Chief Inspector

Chief Inspector

The Chief inspector is involved with day-to-day decisions of aircraft airworthiness. Directing and orienting Inspectors to execute their work in accordance with the task requirements; in line with the Repair Station procedures and ensuring compliance to FAA regulations.

Core Schedule
• Days: Monday thru Friday
• Hours: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
• Some on call or evening/weekend hours may be required.

You would be responsible for
• Plans, organizes, staffs, controls, and directs the Quality Assurance/Quality Control Department
• Promotes aviation safety by ensuring airworthy and quality aircraft maintenance and supports the facility FAA Accountable Manager related to FAA activities.
• Works with the Accountable Manager to Develop and maintain approved FAA accepted Repair Station/Quality Control Manual (RSM/QCM). Maintains the training manual, ops spec and capabilities documents.
• Develops strategic plans for continuous improvement of quality.
• Administers Vendor Audit Programs and approved vendor list.
• Manages random audit programs and facility bi-annual self-audits.
• Provides the requirements of the Training Program including recordkeeping requirements & the training manager reports directly to the CI.
• Ensures quality management systems are established, implemented, and maintained.
• Reports on the performance of the quality management system to top management for the review of its effectiveness and as a basis for improvement of the quality system.
• Responsible for the Corrective Action Program, designed to detect a nonconformance   or undesirable condition, correct it and prevent its recurrence.
• Responsible for approval, addition and/or deletion of services and material supplier vendors. May delegate to Materials Manager but retains responsibility.
• Controls Inspector/Production/Training Stamp program and maintains the Repair Station rosters.
• Determines criteria used for Repairman Eligibility, such as testing, performance evaluations etc.
• Recommends qualified individuals for Repairman’s Certificate.
• Maintains Job Descriptions for all management, inspection, and certificated personnel.
• Monitors performance and attendance of Quality Assurance and Quality Control personnel.
• Prepares and conducts performance evaluations, recommends personnel action, including salary recommendations, per company policy for assigned personnel.
• Ensures that employees assigned to perform each task have documented training.
• Is final authority for returning aircraft to service after strip, paint, flight control installation and balance, weight check requirements and other processes authorized on the Repair Station’s Op Spec.
• Ensures Corrective/Preventive Actions relating to his/her assigned processes and procedure, are initiated and/or completed in a timely manner as required by the Quality Management System.
• May delegate authority but retains responsibility.

Minimum Qualifications
• A/P Certified (current)
• 5 years Quality Assurance and/or Quality Control experience
• 10 years aircraft mechanic experience preferred.
• Proven leadership skills and operations experience with line and or heavy maintenance programs
• Computer skills and ability to manage/update company manuals as required

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