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Title:  Associate Engineer Avionics


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  52688
Category:  Engineering



Position Summary

The Associate Engineer Avionics is responsible for engineering activity relating to aircraft avionics systems and related components on the Airbus and Embraer aircraft. The Engineer will support both line and heavy maintenance activities / modifications on the JetBlue fleet.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Review and action Airworthiness Directives (AD) to ensure compliance with applicable regulations
  • Review Service Bulletins, Service Letters, all Operator Letters, etc. for applicability and system reliability and/or economic benefits
  • Responsible for the understanding, periodic review, implementation, update and currency of the Avionics and Electrical systems/components portion of the Maintenance Program
  • Conduct root cause analysis for avionics and electrical system/component problems which may cause aircraft delays, cancellations, substantial expenditures in manpower or materials or interruptions in maintenance operations and initiates the action required to remedy any undesirable condition(s) detected
  • Develop technical data required for modifications/repairs of aircraft avionics and electrical systems and components
  • Initiate the actions required to ensure that source documents affected by engineering actions are updated and reflect current data, configuration and accuracy
  • Develop customized procedures and special criteria for repairs, modifications, inspections, servicing and other maintenance actions which are not adequately addressed in existing manuals
  • Provide engineering documents such as Engineering Orders (EO) to provide technical dispositions for repairs, modifications, inspections or other maintenance actions on avionics and electrical systems and components
  • Establish build specifications for aircraft avionics and electrical systems/components
  • Develop engineering procedures, standards and process specifications to comply with manufacturer/vendors Service Bulletins, Airworthiness Directives and other Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements
  • Coordinate engineering functions with regulatory agencies as required for approval for major repairs and alterations including the completion and forwarding of documents to support such approvals
  • Provide technical assistance and troubleshooting support to various departments in support of the day-to-day operation
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical or aerospace Engineering OR demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities with a combination of a High School Diploma/GED, FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate and at least four (4) years of previous related work experience
  • Flexible work schedule required including shift, weekend and holidays
  • Reliability analysis skills to identify root cause of system / avionic problems
  • Ability to manage and coordinate several tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong analytical abilities
  • Reliability analysis skills to identify root cause of systems problems
  • Available for occasional overnight travel (20%)
  • Must be in possession of valid travel documents with the ability to travel in and out of the United States
  • Able to travel and/or work variable hours, flexible shifts, including holidays and weekends
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Must be 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

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Airbus/Embraer experience
  • Two (2) years in the airline industry with working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) governing aircraft certification and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of aircraft electronics and avionics systems, power distribution, cabin electronics, cockpit instrumentation and navigation systems
  • Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant Certificate
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite and Project
  • Previous experience in planning, implementing and administering engineering programs and projects
  • Able to communicate technical issues in an assertive and tactful manner
  • Project management skills

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
  • Must fulfill safety accountabilities as prescribed by JetBlue’s Safety Management System
  • Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
  • Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report (SAR))
  • Responsible for adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls
  • Uphold JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understand how they relate to their duties and responsibilities


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

Work Environment:

  • Irregular work shifts, on-call, and multiple work locations

Physical Effort:  

  • Light physical effort is 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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