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Director of Aviation Maintenance

Midwest Medical Transport - Midwest MedAir
2611 South 117th Street
Omaha, NE 68144
United States

Job Start Date
5/28/2018
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Employment Type
Employee
Travel
Some Travel
Minimum Certification Required
Mechanic - A&P with Insp. Auth.
Minimum Flight Hours Required

Job Description

The DOM will assist with all aspects and responsibilities of the company’s 135 department requirements and FAA regulatory compliance standards. The DOM supervises all company maintenance activities and maintenance personnel.

Essential Functions

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

  1. Inspect completed work of aviation mechanics to certify that maintenance meets standards and that aircraft are ready for operation.
  2. Assist in the development of and management of Approved Aircraft Inspection Programs (AAIP), Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL), Fleet Weight & Balance Programs, Aircraft Equipment Lists, Airworthiness Directive Compliance Tracking, Major Repair/Major Modification Review and Aircraft/Engine/Appliance Historical Records Management.
  3. The DOM must be highly knowledgeable of the Aircraft Manufacturer’s Maintenance Manual, inspection and maintenance specifications, applicable Federal Aviation Regulations and applicable portions of the Operations Manual. He/she maintains close liaison with local FAA on maintenance matters.
  4. The DOM may exercise operational control over all flights as that control relates to specific maintenance issues.
  5. Is responsible for the airworthiness of all company rotorcraft.
  6. Is responsible for the appropriate configuration of the rotorcraft for air ambulance transport including medical equipment operation status and servicing of the oxygen system.
  7. Is responsible for training maintenance personnel in the procedures, methods, and practices to be followed in each respective duty, and will assure that all maintenance technicians will be adequately qualified prior to assigning them to any maintenance function.
  8. Is responsible for maintaining all equipment, tools, and facilities in serviceable and working condition.
  9. Is responsible for making available to all departments the necessary maintenance manuals, service bulletins, airworthiness directives, and any other required technical data.
  10. Is responsible for assuring that all necessary work orders are properly certified by the responsible mechanic.
  11. Is responsible for maintaining the premises of the repair facility in an orderly manner.
  12. Is responsible for initiating requisitions for stock and material as required.
  13. Manages the rotorcraft maintenance activities including inspections, overhaul, modifications, maintenance and repair of rotorcraft structure, engines and accessories.
  14. Coordinates closely with maintenance contracting agencies when maintenance activities are being performed on Company Aircraft.
  15. Orders anticipated parts, lubricants, etc., in sufficient quantity to ensure no aircraft down time for these items.
  16. Is accountable for all expendable items.
  17. Maintains close liaison with the Director of Operations to provide current aircraft status and forecast down times.
  18. Determines personnel requirements based on present and projected workloads.
  19. Review of the maintenance status to include weight and balance currency of each company multi-engine aircraft monthly and schedule all routine inspection and re-weighing in advance to ensure compliance with FAR Part 135.185.
  20. Assures that both Service Difficulty Report (FAA Form 8070-1) and Malfunction and Defect Report (FAA Form 8010-4) required by FAR Part 135 are submitted as applicable.
  21. Responsible for overseeing all maintenance, schedule and unscheduled, and that all maintenance forms and records are properly filled out, and filed.
  22. Maintains a subscription to the Manufacturers Aircraft Flight Manual revision service and/or the Manufacturers Bulletins for each make and model of aircraft used by Midwest MedAir.
  23. Notify the Principal Operations Inspector in writing within fifteen (15) calendar days of receipt when a new RFM revision has been received.
  24. Evaluate the information contained in the revision and determine its applicability to company operations.
  25. Disseminate new information and operating procedures to the pilots who operate those aircraft.
  26. Incorporate new information and operating procedures into the Aircraft Training Program as appropriate.
  27. Assure all personnel are appropriately tested for drug and alcohol abuse in accordance with FAR Part 120.1

Competencies

  1. Proficiency in EC-135 Aircraft and engines
  2. Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures of Aircraft Maintenance; Part 135 knowledge and experience preferred.
  3. Knowledge of Microsoft Software
  4. Strong technical knowledge and analytical skills associated with FAA regulatory requirements
  5. Attention to Detail, job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  6. Integrity, job requires being honest and ethical in all decision making.
  7. Dependability, job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  8. Persistence, job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  9. Self Control, job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

Work Environment

  1. A portion of this job operates in a professional corporate office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
  2. Inside/Outside in all weather conditions (rain/snow/heat/cold).
  3. High noise level – reduced by use of hearing protection (Helmet).
  4. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibrations.
  5. Daytime/Night-time operations.

Physical Demands

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. 
  2. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day.
  3. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. 
  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  1. This is a traveling position throughout the Midwest.
  2. Ability to work overtime, evenings, and weekends as needed.

Travel

  1. Currently there are three medical air bases, two in Nebraska and one in Iowa.
  2. 50% travel throughout the Midwest
Job Requirements

Required Education and Experience

  1. High School Diploma or GED
  2. A minimum of 5 years relevant experience with a FAR part 135 air carrier preferably in a quality assurance or technical support role
  3. Experience in rotary wing and airplane operations (preferred) with exposure to EC135 rotorcraft; King Air airplanes highly desirable
  4. Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and electronic maintenance tracking
  5. Must meet the requirements of FAR Part 119.71
  6. Current/Valid driver’s license
  7. FAA Airframe & Powerplant mechanics certificate
  8. Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures of Aircraft Maintenance; Part 135 knowledge and experience preferred.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Related Degree, Higher Technical Diploma or qualified equivalent experience FAA Airframe & Powerplant License; Inspection Authorization highly desirable
  2. 3 years of FAR 135 Rotorcraft maintenance experience.
  3. 2 years of experience maintaining EC-135 aircraft and engines.
  4. 2 years turbine helicopter experience

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  1. Current & valid state driver’s license
  2. Must pass company provided physical (post offer, pre- employment) & Drug Screen
  3. Meet company policy MVR criteria
  4. Must successfully complete company sponsored EVOC

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of actives, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Employer Contact Information
Midwest Medical Transport - Midwest MedAir
Jim Stultz
2611 South 117th Street
Omaha NE 68144
United States
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