PAE, Inc Operations Manager in El Salvador, El Salvador

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Operations Manager

PAE is seeking an Operations Manager in El Salvador. The Operations Manager will be responsible for the day to day activities related to base maintenance services, airfield services, and transportation.

Duties shall include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage all maintenance activities and coordinate with the QC Manager to ensure all tasks are completed

  • Coordinate and manage base facilities activities including:

  • Electrical

  • Water Distribution Systems

  • Janitorial

  • Grounds Maintenance

  • HVAC

  • Transportation

  • Random audits of base maintenance work performed to ensure technical compliance and finishing work is completed

  • Ensure material, equipment, and consumables needed are available

  • Review maintenance schedules to ensure accuracy and compliance with contractual and manufacturer requirements

  • Provide reports

  • Analyze and provide trending information which can be used for continual improvement and requirement anticipation

  • Manage preventive, corrective, and predictive maintenance operations

  • Tracking aircraft arrivals, and departures

  • Liaison with military personnel for travel clearances

  • Assist CSL staff with OPS center space management

  • Liaison with all detachment operations personnel, detachment OICs, Mobile Patrol Recon

  • detachments, and other agency detachment watch officers

  • Keep daily Flight Operations Board

  • Keep documentation of future detachment/aircraft arrivals.

  • Work with C4I manager to ensure all C4I equipment is operational

  • POC for all service calls relating to the OPS center, Ramp, and Airfield

  • Manage the FOD program

  • Manage the ramp safety program

  • Provide liaison with CEPA for taxiway closures and taxiway lights

  • Build up daily unclassified flights schedules and deliver to El Salvadoran Air Force COAT before the first mission of the day

  • Provide flight charts and maintain flight data library through the Defense Automated Distribution Mapping System (DADMS)

  • Be on-site during normal CSL working hours, may be required to work additional hours and days dependent on operational tempo

  • Be available within one hour of recall


  • Strong leadership skills

  • Problem solving analytical capabilities

  • Must possess strong interpersonal skills

  • Work in a multi-cultural environment

  • Must be able to adapt to changing priorities from the customer in scope and, timelines while maintaining contract and budget compliance

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Expert computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change


  • Military aviation knowledge and experience

  • Base maintenance knowledge (electrical, water treatment systems, janitorial, grounds maintenance, transportation, facilities maintenance)

  • Must hold an Active DOD Secret Clearance

  • Language Requirements: Must be able to speak, read, and write Spanish and English fluently


  • Aviation Safety, Maintenance, Technology, OSHA/ NIOSH/ and/or ESH are preferred.

  • Qualifications and or experience in aviation safety, maintenance, technology, OSHA/NIOSH/ and or ESH are preferred.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), should you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a currently open position with PAE, please call Recruiting at (703) 656-6064 or email with "Disability Assistance" in the subject line.

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