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Title:  Manager Fleet


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  25182

Position Summary 

The Manager develops optimum fleet performance by improving safety and reliability in a cost-effective manner. The Manager 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 

  • Other duties as assigned  

Minimum Experience and Qualifications 

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Diploma  

  • Seven (7) years’ experience in aircraft maintenance, aircraft quality, or airline engineering  

  • Diverse experience in all aspects of technical operations and aircraft systems  

  • Valid Passport with the ability to travel in and out of the United States 

  • 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 pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test 

  • Must be legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located 

Preferred Experience and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Aircraft Maintenance Management 

  • Valid FAA Airframe & Powerplant License  

  • Prior leadership experience  

  • Working knowledge of FAA regulations, Manufacturer MRB / 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 

  • Well-groomed and 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)  


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

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