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Flight Engineer

Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2207855 Category Flight Division AbbVie

The Crew Chief/Flight Engineer reports to the Director of Aviation Maintenance. Responsible for flying on corporate aircraft during international travel, they will provide technical expertise during in-flight and AOG situations along with tending to the comfort and safety needs of passengers. While conducting appropriate cabin management practices, the Flight Engineer will have a solid understanding of on-board communication systems to include satellite TV, satellite internet, and Iridium phone systems. While at home station, the flight engineer will perform scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, launch/recovery support, and proper documentation of company aircraft in accordance with FAA regulations, manufacturers' inspection and maintenance programs, and Department and Company policy. The Flight Engineer will be a dynamic role to ensure the utmost quality criteria of company aircraft.    



  • Perform maintenance, preventive maintenance, inspections, engine runs and taxi operations that conform to the standards established by the Company, regulations, and industry best practices
  • Availability to work nights, weekends, or flexible hours as determined by flight schedule - Ability to optimize aircraft dispatch reliability and operational availability through the role of Flight Engineer during international travel
  • Act as passenger service provider and safety coordinator. Requires training in evacuation procedures, medical aid, passenger service, and food handling procedures.
  • Ensure cabin configuration and associated management functions are performed in accordance with Departmental policies and procedures and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs)
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of all onboard passenger service  and cabin entertainment equipment
  • Oversee that work performed by contract maintenance facilities is accomplished and properly documented in accordance with FAA and AbbVie department requirements
  • Provide active participation in the Department Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Assist in maintaining spare parts inventory; including ordering, shipping and receiving.


  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues in time-sensitive situations
  • Have thorough understanding of avionics/electrical/computer systems
  • Provide a professional demeanor and excellent customer service skills
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills
  • Proficiency with the use of technology and computer knowledge to include Microsoft Office and related business applications
  • Pursue on-going technical training and remain cognizant of industry advancements through conferences and seminars
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant certificate required
  • Three to five years of business aviation maintenance or avionics experience
Significant Work Activities: N/A
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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