Sunday , February 5 2023

Buyer Repairs Supply Chain – Jetblue Careers

Website JetBlue

Job Description:

The Repairs Buyer coordinates repair activities and Business Partner commercial requirements for repair of JetBlue Components with emphasis on Engines, APUs and accessories. This position ensures aircraft components and engines receive high quality repairs, Business Partners are held accountable for their performance, and JetBlue achieves low CASM. As part of Business Partner management, the Buyer analyzes data, identifies performance and warranty issues, and implements corrective action plans with the Business Partner. The Repairs Buyer supports the special requirements related to high cost engine shop repairs, repair flight hour agreements, and coordinating the purchase of high-dollar accessories and life-limited parts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assists coordinating parts/components movement to support scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, including materials and tooling for powerplant repair, as required.
  • Develops cost savings initiatives to reduce JetBlue CASM.
  • Ensures aircraft parts are routed to JetBlue Business Partners and repaired within agreed turnaround time.
  • Ensures compliance of the repair process with internal controls and General Maintenance Manual (GMM)
  • Helps ensure technical and reliability requirements are met in the repair process.
  • Liaises with Strategic Sourcing and Repair Business Partners to administer contracts, including repair capabilities and Quarterly Review Meeting process.
  • Monitors stock levels and ensures low stock items are prioritized for repair, including materials for powerplant repair as required.
  • Obtains Free of Charge loan units and other entitlements for items overdue from repair Business Partners.
  • Obtains corrective actions from Business Partners for units quarantined due to incorrect or lack of required documents.
  • Provides JetBlue Commercial administrative support by providing requested paperwork associated with component performance issues, warranty claims and aircraft damage events.
  • Provides JetBlue Engineering administrative support by providing requested paperwork associated with repaired units from vendors.
  • Reviews, negotiates, and approves repair and modification cost quotes and ensures overdue invoices are paid promptly.
  • Runs daily/weekly/monthly reports to support repair and payment processes.

Job Requirements:

  • Domestic and international travel required
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and project management skills
  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Must be able to acquire and maintain a valid Security Identification Display Area (SIDA) Badge
  • Two (2) years aviation experience

Qualification & Experience:

  • Associate’s degree in Aviation, Powerplant, Structures, Avionics, or Electronics
  • Familiarity with Maintenance & Engineering database (such as TRAX)
  • Prior experience in any of the following is preferred: coordination of aircraft materials, coordination of aircraft component repairs, coordination of business partner performance and/or warranty claims.
  • Two (2) years experience in aircraft and engine parts procurement, or experience in other high volume repairs or purchasing environments
  • Two (2) years inventory experience
  • Valid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airframe and Powerplant Certificate and/or FCC license

Job Details:

Company: JetBlue

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Purchasing

Job Location: Long Island City, NY, USA

Application Deadline: N/A

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