The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following duties. Additional essential functions may be identified by the organization and listed as such in the incumbent's performance appraisal elements. Various tasks may be assigned under each essential function. Those that are listed
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Vertex Aerospace - Chief Inspector (DEA Program) Ft. Worth, TX

Vertex Aerospace • 
Ft. Worth, Texas, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following duties. Additional essential functions may be identified by the organization and listed as such in the incumbent's performance appraisal elements. Various tasks may be assigned under each essential function. Those that are listed under the examples of work are not all inclusive; they are examples only and may be amended or added to as needed by the organization.

• Responsible for all aircraft maintenance quality control matters at the AOC Repair Station in Fort Worth, Texas.
• Delegates appropriate levels of authority as necessary to ensure achievement of all contractual requirements on time and within budget.
• Informs and discusses aircraft maintenance quality control issues at the Repair Station with the Aircraft Quality Control Manager, quality control and maintenance staff, and customer representatives.
• Ensures compliance with procedures and practices required to maintain FAA Repair Station Certification and support the company quality management system.
• Supports production meetings with maintenance staff and DEA Aviation Division (OA) management.
• Ensures proper data required to perform maintenance and alterations at the Repair Station is provided to mechanics, technicians, and quality control personnel.
• Ensures maintenance actions performed at the Repair Station are in accordance with specific guidance presented in aircraft or system maintenance manuals, the Repair Station Quality Manual (RSQM), and other technical publications.
• Determines that work performed at the Repair Station is in accordance with the FAA approved Certificate Authority.
• Ensures work performed on articles under the authority of the Repair Station are properly approved for return to service.
• Determines equivalency of equipment and tooling used by Repair Station personnel and documents those determinations.
• Ensures test equipment or tools used to make airworthiness determinations are labeled in accordance with the RSQM.
• Supports efforts to compile and analyze aircraft fleet maintenance data that benefits the customer and supports the OA Safety Management System (SMS) Program.
• Directs and manages the execution of all inspection activities at the Repair Station to minimize aircraft maintenance related delays, problems, or issues. Takes steps to prevent or correct disruptions caused by personnel shortages, failure of machinery, tools, materials or schedule changes.
• Ensures Repair Station quality control personnel comply with all regulatory, contract, and company requirements, and training/ethics programs.
• Supports the on-going development, review, and revision of procedures and instructions pertinent to aircraft maintenance operations at the Repair Station.
• Recommends Program level policies, procedures, and/or contract modifications to help improve Program efficiencies.
• Works with the Repair Station Director of Maintenance and the Quality Control Manager as necessary to resolve any conflicts, discrepancies, or omissions related to technical guidance.
• Supports the establishment and attainment of performance objectives or goals for the Repair Station.
• Explores opportunities for improvement and effects changes to optimize Repair Station operations.
• Hires, develops goals and objectives, monitors and evaluates performance, and writes performance reviews for direct reports.
• Coordinates with the Off-Site Supervisor to provide qualified Quality Control Inspectors in support of operations, training, and aircraft maintenance and/or acceptance performed outside of the AOC Repair Station.
• Ensures quality control personnel assigned to the Repair Station are properly trained, certified, and comply with approved procedures, methods and practices for each Repair Station maintenance activity.
• Ensures all Repair Station shop equipment and tools are serviceable and properly used.
• Ensures the AOC hangar and adjoining ramp areas are kept in a clean, FOD free, orderly manner and proper waste management is practiced.
• Ensures Repair Station quality control personnel observe all safety precautions and properly utilize approved personal protective equipment.
• Establishes a non-hazardous maintenance work environment at the Repair Station that is conducive to the safety and well being of all employees.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Incumbent performs other job-related tasks as assigned and required; any duties/tasks included in the employee's performance evaluation elements are essential to that employee's position within the job classification.

 

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor’s Degree plus 4 years extensive experience in aircraft and power plant maintenance and repair OR Associate’s Degree plus 8 years extensive experience in aircraft and power plant maintenance and repair OR High School diploma or Equivalent plus 12 years extensive experience in aircraft and power plant maintenance and repair, 9 of which must be in a related exempt position.
• Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Supervisor at the level of responsibility for making airworthiness decisions is preferred.
• Valid Airframe & Power plant certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with an FAA Inspection Authorization (IA).

• Working knowledge of applicable FAA Regulations (FAR), specifically FAR Part 91 and 145, and their application to OA aircraft.
• Formal training and experience for a variety of fixed-wing (e.g., ATR 42, Beech 350, C-206/C-210) and rotary-wing (e.g., Bell 407 and 412, MD 500) aircraft.
• Experience in aircraft maintenance to include task qualification, certification requirements, quality control procedures, and logistics planning.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:

The following skills and abilities are required:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Effective team building and conflict resolution skills.
• Comprehensive knowledge of MS Office applications and ability to use various computerized database and software programs to develop production schedules, maintain data, and produce reports for aircraft fleet maintenance management purposes.
• Ability to develop and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures.
• Ability to analyze problems and make independent decisions in accordance with approved policies and procedures to resolve them.
• Ability to prioritize tasks.
• Possess or obtain a Secret clearance from the Department of Defense.
• Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
• Possess or obtain a valid US Passport and obtain vaccinations required for international travel.
• Ability to work assigned shift or schedule, including a two hour recall response time outside of normal duty hours.
• Ability to travel as required to support program and customer’s mission requirements.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee works in an office type environment the majority of the time sitting, typing, using a computer terminal, conducting business on the phone. Employee is required to oversee aircraft maintenance performed in hangar and shop areas which may require employee to stand; walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be required to reach with hands and arms as well as push and pull items. The employee must able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds regularly.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Normal day to day working conditions are inside an environmentally controlled office occasionally working in an aircraft hangar with good ventilation and air flow. Work may be required in outside weather conditions where employee will be exposed to all types of environmental conditions and extremes such as hot, cold, rain, wind, etc.

While performing duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and risk of electrical shock. The employee is required to wear personal protective equipment including eye protection, ear protection, hand protection, respirators, masks, aprons, leather safety shoes, steel toe shoes, fall protection harness, and other equipment anytime the potential for hazards exist. The employee is occasionally exposed to high precarious places, confined spaces, toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of radiation; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Vertex Equal
Opportunity Employer – minorities / females / veterans / individuals with
disabilities / sexual orientation / gender identity.


 

Salary Range: Neg-Neg
Relocation: Neg
Travel: 25% of the time
Job Ident #: CHIEF01754
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