Manager Airport Screening Operations

Southwest Airlines Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 11 months ago


We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.



  • Proactively assist in preparing project design and specifications to ensure that all Bag systems meet the Planning Guidelines and Design Standards (PGDS). Work closely with Corporate Facilities Project Management, SWA Federal Airport Security Team and Airport Operations throughout the installation of all screening equipment and Bag systems that may affect Southwest Airlines operations. Oversee and manage projects and contracts relating to baggage handling equipment to insure design, cost, maintenance, and operational criteria is met. Manage contracted service provider performance related to BHS and loading bridge maintenance, and approve first line payment requested from project contractors. Identify capacity limitations and work to proactively reduce the risk to our operation.

  • Develop a good working relationship and act as a liaison between the screening equipment manufacturers, local TSA Leadership and Station Management

  • Work with system designers to gain insights and alternatives to improve the performance and cost-effectiveness of our Checkpoint, Bag handling systems and T-point operations.

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

May perform other job duties as directed by Employee's Leaders.



High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.


  • Five years' construction/repair experience with conveyor systems and related equipment, OR conveyor maintenance programs, managing operations and maintenance contracts for outside vendors preferred

  • Experience with Integrated Baggage Handling System Design preferred

  • Experience with TSA regulatory compliance or Airport Screening process preferred


  • Must be able to lift and/or move 75 pounds or more on a regular basis.

  • Must be able to climb, bend, kneel, crawl and stoop on a regular basis.


  • Must be able to read and understand electrical schematic drawings and troubleshoot BHS control systems.

  • Must have knowledge of applicable construction and repair fundamentals, including electrical and mechanical repair gained through trade school courses, training programs, or on-the-job experience.

  • Must have strong leadership skills to direct maximum performance from outside contractors, and maintain working relationships with internal Customers.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to provide direction in a Team-oriented environment.

  • Must have good organizational and time management skills.

Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.


  • Frequent travel required, two to three days per week.

Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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