How many supervisors are needed to bird dog the mechanics

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Had a fuel leak the other day supervision was sent out to verify said leak and bird dog the process of changing fuel oil cooler...
Is this the new norm ?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Well.. they have nothing else to do and know nothing about the plane.. they have to justify their existence somehow.. best to stop and explain everything in detail and show them all the correct AMM references. This has the effect of doubling or tripleing repair times. If they want you to disregard the manual, politely ask for a written directive.
 
You neglected to state how severe the leak was.
 
It is possible he was concerned he may need to contact a cleanup crew for the fuel.
 
Not justifying him "bird dogging" but it is his responsibility to make sure the company is compliant with EPA laws.
 
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its actually 12 1 holds the compass 3 read the compass 2 report on the one holding the compass 2 to enter in maps where in the hangar they are 2 watch for anyone smoking 1 looks for vehicles doing donuts in the in the hangar and 1 for the h*ll of it, hey dude its the new AA.......
 
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dfw gen said:
its actually 12 1 holds the compass 3 read the compass 2 report on the one holding the compass 2 to enter in maps where in the hangar they are 2 watch for anyone smoking 1 looks for vehicles doing donuts in the in the hangar and 1 for the h*ll of it, hey dude its the new AA.......
You sure you are not exaggerating just a bit?
 
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Yep, its the norm in ORD. Started with 17 supervisors, going to 34. They are literally stumbling over each other in the office. Most don't know which end of the airplane goes first, even had one admit he has no experience on any of our aircraft types. We also have to have a supervisor watching any aircraft moves into/out of the hangar to "supervise" and be a witness if any damage occurs.
 
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That's not what the language says. Management and support are not included in the calculation. They are not direct labor. Shouldnt you know the contract you are enforcing even if you don't like it? HR must be having a field day with you guys.
 
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Tater Salad said:
Yep, its the norm in ORD. Started with 17 supervisors, going to 34. They are literally stumbling over each other in the office. Most don't know which end of the airplane goes first, even had one admit he has no experience on any of our aircraft types. We also have to have a supervisor watching any aircraft moves into/out of the hangar to "supervise" and be a witness if any damage occurs.
We now are required to have a supervisor watch us move an aircraft in and out of the hangar at DWH.
 
texasreb said:
We now are required to have a supervisor watch us move an aircraft in and out of the hangar at DWH.
Yeah, I had to laugh when I saw the DWH guys on TV pulling the new Dreamliner in the DWH hangar without the new marshalling wands that have the warning system built in.  We are required to use them at the DFW hangar.  In fact, the guy they had in one of the segments I saw, was just using his hands. 
 
Vortilon said:
Yeah, I had to laugh when I saw the DWH guys on TV pulling the new Dreamliner in the DWH hangar without the new marshalling wands that have the warning system built in.  We are required to use them at the DFW hangar.  In fact, the guy they had in one of the segments I saw, was just using his hands.
I didn't know you had to use the new wands also. Another great us air program.
 
With all the new supervision coming on payroll the company will not meet wall street expectations...
 
AA-MRO.COM said:
With all the new supervision coming on payroll the company will not meet wall street expectations...
Gee, what's up with the huge increase in supervision? I thought this merger was going to be one big love fest?  
 
texasreb said:
We now are required to have a supervisor watch us move an aircraft in and out of the hangar at DWH.
 
 
 
texasreb said:
I didn't know you had to use the new wands also. Another great us air program.
 
In PIT we were told that was the way American did it, it was never a US Airways program.
 
AA-MRO.COM said:
Had a fuel leak the other day supervision was sent out to verify said leak and bird dog the process of changing fuel oil cooler...
Is this the new norm ?
 
Unfortunately this is the norm at US Airways.