Cutter Aviation

Flight Director of Maintenance - Phoenix AZ

Full Time


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Flight Director of Maintenance, PHX
Job Details:
Level: Management
Job Location: AZ - Phoenix - Sky Harbor Airport (KPHX) - Phoenix, AZ 85034
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $60,000.00 - $85,000.00 Salary/year
Job Category: Management
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Position Summary:
Cutter Aviation is seeking a Director of Maintenance for its rapidly growing Flight Business Unit. The Director of Maintenance is accountable for ensuring that all aircraft are maintained in accordance with regulatory requirements and that all maintenance related safety management goals are met. This position reports to the Director of Flight Services.

General duties include:
1. Planning and controlling all aircraft maintenance;
2. Liaising with the national civil aviation authority on maintenance topics;
3. Supervising aircraft maintenance staff;
4. Liaising with all non-company persons or Approved Maintenance Organizations (AMOs).

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
The Director of Maintenance may delegate any of the below activities to qualified persons but retains responsibility for the administration of the Maintenance Program:
Responsible for Program Administration and revision and oversight of the Air Carrier Maintenance Program.
Responsible for all maintenance and inspection activity and signing of Part D and E of the Operations Specifications.
Ensures that company aircraft are maintained in an airworthy condition.
Ensures that all inspections, repairs, and component changes are accomplished in accordance with manufacturers or FAA approved procedures.
Ensures compliance with maintenance procedures, airworthiness directives, and applicable Federal Aviation Regulations.
Ensures that all maintenance providers are qualified and supervised according to the requirements specified in the Federal Aviation Regulations.
Coordinates with maintenance contracting agencies when maintenance activities are being performed on company aircraft.
Provides the Director of Operations with the current airworthiness status of the aircraft and the forecast down times to facilitate maintenance scheduling and insure timely deferral or correction of aircraft discrepancies.
Maintains a close liaison with manufacturer's representatives, parts supply houses, repair facilities and the FAA.
Ensures maintenance personnel have the necessary overhaul manuals, service bulletins, service letters, airworthiness directives, applicable sections of this manual, and any other required technical data.
Maintains all necessary work records and logbooks, including certification in the aircraft permanent maintenance records that the aircraft is approved for return to service.
Maintains the weight and balance records for all aircraft.
Completes the required MRR and MIS reports and submits them to the Director of Operations for forwarding to the FAA.
Manages the RVSM Maintenance Program and coordinates with the Chief Pilot for error reporting to the FAA.
Coordinates implementation, maintenance and integration of the SMS throughout the organization;
Facilitates hazard identification and safety risk analysis;
Assure the effectiveness of safety risk controls;
Ensure safety promotion throughout the organization;
Regularly report to the Accountable Executive on the performance of the SMS and on any need for improvement;
Professional leadership development and coaching skills;
Collaborative decision making (internal constituents and external regulators);
Change management and strategic decision making; Safety Management System Manual
Qualified in Just Culture Algorithm and organizational coaching;
SMS Safety Attributes and performance metrics;
Health safety and environment management processes;
Human factors and the decision making process;
Hazard identification and Accident prevention;
Human Factors Analysis and Classification;
Operational, Venture and Enterprise Risk management tools and decision making
Conflict Management;
Incident investigation management;
Safety management systems;
Emergency response support;
Internal evaluation program support;
Just Culture management

Minimum Education Requirements:
High school diploma or GED

Minimum Work Experience Requirement:
Must have a mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings
Must have at least one year of experience in a position responsible for returning airplanes to service.
Must have at least one year of experience in a supervisory capacity maintaining the same category and class of airplane as the certificate holder uses; and
Must have three years experience within the past 6 years in one or a combination of the following:
        Maintaining large airplanes with 10 or more passenger seats, including at the time of appointment as Director of Maintenance, experience in maintaining the same category and class of    airplane   as the certificate holder uses; or
        Repairing airplanes in a certificated airframe repair station that is rated to maintain airplanes in the same category and class of airplane as the certificate holder uses.

Qualifications/Special Skills and Certifications:
Results oriented Proven ability to achieve goals. Follow through and meet deadlines; Strong organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills; Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
Communication Oral Communication speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions. Written Communication Writes material in clear concise terms.
Leadership Exhibits confidence in self and to others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Effectively influence actions and opinions of others; Inspires respect and trust; Accepts feedback from other. Displays passion and optimism; Mobilize others to fulfill the vision.
Computer Knowledge of MS Office Software, Avionis, WebOpps and computerized maintenance tracking programs.

Ideal candidate will have the following work styles:
Being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
Being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Attention to detail
Accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace
A willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges
Developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done
Persistence in the face of obstacles

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Flight Director of Maintenance - Phoenix AZ

Locations: Arizona (AZ)