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Director of Maintenance

Location: Anchorage

Company: Northern Air Cargo

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Alaska

Job Category: Maintenance

Publish Date: November 18, 2021

Company Description: Northern Air Cargo (NAC), headquartered in Anchorage, is Alaska largest all-cargo airline and the longest continuously operating cargo airline in North America. NAC has provided airfreight services to Alaska’s rural communities for more than 60 years and is rapidly expanding to include air cargo flight operations throughout the western hemisphere and Hawaii. NAC maintains a fleet of Boeing 737 and 767 freighters and operates pilot bases in Anchorage, Honolulu, Miami and Laredo. NAC’s fleet of B737s provide schedule service between Anchorage and 13 Alaska communities and charter service throughout North America (both on-demand and ACMI). While the B767 fleet operates out of Miami in support of sister company StratAir and out of Honolulu in support of sister company Aloha Air Cargo.

Description:

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Northern Air Cargo

POSITION SUMMARY
Management and administration of the approved maintenance program as set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations and the Company Operations Specifications.  Responsible for all maintenance facilities and ensuring the air worthiness of Company aircraft.  Plan, organize and control key activities, change procedures, and make safety risk assessment decisions for the policies and processes within areas of responsibility.

To apply for this job please visit www.nac.aero.

Requirements:

COMPANY INFORMATION

Northern Air Cargo is a subsidiary of Northern Aviation Services and part of the Saltchuk family of companies.  Our mission is to provide safe, reliable aviation services for our customers and create a place for employees to build long-term careers.  Northern Air Cargo services customers in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, South America and the Caribbean.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Engaged servant leader that fosters a positive, inclusive, and productive work environment
  • Dedicated to team development through training, coaching, mentoring, and candid feedback in a timely manner
  • Hold FAR 119.65 Director of Maintenance authority
  • Serves as one of the primary liaisons to PMI
  • Responsible for meeting financial targets and implementing financial controls
  • Responsible for the accurate and accounting and monthly reporting of NAC inventory of parts and tooling in the TRAX system
  • Direct accomplishment of the aircraft production workload including inspections and checks, time-controlled unit changes, deferred items repair, minor and major repair and minor and major alteration, AD notes, service bulletins, special bulletins, special instructions, line maintenance and service.
  • Manages the efficient operation of the Maintenance department.
  • Manages all contract maintenance performed on Company aircraft and components.
  • Manages all overhaul of aircraft and their components and assists in the selection of organizations to accomplish said work.
  • Coordinates with the Senior Director, Quality Control for the development of a suitable Maintenance Training Program to meet production training needs and techniques.
  • Manages the cost and scheduling of all Company and contracted maintenance services.
  • Continually reviews the overall maintenance effort to assure maximum safety and operational efficiency at a minimum cost level.
  • Recommends procedures and methods to improve the quality and economic efficiency of maintenance.
  • Coordinates with other departments to schedule maintenance and personnel to accomplish work as required.
  • Assures the satisfactory condition and security of the hangar and all hangar equipment, tools and material.
  • Establishes and manages a safety program for the hangar and ramp areas to include safety inspections of working areas and the steps necessary to correct any discrepancies found.
  • Supervises the management of the Company stores section, purchasing and maintenance inventory.
  • Manages the hiring of qualified and experienced Maintenance department personnel in conjunction with Superintendent, Maintenance.
  • Reviews the staffing requirements of section and makes recommendation for judicious use of personnel.
  • Reviews maintenance delays and makes recommendation for improvements.
  • Prepares the Maintenance Department budgets and enforces effective financial control.
  • Maintains a close liaison and working relationship with the Senior Director, Quality Control and all other departmental directors and managers.
  • Maintains Company liaison with the FAA, NTSB and other airlines and agencies.
  • Responsible for conducting daily meetings for review and planning purposes of the MEL deferred items as specified in the MEL Management Program.
  • Jointly manages with the Director, Flight Operations and the Senior Director, Quality Control the MEL/CDL procedures process.
  • Reports the status of all aircraft, assigned personnel and equipment to the Chief Operating Officer on a set routine basis.
  • Monitors all aircraft log sheet squawks to assure that everything possible is being done to correct discrepancies, prevent repeat write-ups and to assure proper troubleshooting and repair procedures are being used.
  • Assists personnel in finding solutions to maintenance problems.
  • Assures the prompt requisition of materials and tooling required for efficient execution of assigned work.
  • Assures the economical and judicious use of staff, materials, equipment, and facilities.
  • Assures that assigned personnel comply with all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Maintains general and safety information boards and visual aids for maintenance personnel.
  • Assures the safe accomplishment of maintenance work
  • Develop, implement, and maintain SMS (Safety Management System) processes that are applicable to maintenance operations in accordance with Safety Management Manual, Chapter 3.
  • Responsible for identifying hazards within the Company’s operations and systems and reporting those hazards through the WBAT or departmental hazard reporting systems.
  • Directs the accomplishment of all production work generated from back-shops and outstations.
  • Undertakes any necessary department reorganization, subject to approval by the Chief Operating Officer.
  • Appoints supervisory personnel, subject to approval by the Chief Operating Officer.
  • Other duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Hold a mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings.
  • Meet the requirements of 14 CFR Part 119.67(c)(1-3)(4)(i-ii).
  • Have 3 years of experience within the past 6 years; 1 year must have been in the position of maintenance inspector or a combination of the following:
  • Maintaining large airplanes with ten or more passenger seats, including at the time of appointment as a Senior Director, 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.
  • ETOPS and international aviation experience strongly preferred.
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of:
    • Applicable Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
    • FAA Operating Certificate issues
    • Operations Specifications
    • Company operations and procedures or be able to rapidly learn the material
    • Inventory policies and procedures or be able to rapidly learn the material
    • Company manuals and Company training programs or be able to review materials and come up to speed quickly.
  • Need strong leadership skills, including demonstrated ability to coach and mentor team as well as foster a positive and productive work environment.
  • Must have past supervisory experience including full cycle of responsibilities including hiring, training, staff development, progressive discipline and terminations.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish positive, collaborative relationships across departments/operating companies and work cooperatively to solve problems.
  • Must have prior experience preparing and monitoring budgets in a business environment.
  • Requires a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening, background check and receive TSA clearance to work in secure area.

LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Positions at this level have a high level of communication with company leadership, varied internal stakeholders, staff, regulators, external stakeholders, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Demonstrated ability to give clear written and oral instructions to team members, vendors or other stakeholders.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write reports, procedures manuals, correspondence, and other related materials.
  • Requires ability to respond effectively verbally and in writing to inquiries from regulators.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Most work is performed in an office environment with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level.
  • However, this position will spend time in other environments such as maintenance hangar, outdoor airline ramp, etc.
  • May be exposed to adverse weather conditions (extreme cold or heat), fumes, wet surfaces, and icy conditions.
  • Office space is inside maintenance hangar building.

PHYSICAL EFFORT

  • The employee is regularly required to sit and sometimes stand.
  • The employee will need to see (including close vision), speak and hear.
  • Manual dexterity is required for input into or manipulation of spreadsheets, composing composition and reports, etc.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

 

COMPLIANCE

 

As part of the Company’s continuing efforts to prioritize the health and wellbeing of its employees and those it serves, the Company will require that the individual who fills this role be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious accommodation exempting the individual from the requirement.

The intent of this Description is to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities performed and results expected by persons assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.