Purpose of Position
The 135 Chief Inspector is a certified A&P with RII authority who reports to the Director of Quality Control/Quality Assurance (DQC/QA), oversees the execution of the Quality Control program established and approved at Via Airlines. The Chief Inspector assists the DQC/QA in ensuring the safety and quality control of maintenance and the overall oversight of Via Airlines maintenance programs meet or exceed legal and safety standards for all operating aircraft and parts.
Major Duties/Responsibilities and Essential Functions
- Manage the 135 Quality Control/Quality Assurance Department to ensure aircraft operate safely, reliably, and efficiently.
- Manage the activities of Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QCQA) personnel If required.
- Provide all QCQA personnel with the necessary training, and technical material to support the job duty assigned.
- Manage the 135 Continuing Analysis and Surveillance System (CASS) of all maintenance and inspection programs for performance and effectiveness.
- Facilitate hazard identification and safety risk analysis.
- Monitoring the effectiveness of safety risk controls.
- Reporting safety hazards and concerns to the DQCQA.
- Implement updated inspection functions, techniques, and audit procedures to maintain compliance with industry standards. Ensure required audits are performed.
- Report audit results, defining severity of results, corrective actions and follow up to DQC/QA.
- Audit compliance of the RII Program.
- Review the status of Service Bulletins, Airworthiness Directives, and aircraft fleet configuration, including emergency equipment and convey this information to the DQC/QA.
- Manage the collection, and control of all aircraft and component records and audits for compliance with FAA regulations.
- Prepare reports required by 14 CFR 135 to the FAA.
- Manage / audit the airworthiness condition of parts entering the materials department.
- Establish close liaison with the FAA.
- Ensure all maintenance task and non-routine maintenance is entered into CAMP tracking system.
- Perform reoccurring audits on CAMP tracking system.
- Conduct internal and external audits of approved vendors and as required by SMS.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the DQCQA.
- 5+ years' related work experience.
- Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Management or similar industry perferred.
- Airframe and Powerplant License
Other Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Previous experience establishing and maintaining close liaison with the FAA.
- Experience with CAMP and Rockwell Collins FOS preferred.
- Experience with the ERJ-145 and EMB-120 airframes preferred.
- Experience with analysis of data and risk mitigation using statistical analysis and risk assessment.
- Experience working with Continuous Analysis Surveillance System (CASS) and its 10 elements.
- Ability to thrive in a fast paced lean operation.
- Working knowledge and understanding of the 14 CFR parts including but not limited to 121, and 135.
- Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with direct reports to foster a positive and fulfilling work environment.
- Outstanding analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Highly proficient PC Skills, including MS office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)