Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings

Senior Aircraft Systems Engineer

Posted Date 4 days ago(5/25/2023 8:23 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Atlas Air, Inc
Employment Type (Portal Display)
Regular Full-Time


The Sr. Aircraft Systems Engineer is responsible for the engineering data, instructions, documents, and technical support that economically ensures the safety, airworthiness, and reliability of Atlas Air aircraft within the following ATA chapter subjects: 21, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 38, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, and 57. In addition, coordinates engineering activities for a variety of Regulatory/Non-regulatory projects while meeting established corporate goals, objectives and policies.


  • Prioritize Systems Engineering actions for Aircraft Systems Engineers.
  • Responsible for guiding and mentoring the activities of the Aircraft Systems Engineers in the Department to provide technical support for 747/767/737/777 Fleets.
  • Responsible for guiding and mentoring the Liaison Engineering Support Team to supplement existing Systems Engineering AOG/24/7 technical support team.
  • Provide budgetary data on projects and issues as directed.
  • Responsible for effectively managing all Heavy Maintenance & Conversion MROs – Major/Minor Repair Documentation.
  • Issue instructions and documents to economically support operations and return aircraft to service in a safe, airworthy, and timely manner.
  • Guide and mentor the activities of Aircraft Systems Engineers providing technical support for the existing 747/767/737/777 Fleets.
  • Participate in the Project Systems Team.
  • Participate in the FAR/AD/NPRM compliance of the existing 747/767/737/777 Fleets.
  • Manage the Aircraft Systems Engineers in the review, analysis and responses of Fleet team Idea Exchange (FIX) for existing 747/767/737/777 Fleets.
  • Participate in Working Groups.
  • Develop and/or obtain approved data, acceptable data, and Alternate Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) for repairs, alterations, and modifications.
  • Update technical source documents as applicable to insure accuracy.
  • Support integration of new and previously operated aircraft. Analysis and determination of Major Repairs, AD’s, STC’s and the follow on actions prior to Aircraft induction to the fleet.
  • Liaise with manufacturers; maintenance representatives, repair & overhaul (MRO) facilities; outside engineering departments; regulatory personnel; and other outside agencies.
  • Participate in industry working groups, industry steering committees, industry meetings, and conferences.
  • Review work of consultant, contract, and MRO Systems Engineers.
  • Evaluate Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRMs), Airworthiness Directives (ADs), Service Bulletins (SBs), Service Letters (SLs), and other notifications of in-service issues.
  • Develop product improvement modifications as dictated by Reliability indicators.
  • Establish component repair and build specifications to enhance dispatch reliability in accordance with budgetary and regulatory requirements.
  • Perform thorough analysis of various fleet technical issues as requested by internal customers and upper management.
  • Perform analysis on emerging fleet technical issues / in-service reliability impact events as related to Engineering Orders and Maintenance Programs Tasks.
  • Submit recommendations for continuous improvement with a focus on safety, reliability and cost control.
  • Develop and refine standard analysis methods and processes that allow consistent outcomes and responsible recommendations to support company goals with regards to dispatch reliability and on time performance.
  • Develop and refine standard analysis methods and processes for continuous improvement of aircraft component reliability.
  • Stay current with industry best practices and regulatory guidance in regards to effective reliability programs and proactively propose and implement adjustments.
  • Increase effectiveness – doing the right things
  • Increase efficiency – doing the right things at the right time
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Achieve OTP Goals
  • Increase availability
  • Reduce maintenance check down time
  • Increase Time Since Installed (TSI) average for components
  • Work with original equipment manufacturers on emerging issues to help ensure safety and airworthiness, but also minimize the economic impact.
  • Organize, develop and provide all necessary Systems Engineering documentation required to complete aircraft System modifications and repairs within the allocated time schedule and budget allowance.
  • Provide technical support to Technical Operations, Ground Operations, Flight Operations, and other Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings personnel.
  • Review maintenance programs, and initiate maintenance programs changes and changes to maintenance documents.
  • Report on the status of projects and issues as directed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Manager Aircraft Systems Engineering.

Major Job Accountabilities:

  • Provide guidance and mentoring to a multi-discipline/multi-product Aircraft Systems engineering team.
  • Guide the Aircraft Systems Engineers to continue along a Continuous Improvement path utilizing process improvement methods/tools/training.
  • Work to standardize legacy processes and develop new breakthrough processes.
  • Assist in the identification and removal of barriers to successful project completion.
  • Manage key customers as required for technical support / issue management.
  • Drive issues to closure efficiently with high customer satisfaction.
  • Support introduction of new processes.
  • Balance customer requirements with team requirements
  • Distill and communicate technical concepts to the team and other stakeholders.
  • Foster a constructive dialogue and argue for the right outcomes with data, conviction, and diplomacy.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in an Engineering discipline or an equivalent combination of formal education, on-the-job training, and/or work experience.
  • Minimum of 9 years in Aircraft Systems Engineering with Management of workforce experience.
  • Strong technical skills and knowledge of Aircraft Systems and components design.
  • Ability to interface with manufacturers and regulatory agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in an airline environment.
  • Proven experience building, managing and developing effective and innovative technical teams.
  • Ability and passion to bring vision and innovation to the engineering function.
  • Effective collaboration skills and strategy development with peers and senior leaders.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact with leadership (minimum – up to 2 levels up)
  • Strict adherence to meeting scheduling deadlines and holding individuals accountable to meet customer requirements.

 Other Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to communicate well in both oral and written reports.
  • Takes initiative, Sense of Ownership, Passion, Positive attitude.
  • Strong organization skills and collaborative management style.
  • Very strong problem analysis and solution skills in dealing with complex technical issues.
  • Financial analysis skills required. Clear understanding of financial systems
  • Ability to evaluate risk and make timely decisions
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and familiarity with M&E systems and Document Management Systems.
  • Strong technical skills and with extensive background in Systems and Management.
  • Ability to identify safe, cost effective solutions.
  • High degree of independent judgement and decision making concerning matters of significance to company.
  • Ability to conduct business/technical briefings to internal and external representatives.
  • Ability to interface with regulatory agencies and other departments in a collaborative manner.




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