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Assistant Engineering Manager

  • ENG - Engineering
  • Anchorage, USA
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Application Deadline
    03 Sep 2021
Company Description

Let your passion fly! We’re proud to be one of the world’s leading airlines. Our reputation is built on a long track record of success, an ongoing commitment to our home Hong Kong, and on the delivery of customer service that’s straight from the heart. All of this is possible due to our talented people who share our passion for aviation and our commitment to being the best. Our global family can open up a world of opportunities for you. This means that your first role at Cathay Pacific won’t be your last. It could take you anywhere. Join us and discover just how far you can go!ts. 

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, Air Hong Kong, and third party customer 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 onsite oversight to performance of the ground handling third party suppliers at the responsible station(s) – base station and partner station(s)
  • 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


  • Ensure all incoming communications are actioned and liaise with the Airport Services, Cargo and other Cathay airport departments to ensure maximum aircraft handling efficiency
  • Liaise with airport subcontractors & contracted third party operators as required during aircraft handling

Ground 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 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 station logs and records.
  • Action technical documents and enter data into Ultramain as per company 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 needs
  • Roster employee duties and produce the roster
  • Assist with the administration of employee and maintenance of records

E&A : Emergency and Accident and Crises Response responsibilities as required




Academic qualifications

  • Must hold basic license HKAR 66 B1 or equivalent foreign license
  • Priority will be given to applicants holding level 3 training on B747-400F and B747-8F
  • Additional qualification on A350 and B777 are desirable

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
  • Familiarity with and uses the available methods of communication such as VHF radios, Internet, fax, memo, email, SITA etc.
Personal & Application Information

EOE, Including Disability/Vets

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