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NATO AWACS – Mechanical System Engineer (d/f/m)

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The department “E-3 Sustainment Engineering” at Airbus Defence and Space in Manching is looking for a

NATO AWACS – Mechanical System Engineer (d/f/m)

Airbus Defence and Space is a global leader in military aviation. Together with NATO we are seeking a highly motivated engineer to work in the interdisciplinary field of NATO AWACS E-3A.

We are a small international Team within the Customer Support Organization located in Manching, close to the maintenance shop floor. We are responsible for the sustainment, reliability as well as for the engineering support of the NATO E-3A aircraft.

Our main goal is to have a safe and reliable NATO AWACS fleet by supporting the customers’ needs. Our mission is to support the NATO AWACS operation.

Disabled applicants with equal qualifications will be given special consideration.

Your location

Located about an hour’s drive north of Munich, Manching is an up-and-coming market town that offers a wide range of leisure and cultural activities. Here, you can enjoy the quality of life in the countryside while the pleasures of near-by cities are still within easy reach.

Your benefits

  • Attractive salary and special payments

  • 30 days holidays and extra days-off for special occasions

  • Excellent upskilling opportunities and great international, group wide development prospects

  • Special benefits: employer-funded pension, employee stock options, discounted car leasing, special conditions for insurances, subsidies for public transport, employee benefits at cooperating companies

  • On-site-facilities: Medical officer for check-ups and other health-related services, canteen and cafeteria, kindergarten close to the site 

  • Compatibility of family & work (job sharing, part-time models, flexible working hours, individual timeout)

  • Working in a diverse environment, with more than 140 nationalities, where every voice is heard

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

Your tasks and responsibilities

Within our team of experienced certification engineers you will be the focal point for several aircraft systems, like Hydraulic, Pneumatic, Oxygen, Cooling, Brakes, Water and Waste and Fire Protection. If you prefer Air Transportation Association (ATA) Chapters, here you will find some, such as 21, 25-30, 32, 35, 38.

The daily mission you will have comprises the following tasks:

  • Analyzing error reports and preparing solution proposals

  • Generation of Service Bulletin or NATO implementation documentation

  • Reviewing and refining requirements from AC System and/or Subsystem Level

  • Preparation and certification of maintenance, inspection and repair concepts

  • Preparation and evaluation of availability concepts and related analyses

  • Generate and approve implementation concepts

  • Elaborating solutions for DMS/DMSMS

  • In-Service Maintenance Optimization

  • Supporting Hazard Assessments

  • Training and supporting the customer and colleagues

This role encompasses regular business trips on an average of once a month.

Sometimes at a short notice. Therefore, travel readiness is required to some extent.

Desired skills and qualifications

  • University degree related to Aircraft Mechanical Design or Aircraft Heavy Maintenance

  • Large Experience in Aircraft In-Service Support related to Repair Design and Trouble Shooting

  • Several years of experience in engineering and/or MRO with military or commercial aircraft, such as NE-3A, JSTAR or P8

  • Relevant professional experience in aircraft system design and integration

  • An understanding about certification of repairs

  • Knowledge in Requirements Management and Requirements Analysis

  • Broad experience in aircraft design of commercial aircraft (e.g. A320, A350) is a plus

  • Sound knowledge of technical support for NAEW & C FORCE FLEET would be a plus

  • A European Driver License Level B is necessary

  • Negotiation level of English is required

This position will require a security clearance or will require being eligible for clearance by the recognized authorities.

Not a 100% match? No worries! Airbus supports your personal growth with customized development solutions.

Take your career to a new level and apply online now!

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


Airbus Defence and Space GmbH

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Customer Eng.&Technical Support&Services

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Airbus is, and always has been, committed to equal opportunities for all. As such, we will never ask for any type of monetary exchange in the frame of a recruitment process. Any impersonation of Airbus to do so should be reported to emsom@airbus.com.

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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NATO AWACS – Mechanical System Engineer (d/f/m)


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