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Airline Operations Analysis Administrator
posted on October 30, 2019 15:20


Posting Notice: 2019-24
Job Classification: Airline Operations Analysis Administrator
Immediate Supervisor: Vicki Dillivan, Scheduling and Contract Support Manager
Hiring Director: Mark R. Myers, Director of Pilot Negotiations and Contract Administration
(Non-Exempt - APSEA)


  • Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. operations research, data sciences, computer science, applied mathematics, decision sciences, statistics, economics) with at least five (5) years of experience in operations/planning (minimum two (2) years of experience with a Master's Degree)
  • A minimum of 3 years of SAS Viya programming experience
  • Excellent quantitative and analytical skills with an aptitude for problem solving
  • Query development and SAS programming to extract findings from relational data tables
  • Familiarity with SABRE/DECS system preferred
  • Expertise in at least one computer programming language in addition to SAS, such as Python, R, C#, or Java. 
  • Expertise with data visualization software such as Power BI
  • Ability to learn computer application and apply knowledge
  • Highly proficient in use of Microsoft Office, including Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Experience using databases and writing complex queries involving various joins, aggregation functions, sub-queries, update/alter tables
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks concurrently and work well under pressure and deadlines
  • Ability to effectively communicate, including an understanding of the 24-hour clock and worldwide time zones
  • Preferred experience in the airline or transportation industry with a working knowledge of labor agreements, the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), and airline crew scheduling procedures


  • Research and analyze monthly pilot pairings/sequences (a grouped series of flight segments) and compare against the labor agreement, Preferential Bidding System, the FARs, and other existing or future agreements, in light of APA's objectives, policies, and interests
  • Monitor and analyze pilot vacation awards, equipment vacancy awards/assignments, displacements, mutual base exchanges, pilot scheduling awards/assignments, and pilot seniority-related issues
  • Perform analyses to assess compliance with existing and future agreements and to explore and review possible solutions/remedies for non-compliance
  • Interact with APA officers, committee members, pilots, staff, and American Airlines representatives
  • Respond to pilot inquiries, provide appropriate solutions, and follow-up to ensure resolution
  • Professionally prepare and deliver written and verbal presentations
  • Work in a team environment and prioritize work and projects in order to meet deadlines
  • Work variable hours, weekends, and holidays as needed due to monthly pilot scheduling timelines
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or Director

To apply, please submit your resume and/or letter of interest to Vicki Dillivan.

This posting announcement is made in accordance with Section 4.5(a) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Allied Pilots Association and the Allied Pilots Staff Employees Association.

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About APA:

APA is a unique place to work.  We are the union representing the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines.

In accordance with the collective bargaining agreement between APA and the Allied Pilots Staff Employees Association, job openings covered by that agreement are posted for internal candidates first before being advertised externally.

APA Benefits:

401(k) Plan: APA deposits an amount equal to 10 percent of an employee’s gross pay every two weeks with each paycheck. In addition, if an employee contributes, APA will match up to 5 percent of the employee’s contributions.

Comprehensive medical benefits.

Two weeks’ vacation and two weeks’ personal time.

Business casual attire, with jeans every Friday.

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