This position performs a variety of duties related to the operation of the Flight Training Program including supervision of line technicians and other maintenance personnel, oversight of servicing, repairing, and overall maintenance of aircraft and aircraft engines to verify aircrafts support all operations of the program. Responsible for performing aircraft maintenance and/or repairs within estimated time in accordance with applicable FAR 43, and FAR 141 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations with high standards of quality. Ensures compliance to all FAA maintenance regulations and requirements. Schedules repair and maintenance, and investigates costs of outsourcing repairs. Requires a FAA aircraft power plant license with inspection authorization (IA).
May perform any or all of the following duties in support of the department:
Aircraft Maintenance: - Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence in accordance with FAA requirements. - Directs and participates in complete inspections, repair work, preventive maintenance, unscheduled maintenance, and parts replacement. - Accompanies pilot on test flights to determine the airworthiness of aircraft, and ensures the adjustments are made as necessary. - Establishes maintenance and inspection schedules. - Coordinates the ordering of parts, supplies and materials necessary to maintain and repair aircraft.| - Responsible for shop and facilities maintenance. - Performs skilled work in the repair and maintenance of airframes and engines. OR Perform scheduled/unscheduled maintenance, servicing, launch and recovery, corrosion control, inspection of complex aircraft, aircraft sub-systems, and components as required. - Review work orders regarding modifications and/or upgrades to various aircraft systems. - Read and interpret manufacturers and company's maintenance manual, service bulletins, and other specifications to determine feasibility and method of repairing or replacing malfunctioning or damaged components. - Provide guidance and instruction to team members concerning technical orders, checklists, and hazardous materials. - Adjust, repair, or replace electrical wiring system and aircraft accessories, as required. - Develops budget projections for aircraft maintenance and expansion; monitors budget allocations and expenditures. - Department liaison with Federal agencies regarding aircraft maintenance, inspections, and equipment. - Responsible for manuals, log books, parts books, inventory system to be current and in compliance with regulations. - Following established guidelines, explain and apply knowledge of department and airport administrative policies and procedures and explain rules, policies and operating procedures to clients. - Follows established County and Airport Emergency procedures. - Ensure required quality control inspections are complied with. - Ferry aircraft as needed. - Directs the work of line technicians and other maintenance staff.
Supervision: - Supervise staff including assigning/scheduling work, approving leave/timesheets, training employees to do their job, and reviewing work assignments. - Actively engages in recruitment and hiring new employees. - Clearly defines performance expectations, ensure accountability, and provides ongoing informal feedback, coaching, and mentoring; - Conducts formal performance evaluations; - Ensures employees have necessary resources; - Oversees and directs the work of staff; serves as mentor, coach and leader, and resolves complaints or issues; - Promotes professional development opportunities; - Develops and fosters supportive working relationships, motivation and engagement; - Develop staff work schedules and coordinate staffing demands for operational tempo - Resolves problems and responds to inquiries regarding rules, regulations, policies, department procedures, and department services; answers telephone; receives and refers visitors - Recognizes and rewards employees for good performance; - Report all Safety issues and occurrences to Director of Flight Training and CWU Aviation Safety Officer - Adjusts leadership style as needed to achieve results; - Recognizes value of and promotes diverse workforce. Values and encourages diverse perspectives, creativity and teamwork. - Other duties as assigned
FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificate (Inspection Authorization IA).
Flight School maintenance experience.
Five years experience as a journey level, federally licensed airframe and power plant mechanic including two years experience supervising aircraft mechanics.
Experience or training that demonstrates the ability to use Word, Excel, e-mail and/or similar software applications to produce written correspondence, create and maintain spreadsheets, receive and respond to e-mail inquiries, tasks, etc.
Ability to effectively organize multiple work assignments, involve competing priorities to produce work products that are accurate, of a high quality and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills.
Valid Washington State drivers license.
Experience working with diverse populations.
Knowledge of the unique needs of a student-centered environment.
FAA Regulation knowledge pertaining to flight training.
FAR 141 Flight School experience.
Aviation business background.
Aviation pilot certificate.
FOD and TCP awareness trained.
Prior Piper aircraft or Lycoming engine experience.
Prior supervisory experience FAR 135 or 147 maintenance shop facility.
Able to adapt to change in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with others
Ability to respond quickly and effectively to uncertainty and constant changes
Ability to consistently be at work and on time, follow instructions (verbal and written), respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance
Extensive knowledge of the trades involved in the servicing and maintenance of aircraft and engines including electrical work, radio installation, painting, welding, and metalworking
Extensive knowledge of departmental and FAA rules and regulations
Extensive knowledge of the operation of flight instruments and cockpit displays
Extensive knowledge of single and multi-engine operations and variable pitch propellers
Advanced knowledge of aircraft common and special tools and test equipment, aircraft technical orders/publications and schematic diagrams, drawings, charts
Knowledge of safe working techniques and procedures
Ability to direct and train lower-level personnel in the maintenance and repair of aircraft engines and airframes
Ability to determine the airworthiness of various aircraft and to make decisions as to their being grounded
Ability to plan and schedule maintenance work
Ability to embrace and promote a diverse environment
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: $4,191/month with periodic increases up to $5,493/month
Schedule/Appointment: Full Time/ 12 month/ Flexible Schedule
Working Conditions: This position may work indoors and outdoors, at times in hot/cold/noisy/dirty/wet/confined areas such as mechanical rooms, airfield, and may need to physically access work areas with the equipment and tools necessary for completion of the job. This often requires standing/crawling/bending/walking/climbing while carrying/pulling/pushing/lifting associated with equipment or tools. Occasional overtime is required and shift work may be required. May need to drive a service vehicle in congested areas. Occasional trips for ferrying aircraft or inspecting aircraft.
Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: http://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits-0
How To Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, and (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting;
Resume including work history, education, training; and
Contact information for three professional references.
Screening Begins: February 23, 2018
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.