Aircraft Maintenance Program Engineer
Company: Northern Air Cargo
Employment Type: Full Time
Job Category: Aviation, Maintenance
Publish Date: July 27, 2021
Company Description: Northern Air Cargo (NAC), headquartered in Anchorage, is Alaska largest all-cargo airline and the longest continuously operating cargo airline in North America. NAC has provided airfreight services to Alaska’s rural communities for more than 60 years and is rapidly expanding to include air cargo flight operations throughout the western hemisphere and Hawaii. NAC maintains a fleet of Boeing 737 and 767 freighters and operates pilot bases in Anchorage, Honolulu, Miami and Laredo. NAC’s fleet of B737s provide schedule service between Anchorage and 13 Alaska communities and charter service throughout North America (both on-demand and ACMI). While the B767 fleet operates out of Miami in support of sister company StratAir and out of Honolulu in support of sister company Aloha Air Cargo.
Northern Air Cargo
Great opportunity with growing air cargo company looking for an experienced Aircraft Mechanic to help QC the department with bringing 737’s and 767’s online. Comprehensive benefits including travel perks.
Assist the Director of Engineering in monitoring, reviewing, and coordinating compliance and recording of the Northern Air Cargo 737 and 767 Maintenance Program, Airworthiness Directives, Instructions for Continued Airworthiness requirements, Engineering Orders and Service Bulletins.
Northern Air Cargo is a subsidiary of Northern Aviation Services and part of the Saltchuk family of companies. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable aviation services for our customers and create a place for employees to build long-term careers. Northern Air Cargo services customers in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, South America and the Caribbean.
- OEM Maintenance Program
- Validates applicability of OEM required MPD and / or MRB maintenance tasks to each fleet aircraft and documents applicable maintenance tasks on the Northern Air Cargo Inspection Forecast Spreadsheet.
- Validates applicability of all required Airworthiness Limitations (AWLs) and Certificate Maintenance Requirements (CMRs).
- Implements new Task Cards and Engineering Orders as required.
- Implements Engineering Controls into the NAC TRAX System for new MPD / MRB Inspection items and ensures the initial accuracy of Last Done / Next Due times of individual tasks when aircraft are brought onto the Northern Air Cargo certificate.
- Airworthiness Directives (ADs)
- Reviews all Type Specific FAA ADs (Airframe, Engine and Appliance) and OEM Service Bulletins for applicability to each fleet aircraft.
- Documents review of all ADs on the NAC AD Summary sheet and distributes to Northern Air Cargo Management.
- Implements tracking of all AD Engineering Controls by creating Engineering Controls in TRAX and making the appropriate entries in the NAC Inspection Forecast Sheets for each aircraft.
- Ensures the accuracy of initial accuracy of Last Done / Next Due times of AD tasks by when aircraft are brought onto the Northern Air Cargo certificate.
- Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs)
- Reviews all Supplemental Type Certificate modifications, Major Repairs and Alterations for additional inspection requirements mandated by the approval documentation.
- Implements tracking of all ICAs and supplemental inspections by creating Engineering Controls in TRAX and making appropriate entries in the NAC Inspection Forecast sheets for each applicable aircraft.
- Ensures the initial accuracy of Last Done / Next Due times of ICA tasks when aircraft are brought onto the Northern Air Cargo certificate.
- Ensures supplemental manuals (AMMS, IPCS, AFMS, WDMS) for new modifications are distributed to the Maintenance Control Department and the Publication Services Department in a timely manner.
- Coordinates with the NAC Maintenance Planning Department in development of Scheduled Maintenance Checks (‘A’ or Heavy) by reviewing Maintenance Tasks for any specialized tooling or parts requirements.
- If tooling or parts are needed, coordinates with NAC Stores Department by providing the proper documentation well in advance of the task due date.
- Coordinates with the NAC Maintenance Planning Department and the NAC Stores Department in the development of Pre-Draw lists for all recurrent maintenance tasks and maintains the currency of the Pre-Draw requirements in TRAX.
- Coordinates with the Director, Aircraft Technical Services, and the NAC Records Department
- Coordinates with the Director, Aircraft Technical Services in creating Engineering Controls for new ADs and MPD Inspection tasks in TRAX.
- Assists in the continual monitoring of all tracked items in TRAX for accuracy.
- Assists the NAC Stores Department and NAC Maintenance Control with parts identification.
- Assists in the verification of parts applicability to individual aircraft through use of the OEM IPC and / or STC supplements.
- Communicates internally within the Engineering Department the need for Engineering Orders (EOs) and / or Task Cards required for task completion.
- Assists Engineering Department personnel in development and composition of new EOs and Task Cards.
- Ensures all EOs and Task Cards are attached to the applicable Engineering Controls in TRAX.
- Maintains a cross-reference list of approved EOs for ADs and Supplemental Inspections.
- Assist Director of Engineering with the review and preparation of Bridging/Transition documents for new aircraft acquisitions.
- Reviews current revisions of OEM Maintenance Documents and, if changes are required, coordinates implementation of changes to the Northern Air Cargo Maintenance Program with the Quality Assurance Analyst, Director of Engineering and Senior Directors of Quality Control and Senior Director of Maintenance.
- With the assistance of the QC Analyst, coordinates the collection and review of data from scheduled maintenance events to evaluate the overall effectiveness of the NAC Maintenance Program and recommend changes to the Senior Directors of Quality Control and Senior Director of Maintenance as needed.
- Maintains a deep knowledge and understanding of FAA ETOPS requirements
- Performs initial ETOPS reviews of aircraft, engines and APUs prior to addition to the Northern Air Cargo certificate.
- Verifies no NAFE (Not Applicable for ETOPS) parts are installed upon aircraft, engines or APUs upon initial entry onto the Northern Air Cargo certificate.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Engineering
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- Must have a current FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate.
- Have 4 years’ experience within the past 6 years; 1 year must have been in the position of maintenance inspector or production supervisor with a combination of the following:
- Maintaining large transport category aircraft with ten or more passenger seats,
- Experience in maintaining the same category and class of airplane as the certificate holder uses.
- Repairing airplanes in a certificated FAR Part 145 repair station that is rated to maintain airplanes in the same category and class of airplane as the certificate holder.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of supervisors, managers, or outside agencies.
- Ability to read and write reports and business correspondence in English.
- Computer Skills: Microsoft Word and Excel program.
- Ability to recognize, understand and create Microsoft Excel formulas preferred.
- Must have a good general knowledge of FAA CFR 14, Part 25, 91 and 121 rules
- Boeing 737 & 767 experience, preferred.
- Company will train on specific safety and maintenance program
LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of mechanics, managers, or outside agencies. Ability to read and write reports and business correspondence in English using Microsoft Word and Excel programs.
Must be familiar with NAC maintenance policies/procedures. Must have good organizational skills. Must be able to interpret regulatory requirements.
Must be able to stand for long periods of time, sit for extended periods of time. Some minor lifting may be required. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.