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Job Overview

  • Work type:

    Full Time

  • Location:


  • Job type:

    Maintenance & Engineering

  • Applications close:

    E. Australia Standard Time

Maintenance Watch Engineer

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. We’re on a mission to make flying better than ‘nice’. And to do that, it takes a team of talented people who are passionate about customer experience, doing the right thing always, with a focus on safety – in the air, on the ground and in our workplaces. A team who values real diversity and inclusion, in a big brand with big ambitions.

What you’ll be doing…

As a Maintenance Watch Engineer you will provide effective day-to-day management and notification of engineering operational issues that relate to aircraft dispatch. This includes AOG recovery; front line maintenance support, defect deferral and rectification; technical advice to Flight Crews/ AMO’s, and notification of aircraft limitations and maintenance significant events to Network Operations and the CAMO.

This position is based at our Head Office in Brisbane (Southbank).

As a Maintenance Watch Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinate recovery of AOG aircraft
  • Maintain compliance with Virgin Australia’s Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition
  • Capture defects with an operational limitation or maintenance restriction, complete a technical review and ensure all relevant details are entered into TRAX for rectification
  • Monitor and Identify defects, rectification cycles and ensure action plans are in place
  • Provide formal notification to relevant departments of all AOG aircraft and defects with an operational limitation or maintenance restriction
  • Co-ordinate with Approved Maintenance Organisations for arriving aircraft that have ad-hoc or additional maintenance requiremen\ts
  • Ensure that critical messages received from aircraft and operating crews are technically assessed and actioned. Provide technical information and support to flight crew requests, both in-flight and on the ground
  • Provide technical aircraft systems trouble-shooting advice to AMO’s
  • Coordinate and raise requests with Manufacturers, Part 21 Approved Organisations, Approved Persons and CASA for Permissible Unserviceability (PU), MEL Extension, Special Flight Permit (SFP) and Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA's).
  • Provide input and undertake projects to review and improve department processes and procedures and continually improve interaction with stakeholders

You’ll be great in this role if you have…

  • Hold or have held, an aircraft engineer license in category B1, B2 or equivalent with type ratings and / or credits on current Virgin Australia aircraft types or aircraft of similar complexity
  • Extensive experience in aircraft maintenance in an operational and/or Maintenance Watch role
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the aircraft’s structure and systems, including the propulsion system of the aircraft/engine types operated by the airline or of similar aircraft type and complexity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of CASR Part 42 continuing Airworthiness regulations and standards
  • General knowledge of the role and functions of Operational Control Centre (OCC) departments and sections
  • The ability to work shift work - rotation ongoing roster

We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to):

  • Heavily discounted air travel for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year) 
  • Discounts on travel insurance, car hire, accommodation and experiences worldwide 
  • Discounted Virgin Australia Lounge membership
  • Hospitality, retail, technology, beauty services and wellness discounts 
  • Wellness support, including the better me digital wellbeing platform
  • A comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, which offers confidential coaching and support from qualified professionals for all aspects of life – physical, mental, social and financial 
  • Located at one of Brisbane’s most admired head office locations, with South Bank train station, a supermarket, pharmacy, and lunch options downstairs plus a 5-minute walk to the Busway, a rooftop restaurant and onsite gym (with a low membership fee) and South Bank Parklands just across the road

When everyone is included, everyone wins

We’re all individuals. And we love that. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI+ community, and anyone else who wants to join our family.

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