At Hawaiian Airlines, we are all about welcoming our guests with Hawaiian hospitality and aloha, and taking care of our people, our home, and the communities we serve. Join our ‘ohana and be a part of an exciting team of professionals dedicated to serving our kama‘āina and introducing our islands t

Engineer - Aircraft Structures

Hawaiian Airlines • 
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:

At Hawaiian Airlines, we are all about welcoming our guests with Hawaiian hospitality and aloha, and taking care of our people, our home, and the communities we serve. Join our ‘ohana and be a part of an exciting team of professionals dedicated to serving our kama‘āina and introducing our islands to the world!

Position Summary

Serves as an engineer for evaluating, assisting and designing repairs for both composite and metallic structures. Ability to author and substantiate various repair schemes in accordance with industry accepted practices and FAA standards. Assists in maintaining the corrosion mitigation program, familiar with fatigue, strength of materials and aircraft structures. Assist with troubleshooting defects in the areas above in both Line and Base environments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Authors and approves structural repairs for aircraft and or components
  • Familiar with corrosion mitigation on aircraft structures
  • Familiar with fatigue, strength of materials and aircraft structures
  • Researches and provides recommendations to aircraft structures items by working with OEM, vendors, MROs, HA maintenance and maintenance control
  • Proactively implements corrosion prevention improvements to HA aircraft, revising or creating new Maintenance Program requirements to include checks, inspections, or regular application of corrosion inhibitors to minimize degradation of structure
  • Proposed and submits structural repair to OEMs/DERs and obtains approvals as needed
  • Ability to design and approve repair schemes in-house, when possible, utilizing static analysis and previously approved data
  • Provide technical assistance to line, base, and check maintenance team, 24/7
  • The position requires application of engineering principles to research technical, operational, and quality issues, as well as determining interim and final engineering solutions, and responding to OEM/Vendor and internal questions and reported problems through internal and external communication
  • Prepares, creates, reviews and approves engineering documentation in accordance with HA Engineering Standard Operating Procedures and processes. Includes repairs, modifications, alterations and STCs
  • Utilizes technical expertise and practical experience to disposition complex technical issues
  • Reviews documents including CMMs, Service Letters, Service Bulletins, FARs, CFRs, Airworthiness Directives, and other manufacturer issued publications
  • Provide on-site support to Maintenance
  • Maintains and updates maintenance manuals, OEM and internal revisions, approve and authorize part master records in TRAX by researching substantiation documentation
  • Research reliability trends and assist with actioning improvements on components and airframes
  • Interface with equipment vendors, industry partners, MRO providers and regulatory authorities
  • Collaboration with Planning, MROs, Quality Assurance, Supply, Materials and Maintenance for process improvements as needed
  • Participates in resolution of design and improvements to maintenance programs & procedures as needed
  • Timely accomplishment of assignments coming into the group, including resolution of CARs, CERIs, review/disposition of Alert Level investigations, IRG, MRRB, CAS activities, etc.
  • Professional development such as training, conferences and other related duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in Engineering or equivalent scientific discipline from an accredited university, or alternatively 3 years of relevant experience in addition to technical education such as an A&P license
  • Strong computer skills with Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat etc.
  • Able to obtain an AOA/SIDA badge
  • Valid drivers license and passport
  • Strong analytical and operational business skills
  • Ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects to balance work within the group, ensuring important technical updates are provided to maintenance documentation in an expeditious manner
  • Must be able to promptly respond after hours (24/7). Must be able to travel occasionally, work flexible hours and work beyond regular hours, including weekends and holidays and non-traditional hours
  • Good organizational and prioritization skills and a demonstrated ability of acting as an effective change agent
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and ability to summarize complex technical matters. Must be able to confidently and professionally represent Hawaiian to members of federal authorities and industry
  • Engineers are essential workers, required to work on-site to support Tech Ops and available for field assignments as required

**Hawaiian Airlines is regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT - regulation, 49 CFR part 40) and all applicants are advised that post-offer and/or pre-employment drug testing will be conducted to determine the presence of Marijuana, Cocaine, Opioids, PCP (Phencyclidine), and Amphetamine prior to any offer of employment or transfer into a safety-sensitive position. Failure to submit to testing or positive indications of drug use will render the applicant ineligible for employment with Hawaiian Airlines and any employment offer will be withdrawn.

Job Requirements:
Preferred Qualifications

  • Engineering Degree / Advanced Degree / A&P License
  • 3 years experience as an Engineer in an aviation capacity
  • Familiarity with TRAX maintenance software, particularly engineering module, authoring controls and task cards
  • Commercial aviation experience with FAR 121, in the field of Aircraft Maintenance, Engineering, Quality Assurance, or Regulatory Compliance
  • Knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations (Parts 25, 121, etc). Familiarity with Airworthiness Directives and Manufacturer Service Bulletins
  • Experience and familiarity with certification, STCs, modification and repair of complex aircraft systems, components and installation on Part 121 aircraft
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of aircraft/engine maintenance and specification documents, particularly AMM, WDM, SRM, IPC, TSM, etc.
  • 717, 787, A321 and/or A330 experience
  • Familiarity or experience with aircraft structures, metal and composite repairs, damage tolerance analysis, knowledge of corrosion impact to metals
  • Familiarity or experience with Aircraft communications, avionics, software management and control and electrical power



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. 41 CFR 60 - 1.35(c)

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