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Avionics Manager

Company: Citadel Completions LLC
Location: Lake Charles
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

The Avionics Manager has direct supervisory responsibility for Avionics Lead Technicians and Avionics Technicians performing aircraft maintenance and modifications. He/she develops staffing plans in collaboration with Sales and Marketing, the Director of Maintenance, and Director of Completions and coordinates and controls the administrative management of Avionics personnel resources assigned to each project. The Avionics Manager and assigned Project Manager will make sure that all assigned personnel carry out their respective duties in full accordance to company policies and procedures and in full compliance to FAA/EASA regulations and in so doing delivering efficient high quality work with safety being their uncompromised priority.

Functions

  • Responsible for direct supervision of the Lead Avionics Technicians and Avionics Technicians personnel with authority to guide and advise technical activity in accordance with Repair Station Manual and FAA regulations.
  • Provide leadership and direction, coach and mentor direct reports and their subordinates to consistently deliver high quality workmanship and on-time re-delivery of aircraft.
  • Secure commitment and accountability at all levels in execution of both work and accurate supporting documentation.
  • In collaboration with Project Managers, Production Planning & Control, Quality, Customer and Lead Technicians, establish resource plans for each aircraft to be serviced in accordance with the workscope and the respective timeline. Schedule work shift personnel necessary to accomplish the assigned workscope.
  • Coordinate with Engineering, Planning and Production Control all Pre-Dock meetings, Daily progress meetings, final workscope close out meetings.
  • Ensure that tools and equipment are correctly used and handled by operations personnel for both safety and to reduce breakages, wear and tear. Require Leads to ensuring that any tool malfunction is promptly reported by the Technician. Ensure tooling, GSE and ground equipment is returned to its proper storage area following use.
  • Strive for continuous process improvements and increasing efficiencies in execution and delivery with safety as a priority.
  • Maintain close and frequent communication with the Director of Maintenance and Project Managers, notifying them of progress and any road-blocks or threats to the projects critical path that could impact re-delivery.
  • Review Avionics personnel performance and progress with each Project Manager to determine if any alteration to the plan and schedule is necessary to maintain the aircraft re-delivery schedule and to ensure that tasks are completed within budgeted time.
  • Collaborate with the Training Management function to establish On-The-Job Training Programs (OJT) for personnel and coordinate participation in training programs as appropriate. Participate in relevant development training including General Familiarization Certification.
  • Deal with Customers in a cordial, respectful and professional manner, and to see to it that all personnel behave accordingly.
  • Ensure that tools and equipment are correctly used and handled by operations personnel for both safety and to reduce breakages, wear and tear. Require Leads to ensuring that any tool malfunction is promptly reported to the Stores personnel by the mechanics by following proper procedures. Ensure tooling, GSE and ground equipment is returned to its proper storage area following use.
  • Support the Director Maintenance with other business activities as needed.
  • To Lead by example at all times; through professional behavior, integrity, commitment to the company and compliance with its policies.
  • Ensure the highest quality service, safety standards and performance, with the objective of exceeding customer satisfaction in the re-delivery of airworthy, reliable and clean aircraft, in a timely manner.

Qualifications

REQUIRED

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • At least 5 years of maintenance experience on large aircraft with an Air Carrier, Commercial Operator or Certified Repair Station, and must have performed as an Avionics Technician.
  • A minimum of 3 years supervisory experience in an Aircraft OEM, Air Carrier and/or Repair Station environment.
  • Holds a current drivers license.

PREFERRED

  • Undergraduate degree.
  • Holds a valid and current mechanic certificate with Airframe rating
  • Maintenance experience on current fleet types being maintained or modified by the Repair Station.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Effective decision-making skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in order to effectively interact with all levels of staff from different departments effectively.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills in order to prioritize workload according to business demands and works well under pressure.

Working Conditions

The work is performed in an office environment, aircraft hangar, at the departure gate or on the aircraft parking ramp.

Keywords: Citadel Completions LLC, Lake Charles , Avionics Manager, Other , Lake Charles, Louisiana

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