• Southwest Airlines Careers | Safety Assurance Specialist Job, Dallas

    Location Dallas, TX, USA

    Job Description

    Supports the design, implementation and oversight of all safety assurance and targeted monitoring plans, and documentation of those activities for Flight Operations. Plans and conducts regular audits of Flight Operations programs and processes, including corrective action follow-up to ensure findings are addressed.

    Your main responsibilities in this role include the following:

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assists and supports all aspects of safety assurance and targeted monitoring plans, including plan development, coordination, and follow-up

    • Supports and coordinates the System Assessment process in Flight Operations, including Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

    • Supports documentation and record keeping activities as they relate to safety assurance, safety risk management, and safety promotion

    • Reviews data external to Flight Operations and Southwest Airlines

    • Supports Flight Operations AQP by contributing relevant SMS data and information

    • Conducts regular audits of Flight Operations programs and processes, writes audit plans and reports

    • Coordinates and collaborates with other audit programs at Southwest Airlines (e.g. FSAP, IEP), and supports external and third-party audits (e.g. DOD, IOSA)

    • Supports and promotes SMS Safety Policy through regular review of the Safety Management Manual (SMM), contributions to SMM revisions, and dissemination of relevant SMM content to Flight Operations Safety

    • Supports Safety Promotion (Communication and Training) for Flight Operations

    • Attend industry meetings and conferences related to Flight Operations Safety

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

    Job Requirements

    • Knowledge of 14 CFR Part 5 Safety Management Systems and the most recent applicable Advisory Circular

    • Knowledge of 14 CFR Part 121 Air Carrier Operating Requirements

    • Knowledge of commercial airline operations

    • Knowledge of auditing principles and best practices

    • Skilled in both written and verbal communication

    • Skilled in research, problem solving, and investigations

    • Skilled in organization with strong attention to detail

    • Skilled in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite

    • Skilled both working independently, and as part of a Team

    • Ability to communicate complex topics in a clear and concise manner

    • Required: High School Diploma or GED

    • Entry level experience, developing skills and knowledge in:

    • Safety Management Systems (SMS)

    • Commercial airline operations

    • Auditing

    • Ability to perform work duties from [limited space work station/desk/office area] for extended periods of time

    • Ability to communicate and interact with others in the English language to meet the demands of the job

    • Ability to use a computer and other office productivity tools with sufficient speed and accuracy to meet the demands of the job


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

    • Must be a U.S. citizen or have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986

    • Must be at least 18 years of age (or applicable age)

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

    • Must meet confidentiality expectations as to confidential, proprietary and sensitive Company information

    • Ability to work extended hours as needed

    • Some business travel based on Company needs

    Job Details

    Company: Southwest Airlines

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Job Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

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