National Jets, Inc. founded in 1947 by the Boy family is a full-service aviation company providing award-winning customer service and a full complement of aviation services including- FBO Services, maintenance, aircraft management and executive charter. Our fleet consists of the most modern charter aircrafts and are operated and maintained by National Jets. We have a deep passion for aviation and are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for aviation, who have initiative and competence to make a significant contribution to the organization. National Jets is seeking a Chief Inspector to join our team in the Ft Lauderdale area. We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for aviation, who has initiative and competence to make a significant contribution to the organization.
Responsible for direction, planning, and laying out details of inspection standards, methods and procedures on all phases of aircraft inspections, maintenance, repairs and/or alterations performed by the Repair Station, complying with FAA Regulations and Manufacturers recommendations, also responsible for required inspection items, FAA required Airworthiness Documents, maintenance releases and all log book entries.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
- Responsible for Advisory Circular 21-29, ensuring that only approved parts and materials are received into the Repair Station.
- Maintain a current file of pertinent FAA Specifications and Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, as well as current technical data on all units overhauled or repaired by the Repair Station. AD review should be performed at least twice (at the beginning and end) during any Inspection performed by National Jets.
- Know all of the procedures for the Repair Station, the use of the forms, tags and completing the required paperwork as outlined in NJI’s Repair Station Manual (RSM) & Quality Control Manual (QCM).
- Recordkeeping of calibration of inspection tools and precision test equipment used by Repair Station personnel. (repair station and personal equipment)
- Inspect aircraft for proper workmanship and airworthiness before, during and after work is performed by all technicians.
- Responsible for Incoming Inspections of articles.
- Proper execution and filing of FAA Malfunction and Defects reports, Special Ferry Flight permits, etc. as required.
- Proper execution and filing of Spectrometric Oil Analysis Program (SOAP) samples for aircraft engines on NJI’s fleet or as requested by customers.
- Be point of contact for the Repair Station with the FAA when DOM is not available or as requested.
- Responsible for return to service of aircraft, engines, appliances and components maintained or inspected by the repair station. Including Log entries, FAA form 337 disposition, weight and balance amendments and AFM revisions.
- Ensure inspection personnel is thoroughly familiar with applicable regulations, and inspection methods, procedures, techniques, practices, aids, equipment, and tools used to determine airworthiness of articles after maintenance, preventive maintenance or alterations.
- Perform training of inspection personnel in order to maintain proficiency in inspection procedures and standards.
- Perform required annual training of repair station maintenance personnel in all courses described in NJI Training Manual. Keep up to date with latest industry training standards through portals such as the FAA, AEA, and others to evaluate and revise current training syllabi held by the Repair Station.
- Assist with initial Indoctrination training of new hires as requested.
- Keep personnel training jackets up to date.
- Responsible for repair station vendor audits, from outside vendors as well as internal audits.
- Ensure proper sign offs at the end of each task performed and also at the end of the day on all of the work orders in the repair station.
- Responsible for maintaining current technical publications whether in digital form or in paper copy at all times for aircraft which the repair station works on directly (Learjet 45 and G-V) but must ensure up to date technical data is available before any other type of aircraft is maintained or inspected whether they are on Ops Specs or not.
- Safety is paramount! The Chief Inspector will ensure maintenance personnel is conducting maintenance in a safe manner and stop any unsafe action and perform recurrent/remedial training if necessary.
- Expected to assume responsibility of Repair Station Management duties when DOM and Maintenance Manager are not available.
Required Education and Experience
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Preferred education: Associate degree or higher in aviation, business management or similar field of study
- Ten years experience in mechanical/ inspection
- Strong working knowledge and understanding of the Federal Aviation Regulations
- Successful completion of pre-employment drug and alcohol testing as well as background check
- Must be available to work flexible hours, including mornings, nights and weekends
- Communication proficiency, both written and oral
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft office products
- Project Management skills
- Mechanical skills- knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.
- Knowledge in OSHA regulations.
- Excellent decision making, judgment, communication, interpersonal, delegation and teamwork skills
- Ability to perform manual tasks, follow oral and written directions, multitask in a safe and efficient manner
- Adhere to all company guidelines for safety, security and customer-first culture
- Good problem solving abilities and adaptability to various working environments.
- Communication Proficiency.
- Problem Solving/Analysis.
- Collaborative Skills/ Teamwork
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
Must have and uphold a valid driver’s license without restrictions (21 or older) and meet company insurability requirements. Clean driving record for the past three (3) years.
Reports to: Guest Services Manager
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a non-exempt, full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Sunday through Saturday in 8 hour shifts. However, the position requires the ability to work during nonstandard hours when the need arises. Must be able to report to work steadily through the workday. Must be able to maintain an attendance record in compliance with the company policies and procedures. Travel: Rarely. Possibility of travel limited to representation at industry trade shows or functions, either local or out of state.
Work Authorization/ Security Clearance:
In accordance with applicable airport security regulations administered by the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, and/or other local governing authorities, employee must obtain requisite security clearance and Broward County Aviation Department (BCAD) security badge as a condition of hire. EEO Statement Company will provide Equal Employment opportunities to qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other protected characteristic as established by federal, state, or local law.