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Director of Maintenance, Assistant | Van Nuys, CA KVNY

Assistant Director of Maintenance

Clay Lacy Aviation has been providing private jet services around the globe since 1968. Taking pride in the pursuit of perfection is at the center of everything that we do. Our most valuable asset is our experienced team. If you are goal-oriented, dedicated, proactive, and enjoy a customer-centric culture, we would be delighted to get to know you better.

All applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Position Summary

  • 100% On-site position, Monday-Friday
  • Compensation: Annual salary $170,000 plus eligibility for performance bonus

Assistant Director of Maintenance reports to the Director of Maintenance [DOM]. The individual is responsible for all aspects of Aircraft Maintenance Management on all Part 135 and 91 aircraft. The responsibilities include managing employees, Planning, Quoting, Scheduling, and Oversight of Maintenance projects, including pre-purchase evaluations, Aircraft 135 conformity, aircraft deliveries and adheres and promoting the Clay Lacy Vision, Mission, and Values daily.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as an active member of the Clay Lacy Team, and share its vision, mission, and values.
  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Clay Lacy Aviation.
  • Must have excellent Leadership Skills to Mentor and Motivate employees.
  • Will be representing 135 aircraft management during FAA audits and visits when DOM is not available.
  • Ensures the timely completion of forecasting and budgeting the upcoming Maintenance events by assigned DOMs or Maintenance Controllers annually.
  • Ensures that all DOMs and MX-Controllers Maintain the aircraft to the highest standard by complying with preventive maintenance, and best mechanical practices.
  • Understand and Plan for upcoming regulatory mandates to maintain aircraft status and support upcoming missions
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, and tasks.
  • Willing to travel to oversee aircraft projects and inspections.
  • Willingness to work long and sometimes irregular hours.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Establishing and maintaining records as required by the FAR’s, manufacturers, and company policies.
  • Ensuring that a high level of customer service is provided to the company employees and clients.
  • Representing the company in aviation matters through trade associations, the FAA, state or municipal aviation bodies, airport management, community organizations and contract agencies as directed.
  • Maintaining high morale through an awareness of company and department policies, employee development programs, and periodic department meetings for the two-way communication of ideas, goals, and objectives.
  • Communicates safety issues to CLA Home Base Safety Officer.
  • Must have a broad knowledge of and experience with the maintenance of corporate aircraft category.
  • Requires an Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate and an Inspection Authorization (IA).
  • Responsible for managing a team of Maintenance Controllers.
  • Responsible for managing a team of Aircraft Assigned Director of Maintenance personnel.
  • Assists with the development of department policies.
  • Assists with the preparation of the annual operating budget.
  • Assists with assessment of aircraft cost studies.
  • Assists with the establishment of performance appraisal procedures and dismissal standards.
  • Establishing and maintaining records as required by FARs, manufacturers, and company policy.
  • Monitoring these records, if maintained by an outside agency.
  • Establishing maintenance safety rules and procedures.
  • Ensuring that department personnel is thoroughly familiar with company policies, appropriate FARs, pertinent manuals, practices, and publications.
  • Helping coordinate activities of the maintenance department with flight operations.
  • Helping ensure that maintenance and flight crew personnel understand the company’s objectives.

Education: 4-year College Degree Preferred

Experience

Should possess a minimum of Ten (10); years of A&P-related duties with some experience in maintaining the type of aircraft in interest. A minimum of three (3) years of experience in managing Aircraft and DOM duties. Must be familiar with FAR Part 135 regulations.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to prioritize and organize workflow.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to handle sensitive documents in a very confidential manner.
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Able to take initiative and execute assigned tasks in a timely and flawless manner.
  • Strong teamwork acumen with a profound ability to work under extreme pressure.
  • Strong passion for working in a fast-paced and result-oriented environment.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Superior presentation and communication skills.
  • Excellent project & time management capabilities.
  • A creative driver who is also goal-driven and detail-oriented.
  • Exemplify consistent professionalism, good humor, and ethical behavior.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer relationship skills.
  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid US-issued FAA A&P Certificate.

Benefits

Clay Lacy Aviation offers an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, matching 401(K), and more to employees in full-time positions.

 Equal Opportunity Employer

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the company provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

 

Positions in this classification are considered safety-sensitive under DOT/FAA drug and alcohol regulations.

All applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

 

About Clay Lacy Aviation

Founded in 1968 by legendary aviator and industry pioneer Clay Lacy. Today, Clay Lacy Aviation is considered the world’s most experienced operator of private jets. Prominent individuals and leading corporations trust Clay Lacy for aircraft management, charter, maintenance, avionics, interiors, and FBO services. The company has aircraft operations and regional offices across the U.S., including full-service FBOs in Los Angeles and Orange County, and aircraft maintenance centers in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Oxford, Connecticut. With the most knowledgeable team in the industry, Clay Lacy delivers superior safety, service, and value to aircraft owners and jet travelers worldwide. Visit claylacy.com