North Carolina, United States
Director of Maintenance – Small Piston GA Aircraft
If you are an experienced GA aircraft mechanic who wants to have an impact by joining an organization that has fostered general aviation for more than fifty years. You believe that you can manage the maintenance of a fleet of aircraft, and you want to pass along your experience and knowledge. You welcome questions, you want to educate the pilots who fly your airplanes, and you communicate well, whether to the local FSDO or a student pilot who seeks your wisdom. If this sounds like you, we want to talk to you about the Director of Maintenance position.
This is a very interesting, long-term opportunity with a very unique Part 91 organization. You would be managing and maintaining a fleet of 13 aircraft ranging from Cessna 152s to a Mooney M20S. Most are equipped with modern Garmin GTN650/750 avionics and are currently being updated for the 2020 ADS-B Out mandate. All operate out of a dedicated, modern, fully equipped facility with heated hanger, classroom, and offices.
THIS IS A HANDS-ON DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE POSITION – YOU WILL BE PERFORMING MAINTENANCE AS WELL AS MANAGING THE AIRCRAFT FLEET AND ONE OTHER A&P
As Director of Maintenance, you will be responsible for:
- Ensuring the fleet is airworthy and compliant at all times.
- Coordinating with various suppliers, avionics shops, and other vendors as required.
- Responsible for determining whether to perform work in-house or via another supplier or shop.
- Monitor all costs surrounding maintenance of the fleet and provide regular reports to the Board of Directors for the purpose of understanding aircraft cost effectiveness.
- Participate with and provide input to the Board on changes to the fleet.
- Responsible for interviewing and selecting additional employees as needed.
- Driving compliance with state, federal, and international regulations for aviation maintenance operations and inspection functions (for example Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements); ensuring regulatory changes are incorporated into process and standards.
- Perform inspections and line maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the fleet.
- Properly document all records, parts and technical data used to complete maintenance in aircraft logbooks and using computer software provided.
- Maintain shop tools and equipment and move aircraft in and out of hangar to facilitate maintenance.
- Use methods, techniques and practices prescribed in FARs, manufacturer’s maintenance manuals and other reference manuals to ensure safety and continued airworthiness of aircraft, engines, propellers, and Garmin avionics.
- Supervise member volunteers one evening per week for routine maintenance activities.
- Advise and consult with pilots with widely-varying skill sets.
- Coordinate with the Safety Officer and Key Volunteers to develop and promote educational programs for the organization.
- FAA airframe and powerplant (A&P) license with no violations
- At least 3 years previous experience in General Aviation operations with piston driven airplanes
- Strong leadership and management skills
- Analytical skills with a working knowledge of applications such as Microsoft Windows, Excel, Word, email, and Internet websites relevant to A&P work. Must be able to read and interpret online technical maintenance manuals, parts manuals and technical service orders.
- Fluent in both conversational and written English.
YOU MUST HAVE CURRENT EXPERIENCE MAINTAINING PISTON DRIVEN GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT. TURBOPROP AND/OR TURBINE AIRCRAFT ONLY EXPERIENCE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
- Inspection Authorization endorsement on Airframe and Powerplant License
- Prior management experience in an aviation operation
- Private pilot license
North Carolina, United States
Aviation Maintenance, Operations / Management