Lead Detailer

– Teterboro, New Jersey
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Come work for Meridian at our facility in Teterboro, New Jersey!

Meridian has a proud history dating back almost 70 years. Over the decades, we have grown from a small aircraft maintenance business into a full-service private aviation company. Along the way, we have learned that exceptional customer service is what our customers value most. That philosophy, along with our dedication to putting safety first, is the cornerstone of our culture at Meridian. We are proud to have earned numerous industry awards and accolades for our outstanding service and high safety standards, but that wouldn't be possible without the great people that we hire.  

At Meridian, we are looking for highly motivated and skilled individuals who understand that their actions will leave a lasting impression upon our customers, which contributes to the reputation of our company.

Position Summary:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The department must provide aircraft cleaning services on a 24 hour/7 day basis. Flexibility in scheduling working hours is required. Will be required to comply with the requirements of the Company Anti-Drug Plan. This position is deemed to perform a safety sensitive function.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervision of aircraft cleaning staff on your assigned shift to include daily assignment of generated work orders and communications between departments
  • Assisting Detail Manager to ensure there is proper cleaning coverage for all shifts.
  • Responsible for the interior and exterior cleaning and detailing requirements of all Company operated and transient aircraft requesting detailing services
  • Assist in the Inventory Management - Ordering, pickup/delivery, and stocking of aircraft cleaning supplies
  • Communicate effectively with Detail Manager by sharing information, scheduling and any problems
  • Provide occasional cleaning services for company facilities and equipment
  • Performance of all aspects for aircraft cleaning and detailing
  • Liaison with flight crew, dispatch/flight operations, and maintenance personnel on all aircraft cleaning matters
  • Ensure all Company aircraft are cleaned and detailed to Company standards to include:
  1. Cleaned and detailed immediately after each flight upon return to Teterboro
  2. Touching up of aircraft paint (brush touchup)
  3. Inspection of aircraft for interior and exterior cosmetic related discrepancies. Reporting of discrepancies to the maintenance department
  4. Monitoring condition of cabin blankets, pillows, and linens. Cleaning as required
  • Protect aircraft undergoing maintenance by applying protective materials
  • Hangar floor cleaning and protecting the floor during extensive detailing tasks such as bright work, polishing
  • Maintenance evaluation of cleaning equipment
  • Maintain and keep an orderly, clean and safe work space environment during and at the end of each shift
  • Lead must reply to all company emails directed towards the department in a timely sensitive manner
  • Conduct on-going training of detailers
  • Responsible for complying with and participating in Meridian’s Safety Management System and OSHA training and program
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Subject to random drug and alcohol testing

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos
  • Ability to write simple correspondence with attention given to grammar and spelling
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form
  • Possess the customer service skills necessary to modify communication, tone, and presentation to defuse crisis situations with internal and external customers and maintain mutually beneficial customer relations

 Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  The employee is exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  The Hangar environment may be extreme hot or cold during certain seasons of the year.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is required to use the hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms: climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision capabilities required by the position include: close vision, distance vision, color vison, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.  All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. 

Meridian is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.  Equal opportunity is afforded to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state, or federal laws.

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  • Location
    Teterboro, New Jersey
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    Full Time
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