Manager - Avionics EngineeringManager - Avionics Engineering, Dallas, Texas, United States (Job Has Expired)

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We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.



  • Manages and supervises assigned Engineers, exercising proper control and discipline within the delegated authority and Company Policy.
  • Coordinate technical requirements with the Manufacturer and Repair agencies for assigned systems.
  • Represent Southwest Airlines at Industry Technical Conferences, Working Groups, and other related technical meetings as directed by the Director of Engineering.
  • Provides technical support and assistance for all assigned ATA chapters and systems within the Maintenance and Engineering departments and other departments as required.
  • Remain current on all assigned systems and equipment, state of the art designs and related repair techniques.
  • Reviews related Service and Regulatory documents and initiates required action by generating appropriate Southwest Airlines documents. Provides technical support to Southwest Airlines Legal Department and assists as a Liaison with regulatory Compliance with FAA and other Regulatory agencies as required or requested.
  • Maintains a constant vigilance on all related CFR's and regulatory changes affecting Southwest Airlines Maintenance.
  • Identifies cost saving initiatives/modifications to be performed on Southwest's fleet and accomplishes the cost/benefit studies to justify or negate these proposals.
  • Coordinates the day-to-day reliability surveillance of assigned systems and components.
  • Provides periodic reports as required/requested for assigned systems and components.
  • Provides internal training as needed for assigned systems and components.

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

May perform other job duties as directed by Employees Leaders.



High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or related field required or current SWA Engineer, SWA Senior Engineer, SWA Lead Engineer.


  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of related Engineering discipline experience or suitable (other disciplines of) aircraft Engineering experience required.
  • Previous Engineering Management Experience preferred.


  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant License preferred.


  • Strong written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Must be able to handle complex issues and/or conflict and work under tight time constraints.
  • Must be a self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Must be conscientious and detail oriented.

Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.


Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.

Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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