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Title:  Strategic Heavy Maintenance Planner


Long Island City, NY, US, 11101

Req ID:  36193

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Position Summary

The Strategic Heavy Maintenance Planner forecasts, plans, and schedules Heavy Maintenance events to maintain FAA regulatory compliance and the integrity of the flying schedule.  The Planner ensures no overfly activity of maintenance tasks while balancing the needs of the JetBlue organization and the Maintenance Repair and Overhaul business partner contracts. 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Construct and maintain the Heavy Maintenance (HMV) Schedule
  • Forecast future HMV resource requirements
  • Build, publish, and maintain HMV work packages
  • Assist in the capture, trend, and analysis of HMV yield, manpower, ground time, and non-routine workload to mitigate delays on the HMV lines.   
  • Evaluate check workload, make recommendations for schedule optimization and workload efficiency
  • Interface with Engineering, Technical Support, and other JetBlue customers to quote additional check workload with MROs and align with HMV schedule, promoting efficiency
  • Interface with Line Maintenance Planning group for scheduling efficiency
  • Coordinate Pre-Induction review meetings with Maintenance Planning, Material Operations, Quality Control, Engineering, and MRO providers
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Diploma
  • Three (3) years of combined relevant work experience in any one of the following: 
    • Aircraft Maintenance Planning, a position requiring an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Certificate and/or in an aviation-related Engineering discipline
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Available for occasional overnight travel (10%)
  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), Aircraft Maintenance Programs/Maintenance Program Documents (AMP/MPD), Airworthy Directives (AD) and Service Bulletins (SB)
  • Currently in possession of a valid passport or equivalent to travel in and out of the United States
  • 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 Aviation Maintenance, Aviation Engineering, or related technical field
  • Valid Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Certificate
  • Ten (10) years of experience in Aircraft Maintenance Planning or in a position requiring an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Certificate in a Part 121 Air Carrier or MRO environment
  • Proficiency in TRAX
  • Project Management experience particularly dealing with aircraft modifications, efficiency studies and cost deliverable projects

     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, Fun and Passion
  • 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

     Work Environment:

  • Traditional office environment
  • Shift work required

     Physical Effort: 

  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)

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

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