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Aviation Structures Engineer

Dallas, Texas
Aviation Structures Engineer
Position Overview
Serves as an Engineer in the Structures Service Engineering group. Utilizes good judgement, technical expertise and practical experience, providing engineering support to Base & Line Maintenance. Designs repairs and evaluates sheet metal and composite repairs on Boeing and Airbus aircraft and more.
Key Responsibilities
  • Serves as a project engineer for assigned commodity. Possesses extensive system knowledge in responsible commodity area for large commercial aircraft in Part 121 operation. Ability to set up Programs.
  • Provides prompt technical assistance to line, base and check maintenance team, on and off-hours, as needed
  • Substantiates repairs in accordance with industry accepted practices and Federal Aviation Administration applicable requirements; Reviews documents including service bulletins, FARs, Airworthiness Directives, and other manufacturer issued publications
  • Researches, recommends and approves modifications, repairs or part alternatives; Prepares, creates, reviews and approves engineering in accordance to company Engineering Standard Operating Procedures and processes
  • Provides verification of accuracy and adherence to SOP for work done by lower level engineers
  • Interfaces with equipment vendors, industry partners, MRO providers and regulatory authorities; Collaborates with Company Planning, QA, Supply, Materials and Maintenance for process improvements
  • Collaborates with Maintenance Programs, Reliability groups, DL Engineering and ATS as needed to ensure operational reliability is monitored and activities to improve are implemented
  • Would be able to work Days.
Minimum Requirements
  • Engineering or BS/MS Degree from an accredited University, with typically 3-5+ years in an Engineering capacity at airlines or equivalent industry experience. In lieu of degree, 5+ years as an aircraft mechanic on large commercial transport aircraft, with experience as a lead mechanic and/or crew chief AND 3+ years satisfactory performance in a airlines Engineering capacity
  • Demonstrated proficiency in engineering process and procedures; Works effectively with little supervision and provides proactive engineering support to mechanics while adhering to safety requirements
  • Involved in resolution of design and reliability improvements to aircraft systems and maintenance programs and procedures; Solid knowledge of aircraft repair schemes, Boeing and Airbus repair review processes, repair maps, major/minor process
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of aircraft maintenance and specification documents, particularly AMM, WDM, SRM, IPC
  • Good knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (Parts 25, 121, etc.). Familiarity with Airworthiness Directives and Manufacturer Service Bulletins
  • Proficient in common office applications, as well as AUTOCAD /Solidworks software
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills and a demonstrated ability of acting as an effective change agent
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to summarize complex technical matters. Must be able to confidently and professionally represent Hawaiian to members of federal authorities and industry
Preferred Qualifications
  • At least two years’ experience as a structures engineer in an airline or air carrier or MRO environment
  • Experience in large commercial aircraft composite and sheet metal repair methods
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prepare and present progress updates to senior management, conduct basic financial analysis to determine cost/benefit relationships of engineering projects, and prepare business cases
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