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FlightSafety International

Director of Maintenance

Fort Wayne, IN 46804
United States

Minimum Certification Required
Mechanic - A&P with Insp. Auth.
Minimum Flight Hours Required
Not Applicable
All Other Helicopter Jobs
Manages Others
Experience Required
Security Clearance Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Sweet Helicopters is actively seeking a qualified Director of Maintenance to oversee and manage our helicopter maintenance operation. Do you have an expert eye for details and a passion for rotorcraft? Then this amazing opportunity may be for you!

Sweet Helicopters maintains a fleet of modern, top-of-the-line helicopters, providing professional charter service, maintenance service, and flight instruction. We are proud to call the vibrant, award-winning city of Fort Wayne, Indiana home, but our service area extends across the Great Lakes area and beyond. Through a partnership with Parkview Health’s network of hospitals, Sweet Helicopters provides life-saving air ambulance services to the people of northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio, and southwest Michigan. We also proudly serve as the official helicopter charter partner for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home to the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

When you join the Sweet Helicopters team, you’ll be joining the Surack Enterprises family of businesses, which includes a growing portfolio of aviation-related companies such as Sweet Aviation, Aviation Specialty Insurance, and Enstrom Helicopter. Owner Chuck Surack, an avid pilot himself, helps foster a dynamic, team-oriented work environment based on the same business philosophy that allowed him to grow Sweetwater into the largest online music store in the United States; “always do the right thing.”

At Sweet Helicopters, we believe that means offering our employees above-market pay and the full benefits package they deserve. Experience a job culture focused on continual improvement where professionalism and safety are always top priorities. Do you have relevant experience and want to take your career to new heights? Consider the below qualifications and apply today!


Reports to the Director of Operations (DO) for duty assignments and responsible for maintenance budgeting

Performs all management duties and any other specific duties assigned by the DO

Maintains a high degree of coordination with the Director of Operations

Responsible for interaction with the FAA relative to Maintenance operations

Provide leadership and direction to the Shop Manager and Mechanics based on priorities established in coordination with the DO

Responsible for the maintenance conformity of customer aircraft within the manufacturer’s guidelines

Maintain a professional, efficient, and cordial manner at all times

Responsible for the electronic and legal maintenance logbook entries pertaining to the work performed in the shop

Ensure that all shop employees adhere to the duties and responsibilities outlined in the General Operations Manual and Aircraft Flight Manual for a mechanic position

Oversee/resolve any issues or discrepancies on the customer aircraft

Leads continual improvement efforts in all aspects of operations to achieve company goals and objectives

Responsible for ensuring that all work areas are kept in an orderly manner for maximum efficiency and safety

Job Requirements

FAA A&P license

FAA IA privileges preferred or have qualifications and experience to acquire IA status

Must have 8 years Helicopter mechanical experience (a minimum of 3 years of which must be in a Part 135 operation and within the past 6 years OR a minimum of 3 years within a certified airframe repair station (Part 145) within the past 6 years)

Must have turbine helicopter mechanical experience

Must have a Valid US Passport

Must have no FAA violations within the past 5 years

Must live in (or be willing to relocate to) the Fort Wayne, IN area

Must be able to pass a criminal history record check and pre-employment drug test