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Cathay Pacific Airways Limited Assistant Engineering Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Assistant Engineering Manager

  • ENG - Engineering

  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  • Cathay Pacific

  • Application Deadline08 Dec 2022

Company Description

Let your passion fly! We’re proud to be one of the world’s leading airlines. Our reputation is built on a long track record of success, an ongoing commitment to our home Hong Kong, and on the delivery of customer service that’s straight from the heart. All of this is possible due to our talented people who share our passion for aviation and our commitment to being the best. Our global family can open up a world of opportunities for you. This means that your first role at Cathay Pacific won’t be your last. It could take you anywhere. Join us and discover just how far you can go!

Role Introduction

Cathay Pacific Airways is looking for a full-time, licensed Assistant Engineering Manager to join the Boston line maintenance station. The successful candidate will supervise the operational shift and certify aircraft maintenance ensuring Engineering is able to deliver a safe, reliable, efficient and customer centric operation to all stakeholders to meet regulatory authorities and the Company’s business requirements.

If you are applying as an internal candidate you may qualify for a priority USA immigration work-visa sponsorship, if you meet this criteria:

  • You have a 4 year Engineering degree

  • You have been employed at Cathay for at least one year in the last 3 years

  • You are a citizen of one of the following countries: China, Hong Kong, Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, Bahrain, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam

All other candidates may be considered on a case by case basis.

Key Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities

  • Deputize as Engineering Manager when required and assume the full responsibilities as detailed in the Engineering Manager’s Job Description

  • Supervise the shift to ensure the team is able to deliver a safe, efficient and effective operation

  • Perform routine maintenance, inspection, servicing, defect rectification and issue certification for Cathay and Air Hong Kong aircraft as rostered

  • Perform ground-based aircraft health monitoring before arrival to assess aircraft serviceability and respond accordingly

  • Perform additional aircraft maintenance as requested by Cathay Maintenance Control and Maintenance Control Planning Hong Kong as appropriate to qualification

  • Perform routine maintenance, inspection, servicing, defect rectification and issue certification for third party customer’s aircraft as applicable

  • Perform onsite oversight to performance of the ground handling third party suppliers at the responsible station(s) – base station and partner station(s)

  • Provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers

  • Perform relief and other operational duties on other stations as requested

  • Keep up to date with the aircraft systems, technology, regulatory requirements, processes and procedures

  • Other duties and projects as reasonably directed by the Engineering Manager

Working Environment and Safety

  • Actively monitor ground safety during aircraft servicing and maintenance and ensure that all people operating around the aircraft adhere to general ramp safety practices

  • Ensure safe working practices are applied and that all accidents are investigated and reported

  • Maintain familiarity with the local airport and company Emergency and Accident procedures


  • Liaise with the Airport Services, Cargo and other Cathay airport departments to ensure maximum aircraft handling efficiency

  • Liaise with airport subcontractors as required during aircraft handling

  • Liaise with contracted third party operators’ local representatives

Ground Equipment, Aircraft Tooling and Facilities

  • Assist with the servicing, maintenance and cleanliness of all station company ground equipment and vehicles

  • Assist with the recalibration of aircraft tooling in accordance with company procedures

  • Assist with station engineering fire protection


  • Assist with the Company material handling and storage procedures and Customs regulations in relation to imported aircraft materials in line with Company policy

  • Assist with the maintenance of all station technical publications

  • Action technical documents and enter data into Ultramain as per company procedures

People Development, Performance Management and Manpower Accountabilities

  • Supervise the station Engineering team on the applicable shift by leading, supporting and coaching to achieve success and solve issues

  • Help to build a strong and motivated team to foster positive team spirit and facilitate teamwork

  • Demonstrate leadership and lead by example in accordance with Cathay’s core values

  • Help to develop employees with high potential and identify learning opportunities to ensure appropriate training and development

  • Maintain active and ongoing dialogue in relation to employee goals and individual performance

  • Enhance the employee experience in line with the role level and the internal brand promise


  • Emergency and Accident and Crises 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

  • Must hold all appropriate aircraft approval types for the station at level 3 standard

  • 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

  • Must have the permanent legal right to live and work in USA

Personal & Application Information

Cathay Pacific Airways is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veterans status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer.