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Director of Maintenance - Helicopter

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Some Travel
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Job Description

Job Description

In business since 1957, Redding Air Service is an FAA Part 135 Certified Air Carrier, located at the Redding Municipal Airport in Northern California. Redding Air schedules a variety of helicopter air charters including aerial limousine, firefighting, utility services, advanced flight training as well as still photography, video or film flights. Redding Air Service also offers complete expert helicopter maintenance, component repair and overhaul, in addition to spare parts sales and support.

We are seeking a working Director of Maintenance to participate in and oversee the maintenance (FAA Part 145 certified repair station) of our fleet to the highest degree of safety and in a cost efficient manner, and with the necessary qualifications to serve as Director of Maintenance for our FAA Part 135 operations.

The Director of Maintenance is a vital part of our management team and is fully responsible for overseeing maintenance of all company aircraft, maintenance personnel, FAA certifications and the maintenance budget. Redding Air’s Director of Maintenance must demonstrate leadership and professionalism at all times. Successful candidates will have a positive attitude and proven proactive work spirit. Only candidates who possess the required experience, skill and “positive attitude” should apply.


  • Manage all aspects of aircraft maintenance and ensure all work is scheduled and performed in a safe and efficient manner. Redding Air currently operates and must maintain Airbus AS350, Bell 206B & L, Bell 407, UH-1H, Bell 205 and a Bell 212.
  • Supervise maintenance staff, which includes reviewing employee performance, providing guidance and instruction, generating assignments, priorities and setting schedules. Seeking someone with flexible scheduling to provide flight line support as needed to meet deadlines and challenging operations.
  • Ensure proper economic levels of aircraft spares, stocks, special tools and test units and maintain equipment maintenance schedules on all company assets and equipment. Ensure availability of materials, anticipating requirements and reordering in a cost-effective and timely fashion.
  • Read and interpret manufacturers' and company's maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical orders and other specifications to determine means of compliance and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components
  • Provide the Management Team with regular projections, inclusive of planned fleet downtime, estimated costs (man hours), inventory expense and operational coordination.
  • Establish and maintain records and technical manual currency as required by the all relevant policies, regulations and needs of the organization.
  • Maintain high morale through an awareness of company policies, employee development programs and periodic department meetings for two-way communication
  • Establish an environment and expectation where comments, concerns and suggestions by maintenance personnel will be handled appropriately and shared with the management team
  • Work with the Chief Pilot to cultivate a team driven environment between maintenance and flight crew personnel.
  • Schedule, coordinate and/or conduct training programs for all maintenance personnel.
  • Maintain professional appearance of maintenance facility and shop areas
  • Cultivates an environment where employees respect and adhere to company standards of integrity and ethics by integrating these values into all practices.
Job Requirements

Job Requirements

  • Must have thorough knowledge of commercial aviation maintenance practices and regulations for maintaining rotorcraft aircraft IAW manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Expert level knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations and aviation safety standards
  • Must possess 10+ years in aviation maintenance with 3-5 years of supervisory experience in the administration of FAA Part 145 operations. Part 135 experience is valuable as well.
  • Must possess current & valid FAA A&P mechanic certificate (airframe & powerplant rating) and have held these ratings for 7 years minimum. Inspection Authorization endorsement as well
  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of experience within past 6 years maintaining aircraft as a certificated mechanic, including experience maintaining same category and class of aircraft operated by Redding Air (AS350, B206, B407, B205, or B212)
  • Proven leadership, management and time management skill through a track record of demonstrating adaptability to change and ability to respond to challenges in an evolving environment.
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees throughout any organization.
  • Computer proficiency to include Microsoft Office Suite and mobile/tablet based applications, and recent use/familiarity with electronic aviation operations management systems.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and tasks and the proven ability to set priorities, communicate objective and meet deadlines.
  • Possess calmness under pressure and ability to convey professionalism to client and colleagues
  • Willingness to sporadically support after-hours, weekend and holiday operational needs and work sometimes irregular, and on-call hours. Willingness to occasionally travel in support of off-site maintenance.Seeking a result-oriented commitment to the continuing evolution of our maintenance program
  • Must submit to and be capable of passing a required DOT drug test
  • Must be capable of passing a basic occupational health physical examination
  • Must currently possess and must maintain a valid Driver’s License.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the USA
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