Assistant Director of Maintenance

Pay Type:     FULL – TIME (Exempt Employee)

Status:          DIRECT EMPLOYEE

Job Description:
An Assistant Director of Maintenance (“ADOM”) is responsible for leading a team of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians and Aircraft Specialist, as well as administering all duties and responsibilities associated third party aircraft maintenance for his or her assigned specific Assent Aeronautics, LLC (The “Company”) facility. This job requires an aggressive approach to all aspects of a maintenance operation, 9-5 desk jockeys need not apply.

More specifically, an Assistant Director of Maintenance supervises, coordinates and administers all inspection and maintenance operations as well as assures work quality and compliance with FAA regulations through supervision of his or her staff as well as physical performance of related work as required under the supervision of the Director of Maintenance of the Company. An ADOM administers and coordinates activities associated with parts ordering and inventory, tool management, quality assurance and safety procedures as they pertain to the operation. Administers and coordinates the repair, replacement and inspection of avionics and special equipment with independent contractors and approved third-party vendors. Supervises inspections conducted on client aircraft as required by the manufacturer, or mandated by the FAA, to determine airworthiness with occasional hands-on performance of work. An ADOM must be capable of maintaining all aircraft and engine maintenance records and works on an as needed basis for unscheduled or Aircraft-On-Ground repairs. Prepares and reviews performance evaluations for subordinate employees as required from time to time.

In addition an ADOM must hold the knowledge and experience to maintain, repair, and modify aircraft structures and structural components of moderate difficulty; to maintain, inspect and repair aircraft components including but not limited to flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems, and mechanical components, applies technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies required expertise in restoring equipment condition and or operation, and applies comprehensive technical expertise to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as; blueprints or manufactures‘ library of manuals. In addition, ADOM’s are required to work according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and company regulations policies and procedures, as well as certify the quality of their own workmanship, the quality of their subordinate’s workmanship, including preparing and signing Log Book Entries, for all work completed at his hands or direction. Other duties may be assigned from time to time by the Company.

A minimum starting salary of $85,500.00 per year is available with actual compensation based upon experience. ADOMs can expect a possible compensation increases after six (6) months of employment based upon experience, leadership ability, performance and workmanship quality.

100% Company Paid Health Insurance for the Employee and his or her Spouse or Partner.
100% Company Paid Vision Insurance for the Employee and his or her Spouse or Partner.
30% Company Paid Health Insurance for the Employees Dependents.
100% Company Paid Short-Term Disability for the Employee.
100% Company Paid Long-Term Disability for the Employee.
Company Provided Cell Phone (Apple iPhone).
Company Provided Apple iPad or Tablet Computer.

Minimum Requirements:
FAA Airframe and Power plant license required for this position. An ADOM must have a thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts, requires broad knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair, must have basic knowledge of electrical theory, must have thorough knowledge of aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers. This job requires working knowledge of technical publications. The incumbent receives technical guidance, as required, from the Vice President of Maintenance Operations or outside third party manufacture technical representatives, is required to lead his or her team through more complex aircraft relevant tasks and may be required to make entries in aircraft logs and records. The ADOM must be able to prioritize workload to maintain schedules on assigned projects. Candidates must be able to read, write, and fluently speak and understand the English language. The ADOM is required to maintain a valid passport and the ability to travel freely to and from company service locations and from time to time travel to field maintenance assignments. Further the ADOM is required to maintain the ability to respond to Aircraft-On-Ground situations on an as needed basis, as well as work rotating shifts, including occasional evenings, and scheduled holidays and weekends; and must be able to report to work on a timely basis.

Experience Requirements:
8+ years of recent Airframe and Power Plant Experience working on any or all of the following aircraft:
Beechcraft: King Air Series Aircraft
Cessna: Citation Series Aircraft
Lear: 45/75 Series Aircraft
Challenger: 300/350/604/605 Series Aircraft
Bombardier: Global Express / Global 5000 / Global 6000 Series Aircraft
Experience performing major inspection work is preferred.
10+ years of total technical and mechanical experience is required.

Computer Requirements:
An ADOM must be able to proficiently type on a standard keyboard and have quality computer skills in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel) as well as Adobe Acrobat.
Corridor Software Experience is preferred.

Tool Requirements:
All Assent Aeronautics Maintenance Personnel are required to supply their own hand tooling and professional tool cabinet. A specific list of tools required will be provided to the applicant in the event an offer of employment is extended.

Education Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
Associates and/or bachelor’s degree is preferred.
Aircraft Specific Training Courses are preferred but not required.

Licenses Required:
Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License is required.
Inspection Authorization is preferred.
A Valid driver’s license is required.
A Valid Passport is required.

Citizenship Requirements:
Legal right to work in the United States.

Physical Requirements:
ADOM’s must be able to perform the following functions in variable weather and environmental conditions: Bend, stoop and crawl in tight, restricted spaces including fuel cells and aircraft belly areas. Push, pull, lift and hold aircraft parts and components weighing up to 60 lbs. in the process of assembling, disassembling, repairing, or installation of these parts and components from a sitting, standing, bending, squatting or overhead position. Lift, connect overhead and remove overhead, electric cable to/from aircraft. Move and climb stairs, ladders and scaffolding weighing up to 100 lbs. Drive vehicles weighing up to 10 tons in congested areas requiring good depth perception and ability to distinguish colors red, green, and yellow. In addition, ADOM’s must be capable of pushing out/towing of aircraft involving driving vehicles weighing up to 2 tons which requires good depth perception. Work with color-coded wiring and other components, which requires the ability to differentiate colors to include but not limited to red, green, yellow, blue, black, brown, white and orange. Operate a variety of tools in the process of assembling, disassembling, repairing and installing aircraft parts and components while reaching, twisting, turning and gripping. Work in a high noise level environment. Tolerate dust, jet fumes, piston engine fumes and potentially toxic chemicals. Read and interpret printed or computerized maintenance manuals and write legibly to complete forms/paperwork as required.

If you currently do not reside in the location you are selecting, you must be willing and able to relocate.

Four (4) weeks minimum of in house training.
Ninety-Day probationary period.

Uniforms Requirement:
All ADOMs are required to wear company uniforms, which are company provided at no expense to staff members.

Employment Requirements:
This position may be subject to DOT drug testing. If applicable to the position, a candidate must fulfill a fingerprint-based criminal background check to qualify for unescorted access privileges to airport security identification display areas (SIDA). Candidates must also be able to secure appropriate airport authority and/or US customs security badges, if applicable.

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