1+ months

Senior Engineer, Customs

American Airlines
Dallas, TX 75201

Location: DFW Headquarters Building 8 (DFW-SV08)   
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 60753 


Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job

  • This job is a member of the Customs Team within the Corporate Safety, Compliance and Auditing Division 
  • Responsible for being the subject matter expert for a wide scope of customs and trade compliance issues involving regulatory activity 

What you'll do

  • Review engineering drawings/specifications and provide technical details required for import and export classification 
  • Utilize internal and external systems to perform in-depth research of aircraft components and associated parts and equipment to advise the required detailed technical specifications needed for product classification 
  • Interfaces with all internal and external departments causing imports and exports, internal and external legal departments, CBP, vendors and custom brokers 
  • Keeps informed of day-to-day airline operations involving field of responsibility. Assesses daily priorities in accordance with airline/departmental objectives and management directives 
  • Develops customized procedures and special criteria for Trade Compliance team to remain in compliance to regulations 
  • Coordinates with other airline departments, as required, to provide for effective and efficient implementation of engineering and global trade compliance dispositions 
  • Actively engages with front line team members and leadership equally 
  • Maintains knowledge of current and pending regulations, which affect areas of responsibility and ensures compliance with applicable regulatory requirements 
  • Utilizes available resources to continually increase levels of technical expertise and practical experience. Also strives to improve communications skills, time management and other personal qualities pertinent to maximum effectiveness and efficiency in performing assigned duties 
  • Develops metrics and standards for the department 
  • Supports American Airlines with technical expertise if required to respond to CBP inquiries 

All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from an accredited program 
  • 5 years Aviation engineering or equivalent work experience 


Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Experience using and researching various aircraft manuals, engineering orders, and other resources to research product information 
  • Experience in supply chain, logistics, hazardous materials, in-flight products, aviation maintenance 
  • Accounting, Finance, vendor billing, reporting and budgeting expertise

All you'll need for success (continued)

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • Must possess a strong aptitude for technical research and writing 
  • Excellent analytical, data analysis, problem-solving skills, follow-up and follow-through skills 
  • General knowledge of aircraft structure, systems, propulsion, and interiors 
  • Basic knowledge of detailed drawings, bill of materials, standards, and processing 
  • Understanding of MRP systems, concepts, and requirements 
  • General knowledge of Military and Industry standards and specifications 
  • Interface with both internal and external customers, vendors and suppliers 
  • Microsoft Office skills: Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, SharePoint. PowerPoint, Visio, Project, etc. 
  • Ability to self-start with a high sense of urgency, strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize with a high-volume workload 
  • Strong work ethic and highest level of integrity 
  • Excellent project management, communication, workshop facilitation and engagement skills with ability to lead working sessions with cross functional departments and vendors

What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more

Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 60753 


Posted: 2022-05-21 Expires: 2022-08-26
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