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Title:  Engineer Powerplant


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101 Orlando, FL, US, 32827 Boston, MA, US, 02128

Req ID:  53417
Category:  Engineering



Position Summary

The Powerplant Engineer is responsible for technical standards and reliability of Airbus 320/321, Airbus 220 and Embraer 190 series aircraft engines, power-plant, auxiliary power unit (APU) and components.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides technical assistance to operational departments and repair providers to support aircraft operations, engine repairs and/or maintenance
  • Review aircraft reliability data and implement corrective actions via engineering modification and/or repair documents in support of achieving aircraft technical dispatch reliability (TDR) goals
  • Establish build standards and specifications for engines, powerplant, APUs and components
  • Develop and issue engineering orders to accomplish major and minor repairs, modifications and alterations to engines, powerplant, components and accessories
  • Develop engineering procedures, standards and process specification to comply with Airworthiness Directives and other regulatory requirements
  • Review Service Bulletins, Service Letters, and other service documents to determine applicability. Perform cost benefit analysis to determine effectiveness of proposed modifications
  • Review Engine Health Monitoring (EHM) trend data and implement corrective actions to prevent operational problems
  • Coordinate engineering functions with regulatory agencies as required for approval for major repairs and alterations
  • Evaluate damaged engine parts and provide solutions beyond the applicable manual limitations in accordance with regulatory and original equipment manufacturer requirements
  • Identify new technologies that will improve the operational performance and reliability of engines and components
  • Maintains awareness of Extended Twin-Engine Operations (ETOPS) significant systems. Assists the department to ensure ETOPS aircraft continue to meet requirements for configuration, maintenance, and procedures for extended range operations
  • Provide technical support to engine leasing and returns
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering; OR an Associate’s degree in an aviation-related field with two (2) years of previous relevant work experience
  • Three (3) years of Aircraft Powerplant experience
  • Familiarity with Federal Aviation Regulations governing aircraft and engine certification
  • Ability to communicate effectively; in both oral and written communication
  • Possess and maintain a valid Driver License and a driving record from the state of your primary residence that meets JetBlue Airways’ insurance standards
  • Available for overnight travel (10%)
  • Must 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

  • Possess excellent verbal and written skills as well as strong analytical abilities
  • Able to communicate technical issues in an assertive and tactful manner
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • IAE V2500-A5 and/or GE CF34-10E and/or P&W Geared Turbo Fan (PW1100/PW1500) engine experience
  • Honeywell 131-A/B/C APU and/or P&W Canada AP2300 APU experience
  • Engine Health Monitoring using engine trend monitoring programs
  • Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant Certificate
  • Computer literate with Microsoft software such as Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Project
  • Familiarity with TRAX Maintenance computer system.


Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Ability to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Provide on-call off-hours support to Technical Operations
  • 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))
  • Adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls
  • Upholding JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understanding 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
  • Traditional office environment 
  • Occasional work in hangars, materials warehouses, and on aircraft during ground maintenance


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 $72,000.00 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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