Job Title: Aviation Director of Quality - CVG
Job Location: Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport – CVG
FEAM is the MRO leader in Aircraft Line Maintenance Engineering in the U.S. FEAM leads the Line Maintenance industry with advanced aircraft repair capabilities, a wide line station network, and vast approvals for all current and next-generation aircraft including B787 and A350 aircraft. FEAM places special emphasis on technical training, uncompromising quality controls, and continuous improvement principles. With these effective measures in place, FEAM delivers the best in innovative technical services for all commercial aircraft operators.
The Director of Quality, reports to the Vice President of Safety & Quality and is responsible for the overall operation of the Quality Assurance and Quality Control Departments at our facility at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable rules, regulations, organizational standards, and quality expectations in all Company operations.
- Directly oversees the Chief Inspector and Quality Assurance personnel at the FEAMs CVG location.
- Ensure that quality department objectives are established, managed, remain current, and are updated or revised as necessary for the CVG operation.
- Act as designated liaison for regulatory bodies and accrediting organizations and Interface with Customers on Quality issues
- Develop and maintain regulatory manuals, documentation, and records.
- Responsible for conducting risk assessments of the impact of proposed organizational and operational changes on existing and new processes and procedures within the quality department and assisting in the development and implementation of mitigation strategies to eliminate or reduce identified risks.
- Develop, maintain and perform internal audits.
- Conducts investigations of quality escapes.
- Develop and maintain the corrective/preventive action system and ensure follow-up and closure of corrective/preventive action Requests, as well as verification of effectiveness.
- Ensures that all inspections are properly performed on all completed work and that proper inspection records, reports, and forms, used by the repair station are properly executed prior to returning any component to service.
- Assures that all technical data used to inspect, or repair aircraft, engines, or component parts are current. Such data will include, but not limited to, manufacturer’s Maintenance manuals, Overhaul manuals where applicable, Structural Repair manuals, IPC’s, NDT Manuals, Service Bulletins, and other prescribed technical data.
- Assures that periodic checks are made on all inspection tools and the calibration of precision test equipment used by the repair station. Maintains the special tools and precision test equipment calibration program on a current basis.
- Assures that no defective, unserviceable, or non-airworthy parts are installed on any aircraft or component part thereof that is returned to service by the repair station.
- Submits reports of defects and non-airworthy conditions to the local FAA Flight Standard District Office in accordance with 14 CFR Part 145.221.
- Assures that the FAA Form 337 and/or the FEAM Maintenance Release are properly executed.
- Assures that all incoming material, including new parts, passes a receiving inspection.
- Complies with the preliminary, hidden damage, in progress, and final inspection of all components processed by the repair station and records results on the appropriate discrepancy work item card.
- Provides for the continuity of inspection responsibility, assuring completion of required inspections when shift assignment changes.
- Maintains files of records of all maintenance and inspections in such a manner that the file corresponding to a specific item inspected and repaired can be readily located for review.
- Ensures that the outside repair agency and subcontractor approval program including the inspections, as required, of their facilities is accomplished.
- Reviews and approves work to be performed for 14 CFR Part 121,125, 135, and foreign 129 operators to ensure that 14 CFR Part 145.205 is strictly adhered to.
- Ensures that the Approved Vendor List is maintained in a current status.
- Responsible for the Quality Assurance Program in accordance with the Repair Station Manual.
- Report and improve on Quality-related KPIs.
- Ensure all direct reports maintain currency and competency appropriate for their duties, through continuing education and training as appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Safety & Quality.
- Minimum of five (5) years of CFR Part 145 repair station or 121 air carrier quality assurance experience.
- Experience with Federal Regulations as they apply to the Aviation Industry.
- FAA Airframe and Powerplant License.
- Experience in Line Maintenance and Heavy Check operations.
- Must have the authorization to work in the US.
- Must have a valid drivers license.
- Must have a valid passport with no travel restrictions.
- Must be willing to work an irregular schedule when required.
- Able to interface in a pleasant and professional manner with all departments, levels of management, customers, and vendors.
- Be able to analyze information and utilize problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
- Strong organizational skills to set and meet deadlines.
- Detail-oriented and can work in a fast-paced environment with constantly shifting priorities.
- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
- Ability to work under adverse conditions in a production/aircraft maintenance environment.
- Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office.
- Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
Compensation and Benefits
FEAM, in addition to a good working environment and competitive pay, is FEAM’s policy to provide a combination of supplemental benefits to all eligible FULL-TIME employees. FEAM offers Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans. Vacation and sick time-, short- and long-term disability, accidental insurance, supplemental life, FSA (Flexible Spending Account), and Critical Illness Insurance.
Additionally, FEAM places special emphasis on technical training. FEAM is a leader in EASA Level Technical Aviation Training Globally. FEAM is one of very few U.S. MRO organizations that provide EASA 147 maintenance training.
In addition to the competitive benefits, FEAM offers -4 day and -3-day work weeks.
FEAM is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate based on actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sex, marital status, pregnancy, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment