Lead Maintenance Technician
JOB SUMMARY: The Lead Aviation Maintenance Technician is responsible for meeting the scheduled and unscheduled maintenance requirements, leading and directing the work of the aircraft technicians and for the inspection, troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of aircraft systems, structures, and engines. Will also perform the work of a technician as required. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Monitor and track the status and performance of assigned teams, such as staffing, to include labor and billing efficiency. Apprises Production Manager of shift status
- Coordinate daily aircraft maintenance activities with Production Manager
- Ensure continuity of work
- Assist with completing all required paperwork and with the closure of Work Orders
- Ensure that aircraft and operation records are maintained in accordance with FAA regulations and company procedures.
- Instruct assigned personnel in all applicable work-related health and safety regulations, and monitors to ensure compliance
- Coordinate offsite technician and parts support when applicable
- Maintain knowledge of current inventory of materials, equipment, test equipment, etc. to ensure adequacy for current and future maintenance events by reviewing work orders of incoming aircraft to determine labor, parts, and equipment necessary to accomplish the assigned inspection, maintenance and repair.
- Assist with requesting necessary parts, service, or equipment as required
- Maintain a violation free FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A P) certificate
- Collateral duties as defined by the Production Manager
- Ability to work varied shifts
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Demonstrated leadership skills.
- Demonstrated mechanical capacity.
- Understanding of Project Management, Teamwork Orientation, Thoroughness, and Time Management.
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Minimum four year's transport-category jet aircraft-related experience or have demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform all job tasks
- Extensive knowledge of all aircraft mechanical systems functions and interactions.
- Thorough working knowledge of all current FAA regulations, IPM and ATA codes
- Airframe and power plant license
- Prior supervisory experience in aviation maintenance
- Prior project management experience
- Prior formal training experience on aircraft mechanical systems
- Prior experience on Learjet, Challenger, Citation, or Gulfstream models.
- Prior project management experience.
- 2 - 4 year degree.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Standing/walking for short distances: up to four hours on hard surfaces.
- Sitting: up to six hours.
- Lifting/Carrying: occasionally, up to 20 pounds for up to 200 feet; rarely, up to 50 pounds for up to 20 feet.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles moving mechanical parts and vibration.
- The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme weather conditions.
- The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.
By nature this job description cannot be exhaustive: additional responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements and working conditions may be associated with this job.