Spirit Airlines

  • Performance Engineer

    Job Locations US-FL-Miramar
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(12/19/2018 1:08 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Operations Control Center (OCC)
    Position Type
  • Overview

    The performance engineer will be responsible for assisting with matters pertaining to aircraft performance, weight & balance, flight planning and dispatch systems development.  Additionally, this position will be responsible for coordinating with all relevant departments to provide technical input, undertake engineering projects, and address the day-to-day needs of the airline.


    • May perform other responsibilities as assigned. Responsibilities and duties may change when circumstances dictate. (e.g. emergencies change in workload, rush jobs or technical developments.)
    • Provide performance engineering support to ensure safe and efficient operations and compliance with FAA regulations.
    • Work with various departments to design and undertake projects/programs to minimize operational costs and enhance the operational efficiency of the airline.
    • Evaluate takeoff and landing performance and route mission analysis to identify operational risks and ensure compliance with company and regulatory requirements.
    • Monitor aircraft performance degradation and oversee the update of performance factors both in the flight planning system and across the fleet.
    • Coordinate with the airline’s performance provider, AeroData, to troubleshoot issues, develop procedures, and implement solutions providing new functionality to Dispatch and Flight Crews.
    • Assist with the oversight and maintenance of the company’s Weight & Balance program, including updating aircraft weights, investigating W&B related delays, and assisting with the development and testing of software solutions.
    • Develop proficiency with ACARS Reconfiguration Tool. Maintain the AOC database for the fleet and coordinate between Flight Ops and Tech Ops to make updates when necessary.
    • Monitor fuel burn and prepare reports forecasting fuel expenditure.
    • Devise, implement, and track fuel saving initiatives, overseeing them until completion.
    • Provide technical input to operational documentation (OCM, WBM, AFM, FCOM, etc.)


    • B.S. Aeronautical Engineering or a related field.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • Experience with technical data analysis.
    • Superior analytical skills and attention to detail.
    • Strong communication skills are necessary.
    • FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate (preferred)
    • Prior experience with aircraft performance, weight and balance, and airline operations (preferred)
    • Knowledge of Airbus aircraft and Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) is preferred (preferred)


    *Please be advised that you will be asked to complete a required assessment to be considered for this position.  This assessment will be emailed to you after you apply.  Please be sure to check your Spam folder and/or junk mail if you did not receive it. 


    We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to our team members including medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401(k), paid time off, travel benefits and much more.  We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment and promote professional and career development for our team members.

    EEOC Statement

    Spirit Airlines is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other applicable employment laws and regulations.  It is our intent to maintain a workplace free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation because of age, sex (including pregnancy), race, national origin, disability, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.


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