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Maintenance Planner

Job details

Employment type: full-time



About us…

Air Belgium is a fresh thinking Belgian airline operating quality intercontinental flights at attractive fares to and from Belgium. Besides regular passenger flights, the airline offers air cargo, freighter, ACMI and on-demand charters services. 

The company’s motto is: “Comfort, service and well-being without compromise.” As a result, the airline provides a clear and straightforward offer, transparent pricing and a friendly atmosphere. 

Belgium is famous for its warm welcome, quality of life and fantastic produce, right in the heart of Europe. Air Belgium is proud to represent its nation in all its ‘Belgian-ness’, with a sense of pride that is tinged with modesty, self-deprecation and know-how. Open and quirky (but serious, nonetheless), the company always takes care of its passengers, which is why its team is made up entirely of seasoned professionals whose single goal is to offer a quite simply unforgettable travel in Belgian class. 

Two new generation Airbus A330-900neo are joining Air Belgium’s fleet. These new aircraft are offering even greater flight experiences with the latest technologies on board and better environmental performances.  

Purpose of the position...

  • Control of the aircraft maintenance planning in liaison with the contracted maintenance providers and flight operations to ensure that all maintenance on aircraft is performed without disruption of the flight schedule.

Main activities and responsibilities…

  • To ensure that all maintenance tasks are carried out in accordance with the applicable approved Aircraft Maintenance Schedule.
  • To plan Line Maintenance tasks (including out of phase, fleet campaigns, engineering orders, Airworthiness Directives / Service Bulletins etc…) in order to ensure that all maintenance is carried out on time and in the latest revision of the approved maintenance program.
  • To create an executable work package considering applicable maintenance standards (MH, repair times,…) for each aircraft containing the scheduled maintenance tasks from the maintenance information system, defect rectification tasks (deferred defects), trouble shooting advise and any other requirement to ensure that each rotation is efficiently performed.
  • To optimize the scope of each work package, for an optimum use between minimum downtimes, resources and commercial demands.
  • To control out of phase and modification tasks need to be included in base maintenance checks in order to assure accomplishment on time.
  • To coordinate with the Materials Controller the availability of the required parts by the MRO, at the correct location, in a timely manner.
  • To plan and monitor the aircraft interior and exterior cleaning program in order to keep the aircraft to a high professional image standard.
  • Prepare bridging checks content for aircraft phase in and/or out.
  • To develop and maintain dedicated yearly planning overview for aircraft, engines, gears, APU or any other campaign needing particular attention, as assigned.
  • Liaison with the Operations Department and MRO for slot planning of maintenance packs. To report timely, accurate and concise maintenance / modification planning highlights to all stakeholders internally and externally to make sure they all have the relevant information to achieve their objectives. To make planned maintenance inputs visible in the company computer systems.
  • In cooperation with the Materials Controller, trigger and monitor the ordering and provisioning of modification kits necessary for maintenance checks. Ensure the delivery thereof with the required technical documents/certificates Keep the inventory up to date of the Air Belgium peculiar parts/mod kits stored in the MRO provider facilities.
  • To control & accept maintenance checks work packs, and thereafter verify the performance of the planned tasks.
  • To request and monitor the variations to maintenance period and other concessions needed to satisfy fleet management requirements. In turn, to monitor such variations in order to ensure rectification is performed before the established limit.
  • Support the technical team on projects (aircraft phase in, others…) as assigned.
  • Act per company procedures, and suggest improvements to these procedures as appropriate.
Financial Responsibilities
  • Responsible to keep all documentation that supports the figures, such as invoices and receipts.
Quality Management Responsibilities
  • Identify and report any deficiency in order to enable appropriate corrective action.
  • Follow the applicable procedure and suggest improvements when necessary to improve the quality.
  • Constantly look for ways to increase service quality.
Performance Management Resposibilities
  • Ensure that all within your powers is done to achieve the company key performance indicators.
Realising Operational Targets
  • Monitor actual performance in terms of cost, quality and service level of all relevant maintenance service suppliers and, where necessary report any deficiency in order to take corrective actions to ensure the realisation of the operational targets.
  • Assist to improve and maintain departmental KPI's and dispatch reliability of the Air Belgium aircraft fleet.
  • Support and participate in technical related projects as assigned.

Profile Requirements...

  • Display a positive, open and cooperative behaviour in order to facilitate a good relationship inside and outside the department, avoid and help solve conflicts..
  • Comply with Company policies, values and ethics.
  • Comply with local, national legislations and health & safety standards.
  • Report to hierarchy any hazards, non-compliances and risks whether to employees or to the company.
  • Conscientious and hardworking individual willing to take responsibility for ensuring activities are completed in the required time frame.
  • Committed to professional development.
Requirements and qualifications
  • Bachelor in aviation or similar by experience in this environment.
  • Three years experience in an aviation maintenance or CAMO environment.
  • Previous experience on Boeing and or Airbus family aircraft is an asset.
  • Experience in planning and organization of aircraft maintenance.
  • Good knowledge of aircraft inspection techniques.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of maintenance programs & maintenance contracts.
  • Fluent technical and conversational English, and French both written and spoken Dutch is an asset.
  • Pronounced sense of responsibility and organisation.
  • Knowledge of aviation technical terminology.
  • To maintain a professional office environment with due regard to confidentiality and security of aircraft data.
  • Strong computer literacy and good administration skills, familiar with MS office and e-mail system.
  • Ability to work with detailed information in a structured fashion.
  • Good organizational skills, rigorous, precise, well organized to keep overview on projects, set priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, sense of urgency, take/prepare decisions.
  • Strong team work background.
  • Excellent communication skills.

What we have to offer...

Next to a correct and modern compensation package - the ability to work in an airline environment where you can have impact and will be embedded in a team of aviation enthusiasts. Visit our website and find out more about Air Belgium's unique positioning in the airline industry and what binds us as a team.  

Interested? Please send your application to [email protected] mentioning “MaintPlan” in the subject of your email.

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