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Aircraft Systems Specialist/Maintainability

Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek have the following characteristics and skills:


Your Mission: Embark on a journey where your expertise as a Maintainability Specialist will shape the future of aircraft maintainability. Join us in revolutionizing the industry by providing guidance and direction to hardware owners, paving the way for maintenance-friendly designs, and reducing downtime and costs through innovative approaches.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Provide expert guidance to hardware owners, ensuring maintenance-friendly designs with standard tools and methods.
  • Craft comprehensive program plans, orchestrating the execution of maintainability objectives for assigned programs.
  • Conduct maintainability analysis, including tool access and hardware removal path models, maintenance task analysis, and maintainability demonstrations.
  • Collaborate with customers, program leadership, and design engineers to define and execute program requirements for maintainability.
  • Contribute to the development of strategy and policy for maintainability at our client.
  • Perform design reviews and actively participate in the identification and development of support equipment.
  • Develop and execute customer deliverables, showcasing your expertise in every aspect of maintainability engineering.

Your Skills Make the Difference:

  • 3+ years of prior experience as an aircraft mechanic or crew chief conducting maintenance on military aircraft.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in maintainability engineering or related fields such as product support, field service, technical publications, reliability, or systems engineering.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills that set you apart.
  • Leadership capabilities, both administrative and interpersonal, making you a valuable team member.
  • Independence and teamwork seamlessly blend in your work approach.
  • Exceptional written and verbal presentation skills, ensuring your ideas are effectively communicated.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance (U.S. citizenship required).

Desired Qualifications that Elevate Your Profile:

  • Associate degree in industrial, electrical engineering; math; physics; or equivalent degree.
  • 7+ years of prior experience as an aircraft mechanic or crew chief conducting maintenance on military aircraft.
  • In-depth experience in gas turbine engine operations.
  • Previous military engine maintenance/mechanical experience.
  • Knowledge and experience with diverse types of turbine engine maintenance.
  • Proven track record supporting Department of Defense acquisition programs.
  • Working knowledge of Siemens Teamcenter Visualization Mockup software.
  • Facilitation and collaboration skills that drive success.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to analyze and resolve complex problems.
  • Motivated, initiative-taking, enthusiastic, exceptional communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, document, and execute programs using established project management skills.
  • Master’s degree.

Your Work Environment:

  • A dynamic blend of office and occasional shop floor involvement.
  • Substantial engagement in telephone and computer work.
  • Thrive in heavily regulated industries with a commitment to strict adherence to procedures.
  • Flexibility to meet business deadlines, showcasing your dedication.
  • Typical 8-hour days plus lunch, 40-hour weeks, with core (required) hours from 9 AM to 4 PM.
  • Utilize personal transportation to visit customer locations.
  • All candidates must be U.S. Citizens, aligning with the nature of our work.

Why Choose Us:

  • Unleash your potential in an environment that fosters growth and innovation.
  • Be part of a team dedicated to revolutionizing aircraft maintenance practices.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package that recognizes your exceptional contributions.

Ready to Transform the Future? Apply Now!

If you’re ready to make a difference, drive innovation, and be a key player in revolutionizing aircraft maintenance, don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity! Apply now to unlock a career that challenges and rewards you in equal measure. 


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