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Title:  Aircraft Systems Engineer


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  52199



Position Summary

The Aircraft Systems Engineer reports to the Manager Aircraft Systems Engineering and is responsible for technical accuracy and reliability of aircraft mechanical systems/components.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Reviews and actions Airworthiness Directives (AD) so as to endure compliance with applicable regulations
  • Reviews Service Bulletins, Service Letters, etc. for applicability and system reliability and/or economic benefits
  • Develops technical data required for modifications/repairs of aircraft systems and components
  • Obtains regulatory approval for modifications/repairs performed on JetBlue aircraft systems and components
  • Develops customized procedures and special criteria for repairs, modifications, inspections, servicing, and other maintenance actions which are not adequately addressed in existing manuals
  • Prepares engineering documents such as Engineering Orders (EO) and Engineering Authorizations (EA) to provide technical dispositions for repairs, modifications, inspection or other maintenance actions on aircraft systems and components, which provide benefits in accordance with airline/departmental objectives
  • Establishes build specifications for aircraft systems/components
  • Provides operational off-hours on-call support for Line Maintenance and MROs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, with a background in aircraft systems, including but not limited to, Air Conditioning, Fire Detection, Flight Controls, Fuel, Hydraulics, Ice and Rain Protection, Landing Gear, Oxygen, Pneumatics, Water and Waste, Nitrogen Generation Systems
  • Five (5) years’ experience in an Applied Engineering discipline with an emphasis on aircraft systems
  • Background in troubleshooting aircraft systems
  • Working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) governing aircraft certification and maintenance
  • Able to read, write, and speak English fluently
  • Available for overnight travel (10%)
  • Able to pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located.
  • Authorization to work in the US is required. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant Certificate
  • Airbus experience
  • Two (2) years airline industry experience
  • Computer literate in Microsoft software such as Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Project
  • Possess reliability analysis skills to identify root cause of systems problems
  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong analytical abilities
  • Able to communicate technical issues in an assertive and tactful manner
  • Project management skills
  • Able to manage and coordinate several tasks and projects simultaneously

Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Able to maintain a professional appearance
  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun


  • Computer and other office equipment
  • Ear plugs and safety goggles for on-site support

Work Environment:

  • Traditional Office Environment
  • Hangar Environment
  • Irregular work shifts, on-call, and multiple work locations
  •  Work may be outdoors with seasonal weather
  •  Bids work schedule by seniority (days, swings, or midnight shift, holidays)
  •  Travel may be required
  • Ability to work in elevated areas

Physical Effort:  

  • Light physical effort required by handling objects up to 20 pounds occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently.  (Light)


  • The base pay range for this position is between $75,000.00 and $118,400.00 per year. Base pay is one component of JetBlue’s total compensation package, which may also include access to healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan and company match, crewmember stock purchase plan, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, free space available travel on JetBlue, and more.

JetBlue Airways is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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