Lead / Senior Maintenance Controller [REF:6077/6078]


Hong Kong

Date Added

4th August 2023

Reference Number


Vacancy Description

Bostonair APAC  is looking for a Lead/Senior Maintenance Controller for a permanent position based in Hong Kong.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leading the Maintenance Control team by communicating business requirements, providing mentoring support and guidance to the team and tracking performance against business outcomes in support of a world-class maintenance control function delivering operational excellence to the airline.

  • Ensuring the delivery of a safe, compliant, on-time, defect-free and customer-centric operation to the airline through proactive defect management, providing on-the-spot decisions and airworthiness judgements to flight crew and line maintenance engineers in the air, and on the ground in Hong Kong and around the global network.

  • Active monitoring of aircraft defect alerts and overseeing Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organisations and line stations for proper troubleshooting and rectification of defects, to minimise customer impact and loss of aircraft availability due to technical delay and Aircraft on Ground (AOG) events.

  • Proactively identifying technical and maintenance risks to the planned operation and collaborating with the airline Integrated Operations Centre and the joint airline/MRO Centre of Excellence to drive the appropriate solutions.

  • Collaborating with internal departments, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and MROs for efficient and effective solutions to technical defects affecting the flying schedule.

  • Managing AOG recovery events worldwide, including requirements for Base Maintenance support, through outport Engineering Managers, by tracking milestones and ensuring timely AOG recovery.

  • Exploring options to execute the most sensible solutions to recover aircraft by considering operation requirements and costs.

  • Building and managing effective relationships with major MROs and airlines to enable resource access around the network.

  • Driving MROs to devote adequate manpower and other resources to ensure efficient AOG recovery by reducing idle time to a minimum.

  • Driving OEMs and Engineering operational teams to deliver quality technical support services.

  • Reviewing the major AOG events and championing continuous improvement by driving relevant internal and external stakeholders to mitigate causes of customer and operational disruption as well as maintenance burden drivers

Requirements Include:

  • Typically 10 years’ certifying experience on aircraft types operated by Cathay Pacific or Air Hong Kong.

  • Typically 5 years experience in a Maintenance Control position within Cathay Pacific or a major commercial airline.

  • Must be a holder of an HKAR 66 B1.1 or B2 aircraft maintenance engineer’s licence with appropriate type approval or equivalent qualification from another jurisdiction.

  • Proven work experience as a team leader or supervisor with demonstrated ability to set direction for the team.

  • Proven work experience in the field of aircraft defect troubleshooting with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and a demonstrated ability to rapidly assess information, consider options and arrive at the optimum operational decision.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with demonstrated ability to function as part of a team. Proven capability to influence internal and external stakeholders to assertively drive operational excellence.

  • Highly self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to drive change and continuous improvement.

  • Preferably a holder of a Hong Kong driving licence or equivalent overseas driving licence that is approved by the HKSAR government for the direct issue of a Hong Kong driving licence.

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.


For more information on this role and to apply;
Please email your CV to fenellajefferson@bostonairapac.com


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