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Title:  Senior Engineer Systems


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  33402

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Position Summary

The Senior Engineer Systems is responsible for engineering activity relating to aircraft avionics systems, mechanical 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) so as to ensure compliance with applicable regulations
  • Verify that the maintenance program is amended to reflect adherence to technical requirements
  • Review Service Bulletins, Service Letters, all Operator Letters, etc. for applicability and system reliability and/or economical benefits
  • Take action as required to incorporate applicable changes that are determined to provide benefits in accordance with airline/departmental objectives and management directives
  • Responsible for the understanding, periodic review, implementation, update, and currency of aircraft avionics systems, mechanical systems, and related components portion of the Maintenance Program
  • Conduct root cause analysis for aircraft systems and related 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 systems and related 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 aircraft systems and related components
  • Evaluate new methods, materials and equipment, which may provide cost benefits, and takes action to incorporate justified changes
  • Establish build specifications for aircraft systems/components
  • Develops engineering procedures, standards and process specifications to comply with manufacturer/vendors Service Bulletins, Airworthiness Directives and other 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
  • Provides technical assistance and troubleshooting support to various departments in support of the day-to-day operation
  • Assists the Manager with continued development of the Engineering processes, training/mentoring less experienced Engineers, and management of the Engineering Department.
  • Represents the Engineering Department at meetings as required
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering. In lieu of this education requirement, must have a Bachelor’s degree in another Engineering field and an A&P Technician Certificate, OR must have an Associate's Degree in a technical field, an A&P Technician Certificate, and ten (10) years of A&P Technician experience
  • Six (6) years combined engineering and/or technician experience in airline technical operations or equivalent field
  • Knowledgeable background in aircraft electronics and avionics systems, power distribution, cabin electronics, cockpit instrumentation and navigation systems, pneumatics, air conditioning, flight controls, fuel, hydraulics, and landing gear.
  • Working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) governing aircraft certification and maintenance
  • 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
  • Able to communicate technical issues in an assertive and tactful manner
  • Available for occasional overnight travel (35%)
  • 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

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Airbus/Embraer experience troubleshooting aircraft avionics and system problems
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite and Project
  • Previous experience in planning, implementing and administering engineering programs and projects
  • Project management skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • Understanding of Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) requirements.

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
  • 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 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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