Controller Minimum Equipment List

Jetblue - Posted 5 months ago
$75k-80k/year  + Equity
*high salary
*Based on 0 Supervisor Specialist salary records


Long Island City, NY

Supervisor Specialist
Senior, Mid-Level
Company size
22k employees

Supervisor Specialist Job description

The Minimum Equipment List Controller reports to the Manager – MEL Standards and is responsible for assisting the Manager - MEL Standards to ensure that the JetBlue A220/A320/A321/E190 Minimum Equipment List (MEL), Configuration Deviation List (CDL) and Non-Essential Equipment and Furnishings List (NEF) manuals are in compliance with the latest FAA and manufacturer documents.

The MEL Controller is considered to supervise in an executive capacity, the airworthiness of aircraft per CFR 65.68. The MEL Controller ensures JetBlue Airways MEL is conforming to “14CFR 121.628 Inoperable instruments and equipment”, and the “Minimum Equipment List preamble” while in the position capacity

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist the Manager – MEL Standards to review and categorize revision requests from the internal customers and the FAA.
  • Revise the MEL/CDL/NEF documents based on inputs received from internal customers and FAA.
  • Ensure MEL/CDL/NEF changes meet regulatory requirements that include the Maintenance & Operational functions, Aircraft Flight Manual Limitations, Emergency Procedures, or Airworthiness Directives. Ensuring compliance with FAA MMEL, Operations Specifications, ICAO and internal manual standards.
  • Develop/apply suitable conditions and limitations in the form of placards, maintenance procedures, crew operating procedures and other restrictions as necessary are specified in the MEL/CDL/NEF manuals to ensure that an acceptable level of safety is maintained.
  • Address internal MEL/CDL revision requests submitted through the MEL/CDL/NEF Request log.
  • Review all proposed Master MELs issued by the FAA that affect the A320 & E190.
  • The central point of contact for all MEL & CDL internal manual issues and SME for resolving MEL Dispatch considerations when interpretation/clarification is required.
  • Liaison with the FAA regarding MEL, CDL & NEF work.
  • Provide technical support to the MEL review board, when considering the interrelationships between multiple inoperative items, the effect on aircraft operation and crew workload.
  • Schedule a MEL/CDL Revision Review Board Meeting to review and approve the changes to the MEL/CDL, NEF documents.
  • Correct any discrepancies noted during the Revision Review Board Meeting.
  • Create a “Summary of Changes” and “Revision Notice” documenting revisions made to the MEL/CDL/NEF at this revision level and maintain a record of revisions.
  • Forward MEL/CDL/NEF revision along with the Revision Notice to Corporate Publication. Corporate Publications will forward the revised document(s) to the FAA for review and approval
  • Correct any discrepancies noted by the FAA, then return the document(s) to the FAA for their final review and approval.
  • Coordinate MEL/CDL/NEF revision updates with TRAX and Sabre support teams.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/General Education Diploma with a Valid Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant license, or Dispatch license OR Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Engineering
  • Four (4) years in Airline or Transport Category Aircraft or two (2) years in the position of Associate MEL Controller.
  • Maintain FAA Airman (A&P) ATMS Certification and Training Qualifications through JB
  • Available for occasional overnight travel (10%)
  • Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
  • Legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

  • Seven (7) years Airline or Transport Category Aircraft
  • A320/321 Family, Bombardier C Series and Embraer 170/190 Family Aircraft System Familiarization
  • Technical Writing, Typing/ Word Processing
  • Experience in the following software products; Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat (professional version)
  • Knowledge of XML applications is desirable
  • Strong attention to detail and written and verbal communications skills

Crewmember Expectations:

  • Regular attendance and punctuality
  • Potential need to work flexible hours and be available to respond on short-notice
  • Well-groomed and able to maintain a professional appearance
  • When working or traveling on JetBlue flights, and if time permits, all capable crewmembers are asked to assist with light cleaning of the aircraft
  • Must be an appropriate organizational fit for the JetBlue culture, that is, exhibit the JetBlue values of Safety, Caring, Integrity, Passion and Fun
  • Must fulfill safety accountabilities as prescribed by JetBlue’s Safety Management System
  • Promote JetBlue’s #1 value of safety as a Safety Ambassador, supporting JetBlue’s Safety Management System (SMS) components, Safety Policy and behavioral standards
  • Identify safety and/or security concerns, issues, incidents, or hazards that should be reported and report them whenever possible and by any means necessary including JetBlue’s confidential reporting systems (Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) or Safety Action Report(SAR))
  • Responsible for adhering to all applicable laws, regulations (FAA, OSHA, DOT, etc.) and Company policies, procedures and risk controls
  • Uphold JetBlue’s safety performance metric goals and understand how they relate to their duties and responsibilities


  • Computer and other office equipment
  • Occasionally evaluate Minimum Equipment List (MEL/CDL/NEF) procedures on aircraft or simulators.

Work Environment:

  • Traditional office environment

Physical Effort:

  • Generally not required, or up to 10 pounds occasionally, 0 pounds frequently. (Sedentary)

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