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AAR CORP Repairs Specialist in WOOD DALE, Illinois

Title: Repairs Specialist

Location: United States-Illinois-Wood Dale

Job Number: 11548


  • The Repair Specialist will oversee all repair orders; ensure timely turnaround, identify opportunities to reduce operating costs, as well as adherence to all AAR policies and procedures.

  • Will be responsible for reviewing and approving vendor quotes, and support in the management of contractual obligations for inventory programs.

  • The Repairs Specialist will assist in updating the customer, AAR Product Line, and AAR PMO of critical changes in prices and/or delivery dates.


  • Manages the creation, tracking and expediting of repair orders.

  • Review and approve vendor quotes.

  • Responsible for new vendor approval process.

  • Clear reject due to missing or incomplete documentation

  • Communicate with vendors and various AAR department staff via phone, and e-mail.

  • Update the customer, AAR Product Line, and AAR PMO of critical changes in prices or delivery rates.

  • Independently allocate sales orders to repair orders.

  • Primary contact internally and externally for program metrics.

  • Support the start-up of new programs.

  • Monitor, track and report internal and external measurements relating to the operation of the inventory programs.

  • Disseminate information from our customers to improve planning.

  • Assist in the management of contractual obligations for Inventory Programs.

  • Independently identify opportunities to reduce operating costs.

  • Initiates and oversees drop shipments process.

  • Training others on inventory program processes and measurements. Identify opportunities to enhance inventory programs internal processes resulting in increased operational efficiency.

  • Document and communicate process and procedures related to the performance metrics.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to company values and ethics

  • Dependability: personally responsible, completes work in a timely manner, and performs tasks accurately

  • Motivation: must maintain a positive attitude and strong work energy

  • Time management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and effectively deal with tight deadlines and pressure

  • Initiative: plans work and carries out tasks without detailed instructions, prepares for problems or opportunities in advance, undertakes additional responsibilities

  • Communication: excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills

  • Problem Solving: ability to develop and implement new ideas to improve processes

  • Analytical skills: must be able to use data to determine cause and effect for complex problem solving

  • Organization: very detail oriented and always comes prepared



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Emphasis in Logistic and Supply Chain Management or Business Administration preferred.

  • Aviation experience preferred.

  • PC literate (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access)


  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach and move about the facility.

  • The environment characteristic for this position is an office setting.

  • Candidates should be able to adapt to a traditional business environment.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran