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Republic Airways Holdings Engineer, Systems in Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Category: Engineering

At Republic Airline, our mission is to provide a safe, clean and reliable flying experience. We believe this is best accomplished by focusing on our vision, “With the BEST people, products and performance, we will be America’s Regional Airline of choice.” Republic Airline, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of 188 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with 900 daily flights to 100 cities in 35 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under our major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. Our 10 domiciles include CMH, DCA, EWR, IND, LGA, MCI, MIA, ORD, PHL and PIT. With more than 5,500 talented aviation professionals, Republic Airline is a great place to get your career off the runway!

POSITION PURPOSE

Assists other departments with repair, development and research of engineering issues. Ensures engineering documentation is issued in a timely manner for compliance to meet aircraft repair time frames.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Serves as primary Engineering department contact for one or more specialized areas of engineering. Assists other departments with commercial issues related to one or more engineering areas.

  • Monitors fleet operational health and incorporates solutions to maintain fleet health levels.

  • Creates, reviews, and approves shop visits and work scopes for repair and/or overhaul.

  • Coordinates with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Engineering department for repairs and technical assistance.

  • Provides engineering support for line and heavy maintenance to include minor repair authorizations, parts and materials substitutions, repairs, and reports.

  • Conducts research and collects data to aid in the development of engineering documents.

  • Reviews Airworthiness Directives (AD) and Service Bulletins (SB) for applicability. Develops Engineering data to accomplish modifications in response to ADs, SBs, Service Information Letters, etc.

  • Responds to requests for engineering assistance to obtain or develop approved engineering data when such data is not in the Aircraft Maintenance Manual, Structure Repair Manual, or other FAA approved documents.

  • Interacts with applicable departments to define, maintain, and optimize the Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program.

  • Analyzes and determines disposition all reliability issues and improvements.

  • Minimizes costs and aircraft out-of-service time relative to area of responsibility.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Associate's degree (A.A.) in Aviation/ Aerospace Engineering or Maintenance or related technical field with an emphasis on Powerplant or APU theory or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • At least 3 years Line or Heavy Aircraft Maintenance experience with demonstrated working knowledge of14 CFR Parts 121, 145, and 25 in an Engineering or Technical Service department.

  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant License.

PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degrees (B.A./B.S.) in Aviation Maintenance or Technology with an emphasis on Powerplant or APU.

  • Training in Six Sigma or Lean processes.

  • Requires experience with Life Cycle Management, technical work scope evaluation and cost management of Powerplants.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

DECISION MAKING

Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction. Decisions require thought and may not be structured. Decisions tend to be short term and usually of moderate cost.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

  • Able to move about the work environment.

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.

  • Able to lift or move up to 10 pounds occasionally.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • May be required to work in open airplane hangars up to 10% of the time.

  • May work in high, precarious places, exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and encounters risk of electrical shock up to 35% of the time.

  • Works near moving mechanical up to 70% of the time.

  • Occasionally exposed to very loud noise (examples: plane engines).

  • Able to work weekends, holidays, night shift, and overtime, as required.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

Travel up to 25% of the time, including overnight stays.

Republic Airline is committed to providing qualified applicants and associates reasonable accommodation, when necessary, to enable the individuals to complete the application process and/or perform the essential functions of the job. An applicant and/or associate requiring reasonable accommodation to perform any essential job function, should contact Human Resources.

  • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here at https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf%E2%80%8B .

  • Selected candidate(s) for hire must complete the following prior to employment: a criminal history report, global screen, drug screen, employment credit report and if applicable, a driving record.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Republic Airways, based in Indianapolis, operates a fleet of about 190 Embraer 170/175 aircraft and offers scheduled passenger service with about 1,000 daily flights to 100 cities in 40 U.S. states, Canada, the Caribbean and Central America. The airline provides fixed-fee flights operated under its major airline partner brands of American Eagle, Delta Connection and United Express. The airline employs about 5,700 aviation professionals. Visit www.rjet.com at http://www.rjet.com/ for more information, follow the Company on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/republicairline/ , Twitter at https://twitter.com/RepublicAirline and YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1IOcelXc92JDhi8sIR9F0Q , and connect on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/republicairline/ or Linkedin at http://www.linkedin.com/company/republic-airways-holdings-inc-/ .

In May 2018, Republic opened the Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy, a commercial aviation pilot training school in Indianapolis. LIFT uses state-of-the-art training technologies that combine flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training. Graduates are guaranteed a job as First Officer at Republic. Learn more at www.flywithlift.com at http://www.flywithlift.com/ .

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