Assists other departments with repair, development and research of engineering issues. Ensures engineering documentation is issued in a timely manner for compliance to meet aircraft repair time frames.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Assists departments with issues related to one or more engineering areas.
- Monitors fleet operational health and incorporates solutions to maintain fleet health levels.
- Collects data and generates technical reports, as assigned. Updates and revises data within the supplemental manual sets from collected data.
- Assists in the development of process improvement, cost estimates and design plans.
- Creates, reviews, and approves shop visits and work scopes for repair and/or overhaul.
- Coordinates with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Engineering department for repairs and technical assistance.
- Provides engineering support for line and heavy maintenance to include minor repair authorizations, parts and materials substitutions, repairs, and reports.
- Reviews Airworthiness Directives (AD) and Service Bulletins (SB) for applicability. Develops Engineering data to accomplish modifications in response to ADs, SBs, Service Information Letters, etc.
- Responds to requests for engineering assistance to obtain or develop approved engineering data when such data is not in the Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Structure Repair Manual, or other FAA approved documents.
- Interacts with applicable departments to define, maintain, and optimize the Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program.
- Assists in minimizing costs and aircraft out-of-service time relative to area of responsibility.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Associates degree (A.A.) in Aviation/ Aerospace Engineering or Maintenance or related technical field with an emphasis on Powerplant or APU theory or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
- At least 3 years Line or Heavy Aircraft Maintenance experience with demonstrated working knowledge of14 CFR Parts 121, 145, and 25 in an Engineering or Technical Service department.
- FAA Airframe and Powerplant License.
PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- Bachelors degrees (B.A./B.S.) in Aviation Maintenance or Technology with an emphasis on Powerplant or APU.
- Training in Six Sigma or Lean processes.
- Requires experience with Life Cycle Management, technical work scope evaluation and cost management of Powerplants.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY
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, or schedule form.
Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction. Decisions require thought and may not be structured. Decisions tend to be short term and usually of moderate cost.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Able to move about the work environment.
- Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.
- Able to lift or move up to 10 pounds occasionally.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- May be required to work in open airplane hangars up to 10 of the time.
- May work in high, precarious places, exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and encounters risk of electrical shock up to 35 of the time.
- Works near moving mechanical up to 70 of the time.
- Occasionally exposed to very loud noise (examples: plane engines).
- Able to work weekends, holidays, night shift, and overtime, as required.
Travel up to 25 of the time, including overnight stays.