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Job Location(s) 
US-FL-Ft. Lauderdale
Seminole Property 
Seminole Gaming - Corporate
Position Type 
Full Time

Opportunity Details





In addition to its two Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, the Seminole Tribe owns and operates the five Seminole Casinos in Coconut Creek and Hollywood, on the Southeast coast in Immokalee near Naples, on the Brighton Reservation north of Lake Okeechobee, and on the Big Cypress Reservation south of Lake Okeechobee.


The Seminole Tribe has long been recognized for innovation in its gaming and other businesses. It opened the first high-stakes bingo hall and casino in the United States in 1979. That facility was the forerunner of the Indian Gaming movement throughout North America.


Analysts believe today’s Seminole Tribe operates one of the most profitable gaming enterprises in the world. In March 2007, the Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired Hard Rock International, the first transaction of its kind by an Indian tribe. Hard Rock International is one of the most globally recognized music, entertainment, leisure and dining brands. It


The Director of Aviation Maintenance will report to the Director of Aviation and is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Seminole Gaming Aviation Maintenance Division. The individual directs all activities related to the maintenance activities and repairs of all aircraft in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations and Seminole Gaming policies and procedures.


Essential job functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Administers the STOF's Aviation Maintenance program; directs through subordinates the planning, scheduling and coordination of divisional activities; develops policies, procedures and priorities to meet established goals.
  • Oversees the coordination of maintenance activities and repairs of all aircrafts, aircraft refueling, security and storage of aircrafts to ensure compliance with regulations, safety and efficient operations.
  • Establishes training requirements for maintenance support staff.
  • Maintains records as required by the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • Establishes and maintains maintenance safety policies and procedures; ensures compliance from staff, and vendor personnel.
  • Oversees fleet aircraft maintenance budget. Responsible for cost effective budgetary decisions that have a direct bearing on aircraft airworthiness and, consequently, on safety of flight.
  • Provides technical advice to aircraft maintenance team regarding projects, tasks, and operations while supervising the work of aircraft maintenance staff and mechanic.
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings, conferences, budget meetings, administrative meetings and other activities and events, as required.
  • Adheres to all Seminole Gaming policies and procedures.
  • Performs additional related duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in Civil Aircraft maintenance including seven (7) years of experience in the administrative and supervisory aspects of the work is required.
  • Valid FAA Mechanics Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant ratings.
  • Valid FAA inspector Authorization Certification.
  • Knowledge of tribal regulations and business operations is highly desirable.
  • Must have experience in dealing with Federal, State, County, and local government agencies and officials.
  • Possession of a valid Florida Driver’s License is required.
  • Demonstrate excellent analytical and organizational skills, outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and be an effective team player.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer software.
  • Demonstrate ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic, and stressful environment.
  • Demonstrate outstanding decision-making and problem-solving skills, and ability to handle multiple projects is required.
  • Ability to travel extensively and work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends and holidays is a requirement of this position.
  • Thorough knowledge of contract administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of supervision, organization and administration.
  • Ability to plan, implement and coordinate technical and administrative programs.
  • Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in establishing, applying and interpreting policies and procedures.
  • Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to represent the Tribe with honesty and integrity.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials.
  • While working in the office, the incumbent may sit comfortably to do the work. There is occasional walking, standing, bending, carrying of light items, such as books, papers, etc. Driving a company vehicle may be required.
  • Typically the incumbent in this position is exposed to loud noises. Will be expected to travel from site to site; will be exposed to hazardous conditions including, smoke, fire and inclement weather conditions; is exposed to emergency or disaster worksites.


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