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United Airlines Reliability Engineer in Chicago, Illinois

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Technical Operations/Maintenance

Technical Operations includes the maintenance, and overhaul of our aircraft. This includes aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, ground equipment and facilities teams, supply chain teams and more.

Job overview and responsibilities

Technical Operations has reliability responsibility relating to: Aircraft (systems, components, etc.). In addition, Technical Operations also manages the aircraft in operational and production environments, and design of the infrastructure supporting the aircraft.The purpose of this position is to ensure the effectiveness of the Maintenance Program and support of the CASS Program. This position also supports the FAA approved Reliability Program in finding root cause failures and initiating corrective actions to improve overall reliability of the fleets and components. Establishes and maintains strong business relationships with Engineering, Technical Support, Fleet Performance Management, and Aircraft Maintenance to execute fast, effective and coordinated repairs. Manages workload in accordance with business requirements to achieve maximum productivity and cost control.

  • Continual identification and review of Technical Operations reliability defects and associated trends

  • Provide reliability, safety and maintainability improvements through comprehensive failure analysis and cost studies as applied with full use of standard Reliability and Quality principles, theories and concepts

  • Identify, investigate an analyze performance deterioration of rotable airframe components/aircraft using qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • Track removable frequency of rotable serial numbers and investigate chronic candidacy. Identify chronic aircraft

  • Prepare and present recommendation of corrective actions to Technical Operations departments and United management participants at Reliability Control Board meetings

  • Supports projects to final action in conjunction with Engineering, Maintenance, Modification Buyers and OEM’s

  • Partner with other organizations to develop reliability defect corrective action plan

Required

  • Posses a degree in aviation , mathmatics, or technical related field i.e. engineering or maintenance and/or previous maintenance/reliability experience

  • Five years aircraft/component maintenance, or OEM experience

  • Microsoft Excel proficiency a must, good oral and written communication skills including presentation skills

  • Strong analytical skills; Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States for any employer without sponsorship

  • Successful completion of interview required to meet job qualification

  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

Preferred

  • B.S Aviation Management

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT

Division: 66 Technical Operations/Maintenance

Function: Tech Ops / Maintenance - Management & Administrative

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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