Operations Manager, MRO/MRT

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul, Orange County, CA (SNA)

Clay Lacy Aviation has been providing private jet services around the globe since 1968. Taking pride in the pursuit of perfection is at the center of everything that we do. Our most valuable asset is our experienced team. If you are goal-oriented, dedicated, proactive and enjoy a customer-centric culture, we would be delighted to get to know you better.

All applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


Position Summary

  • 100% On-site position, Monday-Friday
  • Compensation: Annual salary $117,300 – $170,000

The Operations Manager, MRO Services is responsible for all aircraft maintenance related product support functions for Clay Lacy Aviation. The position will have SNA based Maintenance Supervisors as direct reports.  This position will require setting up and the monitoring of AOG maintenance events away from home base which may require some travel.



Will be responsible for the Maintenance Department and all technical personnel along with all Operations conducted by the 145 Repair Station by overseeing the daily operations of the maintenance department by:

  • Ensuring and monitoring the quality of work performed by all maintenance employees.
  • Assisting in developing capital and operating budgets.
  • Ensuring all aircraft maintenance is scheduled and completed timely and efficiently.
  • Ensuring adequate resources are available to:
    • Comply with Federal, State and Local Regulations.
    • Maintain trained staffing levels commensurate with operations conducted.
    • Acquire and maintain adequate, Housing, Material, Equipment/Tooling, Technical Data
  • Soliciting feedback from staff for development of new concepts regarding procedures, facility improvements, processes, and information to ensure customer satisfaction and business goals are met.

Will also be responsible for and will have the authority over all Repair Station operations that are conducted in compliance with 14 CFR Part 145 and ensure the Repair Station personnel follow the regulations.

Additional duties will also include:

  • Monitor and maintain the budget for manpower requirements.
  • Review applications, interviews candidates, and approves the hiring of technicians and support staff as needed.
  • Will be required to schedule and plan maintenance for managed and transient aircraft.
  • May delegate all duties assigned; however, such delegation does not relieve overall responsibilities.


Key Performance Indicators

  • Meet budgeted Sales and Revenue for 145 Repair Station Business line.
  • Meet budgeted expense for maintenance department.
  • Meet budgeted EBITDA and Gross Margin for Aircraft Maintenance business line.
  • Meet defined Customer Service Metrics.
  • Meet defined Safety metrics for business line and other KPIs as identified.



Bachelor Degree in Business or Aviation Management preferred.


Must have 5+ years of Supervisory experience.
Minimum of 5 to 7+ years of MRO management with a business aviation company required.
Minimum of 5 to 7+ years of experience in corporate aviation maintenance required.


Skills and Abilities

  • Develop and implement a development plan to sustain growth and profitability
  • Project Planning and Pipeline Management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish sound business relationships with business jet OEM’s
  • Assist with Clay Lacy strategic planning and execution



Clay Lacy Aviation offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, matching 401(K) and more to employees in full-time positions.


Equal Opportunity Employer

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the company provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

All applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Positions in this classification are considered safety-sensitive under DOT/FAA drug and alcohol regulation.


About Clay Lacy Aviation

Founded in 1968 by legendary aviator and industry pioneer Clay Lacy. Today, Clay Lacy Aviation is considered the world’s most experienced operator of private jets. Prominent individuals and leading corporations trust Clay Lacy for aircraft management, charter, maintenance, avionics, interiors and FBO services. The company has aircraft operations and regional offices across the U.S., including full-service FBOs in Los Angeles and Orange County, and aircraft maintenance centers in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Oxford, Connecticut. With the most knowledgeable team in the industry, Clay Lacy delivers superior safety, service and value to aircraft owners and jet travelers worldwide. Visit claylacy.com