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Project Lead - Repair Engineering

Description:
Project Lead - Repair Engineering
Contract-to-hire
Location: Kansas City, MO
Summary:
We are looking for a candidate to lead the engineering team in the accomplishment of repairs for in service aircraft and aircraft in heavy maintenance.
Duties will include providing guidance and helping develop less experienced engineering staff, provide technical coordination/expertise between the engineering team and the customer, and interacting with vendors and internal organizations. Applicant should have relevant airline, MRO, or OEM in-service support experience with proven leadership.
The individual will lead activities of engineering staff at the discretion of Engineering Management to complete tasks accurately while maintaining responsiveness in order to maintain aircraft, component, and engineering program schedules. Other duties will include development of proposals, assisting with planning and hiring, and other Engineering Management tasks.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Leads activities of direct Engineering staff at the discretion of Engineering Management to achieve accurate and timely completion of repairs and modifications during maintenance and component overhaul visits.
• Plans, reviews, organizes, and prioritizes engineering tasks to ensure Engineering completes tasks and maintains responsiveness in order to maintain aircraft, component, and engineering program schedules.
• Primary point of contact between customer representatives and/or internal customers to ensure consistent action in accordance with customer requirements.
• Mentor and train Repair Engineers from all levels of experience; identify and grow the expertise and experience of the team.
• Recognize and fully understand the proper use of all applicable customer, OEM, regulatory, and maintenance requirements, and ensure that these are met.
• Identify performance related issues and provides feedback to management.
• Coordinate and assist in implementing new policies and procedures within the Engineering department to help improve efficiency.
• Analyze and substantiate complex repair and modification designs using standard accepted industry practices. Produce technical analysis of repair standards and history for which FAA approval can be obtained to ensure compliance with all appropriate regulatory, customer, OEM, operations, and maintenance requirements.
• Review existing technical data, technical drawings, and previous history for entire airframe structure, mechanical / hydraulic systems and components, engine pylon/struts, and landing gear; in addition, some avionics, indication, lighting, and electrical systems are occasionally reviewed.
• Provide written technical accomplishment instructions for aircraft repairs or modifications to maintenance, customer, and regulatory authorities as necessary.
• Communicate technical details of repair or modification designs through technical writing and computer drafting functions.
• Independently evaluate, select, and adapt situations, and modify techniques, procedures and criteria to solve problems encountered.
• Approve engineering documents within authorized signatory level.
• Assist in interviewing and making hiring recommendations for new Engineering personnel.
• Participate in the development of work statements and hour estimates in support of proposals.
AUTHORITY:
The individual in this position may initiate technical instructions that are substantiated by data acceptable to or approved by the FAA and EASA or equivalent. For technical instruction pertaining to work accomplished on aircraft or components operated under CFR Part 91, 121, and 145, authority is as specified by the air carrier's procedures and/or Repair Station Manual.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
• Experienced with OEM airframe, system, and interior design practices.
• Strong working knowledge of MyBoeingFleet and AirbusWorld for OEM datasets.
• Must be adaptable and flexible at all times and apply their knowledge and skills to develop creative solutions to a wide variety of unique design, modification, and repair problems encountered.
• Strong PC skills will include 3D Computer Aided Design proficiency (SOLIDWORKS or AutoCAD preferred), MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project), and basic computer drafting skills.
• Ability to accomplish basic stress analysis and substantiation for complex repairs or modifications using standard accepted industry practices and other structural design methodologies.
• Ability to understand regulatory requirements for airworthiness, for the FAA and various foreign authorities (EASA, etc.) and include in engineering documents, drawings and designs.
• Ability to understand and apply the policies / procedures of all customer(s).
• Ability to understand and apply information from Structural Repair Manuals (SRMs), Aircraft Maintenance Manuals (AMMs), Illustrated Parts Catalogs (IPCs), Service Bulletins (SBs), Airworthiness Directives (ADs) and other aircraft reference materials.
• Ability to interpret and use aircraft manufacturing, assembly, and installation drawings.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills with other groups (avionics, certification, Program Management and Maintenance Leads, MRO Facilities and customers) experience strongly preferred.
• Self-motivated and multi-tasker; able to level load own workload.
• Strong time-management, and problem-solving skills.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering desired with a minimum of ten (10) years relevant aerospace experience or 15 years of equivalent aircraft design experience required.







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Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is proud to provide an equal opportunity workplace and be an affirmative action employer. Consider Butler because we are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We recognize that we thrive on diversity for the benefit of our employees, our customers, and the communities where we are located. Employment with Butler America Aerospace, LLC. is governed on the basis of qualifications and competence without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
 
Job Number: 55916
Job Location: St. Louis, MO
Rate: DOE
Per Diem: Possible
Overtime: Possible
Duration: LT
Start Date: ASAP
Input Date: 03/29/2019
Last Updated: 04/17/2019
Firm Name: BUTLER AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
Attention: Laura Leszek
Address: SHELTON POINTE STE 204
2 TRAP FALLS ROAD

City, State: SHELTON, CT 06484
Phone: 203/926-2705
Fax Phone: 203/926-0082
Email: lleszek@butler.com
Website: www.butler.com

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