Costa Rica

Operations Manager for aircraft and helicopter MRO in Latin America

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship.  This position requires the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!  

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package.

Title of position:   Operations Manager (for aircraft and helicopter MRO in Latin America)

Employment location:  Costa Rica (Latin America)

Job duties/responsibilities:

  • Candidate will be the responsible for the overall management/leadership of an aircraft and helicopter MRO in Latin America
  • This position will manage both the daily activities, business development, and P&L oversight of the aircraft and helicopter MRO in Latin America
  • This position has 4 direct reports – an Administrative Manager, Director of Maintenance, Training Manager, and QC Manager.
  • This position will report directly to Shareholders on a regular basis (at least 2x/month)


  • Experience working in Latin America
  • Must speak both English and Spanish fluently
  • 10+ years aviation operational experience – focused on aircraft and/or helicopter repair/maintenance
  • Preferred:  General Aviation Aircraft maintenance and maintenance management experience
  • P&L management experience is required
  • Business development and strategic growth leadership required
  • Ability to manage both the employees of the maintenance facility as well as the shareholders
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with customers/clients
  • Ability to successfully communicate and manage all aspects of the business through designated team members
  • Ability to realize the vision of the shareholders and inspire the rest of the team to improve and increase key performance indicators

  • Location: Costa Rica
  • Categories: Operations / Management
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Sharon Ballgae

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

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