Position PurposePerforms in-process inspections, final inspections, and makes final airworthiness determinations for repaired, inspected, and overhauled parts, components and aircraft.Position LevelsThe Quality Inspector levels I-III require varying degrees of experience, job knowledge and skill, w

Maintenance Quality Inspector 1

Erickson • 
Central Point, Oregon, United States
Position Type: Permanent
Job Description:
Position Purpose
Performs in-process inspections, final inspections, and makes final airworthiness determinations for repaired, inspected, and overhauled parts, components and aircraft.

Position Levels
The Quality Inspector levels I-III require varying degrees of experience, job knowledge and skill, which are generally acquired through vocational education and/or apprenticeships, certifications, and specialized, or on-the-job training. Problems are typically solved through knowledge of past practices and procedural guidelines, or knowledge gainedthrough a certification or licensing program. For levels 2 and 3, these positions require specialized knowledge of processes and procedures.

Level 1
(Job Code: 426): Applies basic skills while developing some specialized skills in procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment appropriate to area of specialization; performs routine and/or repetitive tasks; limited decision making required; generally, works under close supervision; has limited experience; work is performed from within specific limits of established procedures and/or defined instructions. One to three years experience is desirable. Advancement to Level II is based on demonstrated proficiency in all duties & responsibilities.

Level 2 (Job Code: 120): Applies skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; may adapt procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization; may work on non-routine tasks; may train other Inspectors, resolves issues/makes working decisions within area of specialization or responsibility with minimal supervision. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and have knowledge of company RSQM manual and applicable SOPs. Advancement to Level III is based on demonstrated proficiency in all aspects of the job, and successful completion of project responsibilities with minimum oversight. Four to nine years of experience is required.

Level 3 (Job Code: 609): Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex. Applies full range of specialized skills and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead and may train/mentor other Inspectors in maintenance inspections, final inspection and return to service processes; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; problem-solving frequently requires analysis of unique issues/problems without precedent and/or structure; originality and ingenuity are often required to help. Employees at this level function with a high degree of autonomy and have a high degree of knowledge and expertise in their areas. Employee must hold an Airframe and/or Powerplant license and have deep knowledge of company RSQM and other technical manuals, applicable SOPs, and FAA part 43, 145 and 91 regulations. Ten or more years of increasingly responsible experience is required for Level III.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Inspects parts, components, assemblies, major assemblies, aircraft repairs, and processes in the assigned maintenance facility, including in process and final inspections.
  • Determines if products and services meet continued airworthiness requirements and certify.
  • Responsible for maintaining compliance with FAA regulations and company policies.
  • Performs audit functions within the organization as required.
  • Performs Receiving Inspection duties as required.
  • Supports continuous process improvement initiatives with a focus on process efficiency.
  • Periodic travel as required to support Inspection duties in the field.
  • Other inspection duties as assigned by Quality Management.
Job Requirements:

  • Two-year technical degree, FAA certificate or industry Quality related certification(s) preferred.
  • AS9100, AS9110, ISO9001, or comparable QMS experience preferred.
  • Aviation experience of at least 1 year preferably in an inspection related capacity.
  • Knowledge of aircraft maintenance practices and/or inspection processes, technical specifications and standards, technical manuals, FAA regulations, and ability to read blueprints.
  • Experience with part inspections, precision measuring equipment, and auditing processes.
  • Must have a strong ability to communicate to all levels of personnel in an assertive but helpful manner.
  • Must be able to work well with others in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Must have strong ethics and principles.
  • Ability to obtain a US passport if required.
Safety and Work Environment - Identifies hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and takes appropriate action to maintain a safe and productive work environment for self and others. Follows Values Charter "Safety: Above all else".
Effective Communication - Actively listens to others. Communicates with others clearly, openly, and respectfully. Uses all forms of communication effectively and appropriately (includes email, text, IM).
Teamwork - Works with and supports others to achieve organizational goals. Meets individual and team deadlines and responsibilities. Assumes additional responsibilities when needed. Responds constructively to instructions and procedures. Listens to others and values opinions and is respectful of team members and other Erickson employees. Works effectively with team leader or manager and promotes a positive team environment.
Accountable to Achieving Commitments - Achieves commitments to both internal and external customers. Produces high quality work by being attentive to detail and maintaining accuracy. Works in a conscientious, consistent, and thorough manner to meet all schedules and timelines. Anticipates potential problems. Finds the root cause of problems and takes appropriate action. Makes continuous improvement to processes and results.
Adaptability to Change - Understands, accepts, and supports the need for business change and helping others with transitions. Adapts and adjusts to change within own area of responsibility as well as accepting the need for change more broadly. Actively identifies and leads change within area of responsibility.
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