Director of Maintenance- Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA 19114

Posted: 04/18/2019 Industry: Aviation Job Number: 5738

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Director of Maintenance (DOM) plans, directs and coordinates activities of the maintenance facility for the repair and overall maintenance of aircraft, engines and components to ensure aircrafts are safe for flight.
The Director Maintenance position is a central focal point for maintaining inspection standards, methods and procedures used by the repair station in complying with all applicable manufacturer’ s specifications, recommendations and FARs. The DOM provides leadership and the liaison between the repair station, customers and FAA.
ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversee the scheduling of repairs and maintenance of aircraft, power plants, flight systems, parts and assemblies for repair and/or overhaul.
Ensures projects are completed on time and within budget.
Plans and prepares maintenance or repair estimates and determines the scope of work and personnel required.
Confers with customers regarding scope of work, maintenance required and obtain approvals on changes.
Responsible for ensuring that certifying documentation repair and maintenance work conforms to approved technical data, repair station procedures and company quality control standards.
Ensure that all shop equipment and tools are in serviceable and working condition and that adequate housekeeping practices are followed.
Ensure compliance with company procedures and processes.
Ensure compliance with the FAR Part 145 Repair Station Regulations.
Monitor and update aircraft schedules and coordinate with vendors to ensure timely delivery of aircraft.
Monitor and track all incoming certification paperwork, manuals, etc. for completion aircraft.
Oversee and review work orders while jobs are in progress monitoring for proper sign offs and supervising and inspecting as required.
Coordinate material requirements with Parts Department, ensuring all bill of materials have been issued and all parts ordered for completion of the aircraft.
Ensure appropriate staffing levels are maintained and develop and supervise personnel to improve work
performance and maximize employee potential.
Be proactive when working with customers and fellow employees to eliminate problems and solve situations before they have a chance to develop.
Cultivate customer and business relationships
Have an advanced understanding of helicopter aircraft systems and be able to lead, assist, and train junior personnel in the maintenance and repair of customer rotor wing aircraft. Implement and maintain metrics for the operations.

 

QUALIFICATIONS, EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, SKILL SETS
FAA Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) certificate with current Inspection Authorization (IA)
5-10 years’ aviation experience including two years’ in a management/lead role and a minimum of 3 years’ experience on rotor wing aircraft
Knowledge of FAA Part-145 repair station regulations is required
Must possess strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Familiarity and experience with AS9110 certification
Familiarity with ERP systems (i.e., BaaN, Infor, SAP, RAMCO or similar)

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