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    Serves as technical expert within Aircraft Maintenance. As the Aerospace Engineering Technician (Chief Planner) expert, the incumbent works as the interoffice focal point and facilitator for all aircraft maintenance planning activities to include: utilizing state of the art aircraft management systems that track, forecast, predict and control scheduled aircraft maintenance under an approved Continuous Maintenance Program.

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    Provides authoritative information and leadership on policy and interpretation of regulations for highly complex and challenging technical activities associated with analyzing, designing, altering, developing, installing, repairing, fabricating, maintaining, and/or evaluating the most complex systems for which the FAA is responsible. Is the main focal point and facilitator for all aircraft maintenance planning of scheduled Maintenance Tasks, Inspections, Modifications, Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins and Engineering Orders.

    Provides future planning; reports to Maintenance Control Team Manager; schedules maintenance events on all FAA aircraft; responsible for people, parts and place; and provides annual forecasting to FPO management for budgeting/resources.

    Ability to create both short term and long range aircraft maintenance plans using a yield management approach to effectively stagger aircraft maintenance activities, understanding the complexities with aircraft utilization factors and being able to adjust planning based on flight hour usage variables, managing scheduled and special inspections completion time to prevent overlap of down aircraft, formulating predictive maintenance activities based on reliability and CASS data outputs.

    The incumbent has authority and responsibility to make decisions and recommendations on the airworthiness of agency aircraft. Determines risk factors and the actions required to mitigate potential safety risks for the Aircraft Maintenance Directorate in support of Flight Program Operations aircraft maintenance programs.

    Possesses a thorough knowledge of all information related to agency owned aircraft and represents Aircraft Maintenance as the technical maintenance expert for assigned aircraft.

    Applies experience and expert technical knowledge of maintenance operations and experience in aircraft mechanical and/or electrical systems to solve new or obscure problems relating to technical, regulatory and procedural matters. Exercises judgment in the selection and application of processes and/or practices to specific problems where precedents are not applicable. Regularly monitors contracts and vendors that provide services and products at the duty location or off-site at the maintenance provider location. Has full authority to make airworthiness determinations, when exercising his/her Airframe & Powerplant Certificate or operating under Contracting Officer Representative (COR) authority. ln accordance with the 14 CFR 65 Certification: Airmen other Flight Crewmembers, Subpart D Mechanics, and Subpart E Repairmen, and the Acquisition Management System (AMS). ls considered a technical expert within the Flight Program Operations for aircraft maintenance activities and must possess an FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate.

    Works independently. Has broad discretion to ensure alignment with organizational objectives and policies. Develops innovative approaches to attain organizational objectives and optimize the use of resources. Identifies and justifies the resources needed to accomplish large work activities. Provides expert guidance and instruction to address diverse, complex issues that often cross multiple projects, programs or functional areas.

    **May be physically required to perform heavy lifting and carrying 45 pounds and over, pulling hand over hand, pushing, reaching above shoulder, walking, standing, crawling, and kneeling for extensive periods of time. The employee must at all times observe the highest health, safety standards and comply with environmental factors within the work area. Must be alert to the hazards of working in close proximity of live aircraft.

    ***Occasional travel may be required, work rotating shifts to include nights, days and/or weekends, and work in other components of the organization's geographic locations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - The job may require travel from time- to-time, but not on a regular basis. The travel may be for training or other work-related duties.

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  • Job family (Series)

    0802 Engineering Technical

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