Blue Air Training Corp. is seeking a Chief of Safety to manage the Company safety program and functions to ensure compliance with required regulations, procedures, and policies with primary focus on aviation.

The Chief of Safety manages the Company safety program and functions to ensure compliance with required regulations, procedures, and policies with primary focus on aviation. The information below is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for this position. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Duties and Responsibilities

Facilitate the identification of safety and environmental risks and promotes reduction or elimination of risk, potential accidents, occupational injuries, illnesses, deaths, and safety-related financial losses;

Conduct safety assistance visits and training to ensure implementation of and compliance with safety directives;

Model and promote an organizational culture that fosters safety practices through effective leadership, follows regulatory practices and rules, recognizes and promotes risk/hazard reporting, ensures effective safety reporting and dissemination of mitigation procedures;

Manage, oversee the activities of the Blue Air Training Safety Management System. Goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and organizational design of the safety enterprise;

Provides and articulates information regarding safety issues within the organization;

Act as an information conduit to bring safety issues to the attention of management and to deliver safety information to Company personnel;

Build and maintain an excellent working relationship with the Director of Maintenance, Chief Pilot, and Vice President of Operations to formulate and enforce safety policies and procedures;

Ensure proper safety procedures are followed in accordance with assigned contract and appropriate federal, state, and local regulations, rules, and procedures;

Perform duties as an active member of an aircraft accident/incident board. Investigate, analyze, and report on mishaps, identify hazards to safe operations and recommend abatement procedures to Blue Air Training Senior Leaders;

Develop required reports, conduct briefings, safety training, and when directed conduct quarterly safety and semi-annual safety stand down meetings;

Provide administrative support including maintaining all departmental files, records, and publications needed to support organizational activities and to meet applicable requirements;

Assist in the continuous improvement of the hazard identification and safety operational risk assessment schemes thru investigation of process efficiency and trend analysis;

Provide written reports which are clear, concise and meaningful for all aviation / occupational safety and environmental matters and ensuring mitigations are in place;

Provide technical support in all types of safety / environmental issues such as data gathering, training, and correspondence for personnel;

Conduct safety audits, fire extinguisher inspections, and inspections of all first aid kits and other safety related equipment;

Supervise. Manage subordinate work schedules, duties, and evaluations of performance;

Develop and maintain thorough knowledge of aircraft systems and company procedures under normal, instrument, and emergency conditions;

Demonstrate thorough knowledge of Tactics, Techniques and Procedures of Close Air Support (CAS) and customer missions, as defined by federal publications;

Operates company owned aircraft and equipment in support of our customer;

Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in an aviation or safety related field;
  • Rated US military aviator, WSO, CSO, NFO or equivalent with ten (10) years of experience;
  • Graduate of a DoD Flight Safety Officer course;
  • Eight (8) years’ experience required in a combination of the following areas: Safety Program Management, Aviation Safety, Occupational Safety and Environmental management at the Wing level or equivalent;
  • Must gain and maintain flight qualification on any Blue Air Training assigned aircraft type IAW Blue Air Training Instructions;
  • Must meet minimum flight experience to satisfy contract PWS requirements as a company Pilot or Mission Sensor Operator;
  • Must be knowledgeable of OSHA, EPA, FAA, NTSB and other applicable federal, state and local regulations;
  • Experience in the technical field of aviation safety and accident prevention and experience in use of DOD, FAA, NTSB, or ICAO documentation is required;
  • Must be familiar with aircraft accident investigation and reporting;
  • Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing to internal company and external customers;
  • Must possess computer skills in MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge of how to acquire Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and understand regulatory requirements is required;
  • Must be proficient in the English language with excellent communication and organizational skills;
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain appropriate level security clearance;
  • Must be able to work nights, weekends, or holidays if required

Physical Requirements/Working Environment

  • Must be able to walk, stand, and sit for extended periods;
  • Must be able to type using a standard keyboard to communicate through e-mail and various software applications;
  • Must be able to grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders;
  • Must be able to communicate by voice and ear to listen;
  • May be required to lift objects whose weight may not exceed 50 pounds;
  • May be required to travel to and between CONUS location(s) as requested;
  • May be required to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure;
  • May be exposed to extreme noise from aircraft engine;
  • May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts, vehicles, or aircraft