Quality and Safety Manager
Applications are invited for the position of Quality and Safety Manager. The position will be based at Bauerfield Airport, Port Vila, Vanuatu and will be reporting directly to General Manager MRO.
South Pacific carrier Air Vanuatu is growing, adding a new fleet of Airbus A220 aircraft and linking new destinations across the region. We are now seeking expressions of interest for the Quality and Safety Manager position within the airline’s Part 145 maintenance organization. If you are interested in joining our Engineering Team, and have the passion and resilience to work in a challenging and demanding environment, then we look forward to hearing from you.
The Quality and Safety Manager is responsible to the General Manager MRO for all Quality and Safety matters within the Part 145 Organisation.
The Quality and Safety Manager has free and immediate access to all parts of the Organisation, including a dotted line reporting relationship to the CEO.
- Developing, implementing and maintaining the MRO organisation’s internal quality assurance system, procedures and internal audit program activities to ensure continual compliance with Civil Aviation Authorityy of Vanuaty (CAAV) Part 145 requirements and the company’s Part 145 MOE.
- Monitoring to ensure that the exposition and related procedures continue to be adequate for the organisation’s scope of approval and maintenance capability.
- Assisting in managing safety risks within the MRO organisation in terms of potential hazards identified through the Quality/Safety reporting and monitoring function.
- Advising the General Manager MRO on quality/safety issues that need his/her attention in relation to the organisation’s engineering function.
- In coordination with the General Manager MRO and Hangar Manager identify training requirements and standards and maintain a training database and personnel training records for all engineering staff.
- Managing scheduled audits, special purpose surveillance and spot checks within the MRO organisation including the initial and ongoing assessment of contractors working under the quality system, or other service providers for conformance to the MOE requirements.
- Utilizing iCare SMS software assign findings, deficiencies and requests for Corrective Action Plans (CAP) to responsible parties and follow up corrective actions taken (CAT) to ensure that they have been effectively implemented.
- Maintaining a register and records of scheduled internal audits, spot checks, QA inspections and related findings, closings and follow-up actions.
- Monitoring the register of approved subcontract repair agencies and suppliers and monitoring for continued compliance and suitability to company requirements.
- Ensuring that corrective and preventive actions taken as a result of audit findings, occurrences or identified hazards in relation to the exposition, procedures, qualifications, personnel, or support systems, are implemented in an effective and timely manner, including making necessary changes to the training programme.
- Preparing standard practices and procedures for use within the organisation, derived from approved sources, and keeping them up to date, including updating the Human Factors training contents.
- Assessing proposed amendments to the MOE for compliance with the current Part 145 and updating the compliance Matrix before endorsement for implementation and submitting to CAAV for acceptance.
- Demonstrating a positive commitment to the 145 MOE’s safety policy and quality objectives and complying with the Corporate SMS.
- Selecting, measuring, monitoring and reporting on quality indicators, including customer, service provider and personnel feedback and technical delays, to ensure Quality & Safety policies are being achieved.
- Coordinating and scheduling annual Part 145 quality management reviews to assess the continued suitability and effectiveness of the quality system, reporting audit results and providing feedback to staff and taking follow up action as directed.
- Managing and championing Safety Action Group [SAG] and MRO Reliability meetings.
- Supporting succession planning, including mentoring and training of potential successors.
Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills
- Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with qualifications and experience on Boeing, Airbus, Airbus and/or deHavilland aircraft.
- Completion of a formally recognised Training Course in Aviation
- Completion of an SMS Manager’s course.
- Employment will be conditional on satisfactory completion of Fit and Proper Person (FPP) due diligence by the CAAV.
Minimum Experience required
Persons holding this post must have at least:
- Three (3) years experience in a similar role in an RPT or Part 145 organisation.
- Three (3) years exposure or experience in maintenance activities - line and base maintenance.
- Two (2) years experience in auditing aviation departments.
- NOTE: Above experience may be gained concurrently.
- Familiarity with maintenance planning, record keeping and logistics.
- Demonstrated understanding of the Part 145 rules requirements for safety management.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills, preferably in a multi-ethnic work environment.
The application should contain a cover letter and a CV, together with an Academic Transcript (including licenses, courses and certifications) if available.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. Also note, that only soft copy applications will be accepted.
Send your applications to: [email protected]
Applications close on Friday 29 January 2020