Completions Quality Control Inspector
PurposePerforms inspection of aircraft, components, assemblies, tools or parts during modifications, installation, service, or overhaul to determine airworthiness, safety, or conformance to manufacturerrsquo;s specifications, FAA accepted/approved data, and AS9100 Quality standards and requirements. This position will be located in Lake Charles, LA.
- Performs inspection of aircraft, or parts during modifications, installation, or overhaul and is accountable for the determination of airworthiness, safety, and conformance to FAA accepted/ approved data, Company standards, and AS9100 requirements.
- Interprets and checks engineering drawings for applicability to work scope, both hard copy and electronic, engineering change orders, FAA regulatory procedures, processes, and specifications.
- Reviews engineering technical data for major alterations and major repairs. Documents in detail a description of the work accomplished on a FAA form 337. Determines whether a major repair or major alteration will require field approval and submit FAA Form 337 to the FAA for field approval. Responsible for writing Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICArsquo;s) maintenance work instructions on FAA Form 337.
- Performs review of work orders for completeness, required repair station dedicated forms, and any other mandatory documents.
- Performs research of FAA, EASA, and other foreign civil aviation authorities Airworthiness Directives (ADrsquo;s). Creates and documents a dedicated compliance list for customer aircraft records.
- Returns aircraft and aircraft parts to service in accordance with 14 CFR Part 43.9 or 14 CFR Part 43.11 by creating and signing an aircraft logbook entry or completing a FAA Form 8130-3 for aircraft parts. Creates and updates customer aircraft records.
- Interfaces with FAA Safety Inspectors during FAA audits of the Repair Station.
- Supervises the work performed on site, and is responsible for ensuring that the
- appropriate work instructions are followed and are responsible for the overall quality.
- of the work performed for travel events (work away from the repair station).
- Liaise with company Technicians and Project Managers for all matters relating to Quality concerning customer aircraft or parts.
- Performs data collection and performs conformity inspections during the development of an STC project.
- Performs conformity inspections to fabricated parts by a vendor or in-house to ensure part meets engineering design requirements.
- Prepares data package and presents to FAA for any aircraft certification changes.
- Performs other duties and fulfills other responsibilities as assigned.
- This includes working as an aircraft maintenance technician if required.
Supervisory Responsibilities This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities. Reporting Relationship Sr. Director of Quality. Qualifications REQUIRED
- High school diploma (or equivalent).
- A P license.
- Minimum 5 years hands-on quality control inspector on wide and narrow body aircraft in a Part 145 Repair Station environment.
- 5 years hands-on maintenance experience.
- Inspection Authorization (IA) rating.
- College degree or technical writing.
- Boeing, Gulfstream and Airbus maintenance experience.
Knowledge, Abilities and other CharacteristicsTechnical knowledge in the fields of mechanics, hydraulics, electricity, avionics, sheet metal, rigging, instruments, test flights, etc. to determine safety, airworthiness, conformance, and sign off work in aircraft records to meet the requirements of the FAA Federal Aviation Regulations
- Must be pro-active and team and detail oriented.
- Must have good working knowledge of FAR Part 145 and related areas.
- Must possess experience in Microsoft Office suite.
- Must be able to work independently.
- Ability to travel occasionally.
- Ability to work weekends and/or be on-call.
Working ConditionsThe work is performed in an office environment, aircraft hangar, at the departure gate or on the aircraft parking ramp. Physical Activity/RequirementsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.This position is considered MEDIUM work.
- Requires frequent walking, standing and/or climbing.
- Are expected to work through specially designed airframe, engine and undercarriage openings while standing on ladders or scaffolds; to use hoists and lifts; required precision instruments and other necessary tools.
- Exposure to climate changes normally experienced in an aviation repair facility.
- Lift up to 50 pounds.
- Climbing, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching.
- Lift up to 10 pounds.
- Repetitive movements of arms and hands.
- Sit with back supported.