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Director of Maintenance - Aircraft


Job Summary:
The Director of Maintenance is responsible for administering all aspects of the Maintenance Department related to airworthiness and safety of a fleet of float equipped DeHavilland Beavers and Otters operated by Taquan Air. This position requires a high level of expertise in aircraft maintenance, regulatory compliance, engaged leader with personnel management, policies, processes, and department standard operating procedures. In conjunction with upper management, the individual will continue development of policies, procedures, and systems to maximize safe and efficient maintenance and utilization of company aircraft.
Responsible To:
Chief Executive Officer (Accountable Executive)
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for conducting safe maintenance operations in compliance with all applicable local, State, and Federal regulations and Company procedures (FAA SMS Voluntary Program) and assure that all aircraft are maintained in an airworthy condition.
• Maintain the aircraft technical library for A.D.s and S.B.s.
• Implement effective aircraft maintenance, inspection and repair schedules in accordance with Federal Air Regulations, company manuals, and manufacturers’ recommendations.
• Implement, manage, and maintain the Approved Aircraft Inspection Program, General Maintenance Manual, Maintenance Training Program and participate in company’s SMS program.
• Oversee Company Approved Aircraft Inspection Program (AAIP).
• Responsible for ensuring that all aircraft maintenance records conform to FAA standards.
• Through established procedures ensure that the flight operations department is provided with a current status of all aircraft, and coordination with flight department continuously.
• Oversee the management of aircraft parts procurement, inventory, and balances tied to financial spending.
• Maintain tool calibration data and dates of applicable tools.
• Create annual budget according to maintenance schedule, staff needs, and procurement forecasting and manage business decisions to the approved budget.
• Work in conjunction with Human Resources to recruit, and if necessary, terminate maintenance personnel.
• Hire, train, and supervise maintenance department personnel.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Ability to effectively interact and communicate with various Regulatory Agencies’ personnel,
both in person and in writing.
• Must be able to read, write and understand safety plans, rules, maintenance instructions,
training manuals, Material Data Safety Sheets (MSDS), maintenance bulletins and procedure
• Must be able to effectively operate the company’s computer-based applications/software and
aircraft maintenance tracking programs, to include Manager Plus and Microsoft Excel and Word
• Ability to communicate effectively and implement strategies that drive employee morale,
productivity and advancement.
• Ability to lead a team of maintenance technicians and external service providers to drive
organizational excellence

Education and Experience:
• Meet the requirements of FAR 119.71(e)
• Minimum five years of experience in maintaining aircraft with verifiable practical experience as
an active aircraft mechanic in a maintenance organization.
• Minimum of three years of experience in a supervisory position in a maintenance organization.
• Minimum of three years of experience in a Part 135 environment.
• Must have a thorough working knowledge and understanding of FARs, aircraft technical
bulletins, service bulletins, airworthiness directives, aircraft systems and the ability to transfer
this knowledge to applicable personnel.
• FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certification or license (A&P).
• Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and must meet the company's vehicle insurance
• Previous experience maintaining DeHavilland Beavers, Otters, and PT-6 (and Floats preferred).
• Previous Director of Maintenance or Chief Inspector experience preferred.
• FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) acquired prior to employment is preferred.
• College Degree preferred.