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about 1 year ago
Virgin America
Location: California
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Structures & Stress Engineer
Job Description

Meet Virgin America

Virgin America is a new travel brand that challenges industry norms in an attempt to deliver a more humane travel experience for the domestic traveler.<BR><BR>Taking advantage of the Virgin Brand's world-renowned customer focus and distinctive style, Virgin America plans to create a high-value, low-fare airline that offers more: more fun, more options, more comfort, more entertainment and more value.


The Position

The Structures Engineer is responsible to the Chief Engineer for assuring compliance with Company and FAA requirements. 


Duties, Responsibilities, and Authority:

  • Possess knowledge of the maintenance sections of the Company's General Maintenance Manual, Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (CAMP), Minimum Equipment List (MEL), operations specifications, and the applicable engineering, maintenance and inspection provisions of each section.


  • Plan and direct the execution of inspection standards, methods and procedures used in complying with all applicable 14 CFR regulations and manufacturer's recommendations.


  • Ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, ATA standards, and Company policy.


  • Review and revise technical data files as needed to reflect the current configuration of Aircraft and Components.


  • Complete assignments as defined by the Chief Engineer and the Operational Review Board (ORB).


  • Provide programs covering other maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations that ensure that maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations are performed in accordance company manuals and each aircraft released to service is airworthy and has been properly maintained for operation under 14 CFR part 121.


  • Create, and revise maintenance work tasks cards as defined by the maintenance program.


  • Review and perform a timely disposition of Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins. Author Engineering Orders to maintain the operational reliability of the fleet.


  • Maintain the Major Repair and Major Alteration Report on a Monthly basis.


  • Maintain the Damage Tolerant Data base. In corporate all DTI into the maintenance program.


  • Coordinate the development and implementation of reliability measures of fleet, maintenance, and operational parameters.


  • Perform technical review of all applicable service related technical documents for incorporation into Virgin America's Maintenance program or Aircraft Configuration Management as appropriate and validated by safety, reliability or company requirements.


  • Provide on-site engineering support to evaluate and develop repair plans for damaged aircraft. Design and coordinate structural repairs with Airbus.


  • Travel (up to 20%) will be required to support aircraft modifications, emergency field service and maintenance visits.




The Structures Engineer will have at least 8 years of experience in the design and or maintenance of large turbine aircraft, which includes at least five (5) years of experience in Airline and/or FAA Repair Station management positions.


The candidate must have an Aerospace or Mechanical or Civil Engineering degree. Experience with SFAR 36 or ODA a plus.

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