The Director of Maintenance is responsible for the airworthiness of the Aviation Advisor, Inc. fleet of Part 91 and 135 aircraft.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Represents Aviation Advisor, Inc. internally and externally with industry groups and regulatory bodies
• Provides technical support on a variety of tasks
• Leads the development, communication, and implementation of efficient procedures, policies, and effective growth strategies for the department
• Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship as liaison between company, clients, and the FAA with responsibility for the company’s issued maintenance certificates and signing of correspondence
• Ensures that the department is properly staffed, managed, organized, trained, and directed to fulfill its responsibilities according to internal and FAA regulations, including handling personnel issues such as discipline and termination when necessary
• Promotes a healthy culture for the department and the team that benefits employee engagement, happiness, customer loyalty, safety, integrity, and overall excellence
• Responsible for all record keeping and auditing requirements, including maintenance and disposition of those records, and signing of the Operations Specifications
• Oversees all inspections, repairs, and component changes and accompanying documentation are accomplished in accordance with the manufacturer or FAA approved procedures, conforming to quality control standards, on schedule, and incompliance with FAA regulations
• Oversees and reviews work orders while jobs are in progress monitoring for proper sign offs, supervising and inspecting as required
• Responsible for the aircraft, tooling, equipment, materials, inventory, and activities within the hangar(s) and on the adjacent ramp(s) for all department personnel
• Plans and prepares maintenance or repair estimates and determine the scope of work and personnel required
• Maintains all necessary records and logbooks, including certification in the aircraft permanent maintenance records that the aircraft is approved and returned to service
• Acts as primary point of contact with flight crews on maintenance discrepancies related to Part 91 and Part 135 fleet with understanding of MEL and write-up process for each aircraft
• Coordinates with the Director of Operations on the timely communication and correction of mechanical repairs, as well as planned inspections or maintenance work on the Part 91 and Part 135 fleet around scheduled flights
• Provides the Director of Operations with the current airworthiness status of aircraft under the Part 91 and Part 135 fleet, forecasting downtimes to facilitate maintenance scheduling at optimal times and ensure timely deferral or correction of aircraft discrepancies


MINIMUM EXPERIENCE

•7-10 years of experience within general aviation maintenance operations, including Part 135, or equivalent operational experience to include familiarity with aircraft maintenance scheduling, team management, and customer relations

•Must have knowledge of, and maintain a current file of all applicable FARs

•Experience setting standards and operational guidelines

•Current FAA issued certificate with Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) ratings and no violations

•Ability to meet all FAA requirements and approval for the Director of Maintenance designation

•Experience with aircraft management record keeping programs including CAMP Familiarity with requirements of 14 CFR Part 135 and Part 91

•Interface and communicate well with customers, vendors, team members, flight crews, Chief Pilot, and Director of Operations

DESIRED QUALITIES
• Current Aircraft Inspector (IA) certificate preferred
• Excellent project management experience
• Ability to read and interpret technical manuals and drawings
• Excel in a results-oriented environment
• Strong communication (written and oral)
• Proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office products
• Ability to prepare and complete reports pertaining to department

REQUIREMENTS
This position is required to report daily to Kenosha, WI (KENW) Headquarters
Subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
Must pass a background check
Must have authorization to work in the U.S.

BENEFITS
Aviation Advisor, Inc. provides an industry leading benefits package that includes full health insurance, dental, vision, PTO, matching 401K, and life insurance.