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Sustaining Engineering Manager

Company: Air Methods Corporation
Location: Denver
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Oversees the ongoing engineering responsibilities for existing projects and designs, Configuration management organization (CMO), and EPDM management for the organization.  Responsibilities include Reliability engineering and ongoing support for manufacturing, product support, and existing design.  Defines and supports continuous improvement/lean methodology and initiatives.  Estimates the headcount requirements to meet the ongoing support requests along with modification to current systems, as approved and agreed to.  Manage company goals for engineering to support on-going production, in-service activity, and sustainable profitability.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage manufacturing support effort for shop build timelines through ECOR, NCR and SCRR processes.
  • Manage group that is the focal point for all ongoing engineering activities to support fielded product.  This includes reliability engineering function.
  • Responsible for engineering EPDM interface and functionality.  Working with the Engineering Design Manager to ensure proper capability and support for design/sustaining engineering functionality.
  • Develop departmental personnel to allow for growth and continued product/process improvement
  • Interface with Design Engineering to support on-going design and manufacturing support efforts.
  • Support Product Support in the goal of successfully addressing field issues and providing the utmost in customer satisfaction with fielded products.
  • Support company goals through change board support and development to allow for controlled change activity that supports a cross-organizational approach to continuous improvement and company advancement.
  • Provide support for quotes in support of Product Support activities to allow for accurate and timely response to customer input.
  • Manage NCR activity to support manufacturing and vendor supply requirements in a timely and budget sensitive manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Job Requirements

  • Regular scheduled attendance
  • Indicate the percentage of time spent traveling - 5%

Subject to applicable laws and Air Method’s policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position.  All employees must follow Air Methods’ employment practices and policies.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directly supervises employees in the liaison, CMO, Product Support and technical engineering support (EPDM) departments.  Carries out Supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include interviewing, selecting, hiring, training employees, planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.  For Exempt Managers:  Managers that carry out these responsibilities for two or more employees will have significant input in hiring and termination decisions.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.

Education & Experience

·         Bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) in Engineering from four-year college or university; and seven or more years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

·         5-10 years previous experience in modifications of aircraft

·         2-3 years previous engineering supervisory experience required

·         Lean enterprise / Process experience desired


·         Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal

·         Strong business acumen with the ability to understand business situations, strategies, theory, processes, management, budgeting and operations

·         Ability to multi-task efficiently, works in a fast paced environment on multiple projects, and has a strong attention for detail

Computer Skills

·         Intermediate experience with Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

·         Experience with Solidworks and/or Solidworks EPDM Required.

·         Experience with AutoCAD preferred

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

·         None


  • Hiring Salary Range: $108,000.00- $137,500.00
  • Bonus/Commission Eligible: Yes
  • Benefits: Air Methods provides a comprehensive benefits package.  We believe our benefits should be as diverse as our teammates.  We offer competitive medical, dental and vision coverage along with voluntary accident, hospitalization and critical illness coverage, short and long term disability, life and AD&D, time off programs, pretax and Roth 401(k) with a generous company match, tuition reimbursement, profession training and certifications, dependent care support, EAP and concierge services to name just some of what we have to offer. 

Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Air Methods Corporation, Denver , Sustaining Engineering Manager, Other , Denver, Colorado

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