport Operations

JetBlue Airways Corporation Kenner, LA
  • Expired: January 14, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Position Summary

The Airports Supervisor leads, develops and maintains strategic relationships with JetBlue Crewmembers, internal departments, and Customers; depending on the specific station, this responsibility may extend to Business Partners as well. The Supervisor serves Airports Crewmembers as well as Business Partners, when applicable, through timely coaching and mentoring, ultimately contributing to the successful development of a growing team environment. The Supervisor will collaborate and partner closely with Manager(s) in the execution of the operational strategy to ensure success of our Customer interactions, control costs, drive revenue, and uphold safety standards.

 Airports Supervisors will oversee one or both of the following teams:

  • Airport Operations: The Airports Operations team is responsible for safely performing all processes above the wing, where required, including but not limited to Customer check-in, tagging and accepting baggage, boarding of flights, connecting Customers, irregular operations, Baggage Service Office (BSO) and cleaning of aircraft.

  • Ground Operations: The Ground Operations team is responsible for safely performing all processes below the wing, where required, including but not limited to bag room, loading of baggage, transfer baggage, safety compliance, cleaning of aircraft, and ensuring the safe operation of all aircraft.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Supports and coaches Airports Crewmembers, encourages engagement, and takes a significant role in their development and growth achievement through effective performance management and ongoing constructive formal and informal feedback.

  • Provides exceptional service to both internal and external Customers by leading and overseeing the delivery of hospitality and JetBlue Promises, which are in-line with the high expectations Customers have for JetBlue. Responsible for resolving and handling escalated issues with Customers and/or Crewmembers.

  • Able to strategically identify operational challenges and implement improvements to maximize and ensure success of on-time performance initiatives.

  • Supports Manager(s)/General Manager in the execution of the operational strategy and assumes Manager/General Manager responsibilities when the Manager/General Manager is not available.

  • Accountable to Senior Management for monitoring and executing the safety and security programs at the station to ensure a safe and secure workplace for Crewmembers, Customers, Business Partners, aircraft, facilities, and ground service equipment (GSE) (where applicable) -- responsible for meeting federal and local requirements.

  • Directs and guides Airports Crewmembers through operational issues while coordinating efforts with all applicable stakeholders throughout the operation as well as Business Partners in order to ensure effective day-to-day collaboration and accountability.

  • Briefs Airports Crewmembers and/or Business Partners prior to each shift and reports all relevant information concerning shift to Crewleader on duty, including any maintenance issues or cancellations.

  • Obtains and stays current on Airport and/or Ground Operations qualifications, as required.

  • Ensures that policies and procedures are conducted in accordance with applicable federal regulations and standards, including escalating any non-compliance to Leadership, and advising of any other escalated operational issues while monitoring events.

  • Evaluates daily Crewmember shift schedules and assignments to ensure maximum efficiency during regular and irregular operations.

  • Deliver exceptional service for both internal and external Customers by developing productive partnerships and infusing hospitality into interactions; performs day-to-day Crewmember functions, as necessary.

  • Other duties as assigned, including special projects.

Minimum Experience and Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)

  • Three (3) years of Customer service, sales, or airline experience, OR one (1) year JetBlue CEX experience

  • One (1) year of leadership or Supervision experience, preferably in the Airline industry

  • Able to stand continuously up to four (4) hours at a time

  • Proficient in written and verbal English

  • Able to travel and/or work variable hours, flexible shifts, including holidays and weekends

  • Ability to perform under pressure and fixed time constraints

  • Good standing in Attendance, Performance and Safety

  • Proficient knowledge in Microsoft office

  • Must be able to use handheld radios and microphones to communicate with operations and make all terminal announcements

  • Able to work with various forms of payment (cash, credit cards, travelers checks, etc)Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge

  • Depending on location, may need to acquire and maintain a United States Customs Clearance

  • For Supervisors overseeing Ground Operations, possess and maintain a valid Driver License and a driving record that meets JetBlue Airways’ insurance standards

  • 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:

  • Outstanding leadership capabilities, with ability to lead, train and motivate

  • Two (2) years leadership or Supervision experience, preferably in the Airline industry

  • Knowledgeable in Airport Operations and/or Ground Operations

  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills

  • Excellent Customer service skills

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Bilingual skills

Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality

  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be 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 an 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 and/or security 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

Equipment Operation:

  • Computer and other office equipment

  • Jetbridge and/or airstairs operation

  • Public Address System

  • For Ground Operations Supervisors, Ground service equipment (GSE), hand held radios, scanners, light emitting diode (LED) signs, mail and cargo equipment as necessary (Ground Operations Crewmembers)

  • Free-standing computer kiosks used to identify and process Customer reservations

Work Environment:

  • Airport environment

  • Subject to weather and elevated noise levels within airports

  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time

  • Required to do shift work and irregular hours due to irregular operations

Physical Effort:

  • Moderate physical activity required by handling objects up to fifty (50) pounds frequently and/or seventy to one hundred (70-100) pounds occasionally with the assistance of other people or tools and be in a position where bending, crouching, kneeling, etc. is needed.

JetBlue Airways Corporation


Kenner, LA