Blue Air Training Corp. is seeking an Maintenance Manager to provide support to fleet aircraft assigned to Fort Smith operations.

The Maintenance Manager is responsible for managing the mechanics and technicians assigned to his/her location, ensuring Company owned aircraft, to include, but not limited to the IAR-823, A-90 Raider, PC-9 and OV-10, are serviced, repaired, inspected, and maintained according to approved data. The Maintenance Manager verifies that aircraft are safe for flight and compliant with airworthiness regulations. In addition, the Maintenance Manager provides advanced maintenance expertise and advice to flight operations scheduling, logistics, company research and development, and Company leadership, as required. Additionally, the Maintenance Manager will be responsible for facility/site management.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Train mechanics;
  • Translate operational flying requirements into prioritized maintenance schedules for the shift mechanics;
  • Verifies that work scheduled is within the means of the mechanic tasked to accomplish the work;
  • Responsible for staying under budget established for the site of responsibility;
  • Manage and maintain currency for maintenance employees on the Letter of X’s;
  • Report to the Director of Maintenance any safety issues/incidents/concerns as it happens;
  • Responsible for site logistical needs to include but not limited to researching, ordering and securing required items in compliance with Company policy;
  • Oversees complex repairs and modifications;
  • Responsible that hangar and work areas are neat, clean, orderly and in accordance with Blue Air Instruction vol 4;
  • Responsible for the daily FOD check;
  • Ensure servicing is accomplished with approved sources and in accordance with procedures;
  • Maintain repairs and modifies aircraft structures and structural components of moderate to advanced difficulty;
  • Maintain and repairs aircraft components, including flight controls, engines, hydraulics, pneumatics, fuel systems, and mechanical components;
  • Apply technical knowledge of airframe and power plant systems in determining equipment malfunctions and applies expertise in restoring equipment condition and or operation;
  • Apply comprehensive technical expertise to solve moderate to complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as blueprints or manufactures’ manuals;
  • Must have thorough knowledge of aircraft mechanical component troubleshooting, repair procedures and replacement of parts;
  • Exercise broad knowledge of aircraft sheet metal/structural modifications and repair;
  • Exercise basic knowledge of electrical theory and aircraft unique tools such as test equipment, torque wrenches, dial indicators, micrometers, sheet metal brakes and sheers;
  • Exercise working knowledge of technical publications;
  • Make entries in aircraft logs and records;
  • Provide technical guidance to lower-level technicians;
  • Approve timecards for lower level technicians;
  • Oversee personnel scheduling, managing forty (40) hour workweek from non-exempt personnel, and approve Personal Time Off;
  • Interview and recommend hiring personnel in accordance with Company procedures;
  • Execute performance improvement plans of lower level personnel as necessary;
  • Conduct disciplinary actions or dismissal of lower level personnel as necessary;
  • Ensure facility/site meets all required standards for a safe working environment for Company personnel and clients, coordinating the delivery of supplies and services to maintain operational efficiency;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum ten (10) years experience working on fixed wing reciprocating or turbine engine aircraft.
  • Must have minimum three (3) years for internal promotions and five (5) years for external hires in a supervisory role.
  • Must have Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) License. Commercial part 121, 135, 145 or military background highly desired.
  • Must be familiar with, able to read and understand the Federal Aviation Regulations and manufacturer manuals.
  • Must be a self-starter, able to work independently or part of a team.
  • Must possess excellent communication and people skills, to include problem solving, organizational, and computer skills.
  • Must be willing to travel.
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Must have knowledge of airframe, engine (turbine/piston), propeller and hydraulic systems.
  • Must have knowledge of aircraft technical orders/job guides/publications—read, interpret, follow, and comprehend schematic diagrams, drawings, charts, and technical publications.
  • Must have knowledge of flight line operations, i.e. aircraft/vehicle movement and safety/hazards.
  • Must have working knowledge of aircraft safety directives. Knowledge of the use of hand and special tools, and testers is required.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a Maintenance Manager in daily work performance.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance as required.
  • Must be able to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC) and must not be barred from any government installation.