Ensures all maintenance on company aircraft is performed correctly per applicable standards and regulations. Assists in maintaining facility in compliance with company and OSHA regulations.
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.
- Supervises mechanics in overall maintenance operation, including performing preventive maintenance, repair, modifications and other maintenance of aircraft, components and related equipment in compliance with 14 CFR, manufactures specifications, the GMM, Company policy and procedures as well as other methods accepted by the FAA and OSHA.
- Performs duties in all areas inside and outside the hangar as well as at the airport terminal.
- Plans and priorities work, which includes prioritizing, directing, laying out and coordinating activities so as to minimize delays, increase production and efficiency, and to assure timely delivery of aircraft.
- Determines job standards, tests personnel productivity, safety habits and workmanship.
- Understands, communicates and enforces company policies and procedures. Recommends changes to GMM to eliminate conflicts and/or enhance operational effectiveness.
- Reviews and approves material requests. Ensures adherence to material handling and control procedures as outlined in the GMM and by the equipment manufacturers. Coordinates with Materials team to ensure required materials arrive as needed.
- Oversees the completion of shift turnover reports in accordance with the GMM.
- Conducts shift meetings, briefings and participates in management meetings, including shift turnover. Adheres to established work schedule.
- Ensures the maintenance area is maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
- Provides timely and accurate information on aircraft status. Communicates accurately to Maintenance Control the status of aircraft serviceability and readiness.
- Trains and assists mechanics in proper procedures, methods and practices to be followed in each respective duty. Continuously evaluates the effectiveness of the OJT program.
- Guides the mechanics in the handling and operation of shop equipment, ground equipment, vehicles, fuel dispensing equipment and tools to assure equipment is used safely and kept in serviceable condition.
- Ensures all departmental internal company forms, maintenance records documents, work orders, manual revision compliance, etc. is completed accurately. Monitors and updates timekeeping and payroll entry on a timely basis.
- Recommends changes to processes to improve efficiencies and reduce costs.
- Provides technical leadership to team and department members. Leads through example; monitors, influences and trains others. Provides input to supervisor on performance reviews and helps to identify development needs. Provides performance feedback, counseling and takes corrective action as necessary. May conduct performance review for assigned mechanics.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
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 equivalent with an FAA Airframe and Powerplant license.
- Two years A&P experience on similar aircraft.
- RII qualification of applicable aircraft, Run and Taxi qualification on applicable aircraft.
PREFERRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- 4 years of A&P mechanic experience on similar aircraft.
- Previous lead or supervisory experience.
- Possess a stable employment history.
- Must have and maintain a valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record.
- Must possess the required tools.
- Must be able to communicate in an effective, calm and professional manner at all times.
- Possess general computer and administrative skills.
- Able to pass an FAA required 10 year work history review and pass criminal background and fingerprint checks.
- Willing to submit to and pass FAA and Company mandated random drug and alcohol tests.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions,
and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively
before groups of customers or associates of organization.
REASONING/PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITY
Ability to define problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral,
diagram, or schedule form.
Makes day to day decisions used to support strategic direction. Decisions often require some thought and are somewhat structured. Decisions tend to be short term and usually moderate cost.
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.
- Able to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle and feel, reach with hands/arms up to 50 of the time.
- Able to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl up to 50 of the time.
- Able to lift up to 50 pounds at least 35 of the time.
- Able to lift or move 75 pounds over 20 of the time.
- Must be able to see to perform work and to see approaching vehicles, aircraft and machinery.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
- Work near moving mechanical parts, work with fumes or airborne particles over 90 of the time.
- Work in high, precarious places up to 20 of the time.
- Work around toxic or caustic chemicals up to 20 of the time.
- Withstand risk of electric shock and work with explosives up to 10 of the time.
- Work in outdoor weather conditions within an open air hangar up to 100 of the time.
- The work environment can be very loud.
- Able to wear a respirator and protective equipment for testing and regular duties. This includes minimal facial hair in order to ensure proper fit in of respirator in accordance with OSHA regulations.
- Able to work nights, evenings, weekends and holidays to support 24 hour operations.
Able to travel up to 20 of the time, including overnight stays.