Director of Aircraft Maintenance

Pay Type:     FULL – TIME (Exempt Employee)

Status:          DIRECT EMPLOYEE

Job Description:

A Director of Maintenance (“DOM”) is responsible for leading a team of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Aircraft Mechanics, and Aircraft Specialists, as well as administering all duties and responsibilities associated third party aircraft maintenance as assigned by the Company and the Director of Aviation.  This job requires an aggressive approach to all aspects of a maintenance operation, 9-5 desk jockeys need not apply.

More specifically, a Director of Maintenance supervises, coordinates and administers all inspection and maintenance operations for his or her assigned aircraft as well as assures work quality and compliance with FAA regulations through supervision of staff including physical performance of related work as required. A DOM 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 contractors. 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. A DOM must be capable of maintaining all aircraft and engine maintenance records and works on an On-Call basis for unscheduled emergency repairs. Prepares and reviews performance evaluations for subordinate employees.

In addition a DOM 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‘ manuals. In addition, DOM’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 in his or her assigned facility.  Other duties may be assigned from time to time.

Minimum Requirements:
FAA Airframe and Powerplant license is required for this position.
FAA Inspection Authorization is required for this position.

A DOM 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 and Director of Aviation 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 DOM 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. A DOM 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 DOM is required to maintain the ability to work on an ON CALL status, as well as work rotating shifts, including nights, holidays, weekends, and days off; and must be able to report to work on a timely basis.

Experience Requirements:
10+ years of recent Airframe and Power Plant Experience working on any or all of the following aircraft:
Beechcraft: King Air Series Aircraft
Cessna: Citation, CJ Series
Lear 31/40/45/75
Challenger 300/350/601/604/605/650
Bombardier Global Express / 5000 / 6000 /7000 Series Aircraft
Experience performing major inspection work is required.
10+ years of total technical and mechanical experience is required.

Computer Requirements:
A DOM 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.

Tool Requirements:
All Company Maintenance Personnel are required to supply their own hand tooling and 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.

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

Citizenship Requirements:
Legal right to work in the United States

Physical Requirements:
DOM’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, DOM’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.

Relocation:
Relocation Support is Available for this Position for Qualified Candidates

Training:
Four (4) weeks minimum of in-house training working with the Director of Aviation
Ninety day probationary employment period.

Benefits:
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.
Partially Company Paid Health Insurance for the Employees Dependents.
Company Provided Cell Phone & Tablet Computer.

Uniforms Requirement:
All DOM’s are required to wear uniforms, which are company provided.

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.

To Apply please send your resume and cover letter to HR@AssentAero.com