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Maintenance Watch Engineer - Vara


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About This Opportunity

You will provide effective day to day management of engineering operational issues that relate to aircraft dispatch and coordinating the rectification of deferred defects, as well as to maintain continued compliance to the maintenance program for all aircraft under the continuing airworthiness management of the VARA Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO).

Key Responsibilities

Safety Compliance

  • Ensuring the promotion of a just safety culture within the organisation and demonstrate safety as the overriding focus at all times.
  • Comply with all company policies and Occupation Health and Safety procedures.
  • Compliance with applicable ESPs and ensure all safety, quality escape and compliance issues are reported through appropriate channels (e.g. AIRS reports)

Maintenance & Planning Support

  • Manage AOG events IAW published ESP
  • Provide troubleshooting advice and support to Line Maintenance and provide technical advice to flight crew.
  • Ensure all maintenance activities are carried out as planned
  • Maintain an awareness and manage impacts to scheduled maintenance events such as; increased utilisation, resources, fleet defects


  • Apply for Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA) in accordance with published ESP
  • Apply to CASA or delegate for PUs or Special Flight Permits as delegated by the MWT Team Leader

Maintenance & Planning Liaison

  • Advise Operations of defects and maintenance requirements that place restrictions on a/c.
  • Advise Line Maintenance of any maintenance requirements for an arriving a/c.
  • Keep the CAM and other VARA departments informed of a/c status and significant events

Continuous Improvement

  • Provide input and undertake projects to review and improve department processes and procedures
  • Take responsibility for controlled documents and ESP amendments where required.
  • Contribute ideas and provide feedback

Forward Planning

  • Pre-plan maintenance work orders and associated maintenance tasks within a sufficient timeframe to enable provision of necessary resources
  • Identify CAMO supplied spares, tooling and external services and coordinate with respective department/s to ensure availability. 
  • Review the forward operational schedule and assign operational and maintenance events to maximise operational flexibility whilst ensuring maintenance is planned within compliance timeframes.

What you need to be successful

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in aircraft maintenance in an operational and/ or Maintenance Watch role for aircraft that are the same, or of a similar type as the aircraft operated by the airline
  • Previous experience in an aviation maintenance planning and aviation projects role
  • Advanced Computer and Data Analysis Skills

Hold, or have held one or more of the following:

  • an aircraft engineer license in category B1, B2 or C; or
  • a license that is equivalent to a license in category B1, B2 or C;
  • have a qualification in aircraft maintenance at least at Certificate IV level;
  • have a qualification in aviation maintenance management at least at diploma level; or
  • have an engineering qualification at least at diploma level

Comprehensive knowledge of:

  • CASR Part 42 continuing Airworthiness regulations and standards including Rectification of defect in aircraft before flight (CASR 42.115) and Operation of aircraft without rectification of defect (CASR 42.030 and 42.115)
  • VARA Part 42 Exposition and applicable ESP
  • The aircraft's structure and systems, including the propulsion system, for the aircraft/engine type operated by the airline

For any questions, please reach to Cypress Cheng from the Recruitment Team on 0405 260 680 or email cypress.cheng@virginaustralia.com

 PD_Maintenance Watch Engineer.pdf

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time

Application close: W. Australia Standard Time