Director of Safety and Security

Location: Anchorage

Company: Northern Air Maintenance Services, Inc.

Employment Type: Full Time

Region: Alaska

Job Category: Aviation, Management, Safety

Publish Date: November 5, 2019

Company Description: Northern Air Maintenance Inc. (NAMS), headquartered in Anchorage, is a Part 145 repair station that provides fleet maintenance, ground services and other general support services for Shared Services in Anchorage, Deadhorse and Fairbanks, Alaska. In addition to maintaining a fleet of three (3) B737-700’s, NAMS provides all below-wing services including baggage handling, aircraft catering and marshalling as well as ticket counter and passenger screening and boarding services. NAMS employs over 100 people in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Deadhorse to service the Boeing 737 fleet as well as mechanics in Alpine to provide contract maintenance services for Conoco Phillips’ twin otter and casa.


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Northern Air Maintenance Services, Inc.

The Director of Safety and Security will lead the safety department in promoting, implementing, and maintaining the highest levels of safety standards throughout Northern Air Maintenance Services’ departments.  The Director of Safety and Security is responsible for promoting a safety culture among employees and ensuring the quality of safety programs and the organization’s safety management systems.


• Advisor to management for all safety related issues regarding repair station operational safety, industrial and occupational safety, and environmental safety.
• Point of contact for the development and validation of the company’s safety management system.
• Ensures that management is informed of the status of significant operational events, incidents, and accidents.
• Disseminates general industry and safety critical information to relevant operational groups.
• Monitors and reports to management on company activities that may have an impact on safety performance.
• Ensures that an employee reporting system is established, maintained, monitored, and promoted throughout the organization.
• Represents NAMS to the FAA, OSHA, and other industry organizations and associations.
• Coordinate implementation, maintenance and integration of the Safety Management System process across NAMS.
• Facilitate hazard identification and safety risk analysis.
• Monitor the effectiveness of Safety Risk Controls.
• Ensure processes needed for the Safety Management System are established, implemented and maintained.
• Ensure safety is promoted throughout the organization.
• Leads or is party to investigations of significant events, incidents, or accidents involving company property or personnel.
• Establishes and maintains company programs for safety related training, injury prevention, environmental conservation and specialized industry or occupational safety protocols.
• Oversees and manages the company’s auditing program; including system audits of all operational areas, and of the safety management system.
• Ensures that annual facilities inspections are completed; including fire suppression systems and equipment.
• Provides senior management and the company president results of audits and trends from the employee reporting system and maintains communication with all operational management for mitigation or corrective actions developed as a result of audits or employee reporting system submissions.
• TSA, 24-hour, single point of contact for security requirements for the Repair Station.
• Oversees Operators passenger screening and checked baggage security programs in accordance with TSA Standard Operating Procedures, and unique operator requirements.
• Investigated security incidents involving aircraft, facilities, passenger screening, and catering programs.
• Oversees Operators/company contraband program in accordance with ConocoPhillips contraband standard.
• Performs passenger interviews/investigations for violation of TSA prohibited items and ConocoPhillips contraband program.
• Controls confiscated materials in support of investigations and violations of programs, TSA and ConocoPhillips contraband.
• Represent NAMS at Airport Security committee meetings and annual audits of facilities and SIDA’s.
• Manages physical access to NAMS facilities for NAMS and ConocoPhillips and United Parcel Services into SIDA and administrative areas IAW Anchorage International Airport Security Program through electronic access media.
• Other duties may be assigned.

Executes management responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies, procedures and applicable laws. Responsible for the department’s budget; directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  Responsible for the recruitment, selection, training, and coaching of all department staff.  Participates as member of management team for NAMS.


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 abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Director of Safety must possess a broad knowledge of both occupational safety and internal audits, have well-developed communication and leadership skills, and the ability to develop constructive responses to the safety and training needs of the business.  Must have a minimum of five years of Occupational Safety experience and relevant training experience is required. A Bachelor’s Degree in Safety Management or Business Management is preferred.  Must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary, safety-sensitive work environment.  Extensive operational experience and professional qualifications in aviation including knowledge and understanding of aviation safety programs and standards as well as aviation industry best practices.  Experience working within the Web-Based Risk Assessment Databases preferred.

A high degree of language skills is required for this position.  College levels are preferred.  This is a skilled position.

Aviation Safety Officer Training or equivalent preferred.
Safety management training through an accredited organization preferred.
OSHA safety accreditation is desired.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or government regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Effective leadership and interpersonal skills to communicate with a wide variety of audiences including senior level managers, regulatory agencies, contractors, company-wide peers, subordinates and others.
Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test, a 5-year background check and a 10-year criminal records check.

The work is classified as “light” with regards to the physical demands.
Lifting requirements:  Heavy boxes weighing 25 pounds, light office supplies, stacks of paper and computer printouts. Carts may be pushed loaded with office supplies and/or computer printouts that may weigh 10 to 15 pounds.  Pulling will be required such as paper trays in copy machines and file drawers.
Climbing may be required up and down low step ladders, stooping is necessary for inspections or low file drawers and/or to retrieve supplies from the floor or under desks, kneeling and crouching may be required for various tasks.
Reaching to the top of file cabinets or shelves is required; materials handled will consist of general office supplies and copy machine toner and ink.  Fingering is required for pages in books, computer print outs, documents to be filed, keyboards on computers, typewriters, calculators, copy machines, fax machines and telephones.
Talking may be required at least 75% of the day; use of talking on the phone at least 50% of the day.  Reciprocal communication is required.  Good vision is required to process reports, data input, read correspondence and proof-read documents and letters being sent out.  Good hearing is required to communicate on the phone, conduct training and while attending meetings.
May be exposed to adverse weather conditions, fumes, wet surfaces and icy conditions.

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.  They are 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