Alaska Airlines Engine Vendor Maintenance Rep in Seattle, Washington

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

We're creating an airline people love. It begins with each Alaska Airlines employee, bringing unique strengths and energy to our work in the air and on the ground. Every day, we go beyond what's expected and reach for the remarkable, together.

POSITION INFORMATION

Role Summary The Engine Vendor Maintenance Representative is the technical liaison between Alaska Airlines (AS) and vendors contracted to perform maintenance on AS' engine fleet and between AS and manufacturers, leasing companies and other airlines.

Scope & Complexity

  • This individual contributor position liaises between Alaska Airlines (AS) and vendors contracted to perform maintenance on AS engine fleet and between AS and manufacturers, leasing companies and other airlines. Administers contracts between AS and vendors for repair work performed on engines or components.

Key Duties

  • Liaises between Alaska Airlines (AS) and vendors contracted to perform maintenance on AS engine fleet and between AS and manufacturers, leasing companies and other airlines.

  • Administers contracts between AS and vendors for repair work performed on engines or components.

  • Liaises on-site between AS and assigned repair agencies for technical matters, delivery schedules, invoice discrepancies, warranty claims, and disposition of AS owned materials.

  • Monitors work-in-progress to ensure all vendor workmanship is of acceptable quality and that all work is accomplished in accordance within the work scope, in compliance with applicable specifications.

  • Maintains accurate records of discrepancies in sufficient detail to support requests for procedural changes and claims for charge adjustments.

  • Maintains a thorough working knowledge of the maintenance agreements with assigned agencies and audits all invoices to ensure billing is correct and in accordance with applicable terms and conditions.

  • Maintains an informed status of new developments in repair procedures and preventative actions to preclude maintenance problems.

  • Recommends changes to maintenance programs and work specifications, based on experience with conditions found in AS equipment undergoing major maintenance.

  • Partners with the engineering department to ensure required technical information is provided on time and provides feedback regarding conditions found during the course of work accomplished.

  • Apprises the Manager of Vendor Maintenance of any issues that may impact safety, quality, cost, or schedule of AS engines or components while in vendor maintenance

  • Authorizes changes in the work scope, as dictated by changing conditions during maintenance, and communicates proposed changes to relevant teams.

  • Performs root-cause analysis of significant aircraft discrepant conditions, either present on arrival of aircraft or resulting from work performed during maintenance.

  • Reports on engine shop visit status, performance, and quality.

  • Participates or leads process improvement opportunities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job-Specific Skills & Education Required

  • A minimum of 5 years of overhaul shop level experience with CFM56 engines, preferably CFM56-7B.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of CFRs for accomplishment of engine maintenance under Parts 121 and 145.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently at MRO sites.

  • Ability and willingness to travel to MRO site locations both domestically and outside U.S.

  • Effective communication skills (e.g., verbal, written, and listening).

  • Detailed oriented and highly organized, with ability to multi-task and work independently with limited guidance in a fast-paced environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.

  • Minimum age of 18.

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Preferred

  • Airframe and Powerplant license.

  • 5 years of experience directly performing, or oversight of, overhaul-level engine maintenance at OEM or 3rd party MRO.

  • 5 years of experience in the administration of engine service contracts, either time-and-material or cost-per-hour programs.

  • Process improvement experience and training.

  • A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree, with a focus in a related discipline.

Job-Specific Leadership Expectations

  • Embody our values to own safety, do the right thing, be kind-hearted, deliver performance, and be remarkable.
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Submit your application by MM/DD/YYYY 11:59pm (Pacific Time). We'll be happy to see it.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Horizon Air and Alaska Airlines are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Job ID: 33047

Location: Seattle, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular