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Development Engineer - Aircraft Structures

Date:  10-Nov-2022
Company:  Air Arabia PJSC (G9)
Location: 

Sharjah, AE

Country:  AE

Job Purpose

To develop, manage, and monitor the Air Arabia and 3rd Party aircrafts “Structures” for reliability; encompasses short/long term maintenance needs and modifications to optimize and extend the reliability and airworthiness of the aircrafts structures, enhance operational dispatch, and ensure fleet readiness and safety as well as compliance with the Airworthiness Directive as issued by the relevant aviation authorities.

Key Result Responsibilities

  • On day-to-day basis to support the engineering maintenance (Line, Hangar, MCC, other CAMO Department), this would include data collation, performance review, analysis of requests, management reporting, corrective measures, and necessary modifications. 
  • Liaison between Air Arabia and external parties such as OEMs and regulatory bodies on matters related to modification, corrective measure and projects.
  • Analyzes data and technical performance reports to define the expected life cycle of components, identify trends, highlight findings and suggest solutions and proactive modifications.
  • Identifies corrective measures and modifications to fix any damages or airworthiness findings, ensures recommends AMP inclusions/exclusions of modifications. along with justification and supporting evidences, as and when required.
  • Reviews technical documents, evaluates services and provide business cases; drafts the EO’s (Engineering Orders for implementation of modification/repair.
  • Partners with stakeholders such as Projects, Warranty, Legal and Finance in developing new projects and initiatives and in drafting engineering and maintenance related contracts and SLAs, this includes evaluations, feasibility studies, researches, testing, etc.
  • Supports Head of Engineering in developing procedures, specifications, and EOS (Engineering Operational Standards) associated with the. CAMO.
  • Maintains a database of all defects, damages, repairs, drawings and charts for Air Arabia fleet and Third Party aircrafts as well as cabin configuration changes and its related supporting drawing to be referred to when and as needed. Acts as the primary custodian of all aircraft internal and external paint drawings.

Qualifications (Academic, training, languages)

  • Bachelor degree in Aircraft Engineering/Aeronautical/Mechanical or equivalent (LAE); alternately a higher diploma or certificate in the related field from a recognized university or engineering college combined with needed experience and exposure.
  • Capable of producing drawings using CAD is considered an advantage.
  • Project Management, Cost Control, Compliance, Budgeting and Quality Assurance certificates and trainings are an added value and some may be treated as conditional for this role.
  • Capable of using technology systems & tools; proficient in Microsoft office, MRO systems and Web Search.
  • Excellent in written and verbal communication skills: reporting, presentations, etc.
  • Fluent in English Language.

Work Experience

  • 5+ years’ of collective experience in the Aviation industry; On the Job Training (OJT) or post university time spent at an Airline company as a Trainee or in a similar capacity shall be counted for as part of the experience; experience with Airbus 320 aircrafts is highly desirable.
  • Experienced in aircrafts airworthiness programs requirements and regulations, such as CAMO (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization) requirements.
  • Very good understanding of aircrafts planning/maintenance systems and techniques and their relation to the aircraft maintenance program.
  • Familiar with rules and regulations of Civil Aviation Authorities, preferably GCAA, pertaining to the Engineering Maintenance, policies, procedures, manuals.
  • Can demonstrate a working knowledge of EASA part 145, part 21 and sub part “M” requirements.
  • Capable of measuring performance against regulations and contracts of extreme technical nature.
  • Hands on designing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures and operating manuals as per business needs and in line with adopted regulations and approved quality standards.
  • Exposure to Quality Assurance /Safety/Internal & External Audit practices affecting maintenance program.
  • Cost-oriented, possesses effective problem solving and decision making skills.

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