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Senior Engineer - Structures

Company: Hawaiian Airlines, Inc.
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

At Hawaiian Airlines, we are all about welcoming our guests with Hawaiian hospitality and aloha, and taking care of our people, our home, and the communities we serve. Join our ' ohana -and be a part of an exciting team of professionals dedicated to serving our - kama'--ina -and introducing our islands to the world! Position Summary Has a proven track record in an Engineering or Aviation role and has shown technical growth with the ability to manage increased workload with precision and good teamwork. They work well under pressure, take ownership of projects and assignments and mentor fellow Engineers. Key Responsibilities

  • Mentor and guide Engineers with documentation, industry best practices, and approvals of authorized engineering documents. Shows ability to self manage projects and take ownership. Contributes to departmental growth by bringing forward new initiatives
  • Authors and approves structural repairs for aircraft and or components
  • Familiar with corrosion mitigation on aircraft structures
  • Familiar with fatigue, strength of materials and aircraft structures
  • Researches and provides recommendations to aircraft structures items by working with OEM, vendors, MROs, HA maintenance and maintenance control
  • Proactively implements corrosion prevention improvements to HA aircraft, revising or creating new Maintenance Program requirements to include checks, inspections or regular application of corrosion inhibitors to minimize degradation of structure
  • Proposed and submits structural repair to OEMs/DERs and obtains approvals as needed
  • Ability to design and approve repair schemes in-house, when possible, utilizing static analysis and previously approved data.
  • Provide technical assistance to line, base, and check maintenance team, 24/7
  • The position requires application of engineering principles to research technical, operational, and quality issues, as well as determining interim and final engineering solutions, and responding to OEM/Vendor and internal questions and reported problems through internal and external communication
  • Prepares, creates, reviews and approves engineering documentation in accordance with HA Engineering Standard Operating Procedures and processes. Includes repairs, modifications, alterations and STC's
  • Utilizes technical expertise and practical experience to disposition complex technical issues
  • Reviews documents including CMM's, Service Letters, Service Bulletins, FARs, CFR's, Airworthiness Directives, and other manufacturer issued publications
  • Provide on-site support to Maintenance
  • Maintains and updates maintenance manuals, OEM and internal revisions, approve and authorize part master records in TRAX by researching substantiation documentation
  • Research reliability trends and assist with actioning improvements on components and airframes
  • Interface with equipment vendors, industry partners, MRO providers and regulatory authorities
  • Collaboration with Planning, MRO's, Quality Assurance, Supply, Materials and Maintenance for process improvements as needed
  • Participates in resolution of design and improvements to maintenance programs & procedures as needed
  • Timely accomplishment of assignments coming into the group, including resolution of CARs, CERIs, review/disposition of Alert Level investigations, IRG, MRRB, CAS activities, etc.
  • Professional development such as training, conferences and other related duties as assigned
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent scientific discipline from an accredited university, and minimum 3 years of experience in an aviation Engineering capacity
  • Has a proven track record in an Engineering or Aviation role and has shown technical growth with the ability to manage increased workload with precision and good teamwork. They work well under pressure, take ownership of projects and assignments and mentor fellow Engineers
  • Strong computer skills with Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat etc.
  • Able to obtain an AOA/SIDA badge
  • Valid driver's license and passport
  • Strong analytical and operational business skills
  • Must be able to promptly respond after hours (24/7). Must be able to travel, work flexible hours and work beyond regular hours, including weekends and holidays and non-traditional hours.
  • This position is considered as an essential worker, required to work on-site to support Tech Ops and available for field assignments as required
  • Good organizational and prioritization skills and a demonstrated ability of acting as an effective change agent
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to summarize complex technical matters. Must be able to confidently and professionally represent Hawaiian to members of federal authorities and industry
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of aircraft/engine maintenance and specification documents, particularly AMM, WDM, SRM, IPC, TSM, etc.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in engineering process and procedures; Works effectively with little supervision and provides proactive engineering support to mechanics while adhering to safety requirements
  • Familiarity or experience with aircraft structures, metal and composite repairs, damage tolerance analysis, knowledge of corrosion impact to metals**Hawaiian Airlines is regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT - regulation, 49 CFR part 40) and all applicants are advised that post-offer and/or pre-employment drug testing will be conducted to determine the presence of Marijuana, Cocaine, Opioids, PCP (Phencyclidine), and Amphetamine prior to any offer of employment or transfer into a safety-sensitive position. Failure to submit to testing or positive indications of drug use will render the applicant ineligible for employment with Hawaiian Airlines and any employment offer will be withdrawn.Preferred Qualifications
    • Engineering Degree / Advanced Degree / A&P License
    • 5 years experience as an Engineer in an aviation capacity.
    • Experience with TRAX maintenance software, particularly engineering module, authoring controls and task cards
    • Ability to manage multiple projects, prepare and present progress updates to senior management, conduct basic financial analysis to determine cost/benefit relationships of engineering projects, and prepare business cases
    • Commercial aviation experience with FAR 121, in the field of Aircraft Maintenance, Engineering, Quality Assurance, or Regulatory Compliance
    • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (Parts 25, 121, etc). Familiarity with Airworthiness Directives and Manufacturer Service Bulletins
    • Experience and familiarity with certification, STCs, modification and repair of complex aircraft systems, components and installation on Part 121 aircraft
    • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of aircraft/engine maintenance and specification documents, particularly AMM, WDM, SRM, IPC, TSM, etc.
    • 717, 787, A321 and/or A330 experienceAbout Hawaiian AirlinesHawaiian - has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 18 years (2004-2021) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation and consumer surveys by Cond-- Nast Traveler and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai--i. In 2022, the carrier topped Travel + Leisure's 2022 World's Best list as the No. 1 U.S. airline and was named Hawai--i's best employer by Forbes. -Now in its 93rd year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawai--i's biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers approximately 130 daily flights within the Hawaiian Islands, daily nonstop flights between Hawai--i and 16 U.S. gateway cities - more than any other airline - as well as service connecting Honolulu and American Samoa, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Tahiti.The airline is committed to connecting people with aloha by offering complimentary meals for all guests on transpacific routes and the convenience of no change fees on Main Cabin and Premium Cabin seats. HawaiianMiles members also enjoy flexibility with miles that never expire. As Hawai'i's hometown airline, Hawaiian encourages guests to Travel Pono and experience the islands safely and respectfully.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., Honolulu , Senior Engineer - Structures, Engineering , Honolulu, Hawaii

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