The Powerplant Engineer provides overall support for the SPIRIT fleet of engines and APUs to ENSURE engines are operating in a safe, efficient, reliable, and compliant manner.
The engineer ensures compliance with FAA, DOT, OSHA and EPA regulations and Spirit procedures related to assigned equipment, and provides oversight, support, and technical direction for engine maintenance and operation with departments such as Line Maintenance, Records, reliability and maintenance program.
The engineer works and coordinates with the Sr. 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.
The individual develops engine removal forecasts, provides support to lessors regarding engine LLPs, hour/cycle accruals, and other contractual data, and support finance regarding contract requirements, developing engine maintenance budgets, and performing cost analyses.
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 part 121 federal regulations and other regulatory requirements within an airline environment.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with ADVANCED jet propulsion engines and APUs. Understanding of turbofan engine operation and ability to assist in troubleshooting.
Preferred Experience with engine and apu hardware and systems (V2500 engine and APS3200APU).
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).
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 engine operation.
Knowledge of engine performance monitoring, understand the impact to line operations.
Monitor key performance metrics to identify areas of nascent problems
ABILITY TO CLEARLY articulate and COMMUNICATE, verbally, in correspondence, and in written reports (EA’s, EO’s, TASK CARDS, etc.) complex technical, procedural, and business procedures.
Ability to identify and resolve process constraints and continuously improve all powerplant engineering and powerplant maintenance processes.