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Aircraft Engineer Supervisor

  • ENG - Engineering
  • Shanghai, Chinese mainland
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    31 Oct 2023
Company Description

At Cathay Pacific, we share one common aspiration: to be the world's best airline. We believe in looking for the best in our people, in working as a team, in doing the right thing by our shareholders and our communities.


With a global team, we offer a diverse range of career choices and opportunities - in the air, on the ground; in customer service, in the office; managerial or professional roles. Our team of great people each plays a key role to deliver the quality service that we are famous for.


  1. All Chinese mainland based positions are subject to local terms and conditions.
  2. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Chinese mainland.
  3. Once employment is confirmed, the employment contract and personnel file will be arranged through local FESCO/ FASCO.
Role Introduction

To 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.

Key Responsibilities

Key Accountabilities

  • Deputise as the 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

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
  • Roster employee duties and produce the roster
  • Assist with the administration of employee and maintenance of records


  • Emergency and Accident and Crisis Response responsibilities as required


  • Ensure all incoming communications are actioned
  • 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
  • Familiarity with and uses the available methods of communication such as VHF radios, Internet, fax, memo, email, SITA etc.

Group 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 maintenance and cleanliness of the Engineering facility


  • Assist with the operation of SAP as required
  • 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
  • Complete station logs and records
  • Action technical documents and enter data into Ultramain as per company procedures

Qualifications / Experience Academic Qualifications

  • Must hold basic license HKAR 66 B1 or equivalent foreign license
  • Must hold all appropriate aircraft approval types for the station at level 3 standard

Knowledge, Skills, Training and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience of aircraft engineering as Engineer or equivalent
  • Have (or be willing to receive) recognised management training
  • Demonstrated expertise, management and leadership qualities
Personal & Application Information

Cathay Pacific is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with our personal data policy and for recruitment purposes only. Candidates not notified within eight weeks may consider their application unsuccessful. All related information will be kept in our file for up to 24 months. A copy of our Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request by contacting our Data Protection Officer

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