The Powerplant Engineer is responsible for providing technical and engineering support, reviewing all technical directives, monitoring trend data and issuing Engineering Orders as it relates to the GE90-110B and CFM56-3C1 engines; in addition to the GTCP85-129() and GTCP331-500B Auxiliary Power Units.
- Interact with Engine / APU manufactures and engine/ APU repair facilities.
- Attend table top inspections to fully understand engine damage, repair workscopes, make final serviceability/scrap determination and implement fleet operational plan to reduce engine damage in the future.
- Manage Engine/APU health and repair.
- Review fleet engine condition monitoring reports.
- Manage engine fleet planning and replacement forecast to include spare engine purchase, tooling and resource levels.
- Manage all engine and APU replacement activities.
- Facilitate material requirements for Engine/APU in repairs.
- Ensure all outsourced engine maintenance is accomplished in accordance with company procedures and applicable FAR’s.
- Assist in sourcing and approve engines / APU’s for purchase and/or lease.
- Perform pre-purchase Engine/APU evaluations.
- Evaluate line maintenance borescope reports.
- Evaluate and create engine shop work-scopes.
- Assist in the selection of engine maintenance agencies, and coordinate the approval of these agencies with Quality Control.
- Assist with negotiation of engine lease and maintenance agreements.
- Assist in evaluation of non-mandatory service bulletin compliance.
- Provide technical troubleshooting support for all engine and APU related activities.
- Review engine reliability data and develop process to drive reliability improvements.
- Work with OEM and ensure they provide the proper support needed.
- Work quality escape items and ensure they are properly warrantied by the manufacturer/vendor.
- Additional duties as assigned.
- FAA Airframe & Powerplant license
- Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation or related field
- 10 years’ airline engine maintenance experience
- 5 years’ previous engine management and leadership experience
- Experience negotiating and implementing Powerplant MRO contracts
- Experience evaluating ECM data, and developing Powerplant MX processes
- Working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations, Airworthiness Directives, and Maintenance Programs
- Computer Proficient in Microsoft software and in use of digital manuals
- Valid Driver’s License and Passport with ability to travel frequently
- Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to interact will all levels of management
Kentucky, United States
Aviation Maintenance, Engineer