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Delta Air Lines, Inc. Principal Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia

The successful candidate serves as an engineer driving commercial aircraft avionics repair, reliability and other related projects. This position works very closely with component engineering, fleet engineering, internal shops, external vendors and Delta TechOps MRO customers. The position will undertake tasks including but not limited to:

Reviewing data and recommending and implementing changes, as required, to maintain and improve Delta's avionics programs.

Develop repairs and associated substantiating data.

Reviewing, recommending, and implementing manufacturers' service bulletins and other correspondence to affected fleets.

Maintains compliance with applicable FAA, DOT, OSHA and EPA regulations, foreign regulatory requirements and Delta's Technical Operations Policy and Procedures (TOPP) and all other engineering processes.

Providing status for projects/issues through various briefings and documentation (i.e. Fleet Briefs, Quarterly Business Review, and applicable monthly reports).

Preparing and conducting Engineering Working Group meetings.

Revising numerous FAA approved Manuals and Engineering Reports.

Collaboration and constant communication with Manufacturers and the FAA ACO and FSDO/CMO.

Irregular shift hours may be required, on rare occasion, due to critical requirements. This may include weekend work depending on criticality of the issue.

Occasional travel is required to support the programs.

This position reports to the Manager of Component Engineering.

Bachelors Degree in Engineering with 8-10+ yrs aviation related experience, or Masters Degree in Engineering with 6-9 yrs aviation related experience, or Ph.D. Degree in Engineering with 4 yrs of applied engineering experience, or 10-15 years in a technical aviation related discipline with 4-6 yrs in an aviation engineering organization with focus on component maintenance, reliability programs and repair design.

-Previous airline, military, OEM or MRO experience with commercial aircraft is strongly preferred. Familiarity with airline flight operations and support systems, 14 CFR 121 dispatch regulations and 14 CFR 145 repair station regulations are desired.

-Must have strong customer service orientation and relationship management skills, strong project management skills; written and verbal communication skills; multi-tasking abilities; proven results-orientation; and strong analytical, organizational and time management skills.

-Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products and AUTOCAD, or similar, desired.

-Work is performed without appreciable direction. Considerable latitude is provided in determining technical objectives of assignment. High impact work requires minor review.

-Extensive knowledge and technical expertise related to the principles, theories, and concepts pertaining to his/her job function. A wide knowledge of other engineering related disciplines is also desired. Accurately anticipates the not so obvious impact of various solutions to technical problems. Provides feasible alternatives to solve complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity. Provides technical guidance, assistance, and work direction to Senior Engineers and Engineers.

-The winning candidate must be an excellent orator of effective communication to not only the team but the division and industry collectively.

Compensation and Title are based on experience level.

As an equal opportunity employer, Delta Air Lines recognizes that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.

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