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Sharp Airlines are currently seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

Tech Service / Reliability Engineer

Department:

Airworthiness

Reports to:

Continuing Airworthiness Manager (CAM)/HAAMC

Location:

Essendon Airport

Delegates:

Nil

SUMMARY

The CAM/HAAMC is the nominated post holder, reporting to the Accountable Manager, responsible for all of the aircraft airworthiness and maintenance control aspects of the Sharp Airlines fleet. The Technical Services / Reliability Engineer will assist the CAM/HAAMC in meeting this responsibility and in ensuring that all Sharp Airlines operations are conducted safely, compliantly and efficiently.

Hours of work to be negotiated with CEO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Technical Services / Reliability Engineer must, either personally or by delegation to staff, consultants or contractors:

  • Embrace & pro-actively practice the company’s Core Values and adhere to company’s Code of Conduct
  • Demonstrate reliability, accuracy, and willingness to accept responsibility
  • Assist the CAM to manage the Continuing Airworthiness standards and regulatory compliance of all company aircraft to a high and professional standard
  • Research, develop, implement, and monitor the efficiency and reliability of the fleet
  • Assist the CAM to develop, implement, and maintain appropriate and compliant Continuing Airworthiness Management instructions and procedures with particular regard to Minimum Equipment Lists, CAMO Exposition, Systems of Maintenance and Approved Maintenance Programs
  • Ensure that the Approved Maintenance Programmes for each aircraft are kept up-to-date with all mandatory requirements
  • Compile / process workpacks using company Takeflite maintenance system
  • Assess technical data with regards to applicability to fleet
  • Maintain aircraft engine and propeller logbooks
  • Monitor and maintain aircraft maintenance status on Takeflite
  • Working with Approved Maintenance Organisations, ensure that all aircraft and associated aeronautical product maintenance is correctly scheduled and carried out
  • Identify, record, and control non-conforming products and services
  • Control of sub-contractors employed by the CAMO to assist with aircraft maintenance
  • Investigation and reporting of defects
  • Liaise with CASA when required regarding airworthiness & maintenance issues
  • Production, management, and distribution of technical data
  • Provide an enthusiastic and positive high level of service to internal management and external customers
  • Maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff, suppliers and CASA officers
  • In conjunction with the CAM and CEO, participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities relating to airworthiness and maintenance across the Group
  • Co-ordinate appropriate staff training where necessary
  • Accomplish positive results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; coaching, counselling and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating and enforcing systems policy and procedures
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and potential cost savings
  • Oversee, supervise and assist when necessary to maintain a clean and safe work environment at all times
  • Perform duties in a safe and healthy manner, in line with OHS & Airline Safety Regulations, and as instructed by the General Manager Safety & Quality Assurance
  • Apply the utmost confidentiality to the day-to-day activities within the department. No information relating to any audit, investigation, or confidential interview (whether in person or by telephone) is to be shared with parties outside of the department unless lawfully required to do so
  • Contribute to the overall performance of the business by achieving required results
  • Carry out monthly reporting as required
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement strategies

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist the General Manager of Safety & Quality Assurance in the role of the CAMO Quality Manager as per the CAMO Exposition and SMS to:
    • Ensure procedures are carried out consistently and in compliance with applicable requirements (Quality Control)
    • Have in place elements necessary to reduce risks
    • In consultation with the CAM, ensure the CAMO continuously reviews and improves procedures through the CAMO’s SMS
    • Acquit CAMO audit findings and observations
    • Complete CAMO safety investigations

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Key performance indicators include:

  • On-time performance and aircraft maintenance, as measured by relevant data
  • Reduction of errors and delays in maintenance control tasks
  • Reduction of errors on all documentation
  • CAMO productivity, as measured by:
    • Safety and incident statistics
    • Budget performance and cost control measures
    • Maximisation of cost, efficiency and safety benefits
    • Achievement of company policy directives

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

To perform this job successfully the Technical Services / Reliability Engineer must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:

  • Experience in Continuing Airworthiness Management/Maintenance Control desirable
  • Type experience relevant to Fairchild SA227 Metroliner aircraft preferred
  • A very sound engineering background and a very good understanding of the regulations
  • An excellent understanding of the organisation infrastructure requirements and strategic goals to conduct the company's operations
  • Demonstrable leadership and interpersonal skills appropriate to the position
  • Demonstrable experience in administrative and supervisory roles and interpersonal skills appropriate to the position
  • Thorough understanding of and commitment to teamwork
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management and organisational skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to undertake a wide variety of tasks
  • A high level of computer literacy, with sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and Takeflite or equivalent Computerised Maintenance Management Software
  • Ability to multi-task whilst maintaining the highest of standards

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATIONS

The Technical Services / Reliability Engineer should:

  • Hold, or have held, an aircraft engineer licence in category B1, B2 or C;
  • Hold, or have held, a licence that is equivalent to a licence in category B1, B2 or C;
  • Have a qualification in aircraft maintenance at least at Certificate IV level;
  • Have a qualification in aviation maintenance management at least at diploma level, or
  • Have an engineering qualification at least at diploma level in any of the following disciplines:

I.    Aeronautical
II.   Avionics         
III.  Mechanical
IV.   Electrical
V.    Electronics

  • Have the ability to qualify or hold an ASIC and airside driver’s licence

OTHER INFORMATION

This position involves a combination of office, hangar and maintenance oversight work, with interstate travel required.

Applications should be addressed to hr@sharpairlines.com.au

Applications close on Sun 31 Oct 2021.

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