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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

Job Description

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

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.

Other Information

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