United Airlines Principal Engineer - Fleet (Structures Engineering) in Chicago, Illinois
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Principal Engineer - Project - WHQ
Equal Opportunity Employer by Choice.
Travel subject to service charges/restrictions. Bonuses awarded only under terms of United's policies.
Technical Operations - Structures
Technical Operations is the maintenance, repair and overhaul division of United. The department includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.
Job overview and responsibilities
Study, analyze, and seek solutions to problems related to the design, operation, maintenance, performance, modification, or repair of aircraft or engines, and their components
Use a structured, logical, and analytical approach in problem solving
Define maintenance program, configuration, and serviceability criteria ensuring safe and legal operations
Analyze and implement regulatory requirements
Evaluate the effects of modifications or new equipment on reliability and performance
Evaluate the benefits of the cost impact of a fleet decision to ensure an optimum balance of cost, asset utilization, quality, and reliability
Author, design, test, and manage projects
Provides on-site technical support for line and base operations
Communicate with customers on technical issues, work scope recommendations, and failure investigations
Interface with internal and external organizations regarding specific aircraft, power plant, and component issues
Organize and manage the priorities for assigned responsibilities and accomplish the work processes to meet all the deliverables for projects or maintenance program changes/technical specification revisions
Coordinate work with other operational groups to ensure airworthiness, safety, regulatory compliance, operational reliability, and operational efficiency
This position develops potentially complex solutions and implementation plans, project justification, cost/benefit analysis, management of project
B.S. degree in Engineering
Engineering skill sets which can be applied to a range of fleet and ATA specific aircraft systems, these skills include, but are not limited to, analysis of complex technical issues, highly detailed level project development/management for regulatory compliance modifications, and overall ownership of specific systems
Experience related to detailed cost/benefit analysis of projects as well as effectively engaging cross-functional stakeholders
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of FARs, airworthiness design and substantiation criteria, aircraft and equipment design and operational characteristics, aircraft materials and processes
This position will be hired as either an Engineer-Level 6, Senior Engineer-Level 5 or Principal Engineer-Level 4; the selection will based on level of experience.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications
Reliable, punctual attendance is essential function of the position
- Knowledge of air carrier operations
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship.
Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualifications.
Candidate must be available for world-wide travel outside of office to cover aircraft pilots, industry travel and business meetings
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT
Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance
Function: Professional Opportunities
Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled