Part 145 General Manager – confidential search

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

Title of Position: General Manager – Part 145 facility

Employment location: Confidential

Job Summary:
The General Manager reports to the VP/DOM and is designated as the FAA Accountable Manager and will be responsible to the day-to-day operations for our Part 145 Repair Station. The General Manager will maintain repair station manuals to be current and up to date with policy and procedures for conducting maintenance on customer aircraft in compliance with all regulatory and safety requirements. The General Manager will be required to participate in and/or facilitate meetings to address operational goals and constraints. They will also monitor contractor performance and adherence to contracts and customer requirements.

• Serve as liaison with the Federal Aviation Administration Certificate Management Office on issues pertaining to the 145 Repair Station.
• Manage a staff of operational and administrative direct reports.
• Lead and direct the proper application of company policies and procedures, maintenance procedures, and applicable FAA regulations.
• Coordinate aircraft induction schedules, shop schedules prior to and during the performance of all repair station functions.
• Participate with, train, and lead the team to diagnose, troubleshoot and repair any discrepancies related to the aircraft in accordance with approved technical data.
• Assist, supervise, and direct all aircraft maintenance personnel in the performance of their duties so that work is accomplished on schedule and in accordance with applicable Federal Aviation Regulations and repair station procedures.
• Train maintenance personnel in the proper work practices and procedures, including observation of safety precautions during the performance of their duties.
• Monitor the maintenance induction schedule footprint to assure that maximum productivity is achieved in the most cost-effective manner.
• Complete vendor audit requests and maintain records of each vendor audit completed.
• Be responsible to maintain records in accordance with part 145; and will ensure each work package is properly audited for accuracy and regulatory requirements.
• Liaison with all clients providing quotes, keep clients updated through the inspection process and ensure quality assurance satisfaction at delivery.
• Maintain a positive relationship with the FAA and clients as appropriate.
• Responsible for the timely repair, maintenance and cleanliness of facilities, equipment, and company assets.
• Ensure that all inspections are properly performed on all completed work before it is approved for return to service, and that the proper inspection and maintenance records, reports and forms required for each release are properly executed.
• Ensure that any maintenance performed for FAR 121, 125, 129 or 135 air carriers under a Continuous Airworthiness Program per FAR 145.2 through 145.205 is accomplished in accordance with that air carrier’s manual and that all required inspection items are inspected by RII inspectors who did not perform the work.
• Ensure that all regulations are followed as it relates to Contract Maintenance in accordance with 14 CFR Part 145.209 (h) & 145.217.
• Ensure that proper entries are made into the aircraft maintenance logs and work order in accordance with 14 CFR Part 43 and operator/air carrier manuals.
• Responsible to ensure aircraft technicians working on aircraft, components, or related parts of aircraft perform work as outlined utilizing proper guidance in accordance with Company policies and procedures, manufacturer’s manuals, and FAA requirements.

• Responsible to ensure documentation is legible and completely all work performed on aircraft or related equipment in accordance with Company directives and FAA regulations. Responsible to ensure to complete and submit all necessary paperwork as mandated by Company directives.
• Promotes safety throughout the organization as mandated through Company policies identified by executive management.
• Responsible to ensure work area clean, safe, and in an orderly manner. This includes areas allocated as part of its assigned locations to include but not limited to Parts rooms, vehicles, work offices and storage areas.
• Responsible to ensure the proper overhaul, maintenance, and repair of airframe components, power- plant, aircraft communication, navigation equipment, and associated components in accordance with company manuals, manufacturer’s manuals (including policies, procedures, memo’s, and bulletins), and FAA Guidance.
• Provides technical data and input to the CASS and SMS Programs.
• The aircraft technician will be assigned to such housekeeping duties as policing his or her work area and repair and maintenance of Company property.
• Ensure each mechanic and employee assigned completes their timecard in accordance with company requirements.
• Ensure company uniforms are worn as assigned and ensure company and the customer’s requirements are being met.
• Responsible to enforce the policies and procedures outlined in the company CAMP and Manual system. This also includes customer protocols and requirements.
• Ensure employees are adequately trained to perform the work assigned. This includes on-the-job training and other training requirements as needed.
• Responsible for the continuous improvement of their training and mechanical knowledge regarding their work assignments.
• Perform and oversee inventory audits, correction of FAA and Auditor findings, and ensuring the proper adherence to federal regulations.
• Ensures safety, reliability, and economy by anticipating equipment problems, developing capable employees, and effective tools, and by judicious use of personnel, equipment, and supplies.
• Direct supervisor of Lead, shop, sheet metal/composite mechanics.

– A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field is preferred.
– Must possess an FAA Airframe & Powerplant Certificate and meet the requirements of 14 CFR 65.83.
– At least 5 years maintenance experience in Part 121, 135 or Part 145 operations to include a minimum of 3 years in director or above management level roles
– At least 5 years of budgetary experience overseeing assets, personnel, equipment, and facilities. Must have 3 years of accountable manager type experience with ops specs authority
– Must have a strong knowledge of FAA regulations, as it pertains to Parts 43,65,91,135,121, and 145. organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
– Have at least 5 years of maintenance experience on different types of large airplanes with 10 or more passenger seats with an air carrier or certificated repair station, 1 year of which must have been as maintenance inspector.
– Have at least 5 year of experience in a supervisory capacity maintaining the same category and class of aircraft as the certificate holder uses.

  • Location: Confidential
  • Categories: Aviation Maintenance, Operations / Management

Sharon Ballgae

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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