Manager Avionics Engineering

Jetblue - Posted 2 months ago
$130k-155k/year  + Equity


Long Island City, NY

General Manager
Career Level
Company size
22k employees

General Manager Job description

The Manager of Avionics Engineering reports to the General Manager of Engineering and is responsible for providing administrative, engineering support, and oversight of the Avionics Engineering department in addition to their engineering duties.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Review and action Airworthiness Directives (AD) and Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) to ensure compliance with applicable regulations
  • Review and disposition of Technical Directives (Service Bulletins, Service Letters, All Operator Letters, etc.) in accordance with the JetBlue Technical Directive and Evaluation Procedures
  • Responsible for the understanding, periodic reviewing, implementing, updating, and currency of the Avionics Systems portion of the Maintenance Program
  • Develop technical data required for modifications/repairs of aircraft avionics systems and components. Obtains regulatory approval for modifications/repairs performed on JetBlue aircraft avionics systems and components
  • Provide engineering support as required including root cause analysis and corrective action for the disposition of discrepant conditions affecting aircraft and/or components so as to restore their serviceable status
  • Initiate the action required to ensure that source documents affected by engineering actions are updated to reflect current data, configuration and accuracy
  • Develop customized procedures and special criteria for repairs, modifications, inspections, servicing and other maintenance actions, which are not adequately addressed in existing manuals
  • Prepare and/or approve engineering documents such as Engineering Orders (EO) and Engineering Authorizations (EA) to provide technical dispositions for repairs, modifications, inspection, or other maintenance actions, which provide benefits in accordance with airline/departmental objectives.
  • Evaluate new methods, materials and equipment, which may provide cost benefits and takes action to incorporate justified changes.
  • Establish build specifications for aircraft avionics components.
  • Coordinate with manufacturers and regulatory authorities as required and ensures engineering dispositions are properly substantiated in accordance with regulations and company manuals.
  • Define and assign daily workload to qualified Engineers
  • Take a significant role in the development of crewmembers to support the engagement, growth, and goal achievement
  • Ensure required resources are available to meet project requirements
  • Interact with all internal functions: Maintenance Programs, Reliability, Planning, Materiel, Maintenance, Quality, Technical Publications, Flight Operations, System Operations, etc.
  • Assist the General Manager of Engineering in formulating the annual department budget
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering OR demonstrated capability to perform job responsibilities with a High School Diploma and at least four (4) years of previous experience
  • Five (5) years of Transport Category (121) aircraft maintenance, quality, and/or air carrier engineering experience
  • Working knowledge of Part 121 FAR’s
  • Experience building and managing a budget
  • Track record of capturing value and savings within a Technical Operations function
  • Take a significant role in the development of crewmembers to support the engagement, growth, and goal achievement 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite 
  • Excellent verbal, and written, as well as strong analytical and time management skills
  • Available for occasional overnight travel (30%)
  • Currently in possession of a valid Passport with the ability to travel in and out of the United States
  • Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge 
  • Depending on location, may need to acquire and maintain a United States Customs Clearance 
  • 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

  • Valid FAA Airframe & Powerplant certificate
  • Working knowledge of FAA STC processes and procedures
  • Experience leading a team 
  • Working knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR), processes, and procedures
  • Experience with Airbus A320/321 & Embraer E190 Aircraft Avionics Systems
  • Ability to work in a team environment, under pressure, in a demanding, and fast-paced operation
  • Accountable and results-driven

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, Fun and Passion
  • 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 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

Work Environment:

  • Normal Office Environment

Physical Effort: 

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

JetBlue Airways is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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