Southwest Airlines Co.

Senior Powerplant Engineer

Post Begin Date 1 week ago(3/9/2018 9:00 AM)
Requisition ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
02-Technical Operations


We are committed to provide our Employees a stable work environment with equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Creativity and innovation are encouraged for improving the effectiveness of Southwest Airlines. Above all, Employees will be provided the same concern, respect, and caring attitude within the organization that they are expected to share externally with every Southwest Customer.



  • Reviews related Service Bulletins and Regulatory documents and initiates the required action by generating appropriate Engineering documents.
  • Coordinates Major/Minor Repairs/Alterations with the appropriate regulatory and technical authorities.
  • Identifies cost saving modifications to be performed on Southwest aircraft/components and accomplishes cost benefit analysis to justify or negate such proposals.
  • Provides periodic technical reports as called for on all assigned systems.
  • Coordinates technical requirements with manufacturers and repair agencies for all assigned systems.
  • Provides internal Customer training as required for all assigned systems.
  • Provides technical and troubleshooting assistance within the Maintenance and Engineering department and other departments as required or requested.
  • Remains technically current on all assigned systems and components.
  • Maintains a constant vigilence on all related CFR's and regulatory changes affecting Southwest Airlines Maintenance.
  • Provides technical assistance to support SWA field services at third party maintenance facilities.
  • Reviews SWA documents and facilitates aircraft manual changes, task cards and other maintenance documents as required.
  • Designs special repairs for discrepancies not covered by the manufacturers technical manuals
  • Develops and processes in-house repairs/modifications.
  • Provides technical support and provides Liaison support to SWA Regulatory personnel and the FAA on technical matters as required/requested.
  • Remains current on industry growth measures and state of the art systems/components.
  • Can assume the duties of the Engineering Manager in the absence of the Manager.
  • Complies with any directives as set forth from time to time by the Engineering Manager. 

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.


May perform other job duties as directed by Employee’s Leaders.




High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.


  • BA Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related field required or current SWA Engineer.  


  • 8 years Airline/OEM experience /MRO engineering or 3 years as a SWA Engineer is required
  • Powerplant engineering experience preferred
  • Large aircraft engine performance and trend analysis experience preferred
  • CFM56 experience preferred
  • Experience with engine shop maintenance preferred



  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant license preferred.


  • Must be able to work well with others as part of a team.  Must be able to work well under pressure and with scheduled timelines.   Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone as well as within group settings.  Excellent writing skills are required as well as a proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.  Self-motivation and initiative to achieve consistent results are required.  Must be conscientious and detail oriented. 

Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.



Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines.


Southwest Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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