Minimum Equipment List Program Manager

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The Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL) Program Manager is responsible for the coordination in matters concerning development, content, administration, and control of Allegiant’s Minimum Equipment Lists, Configuration Deviation Lists (CDL), Non-essential Equipment and Furnishings (NEF), Maintenance Control Center Procedures and Policy Letters. The Manager ensures that the MEL, CDL and NEF programs adhere to all FAA and CFR requirements.

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Minimum Requirements

A combination of Education and Experience will be considered. Must be authorized to work in the US as defined by the Immigration Act of 1986. Must pass a Criminal Background Check.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Education Details: In a related field

Years of Experience:

Ten (10) years of experience in a related field.

•Knowledge and understanding of all aircraft systems.

•The ability to process and translate aircraft technical data into a comprehensive and regulatory format for use by all of Allegiant’s workgroups.

•Experience dealing with Minimum Equipment Lists, Configuration Deviation Lists, Non-essential Equipment and Furnishings, and Maintenance Control Center Procedures and Policy Letters.

•Knowledge of MMEL regulations and advisory material.

•Knowledge of the MMEL guidance material and policy letters

Preferred Requirements

•Supervises the IT programming duties for an organization. Job Duties: Oversees design, installation, maintenance, and the implementation of programming projects. Develops policies and procedures to ensure the entire IT department meets appropriate compliance standards. Supervises technical support procedure operations for improvements. Monitors progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met. Analyzes procedures to improve programming functions. Confers with personnel to identify and resolve programming operation issues and implement programming related initiatives. Experience and Education: Knowledge of the field’s policies, procedures, and practices. Leads and directs the work of other employees. Level I supervisors typically have little authority for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance, or disciplinary actions, and much of the incumbent’s time is spent completing the same tasks as the subordinate employees. Typically requires a bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of experience. Reports to: Typically reports to a department head or manager. Competencies: Management skills. Ability to develop and mentor others. Ability to work as part of a team. Analytical thinking skills. Technical expertise. Project scheduling skills. Project management skills.

•Experience with civil and civil airworthiness regulations.

•Familiarity with aircraft electrical or mechanical systems.

•Previous interaction with certification authorities.

•Airframe and Power Plant


Job Duties

•Maintain current MEL, CDL, and NEF items and procedures consistent with the FAA MMEL and Manufacturer’s procedures.

•Develop, maintain and revise the MEL/CDL/NEF Program as required ensuring compliance with applicable standards.

•Prepare, submit, finalize and electronically publish the internally approved revision to the FAA; coordinate additional change(s) when required throughout the FAA review and approval process. Host and/or actively participate in resolution meetings. Coordinate the distribution and effective date and time with all applicable departments.

•Coordinate with FAA and OEMs for MMEL proposals.

•Work with Lead Airlines for MMEL industry solutions.

•Work with FOEB for MMEL industry solutions.

•Works with regulatory affairs for support on the resolution of concerns.

•Provide MEL, CDL, and NEF user support.

•Revise MDL/CDL/NEF Program to reflect current company changes (e.g. – Engineering, Operations, Inflight, Marketing and Dispatch.).

•Provide supporting documents for all MEL/CDL/NEF Program changes and coordinate with Allegiants’ Technical Publications department to provide revisions and temporary revisions.

•Provide 24/7 support and technical knowledge regarding the content and usage of MEL, CDL, NEF.

•Work with Maintenance Control to provide resolutions in regard to MEL concerns.

•Update AIS with MEL, CDL, and NEF item information.

•Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Maintenance Control.

Physical Requirements

The Physical Demands and Work Environment described here are representative of those that must be met by a Team Member to successfully perform the essential functions of the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the role.

Office – While performing the duties of this job, the Team Member is regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, see, reach, stoop, kneel, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer, key board, printer, and phone. May be required to lift, push, pull, or carry up to 20 lbs. May be required to work various shifts/days in a 24-hour situation. Regular attendance is a requirement of the role. Exposure to moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones, printers, and foot traffic), temperature and light fluctuations. Ability to work in a confined area as well as the ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time. Some travel may be a requirement of the role.

Essential Services Provider

Allegiant as a national air carrier is deemed an essential service provider during declared national and state emergencies. Team Members will be required to report to their assigned trip or work location during national and state emergencies unless prohibited by local, state or federal order.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran

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People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, immigrants, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

$82,000 – $96,000 a year

Salary Range – $82,000.00 – $96,000.00

Salary Range: $82,000.00 – $96,000.00

Full Time Benefits:

Profit Sharing

Medical/Dental/Vision/Life/ Disability Insurance

Medical Travel Reimbursement

Legal, Identity and Pet Insurance

401K with an employer match

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Employee Assistance Program

Tuition Reimbursement

Flight Benefits

Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time

Part Time Benefits:

Profit Sharing

Medical Travel Reimbursement

Legal, Identity and Pet Insurance

401K with an employer match

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Employee Assistance Program

Tuition Reimbursement

Flight Benefits

Sick time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $82,000.00 – $96,000.00 per year


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work setting:

  • In-person

Work Location: In person


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