Avionics Engineer
Virgin America - Burlingame, CA

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Virgin America is a brand new airline dedicated to making flying good again. VA incorporates the Virgin Brand’s world-renowned customer focus and distinctive style, to create a high-value, low-fare airline that offers more: more fun, more options, more comfort, more entertainment and more value. Are you Virgin enough?

Virgin America loves team members with the thirst and creativity to make this the most wowed airline in the sky. In return, we promise to make this a company where inspired people like you will always thrive.

Departmental Statement

To provide safe, reliable air transportation at the lowest possible cost while supporting a superior guest experience.

Main Purpose of the Role

Assure aircraft configuration is always safe and compliant with all regulations. Manage technical configuration and reliability of avionics and systems installed on our aircraft. Assist in troubleshooting and reliability analysis.

Main Areas of Responsibility
  • Direct, plan and laying out details of inspection standards, methods and procedures used in complying with all applicable 14 CFR regulations and manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations, ATA standards, and Company policy.
  • Revise technical data files as needed to reflect the current configuration of Aircraft, Engines and Components.
  • Provide and maintain a program covering other maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alterations that assures that each aircraft released to service is airworthy and has been properly maintained for operation under 14 CFR part 121.
  • Create, and revise maintenance work tasks cards as defined by the maintenance program.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports.
  • Review and timely disposition of Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins.
  • Author Engineering Orders to maintain the operational reliability of the fleet.
  • Support line maintenance, base maintenance, and the airline maintenance control center by providing technical consultation in the evaluation and troubleshooting of inoperative equipment and maintenance messages.
  • Conduct root cause analysis for avionics, electrical system, and component problems which may cause aircraft delays, cancellations, or air diversions.
  • Provide procedures and instructions in the inspection and maintenance program to maintain authorized aircraft systems and equipment used in the Lower Landing Minimums program (Categories I, II and III), Required Navigation Performance program (RNP), and Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) program.
  • Provide input and coordination in reviewing and revising the Minimum Equipment List (MEL).
  • Develop technical data required for modifications/repairs of aircraft avionics and electrical systems and components.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Engineer.
Professional Experience Required
  • Avionics Engineer will have at least three (3) years of experience in the design and or maintenance of large turbine aircraft, which includes at least three (3) years of experience in Airline and/or FAA Repair Station engineering positions.
  • Knowledgeable background in commercial aircraft communication, navigation, surveillance, and electrical systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Airbus A319/A320 experience preferred.
Skills & Abilities Required
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience in troubleshooting aircraft reliability issues.
  • Statistical analysis.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Must possess the entrepreneurial spirit of Virgin America.
Job Requirements
  • Occasional travel is required.
  • Occasional night, weekend, and holiday work is required due to operational needs.
Professional Certifications and Education Required
  • Electrical, Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering Degree preferred
  • A&P or R&E Certificates preferred

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An offspring of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, Virgin America took flight just as high fuel prices and a recession rocked the...