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Spirit AeroSystems Repair Station Planner in Wichita, Kansas


Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.


The Repair Station Planner is overall responsible for ensuring quality repair resolutions and work instructions are developed for operations. The planner request parts to be ordered and coordinates with multiples areas to ensure workflow is not disrupted.

  • Coordinates with the FAA – Appointed Designated Engineering Representative (DER’S) for repairs outside of the manual repairs

  • Coordinates with inspection, technicians, and management for repairs as well as to address any special customer and regulatory requirements

  • Being familiar with the FAA regulations and repair station operational criteria

  • Review of documented defects to determine appropriate repair resolutions found within the AMM, CMM, SRM, SOPM or other data acceptable to or approved by the FAA

  • Properly records repair resolution instructions within the repair stations work order system

  • Reviews and plans customer work packages using approved technical data

  • Evaluates customer requirements and develops work instructions

  • Assuring that all work packages include the customer defined work scope

  • Request parts to be ordered through the repair stations work order system

  • Familiar with all tools and equipment used throughout the repair process

  • Stay current on all company, customer, and regulatory training and certifications

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as directed or required


  • Must have 5 years’ experience in a FAA Part 145 Repair Station

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred but not necessary

  • Must have working Knowledge of FAA 14 CFR Parts 21, 39, 43, 65, 91, 121, 135, and 145

  • Ability to review documents (e.g. purchase documents, customer requirement documents, technical data)

  • FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate preferred

  • Able to read, write, and speak English

  • Must have strong organizational, and communication skills

  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite

    Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.