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Aircraft Engineer Supervisor

  • Engineering
  • Shanghai, Mainland China
  • Cathay Pacific


  1. All China based positions are subject to local terms and conditions.
  2. Applicants must have the right to live and work in Mainland China. We are unable to assist applicants with visa or work permit applications.
  3. Once employment is confirmed, the employment contract and personnel file will be arranged through local FASCO/FESCO.

Department: Engineering

Reports To: Engineering Manager

Location: Shanghai / China


Supervise and maintain the high level of safety, reliability, security and presentation required by customers, regulatory authorities and the Company in a cost-effective manner

Manage the daily engineering operation effectively and efficiently liaising with airport staff and working groups on the aircraft to ensure a well-managed operation.

Key Responsibilities:

Key Accountabilities

  • Deputise as Engineering Manager when the Engineering Manager is absent and assume the full responsibilities as detailed in the Engineering Manager’s Job Description
  • Perform the duties of an Aircraft Mechanic as rostered
  • Directly supervise and certify aircraft maintenance as rostered
  • Supervise ground-based aircraft monitoring and recording to assess aircraft serviceability and respond accordingly
  • Perform additional aircraft maintenance as requested by Cathay Pacific Maintenance Control and Engineering Planning Hong Kong (ADD Clearance)
  • Perform and certify maintenance and servicing of third party operator’s aircraft in accordance with the applicable SGHA
  • Provide a high level of customer service
  • Perform relief duties on other stations as requested
  • Keep up to date with the aircraft systems, technology processes and procedures
  • Other duties and additional project assignments as requested by the Engineering Manager

    Staff Accountabilities

  • Supervision of the station Engineering staff on the applicable shift
  • Lead, support and encourage own team to achieve success
  • Provide support, assistance, understanding and problem solving for Engineering staff
  • Roster staff duties and produce the roster
  • Conduct regular performance reviews as Direct Appraiser for appointed staff
  • Enhance the employee experience in-line with the role level and Cathay Pacific’s internal brand promise of Life Well Travelled
  • Assist with the administration of staff and maintenance of records

Working Environment and Safety

  • Monitor ground safety during aircraft servicing and maintenance and ensure that all staff operating around the aircraft adhere to general ramp safety practices
  • Ensure safe working practices are applied and that all accidents are reported
  • Familiarity with the local airport and company Emergency and Accident procedures


  • Ensure all incoming communications are reviewed and actioned accordingly
  • Liaise with the Airport Services, Cargo and other CX 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, GroupWise, SITA etc.

Ground Equipment, Aircraft Tooling and Facilities

  • Control the servicing, maintenance and cleanliness of all station company ground equipment and vehicles
  • Control the recalibration of aircraft tooling in accordance with company procedures
  • Ensure compliance with engineering fire protection policy
  • Ensure the maintenance and cleanliness of the Engineering facility


  • Maintain PC literacy
  • Assist with the operation of FMIS (Finance Management Information System)
  • Ensure the Company material handling and storage procedures and Customs regulations in relation to imported aircraft materials is in line with company policy
  • Ensure compliance with the Station Procedures Manual and produce revisions
  • Ensure the maintenance of all station technical publications is up to date
  • Complete station logs and records
  • Action technical documents and enters data into Ultramain as per company procedures 


  • University Degree holder in Engineering or related disciplines
  • Demonstrate an aptitude of understanding of aircraft maintenance operations
  • Aircraft Safety Awareness
  • Aircraft General Familiarisation
  • Company Procedures Awareness training
  • Human Factors Awareness training
  • Other training as requested by Engineering Manager
  • University Degree holder in Engineering or related disciplines
  • Willing to perform shift work and work in adverse weather conditions;
  • Willing to travel regularly within mainland China and perform relief duties in other stations when requested.
  • Minimum 5 years experience of aircraft engineering as Engineer or equivalent
  • Must hold HKAR 66 B1 or B2
  • Must hold all appropriate aircraft approval types for the station at level 3
  • Have (or be willing to receive) recognised management training
  • Demonstrated expertise and leadership qualities
  • PRC national register or holding PRC ID card


  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Leading and Engaging Teams
  • Developing and Recognising Others

Application Deadline: 12 Nov18

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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