Vermont, United States

CHIEF INSPECTOR – PART 145 (GA / CORPORATE AIRCRAFT)


PLEASE NOTE: Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship.  This position requires the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!  

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package. 

Reporting to the Director of Aircraft Maintenance, the Aircraft Chief Inspector is directly responsible for inspection including overseeing, directing and orienting technicians to execute their work in accordance to task requirements and in line with the Company Repair Station procedures and requirements, ensuring compliance to FAA/EASA regulations while delivering efficient high quality work with safety being their uncompromised priority.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall operation of the Quality Control/Assurance department and has the final authority in the releasing to service of airframes, engines, propellers, appliances and the component parts thereof.
  • Assist, supervise, and direct all personnel assigned to the Quality Control Department.
  • Assure that all inspections are properly performed and that the proper inspection records, reports, and forms used by the Repair Station are completed and executed prior to releasing the product for return to service.
  • Perform audits and keep a log for all contract maintenance vendors as per FAR 145.217.
  • Acts as a liaison to the FAA on the behalf of the repair station “accountable manager” concerning regulatory matters. He may request and accept new or amended Operational Specifications.
  • Responsible for implementing and oversight of the repair station training program.
  • Establishes that calibrated tooling used in the accomplishment of maintenance is in suitable condition and have been calibrated within the established time period.
  • Responsible for submitting SDR to the FAA as per FAR 145.221
  • Responsible for maintaining Hazardous Material Policy for Part 121, 135 operators as per FAR 145.206.
  • Assure the proper execution of a maintenance release.
  • Guide the final acceptance of all incoming material, including new parts, supplies, and the airworthiness of articles on which work has been performed outside the Repair Station.
  • Is a member of the Heritage Aviation Safety Committee.
  • Monitor company procedures and recommend changes to assure compliance with existing Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Responsible for obtaining subscription and keeping Technical Data current used by the repair station.
  • Act as a backup personnel for the Scrap Parts and Shelf Life Procedures, to ensure compliance with RSM.
  • All other duties at the discretion of the Director of Maintenance/Accountable Manager.

Authorities

  • Request and sign for changes to Sections ‘A’ and ‘ D’ of the 145 Operations Specifications.
  • The Chief Inspector may delegate all duties assigned to any qualified assistant as necessary; however, such delegation does not relieve the Chief Inspector of the overall responsibilities.

Essential Job Functions: 

The following functions may be performed in variable weather and environmental conditions such as jet engine fumes, dust, or jet engine noise.  Must have ability to:

  • Ability to effectively interact and tactfully communicate with various Regulatory Agencies’ personnel, both in person and in writing.
  • Must be able to read, write and understand safety plans, rules, maintenance instructions, training manuals, Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS), maintenance bulletins and procedure manuals.
  • Must be able to effectively operate the company’s computer-based applications/software and aircraft maintenance tracking programs, to include Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Must maintain high standards of performance for self and others; demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in all aspects of the business; monitor, coach, and mentor the maintenance team.
  • Must maintain high standards of performance for self and others; demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement in all aspects of the business; monitor, coach, and mentor the maintenance team.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • 10 total years of education and experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in aviation sciences, quality systems or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Six years technical experience within Part 145 repair station, of which at least three years are in an inspector capacity.
  • Familiar with guidance materials, Part 43, Part 91, Part 121, and part 135 as they apply to work accomplished under the Repair Station Certification.
  • Airframe and Power Plant license
  • Comprehensive knowledge of procedures for completing FAA paperwork including FAR’s, FAA Orders, Advisory Circulars, Form 337, Form 8130-3, Form 8110, STC’s and other pertinent paperwork.
  • Knowledge of inspection and certification process, a general working knowledge of the various aircraft and familiarity with pertinent FAR’s and technical reference materials.
  • Thorough knowledge of quality policies, procedures, and all related technical data.
  • Ability to work within the various software applications utilized throughout the corporation.


  • Location: Vermont, United States
  • Categories: Aviation Maintenance
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Marc Ballgae


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

Address:
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1845 Town Center Boulevard, Suite 350
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