Controller Minimum Equipment List
The Minimum Equipment List Controllerreports to the MEL Program Manager and is responsible for assisting the MEL Program Manager to ensure that the JetBlue E190 & A320 Minimum Equipment List (MEL), Configuration Deviation List (CDL) and Non-Essential Equipment and Furnishings List (NEF) manuals are in compliance with the latest FAA and manufacturer documents.
The MEL Controller is considered supervising in an executive capacity, the airworthiness of aircraft. The MEL Controller is required to maintain FAA Airman (A&P) MINT Certification and Training Qualifications through JBU while ensuring the JetBlue Airways MEL is conforming to “14CFR§121.628 Inoperable instruments and equipment”, and the “Minimum Equipment List preamble” while in the position capacity.
- Assist the MEL Program Manager to review and categorize revision requests from the internal customers and the FAA.
- Revise the MEL/CDL/NEF documents based on inputs received from internal customers and FAA.
- Ensure MEL/CDL/NEF changes meet regulatory requirements that include the Maintenance & Operational functions, Aircraft Flight Manual Limitations, Emergency Procedures or Airworthiness Directives. Ensuring compliance with FAA MMEL, Operations Specifications, ICAO and internal manual standards.
- Develop / apply suitable conditions and limitations in the form of placard, maintenance procedures, crew operating procedures and other restrictions as necessary are specified in the MEL/CDL/NEF manuals to ensure that an acceptable level of safety is maintained.
- Address internal MEL/CDL revision requests submitted through the MEL/CDL/NEF Request log.
- Review all proposed Master MELs issued by the FAA that affect the A320 & E190.
- Central point of contact for all MEL & CDL internal manual issues and SME for resolving MEL Dispatch considerations when interpretation/clarification is required.
- Liaison with the FAA regarding MEL, CDL & NEF work.
- Provide technical support to the MEL review board, when considering the interrelationships between multiple inoperative items, the effect on aircraft operation and crew workload.
- Schedule a MEL/CDL Revision Review Board Meeting to review and approve the changes to the MEL/CDL, NEF documents.
- Correct any discrepancies noted during the Revision Review Board Meeting.
- Create a “Summary of Changes” and “Revision Notice” documenting revisions made to the MEL/CDL/NEF at this revision level and maintain a record of revisions.
- Forward MEL/CDL/NEF revision along with the Revision Notice to Corporate Publication. Corporate Publications will forward the revised document(s) to the FAA for review and approval
- Correct any discrepancies noted by the FAA, then return the document(s) to the FAA for their final review and approval.
- Coordinate MEL/CDL/NEF revision updates with TRAX and Sabre support teams.
- Other duties as assigned
Minimum Experience and Qualifications
- High School Diploma/General Education Diploma with a Valid Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Powerplant license or Dispatch rating OR Bachelor’s Degree in Aviation Engineering
- Ten (10) years Airline or Transport Category Aircraft experience
- Available for occasional overnight travel
- Must pass a ten (10) year background check and pre-employment drug test
- Legally eligible to work in the country in which the position is located
Preferred Experience and Qualifications
- A320 Family and Embraer 170/190 Family Aircraft System Familiarization
- Technical Writing, Typing/ Word Processing
- Experience in the following software products; Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat (professional version)
- Knowledge of XML applications desirable
- Strong attention to detail and written and verbal communications skills
Job ID #: 34556