Director of Operations

Aviation Recruiting is currently seeking a full-time Director of Operations for one of our clients.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee management procedures to ensure safe and efficient flight operations and operations support
  • Identify ways to continually improve practices and efficiencies for various job functions to ensure smooth department operation
  • Collect and analyze service and maintenance data to identify trends, implement solutions, and ensure continual performance improvement is achieved
  • Establish flight department policies, procedures, instructions, and information and delegate the authority of specific decisions to department managers
  • Interface with customer representatives, coordinate customer communication activities, and resolve any questions or disputes on customer invoices or performed maintenance as needed
  • Ensure company remains Part 135 compliant
  • Responsible, jointly with the Chief Pilot, for the initiation, continuation, diversion, or termination of a flight
  • Coordinate with the FAA in all matters concerning the operation of aircraft and the performance and training of flight crew personnel
  • Assume the duties of the Chief Pilot in his or her absence
  • Coordinate with the Director of Maintenance on policies regarding maintenance standards and procedures pertaining to company aircraft, crewmembers, and manuals as well as the timely correction of mechanical irregularities and discrepancies
  • Monitor maintenance and mechanical delays encountered throughout a trip
  • Assist the Chief Pilot in managing crew training procedures to ensure pilots are current on all certifications and regulations with the help of department managers
  • Maintain consistent content across all airline manuals
  • Manage distribution of General Operations Manual (GOM)
  • Propose changes to the GOM as needed and present to the FAA for review and acceptance

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum ten years of Part 135 operations management experience
  • Minimum twenty years of aviation experience
  • Experience managing a minimum of 100 employees
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve in a fast pace environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Competitive Salary
  • Major Medical including Health, Dental and Vision
  • 401(k) with Matching Employer Contribution
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation

  • Location: Confidential, United States
  • Categories: Operations / Management
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Mike Stanick

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

Aviation Recruiting, Inc.
1845 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 350
Fleming Island, FL 32003

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