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Maintenance Control Specialist

Guardian Flight • 
South Jordan, Utah, USA
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:

The Maintenance Control Specialist will perform their duties and responsibilities as listed below in support of the company’s Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate. They will be expected to possess the experience and knowledge listed in the Minimum Qualification section below to ensure that in the execution of their duties the maintenance and alterations performed by company personnel and vendors on company aircraft are performed in accordance with the appropriate technical data and in compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. The Maintenance Control Specialist will report directly to the Quality Assurance Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities

1.       Receives calls from aircraft flight crews (fixed-wing and rotorcraft) who are reporting aircraft systems malfunctions to processes continued operations with deferred equipment/systems in accordance with the MEL management program procedures as allowed by the model specific fleet MEL, or removing the aircraft from service if it is determined repair of the equipment/system cannot be deferred.

2.       Performs as the primary point of contact for unscheduled aircraft out-of-service (OOS) events communicating aircraft status with the Regional Maintenance Manager and the Communication Center and coordinating manpower, tooling and special equipment, personnel, vendor support, replacement parts, and spare aircraft, as applicable.

3.       Reviews aircraft maintenance releases and associated supporting documents for all field maintenance events to ensure all necessary documentation is complete, accurate, and appropriate to the work performed.

4.       Coordinates with the Operations department designee to support the flight operations schedule and requirements, and to request pilots for maintenance reposition and check flights.

5.       Enters the deferred maintenance item in the MEL Deferral Log on the company intranet site; issues MEL control numbers and maintains the MEL control log current and accurate. Closes the deferred MEL item event in the control log entering the appropriate notes upon repair of the system/component and aircraft return to service.

6.       Enters unscheduled OOS events in the OOS Event Log on the company intranet site; ensures notes are entered in the event log daily if the OOS event results in a significant multi-day repair effort; closes the event after the aircraft is returned to service.

7.       Maintains the Aircraft Status Board current and accurate for unscheduled aircraft OOS events; designates the aircraft as removed from service with applicable notes; designates the aircraft as airworthy after the return to service process has been completed.

8.       Updates the aircraft maintenance technical database program for maintenance performed affecting any scheduled maintenance requirement tracked in the program; uploads the necessary and associated documentation to the appropriate task in the program.

9.       Manages the submission of 14CFR 135.415 (SDR) and 135.417 (MISR) reports ensuring the flight crew and maintenance staff completes the associated company forms in the allotted timeframe and forwards the reports to the Director of Maintenance.

10.   Assists in the planning of major scheduled maintenance events at fixed-wing regional maintenance bases ensuring all resources are in place prior to commencement of the event.

11.   Performs other duties and tasks as assigned by the Quality Assurance Manager.

Job Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

1.       High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.

2.       Valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant License.

3.       5 years' experience working in an FAA 14 CFR Part 135 or part 145 aircraft maintenance technical, management or quality control supporting role.

4.       Significant experience administering the policy and procedures of Approved Aircraft Inspection Programs (AAIP) and aircraft Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL).

5.       Strong knowledge of 14 CFR regulations and associated guidance material applicable to maintenance and operations of aircraft operated on a 14 CFR Part 135 air carrier certificate.

  1. Ability to work in a team environment with an eagerness to contribute to the overall success of the Maintenance department and the Company.
  2. Ability to interpret, apply, and effectively communicate complex technical data and processes associated with aircraft maintenance and alterations.
  3. Ability and willingness to participate in the after-hours maintenance support which includes working some evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  4. Possess a strong work ethic, customer service skills, and the ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally with all levels of an organization.

10.   Must be proficient in a dynamic computerized working environment performing administrative tasks using Microsoft Office Suite programs, web-based maintenance management programs, and Enterprise Recourse Planning (ERP) systems.

Preferred Qualifications

1.       Valid and current FAA A&P License with Inspection Authorization.

2.       5 years’ experience in an aircraft maintenance control or aircraft quality control function focusing on review of aircraft maintenance and alterations documentation.

3.       Prior significant maintenance experience with Airbus AS350 and EC130 helicopters, Beechcraft King Air series turboprop, Pilatus PC12 series turboprop, and Bombardier/Learjet light and mid-size jet aircraft.

4.       Prior significant maintenance experience with aircraft operated in an EMS configuration on an FAA part 135 air carrier certificate.


Guardian Flight is an equal opportunity employer and as such, affirms in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train and promote, in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or status as a protected veteran.


Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in job application procedures. We believe that diversity lends a regional, national, and global advantage to the clients we serve. Our workforce consists of dynamic individuals, with a range of backgrounds, talents, and skills.

Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Relocation: $3,000
Travel: 35%
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