Metro Aviation
  • 05-Aug-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Maintenance
  • Shreveport, LA, USA
  • Based on Experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance for employee & family insurance premium paid 100% by Metro (if declined, employee will receive $5,000 stipend per year) | Short Term Disability insurance premium is paid 100% by Metro; benefit includes 2/3 of salary for up to 90 days | Long Term Disability insurance offered at a minimal charge; Pays 2/3 of salary for up to age 65 for full disability | 401k = Metro will make matching contributions of 75% of salary deferrals on contributions of up to 7% of gross salary | Paid vacation (from 5 to 15 days annually depending on length of employment) | Sick leave = 6 days per year | Paid Holidays = 7 | Paid workover available | Tuition assistance available


Metro Aviation is seeking an Airworthiness Specialist in Shreveport, Louisiana at the Metro Aviation Headquarters.

Our mission is to provide the safest and highest quality traditional aircraft operations, completions, and maintenance so that we will:

  • Allow our customers to safely and effectively accomplish their mission profile,
  • Allow our employees to exercise their talents and maximize their potential, and
  • Ensure the financial stability of the corporation.

Our goal is to find qualified candidates who value our mission and contribute to our overall safety culture.

We invest in the well-being of our employees. The following FREE benefits are offered to all full time employees: family health and prescription insurance, family dental insurance, family vision insurance, life insurance, short term disability, and an Employee Assistance Program.


JOB OBJECTIVE

The Airworthiness Specialist is responsible for providing strong technical knowledge and analytical skills associated with aircraft conformity inspections, aircraft inspection programs, approved aircraft inspection programs, aircraft, engine and appliance records research, airworthiness directives research, and regulatory requirements.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop and administer FAA Approved Aircraft Inspection Programs (AAIP) and Minimum Equipment Lists (MEL) to include performing audits and revisions.
  • Develop aircraft Master Inspector Lists compiling all inspection, scheduled maintenance, overhaul, and service life limitation requirements in accordance with the aircraft and engine manufacturer's technical source documents.
  • Administer aircraft maintenance tracking programs to include performing revisions and gap audits to manufacturer's technical source documents and apply corrections as necessary.
  • Monitor new and recurring FAA Airworthiness Directives and manufacturer's Service Bulletins, interpret, and disseminate complex technical data for proper corrective actions by field technicians.
  • Administer aircraft Weight and Balance program and Equipment Lists.
  • Develop and maintain a complete regulatory and technical publications library.
  • Audit aircraft maintenance records and generate work scopes for aircraft major maintenance and modification events.
  • Perform aircraft acceptance inspections after heavy maintenance and modification shop visits; conform alterations on new and refurbished aircraft completed for EMS operational configuration to FAA approved design data.
  • Conform aircraft to certification and operational regulatory requirements generating conformity substantiating document files to obtain FAA approval for adding aircraft company's 14 CFR Part 135 certificate.
  • Provide technical and regulatory oversight of major repairs and major alterations applied to company aircraft.
  • Provide assistance to the Records Department reviewing aircraft return to service supporting documentation, parts certification documents, and major repair and alternations documentation for compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • Provide assistance to Aircraft Maintenance Technician's interpreting technical data and regulatory compliance matters.
  • Ensure compliance with FARs, maintenance procedures, airworthiness directives and service bulletins/service letters.
  • Ensure that maintenance documents/records are organized and protected to meet the needs of the Company and to ensure that business is carried out in accordance with FAA regulations.
  • Manage and assist in Aircraft Acceptance Inspections, Type Certificate Data Sheet Conformity Inspections, Supplemental Type Certificate Conformity Inspections, FAA Form 337 Conformity Inspections and physical inventory of the aircraft.
  • Assist in managing the revision process of the Aircraft Status Report to reflect changes stemming from Airworthiness Directives, Manufacturer's Bulletins, revisions or other applicable data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Strong knowledge of 14 CFR regulations applicable to the maintenance of aircraft operated on a part 135 air carrier certificate
  • Strong technical knowledge associated with aircraft inspection programs
  • Strong knowledge of managing aircraft records, AAIP's, MEL's, Airworthiness Directives, Service Bulletins, Weight and Balance, Equipment Lists, and Major Alteration/Repair processes and data
  • Honesty, integrity, and a commitment to maintaining safe compliant aircraft
  • Prioritize and multi-task to meet deadlines
  • High attention to detail
  • High critical thinking to use logic and reasoning to identify, research, and resolve issues
  • Excellent math skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite products

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION

  • FAA Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) Mechanic Certificate required
  • Inspection Authorization preferred
  • Five (5) years' experience maintaining or managing FAR 135 aircraft
  • Experience in inspection program development or analysis

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Temperature controlled office
  • Indoor and outdoor, flight line, and hangar locations in variable inclement weather
  • Pro-longed periods of sitting and working on a computer
  • Ability to conduct activities requiring extensive sitting, moderate walking and standing.
  • Ability to conduct activities requiring lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of burdens up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Ability to conduct activities requiring climbing, stooping, kneeling/bending and reaching on a limited basis.

WORK STATUS & SCHEDULE

  • Full Time
  • Monday-Friday, 40+ hours


*Metro Aviation does not have a Visa Sponsorship program at this time*


Metro Aviation is committed to employees, customers, and the community to promote diversity and inclusion by developing policies, programs, and procedures that foster a work environment where differences are respected and employees are treated fairly.

Metro Aviation prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind and ensures equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all aspects of the relationship between Metro Aviation and its employees, including recruitment, employment, promotion, transfer, training, working conditions, wages and salary administration, employee benefits, and application of policies.

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