Aircraft Detailer/Cleaner Supervisor | John Wayne Airport

Full-time, Full Benefits, Dayshift Position.

May be required to work weekends and holidays. 


Clay Lacy Aviation is looking for a strong, experienced Supervisor for our full- Aircraft Cleaning service at John Wayne Airport (KSNA). If you meet the minimum requirements in this job description and are goal-oriented, dedicated, proactive, and enjoy a customer-centric culture, we would be delighted to get to know you better.

  • Requires a valid drivers’ license and a clean DMV record.
  • Must have flexibility in their work schedule as overtime may be required.
  • Corporate/Business jet experience (NOT commercial jets or airlines).

Position Summary

The Aircraft Detailer/Cleaner Supervisor is responsible for the efficient execution of the work scope and the maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations performed under the authority of the Clay Lacy FAA Certificated Repair Station and promotes the Clay Lacy Aviation vision, mission, and values to create a positive team environment that raises the level of safety, service, and value for our customers and employees

All applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.


  • Effectively works with the Interiors Maintenance Manager to efficiently execute the aircraft Detailing/Cleaning work scope.
  • Communicates effectively with Clay Lacy Management, Supervising Managers and staff Detailers/Cleaners as required.
  • Promotes an environment that provides the team with opportunities to succeed.
  • Oversees and supervises aircraft cleaning Detailer/Cleaners to perform the tasks required by the work scope and performs to plan.
  • Will be responsible for performance reviews, address staff performance deficiency, and lead efforts to remedy staff performance solutions.
  • Works on the daily activities to ensure maximum efficiency and take necessary action to ensure that all work is completed within schedule and estimated labor and material costs.
  • Ensures understanding of the assigned tasks and ensures the use of applicable technical data.
  • Assists the Department Manager in identifying additional technical training needs.
  • Ensures that aircraft maintenance paperwork and forms are completed in accordance with methods of execution outlined in Clay Lacy Repair Station Manual.
  • Able to schedule staff and provide a comprehensive shift turnover to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Delivers on aircraft downtime and schedule to ensure timely delivery of a quality product.
  • Ensures that crews maintain good housekeeping practices, takes immediate action to maintain a clean safe environment.
  • Works closely with SNA Managers and Supervisors to deliver on adequate safety precautions and procedures, inspect equipment to ensure it meets company safety and OSHA standards.
  • Delivers continuous safety programs in their area of responsibility, including operation of support equipment, aircraft systems, housekeeping, and hazardous materials.
  • Supports the Clay Lacy Vision, Mission, and Values statement through the achievement of department goals and objectives that contribute to process improvement and the development of strategies that improve customer service and the maintenance process.
  • Observes and administers company rules and regulations and safety policy and standard operating procedures.
  • Aircraft Detailing/Cleaning and additional duties:
    • Full Exterior & Interiors detailed cleaning/wipe down
    • Interior deep cleaning
    • Carpet cleaning & shampoo
    • Brightwork
    • Protect, prepare, clean aircraft interior/exterior before and after MX events
    • Support aircraft movements (Wing walkers)
    • Hangar organization and cleaning (Under 6S initiatives)
    • Upkeep and storing of aircraft cleaning equipment
    • Ordering and storing cleaning consumables (i.e. rags, & chemicals)


  • Minimum of 3 to 5+ years of Corporate/Business Jet aircraft cleaning and detail as well as staff supervision experience required.


  • High School/GED

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to prioritize and organize workflow
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to multi-task.
  • Known for working well with all levels of managers, staff, clients, and vendors.
  • Able to handle sensitive documents in a very confidential manner.
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Able to take initiative and execute assigned tasks in a timely and flawless manner.
  • Strong teamwork acumen with a profound ability to work under extreme pressure.
  • Strong passion for working in a fast-paced and result-oriented environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Committed to providing excellent customer service at all times.
  • Team-oriented dedication to great customer service and the ability to inspire that commitment in others.
  • Thorough knowledge of the general aviation cleaning industry, aircraft makes and models, and ground support suppliers.
  • Strong understanding of safety training and risk management.
  • Must be able to pass drug screening and background checks.



Clay Lacy Aviation offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, matching 401(K) and more to employees in full-time positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the company provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer

All applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

About Clay Lacy Aviation

Founded in 1968 by legendary aviator and industry pioneer Clay Lacy. Today, Clay Lacy Aviation is considered the world’s most experienced operator of private jets. Prominent individuals and leading corporations trust Clay Lacy for aircraft management, charter, sales, acquisitions, maintenance, avionics, interiors and FBO services. The company has aircraft operations and regional offices across the U.S., including fixed-base operations and part 145 repair stations at Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles and Seattle’s Boeing Field. With the most knowledgeable team in the industry, Clay Lacy delivers superior safety, service and value to aircraft owners and jet travelers worldwide. Visit