The Fleet Engineer provides overall support for the Spirt fleet of aircraft to ensure they are operating in a safe, efficient, reliable, and compliant manner. The Fleet Engineer is the SME (subject matter expert) for Spirit’s A320 FAMILY CEO & NEO Fleets.
· Ensures compliance with FAA, DOT, OSHA and EPA regulations and Spirit procedures related to assigned equipment.
· Provides oversight, support, and technical direction for aircraft maintenance and operation with departments such as Line Maintenance, Records, reliability and maintenance programs.
· Works and coordinates with the Fleet Manager in developing technical recommendations / justifications for root cause corrective action and plans to support reliability program requirements, FAA/QA/CASS audit findings, and improve key operational metrics.
· Develops Engineering Orders and Technical Instructions in support of spirits maintenance activities, reliability improvements and marketing initiatives.
· Is the primary interface with aircraft maintenance regarding aircraft damage evaluation and repair.
· Evaluates regulatory documents, OEM documents and reliability trends to develop cost effective solutions for continued compliance and airworthiness of the aircraft.
· Bachelor degree in Aerospace/Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering.
· Previous airline, military, OEM or MRO experience with commercial aircraft is strongly preferred.
· Ability to work nights, weekend and holidays.
· Ability to sit and perform analysis for long periods of time.
· Thorough knowledge of 14 CFR part 25, 43 and 121 regulations and other regulatory requirements within an airline environment.
· Demonstrated knowledge and experience with advanced systems. Understanding of aircraft system operation and ability to assist in troubleshooting.
· Preferred Experience with A320 FAMILY CEO & NEO aircraft and systems.
· Ability to read and understand legal contracts.
· Ability to read and interpret the AMM (Aircraft maintenance manual), EMM (Engine maintenance manual), CMM (component maintenance manual) and SRM (Structural Repair Manual).
· Ability to read and interpret Service bulletins and other supplier documentation. Ability to convert these documents to internal Spirit documentation e.g.: Technical Instructions.
· Knowledge of Ground Operations as it relates to aircraft operation.
· Knowledge of aircraft performance monitoring, understand the impact to line operations.
· Monitor key performance metrics to identify areas of nascent problems