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Engineer, Airframe - Engineering Support Center (ESC)

Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: Ft Worth, TX, US

Req ID: 23915

Location: Integrated Operations Ctr (DFW-IOC0) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 23915 


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What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.


Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

About The Job

This job is a member of the Maintenance and Engineering Team within the Integrated Operations Division. This job will be responsible for providing technical disposition for discrepancies that exceed published manual limits for all line aircraft.

This is an Airframe position.

Specifically, you’ll do the following:

  • ​Develops, substantiates and issues repairs/approvals for discrepancies that are outside of any existing published limits (only engineering has that authority)
  • Provides engineering work scope for troubleshooting of operational issues to determine root cause and provide corrective action
  • Reads and interprets Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) information to provide corrective action(s) to maintenance
  • Creates American Airlines Repair Document (AARD) for recurring aircraft discrepancies
  • Assists with troubleshooting chronic aircraft in the field
  • Assists with major damage assessment and temporary repair development in the field
  • Issues inspection Engineering Authorizations (EAs) for emerging safety or compliance issues when timeline is critical
  • Must be willing and able to work irregular hours and shift schedules including holidays and weekends
  • Must be able to travel (<25%)


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering from an accredited college/university
  • Familiarity with Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs), maintenance programs, Engine Manual (EM), Structural Repair Manual (SRM), Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM), Illustrated Parts Catalog (IPC), Fault Isolation Manual (FIM), Component Maintenance Manual (CMM), and Wiring Diagrams (WDM)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.
  • In an expedient manner, must be able to prioritize workload, solve problems, substantiate solutions using valid engineering analytical principals, document solutions with good technical writings skills, and verbally communicate solutions throughout the maintenance organization
  • Must be self-motivated and discipline in work ethics
  • Must be able to effectively multi-task various work activities to meet the requirements of the operation
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to maintain composure in a stressful environment
  • Strong Customer service focus (internal and external)
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills to work with others


Preferred Qualifications

  • ​​​3 years working history as engineer with aviation experience

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 23915 

Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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