Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Director of Maintenance, Aircraft in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 310997
Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences
Division: Atmospheric Sciences & Global Change
Group: Earth System Measurements & Data
Maintain a single Bombardier Challenger 850 aircraft (currently being modified for atmospheric research) in accordance with Bombardier Maintenance Manual, LUMP program
Oversee a small maintenance team
Set up maintenance shop and support equipment required to maintain a single Bombardier Challenger 850 in a new hangar
Oversee/supervise heavy maintenance during shop visits
Oversee tool control program & tool calibration program
Assist with technical oversight of modifications contractor during aircraft modification period
Discipline, principal job duties/expectations, and qualitative and quantitative measures of performance that exceed the Functional Descriptor:
Travel 8-10 weeks per year (not consecutive) domestic and international.
Work with science team to plan and calculate weight and balance associated with installing & removing research equipment
Work with Group 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS Technician training will be provided)
Level 4 : Identifies issues and recommends and implements solutions. Exercises judgment in selecting operational approaches and resolution of issues.
Level 5: Identifies issues, develops solutions, and manages implementation of PNNL-wide projects. Exercises judgment in operational and performance assurance methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
Bachelor’s degree (science preferred) and 8+ years of relevant experience, Advanced degree and 6+ years of relevant experience, or may include Technical Institute Graduate (TIG)/AA with 10+ years of relevant experience.
FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Certificate, with current Inspector Authorization (IA)
3 years all-encompassing experience maintaining Bombardier jet aircraft
Must hold current passport.
Bachelor’s degree (science preferred) and 10+ years of relevant experience, Advanced degree and 8+ years of relevant experience, or may include Technical Institute Graduate (TIG)/AA with 15+ years of relevant experience.
3 years experience as Director of Maintenance
Experienced with sheet metal & fabrication
Experienced with computerized maintenance programs such as Flightdocs
Good computer skills (outlook, word, excel, powerpoint, etc.)
Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills
Working knowledge of Proline4 Avionics suite
Experience maintaining Bombardier Challenger or CRJ aircraft
Training on GE CF34 engines
Training on Honeywell 36-150 Series APU
Equal Employment Opportunity
Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.
Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.
Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment: Complexities related to the position, working environment, special challenges, etc.:
Aircraft is a highly modified Public Aircraft used for atmospheric research
Must schedule routine maintenance around research and flight schedule
Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds; stand up to 8 hours per day; bend, stretch, crawl, and climb ladders in order to work on areas within the aircraft that are difficult to access.
Directorate: Earth & Biological Sciences
Job Category: Administration/Specialist/Support
Group: Earth System Measuremts & Data
Opening Date: 2020-07-15
Closing Date: 2020-08-13