Aircraft Maintenance Technology

AUG-SEP 2018

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Candice McHargue, 34, Aircra Maintenance Control Supervisor, UPS, Louisville, KY Candice McHargue’s love of aviation all began as a little girl. She would watch her dad working in the garage. She’d ask questions about how parts and each system operated, then started picking up tools to help repair the vehicles. “At the age of 16 I decided I wanted to work with my hands and do something different than most and that was repairing aircraft.” McHargue attended Vincennes Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis, IN, and received her A&P in 2003. After getting hired on at a local MRO, she attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University obtaining a bachelor’s degree in technical management. She belongs to the AWAM Louisville Chapter and Women in Aviation International. She began her aviation career at a local FBO working on flight school aircraft performing 100-hour engine inspections right out of A&P school. Then she went to AAR Aircraft Services where she moved into a lead technician role after three years as a technician. After obtaining her undergrad degree and attending her first Women in Aviation Conference in 2008, she moved to UPS. She is currently an aircraft maintenance control supervisor which includes monitoring out of service aircraft and irregulatory events and being a liaison between engineering, materials, tooling, and line maintenance including coordinating movement of required parts. Nominated by Stella Burton, AMT, UPS: I met Candice 13 years ago while working heavy maintenance at an overhaul facility. She hired on at UPS as a line maintenance supervisor. She has demonstrated great leadership skills in various departments including the Line, Safety Committee, and Maintenance Control. In Maintenance Control, she would oversee and coordinate with dispatch and planning on MEL and CDL procedures and status. On the Safety Committee she made safety improvements in her operation and has helped mechanics by improving task cards and engineering orders to better assist them.” To give back to the industry she established the Louisville AWAM chapter in 2012. She is currently vice president of the chapter and coordinates hangar tours at UPS with the local schools in her community. “It’s a way to recruit the next generation of aviation engineers and aircraft mechanics.” In the future she would like to expand her responsibilities as a manager. “Job enrichment will allow me to develop and expand my abilities and build more productive relationships with people inside and outside of UPS.” Targets include becoming a division manager and eventually director of operations. Congratulations to Candice McHargue, UPS Technician and Maintenance Control Supervisor Well done being named to AMT NextGen Awards 40 under 40. An honor well deserved. Candice is one example of our UPS maintenance professionals applying their skills and expertise daily – ensuring our global fleet of aircra are Safe, Compliant, and Mission Ready. Interested in an aviation career at UPS? Visit to discover new and challenging opportunities. Don't forget to follow us on social media @UPSAirlines on Twitter and Instagram. © 2018 UPS, the UPS Brandmark, and the color brown are trademarks of United Parcel Service of America, Inc. All rights reserved.

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