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Maintenance Planning Engineer(UAE National) - Air Arabia

Date Posted:Sep 11, 2021

Job Detail

  • Location:
    Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time
  • Career Level:
    Experienced Professional
  • Experience:
    5 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Jan 02, 2022

Job Description

Job Purpose

To plan, schedule, manage, and coordinate the delivery of all plan-able maintenance work performed on the assigned aircrafts to ensure the continuous airworthiness of Air Arabia fleet and 3rd Party Aircrafts.

Develops long/short term maintenance plans and schedules including manpower, procurement and documentations ensuring safety, cost efficiency and operational dispatch are achieved at their highest levels

Key Result Responsibilities

  1. Develops long-term/short-term maintenance plans for Air Arabia fleet maintenance based on the manufacturer’s manual - Approved Maintenance Program (Airbus/ AMP). 
  1. Maintains a system of monitoring and control of the maintenance program to ensure that the maintenance schedules are executed timely and according to approved practices.
  1. Prepares work scope of maintenance schedules (line, hangar, workshop); identifies group and individual maintenance tasks based on the AMP and as per adopted procedures.
  1. Coordinates with Stakeholders to develop manpower capacity plan and manage scheduled/unscheduled maintenance activities taking into consideration the agreed parameters (calendar, hours, cycles), cost and business needs, overlaps, unforeseen circumstances as well as emergencies.
  1. Maintains an effective and updated system of work- package arrangements for (A) and (C) checks to include/record all scheduled routine and non-routine maintenance. Ensures job cards are efficiently prepared and updated.
  1. Defines the tools, components and spare parts needed for aircraft maintenance based on the approved specifications; ensures needed material is prepared in preload lists for all scheduled work packages.
  2. Coordinates with Engineering Procurement to secure all tools, spare parts and components needed to execute the maintenance program all to be in place and on time.

Key Result Responsibilities - Continued

  1. Develops/maintains a system to monitor maintenance requirements reflecting components within Air Arabia shops capability list.
  2. Ensures an accurate and up-to-date database of the spare parts, components inventory is maintained to achieve cost-effective and satisfactory timely maintenance.  
  3. Monitors tasks completion versus Engineers checks requests in accordance with policies, procedures and regulations.
  1. Establishes and maintains necessary procedures to keep RAL Fleet management system updated, thus reflecting the true maintenance status of all aircrafts.
  1. Schedules compliance of airworthiness directives as well as non-mandatory service bulletins and modifications.
  1. Provides necessary assistance in the aircrafts lease/sublease process through technical evaluation of aircrafts.
  2. Coordinates with respective parties in Engineering, Finance and Legal to ensure smooth processing as per agreed terms and conditions and approved regulations.
  1. Prepares, coordinates and schedules all short term maintenance requirements working closely with line maintenance and MCC departments.

Qualifications (Academic, training, languages)

  • University Degree in Aircraft Engineering/Aeronautical/Aerospace/Industrial or equivalent.
  • Project Management certificate or alternately the proven corresponding working experience.
  • Cost Control, Compliance, Budgeting and Quality Assurance certificates and trainings are an added value and some may be treated as conditional for this role.
  • Capable of using technology systems & tools; proficient in Microsoft suite and MRO systems.
  • Excellent command over both written and verbal communication skills: reporting, presentations, etc.
  • Fluent in English Language.

Work Experience

  • 5+ years’ experience in the Aviation industry, 4 of which as “Planning Engineer” or in a similar capacity, experience with Airbus A320 aircraft is preferred.
  • Experienced in aircraft planning systems, procedures and documents such as (MPD, MRB, AMP) and regulations such as those of CAMO (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization), and their relation to aircraft maintenance program.
  • Familiar with aircraft systems and components.
  • Familiar with rules and regulations of GCAA pertaining to the Engineering Maintenance, policies, procedures, manuals and licensing.
  • Can demonstrate a working knowledge of EASA part 145, part 21 and sub part “M” requirements.
  • Experienced in working with a team of professionals (Engineers and Technicians) in a frequently changing environment with heavy work-load schedules and ad-hoc scenarios.
  • Very good supervisory and time management skills.
  • Necessary exposure on airline and Flight Operations and standard regulations.
  • Exposure to Quality Assurance/Safety/Audit functional practices.
  • High accuracy and attention to both results and details.
  • Cost-oriented, possesses effective problem solving and decision making skills.

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Company Overview

Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Air Arabia (PJSC), listed on the Dubai Financial Market, is the Middle East and North Africa’s first and leading low-cost carrier flying to over 155 destinations across the world. Air Arabia was the first airline to introduce the low-cost carri... Read More

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