Manages the development and operation of LIFT Maintenance A&P training program. Oversees instructors and students, including technical and non-technical training.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Partners with maintenance schools, colleges, and universities to incorporate aircraft specific training into curriculum, and to educate prospective employees on the company. Works with LIFT Academy admissions and recruiting to participate in recruiting events as available.
- Develops, plans and organizes new and existing training, making use of technology when possible to provide a hands-on and interactive learning process for trainees. Updates existing maintenance training programs.
- Assists and conducts training on regulations, basic aircraft maintenance theory, aircraft/engine systems and equipment/tools.
- Oversees the maintenance and updating of employee and student training records.
- Completes department’s internal company forms, maintenance records documents and work orders, etc.
- Updates and maintains the LIFT Maintenance Training Manual as the Subject Matter Expert.
- Adheres to corporate and technical procedures.
- Fosters the Company’s core values and culture throughout the work environment.
- Screens, interviews and makes recommendations for hiring potential employees. Coaches and provides leadership, direction, motivation and supervision of direct reports. Appraises performance, provides performance feedback, takes corrective actions and oversees training and development of staff.
- Performs various other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and specialty training beyond high school in Aviation with at least 3 years of experience.
- FAA Airframe and Powerplant and aircraft systems training course certificates.
- Experience with instructing in a classroom and on aircraft environment.
- Ability to instruct information in a clear and concise manner.
- Understands and is able to apply company policies and procedures.
PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- At least 5 years of experience.
- Previous aircraft management preferred.
- Previous training experience preferred.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to author reports, presentations, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Makes limited decisions and determines best methods to solve problems by referring to established precedents and policies. Impact of decisions is moderately low.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Ability to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, feel, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl under 35 of the time.
- Ability to stand, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear over 70 of the time.
- Ability to lift up to 25 pounds under 35 of the time.
- Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Wet or humid conditions under 30 of the time
- Work near moving mechanical parts
- Fumes or airborne particles
- Outdoor weather conditions/Open air hangar
- Ability to work very flexible schedule including nights and weekends
Ability to travel up to 10 of the time, including overnight and weekend travel.