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Southwest ETOPS job vacancy

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Hawaii announcement coming soon?

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ETOPS PROGRAM MANAGER - REQ # 14127
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Date Posted: 12/10/10
Job Code: 210A
City: Dallas
State: TX
Country: United States of America
Category: Maintenance
Job Type: Regular
Description
WORK ACTIVITIES/CONTEXT:

Participate actively in the development and approval of the SWA ETOPS requirements defining the processes and procedures, facilitating approval of Operations Specifications D086

Ensure ongoing compliance with all ETOPS processes and procedures in accordance with SWA's FAA approved program.

Interface with the FAA as required and ensure continued compliance with all regulatory requirements for an ETOPS Maintenance Program.

Communicate with the executive management on the ETOPS fleet reliability at scheduled Reliability Meetings

Communicate daily operational issues with the appropriate departments as well as the FAA if required.

Coordinate all changes to the ETOPS maintenance program and manual with the appropriate departments within Maintenance and Engineering as well as other SWA divisions as applicable

Review, monitor, and evaluate aircraft, maintenance program and process changes for potential impact to the ETOPS program.

Monitor Reliability Data for the 737NG fleet for adverse trends that could affect the ETOPS fleet and participate in the event investigations process as required. Review, monitor, and evaluate ETOPS related alerts.

Interface with the industry on regulatory changes

Interface with the FAA (regional and headquarters) personnel regarding new or revised proposed rulemaking affecting ETOPS

Monitor new station and/or city pair startup as well as existing ETOPS designated maintenance stations for trained personnel, adequate tools and equipment and adhering to approved ETOPS processes and procedures

Monitor Boeing Configuration, Maintenance and Procedures document and Engineering's configuration status of SWA's ETOPS fleet

Prepare and file ETOPS authority applications with FAA

Prepare monthly ETOPS operating summaries and associated reports.

Must be able to meet any physical ability requirements listed on this description.

May perform other job duties as directed by Employee¿‚¿’s Leaders.

Minimum Requirements
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education required.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must have authorization to work in the United States as defined by the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.

EDUCATION (Level, and degree if applicable)

A Bachelor's degree in an Aviation related field is highly preferred.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Must have a minimum three years prior ETOPS program management experience on B737 aircraft.

Prefer prior Engineering, Reliability or Maintenance Program Development experience.

LICENSING/CERTIFICATION:

Airframe & Powerplant license required.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The ability to access all industry environments, speak, hear, walk, and remain in the sitting position for long periods of time.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/KNOWLEDGE/WORK STYLE:

Must be able to comply with Company attendance standards as described in established guidelines.

Must have high level of proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Must possess the ability to read and understand diagrams, manuals, and technical documents.

Must possess the ability to read and understand regulatory documents, and demonstrate a knowledge of FAA requirements related to ETOPS program.

Must be able to analyze data and develop memos, reports, and presentations by using excellent verbal and written skills.

Must have the ability to develop conclusions based upon analysis of aircraft ETOPS related problems.

Must be able to work under tight time constraints to accomplish assignments and projects with a positive attitude.

Must be able to work without immediate supervision and prioritize assignments by budgeting time effectively.

Must possess strong organizational skills.

Must demonstrate a strong working knowledge of aircraft systems.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

Prefer experience with TRAX.

Must maintain a well-groomed appearance per Company appearance standards as described in established guidelines
 

redflyer65

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Done deal. We ran into an FAA inspector that was having to go through ETOPS training for Southwest cert. 6 months ago. The worst kept secret around Dallas unfortunately.
 

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well, considering they hired the RNP guys back in 2003 and SWA just went live with that, sure, if "coming soon" means 8 years...
 
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The SWA employee newsletter this month talked about the WiFi internet we're (finally) installing on our aircraft. It mentioned our system is a satellite based internet system vs. a land based system, for "overwater capability." So ETOPS is probably at the "officially a rumor" stage.

But yeah, "soon" here probably means within 5 years.
 

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Done deal. We ran into an FAA inspector that was having to go through ETOPS training for Southwest cert. 6 months ago. The worst kept secret around Dallas unfortunately.


Enjoy 5 hours overwater in that cramped cockpit.
 

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Enjoy 5 hours overwater in that cramped cockpit.

I did it with ATA on the L10 (triangle turns), the 757 (turns) and the B737 (layovers) with ATA. Easiest flying I ever did. It can take almost 6 hours going west in the winter in the 737.
 

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It took AK almost 2 years to get theirs done.

Once you get the airplanes equipped, the hardest part is all the MX and DX issues. You'll probably have a new logbook and the look of your release will change.

If WN ends up doing turns, it might might give your "Lance Capt." something to do.
 

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News flash..... It takes just as long to fly from NY to LA. LA to HNL is only slightly longer. I'll take pacific flying anyway of the week.
 

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No way to hurry THAT up! ETOPS is a PITA of epic proportions.....MX....watch out for it.....and do all the Scheduled checks......
 

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well, considering they hired the RNP guys back in 2003 and SWA just went live with that, sure, if "coming soon" means 8 years...

You know like EFB's...

Although looking through the MEL's this week, there is an MEL for "Information Systems" in the OPC. When I looked at it, it was referring to the Onboard Performance Computer (OPC) Cradle...

KBB
 

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FYI

The TFP formula pays makes long haul flying more lucrative ...
 

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Dan Roman

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Good luck with "bags fly free" to a vacation destination like Hawaii. You will be paying someone to carry them there or leaving a lot behind. You can't fill up a 737 and fly it to Hawaii with winter jetstreams kicking in.
 

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You would think after 38 years people would stop trying to tell Southwest what they can not do.
 

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Good luck with "bags fly free" to a vacation destination like Hawaii. You will be paying someone to carry them there or leaving a lot behind. You can't fill up a 737 and fly it to Hawaii with winter jetstreams kicking in.

Yes, you can. Depends on bags/cargo. I've done it.
 

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Hey, I'm not bashing them or saying what they can or cannot do. I'm just making an observation that you cannot fill up any model of 737 and fly to Hawaii when the jetstream gets too strong. It seems to me one of SWA's strongest selling points is it's bags fly free campaign and I'm guessing it has gotten them a lot of traffic (although who knows how much revenue they have left on the table), but if people fly on SWA to Hawaii because they can carry two large bags for free and only pay for the third one, they could end up with a lot more bags than you would get on your average transcon. People going to Hawaii tend to bring a lot of bags, more than transcon passengers.
The attitude that SWA can do anything it wants and be successful is also a great way to sink a strong ship. It's called arrogance. Pan Am once thought that. Braniff used to be very successful, etc etc.
 

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Yes, you can. Depends on bags/cargo. I've done it.

Not with a 150 kts of headwind, as I'm sure you remember. It happens a lot in the winter. Key word in your statement is depends.
Also, what station you are flying out of makes a big dif. Only OAK comes close.
 
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