Director Of Maintenance

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Based in Columbus Ohio the Director of Maintenance will be responsible for the direction and overall efficient operation of the FAA-approved AOC as required under FAA Part 119.65.


JetSelect is an operating partner of Vista – the largest charter group in private aviation and the world’s first private aviation ecosystem, integrating a unique portfolio of companies offering asset-light solutions to cover all key aspects of business aviation.


Reporting directly to SVP Continuing Airworthiness the Director of Maintenance will be the Direct liaison with the assigned FAA inspectors at the assigned Flight Standards District Office concerning all matters pertaining to maintenance operations of all aircraft on the FAA Approved and Operations Certificate. Also holding the position of Deputy Continuing Airworthiness, responsible for the management and oversight of the Technical Services, Maintenance Operations Centre (“MOC”), Engineering, Planning, Procurement and Materials Department.


Your Responsibilities

  • Execution of the process and procedures as required under the maintenance portion of the FAA Approved Operations Specifications.
  • The accepted General Operations Manual (“GOM”) and accepted General Maintenance Manual (“GMM”) per the FAA OPS SPEC.
  • Execution of FAA Approved Aircraft Inspection Program (“AAIP”) per FAR Part 135.419 and the Aircraft Maintenance Inspection Program (“AMP”) per FAR Part 91.409.
  • Maintain Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program (“CAMP”) per FAR Part
    135.411, and
    Coordination with the Chief Inspector in support of maintenance operations, audit findings, and vendor approvals.
  • Ensures the timely execution of the CASS program as described in the GMM 
  • Responsible for notifying and adding or removing an aircraft from the FAA Approved Operations Certificate.
  • Daily responsibility and oversight for the Technical Services Department staff and functions as related to the addition and removal of aircraft from the FAA Approved Operations Certificate.
  • MOC staff and functions as required under the FAA Approved Operations Certificate,
  • Engineering staff and functions in support of aircraft maintenance programs, aircraft configuration control, document control and AD Note compliance.
  • Planning Department staff and functions to support unscheduled and scheduled maintenance in a timely manner and within the appropriate maintenance schedule.
  • Procurement Department staff and functions for the FAA-approved aircraft services and  material needed for aircraft maintenance and repair, and  Material Department staff and functions related to the company-owned inventory and the logistics of storing, receiving, and issuing material throughout the system, and Ensuring all maintenance department staff are trained per the approved annual training plans.
  • Ensure aircraft are maintained in a manner supportive to enhancing aircraft reliability.
  • Develop and maintain a collaborative work environment within the maintenance organization.
  • Leads and is responsible for the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives as recommended by internal and external stakeholders.
  • Serves as a member of the Safety Committee and promotes Safety Management Systems (SMS).
  • May be required to participate in internal investigations regarding maintenance-related accidents and serious incidents.
  • Ensures all documents are filled completely and correctly and kept for the period required by FAA and internal company guidelines.
  • Oversees the annual maintenance organization budget to support the operation and maintains effective communication within the operation, business units and suppliers.
  • Works with Human Resources to recruit qualified members for the maintenance organization, to create career paths for each senior member of the maintenance organization and provide the support and mentoring necessary for each senior team member to attain the agreed goals.
  • Reviews each department’s training standards to ensure they will meet the requirements established by the SVP Continuing Airworthiness.
  • Reviews the findings of each department’s compliance audits and ensure all findings are resolved within the timeframe agreed with Compliance Department.
  • Ensures the office of the Deputy Continuing Airworthiness / DOM functions provides the necessary leadership to run the maintenance department in an effective and efficient manner.

Required Skills, Qualifications, and Experience

  • Proven experience in creating and leading successful teams.
  • Effective communicator.
  • Extensive knowledge of aircraft FAA, EASA and international regulations.
  • Clear thinker adept at understanding complex issues and identifying practical solutions
  • Works well under pressure, providing guidance to their team and liaising with senior management and regulatory authorities.
  • Demonstrated leadership in creating a highly effective team with an efficient department structure; defining and implementing effective processes; and selecting and mentoring staff to create a highly successful organization.
  • Possess a solid understanding of the following with respect to the certificate holder's operation:
    • Aviation safety standards and safe operating practices
    • 14 CFR Chapter I (Federal Aviation Regulations)
    • The certificate holder's operations specifications and manuals required by 135.21
    • All appropriate maintenance and airworthiness requirements including Parts 1, 21, 43, 91, 135 and 145 applicable to the position
  • Ideally holds AI and A&P licenses (or equivalent) with type training on one or more of the aircraft types in the operation and has extensive experience as a DOM for a large operation.


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