Aircraft Engineer

Job Description

Role Introduction

Cathay Pacific Airways is looking for a full-time, licensed Aircraft Engineer to join the Los Angeles line maintenance station in California. The successful candidate will perform operational functions ensuring delivery of a safe and exceptionally reliable travel experience that supports our brand and business whilst meeting all compliance and regulatory requirements.

If you are applying as an internal candidate from China, Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan or Singapore, and have been employed at Cathay for at least two (2) years, a priority USA immigration work-visa sponsorship may be provided. Other candidates may be considered on a case by case basis.Key Responsibilities

Operational Accountabilities

  • Working on a shift basis, conduct and certify routine and non-routine maintenance for Cathay Group and third party customer aircraft (if applicable) in accordance with the appropriate national authority and customer requirements 
  • Perform local or overseas operational relief duties or the duties of an Aircraft Technician / Aircraft Mechanic as required
  • Monitor any third party supplier performance (technical, ramp services, de-icing, refueling etc), follow up and rectify any operational issues in a timely manner
  • Execute the contingency plans and support ad hoc operational requirements such as diversions, charters, ad hoc aircraft type changes, major disruption recovery, etc.
  • Ensure the availability, serviceability and cleanliness of station ground equipment, vehicles and facilities  
  • Perform station administration and ensure station documentations / passes are up-to-date and valid 
  • Help to embrace a continuous improvement culture through quality innovation, teamwork, and lean processes to drive operational efficiency, productivity and commercial improvement
  • Any other reasonable task as requested including non-operational duties and projects

Emergency & Accident 

  • Emergency and Accident and Crisis response responsibilities as required 


  • FAA A&P Certificate or any of the following licenses; HKAR-66 B1 license, EASA-66 B1 license or any equivalent foreign license
  • Minimum of one (1) current aircraft type authorisation, preferably on the type operated by Cathay
  • Priority will be given to applicants holding Level 3 training on B747-400F and B747-8F
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in an aircraft maintenance environment
  • Strong operation knowledge of aircraft maintenance and ground handling activities
  • Good communication skills
  • Must comply with Company’s mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination policy

Personal & Application Information

Cathay Pacific Airways Limited is an Equal Opportunities employer (EOE, including Disability/Vets).

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