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Title:  Manager Fleet


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  52709
Category:  Administration



Position Summary

The Manager Fleet develops optimum fleet performance by improving safety and reliability in a cost-effective manner. The Manager Fleet coordinates and leverages the required resources to effect changes for increased fleet safety and performance.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Identifies and develops recommendations to optimize fleet performance and improve safety margins and reliability in a cost-effective manner
  • Monitors fleet performance and develops programs for continuous improvement and ensures operational availability requirements are met
  • Ensures the maintenance program is monitored for optimum performance
  • Assists the Director with continued development of the Engineering processes, including efforts toward automation, and training/mentoring Engineers
  • Leads, develops and improves the Configuration Control process to support fleet evolution and growth
  • Organizes periodic reviews of fleet programs
  • Monitor's life cycle costs and identifies areas for improvements
  • Interfaces with the Aircraft Manufacturer and other aircraft operators through steering committees, industry conferences and others to resolve fleet technical issues and maintain currency with fleet issues, techniques and practices
  • Coordinates with stakeholders within Technical Operations to determine magnitude, scope and duration of proposed projects
  • Prepares and presents proposals, reports / presentations to management on future projects with both technical and financial justifications and resource plans
  • Identifies program issues and drives resolution with affected functional areas
  • Reviews selected suppliers and quotes, and participates in supplier reviews and selection
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as assigned to achieve departmental and Company objectives
  • Develops 3 and 5 year aircraft operational cost models
  • Maintains awareness of Extended Twin Engine Operations (ETOPS) significant systems. Monitors and resolves technical issues associated with ETOPS operations. Assists the department to establish, administer and ensure the quality of the ETOPS Significant Systems Program. Assists the department to ensure ETOPS aircraft continue to meet requirements for configuration, maintenance and procedures for extended range operations
  • Takes a significant role in the development of crewmembers to support their engagement, growth and goal achievement   
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Diploma
  • Five (5) years’ experience in aircraft maintenance, aircraft quality or airline engineering
  • Diverse experience in all aspects of technical operations and aircraft systems
  • Ability to work effectively with others and be a participative team player
  • Ability to take initiative and make sound judgments
  • Ability to prioritize and track daily activities to ensure timely task completion
  • Ability to prepare and present concise written, verbal reports and presentations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite and Project
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Must be in possession of valid travel documents with the ability to travel in and out of the United States
  • Available for occasional overnight travel (35%)
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Aircraft Maintenance Management
  • Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe & Powerplant License
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Working knowledge of FAA regulations, Manufacturer Maintenance Review Board (MRB) / Maintenance Planning Documents (MPD) processes
  • Experience with A320/A321/E190/A220 aircraft
  • Experience with Maintenance Program analysis and escalation processes. 
  • Understanding of aircraft specifications

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

Work Environment:

  • Traditional office environment
  • Hangar Environment

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 $81,000.00 and $136,200.00 per year. Base pay is one component of JetBlue’s total compensation package, which may also include performance bonuses, restricted stock units, as well as 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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