Quality Control Inspector
The Aircraft Quality Control Inspector is responsible for ensuring that assigned aircraft are maintained within required specifications of 14 CFR Parts 43, 91 and 125 and other FAA and DOD regulations, OEM instructions and CBP directives as required and are airworthy before operation.
- Inspect the work of Aircraft Mechanics performing maintenance repairs and modifies aircraft structures, aircraft engines, electrical, avionics and aircraft sub-systems.
- Apply technical knowledge and expertise in determining proper equipment installation and operation.
- Apply comprehensive technical expertise to assist the maintenance department to solve complex problems by interpreting technical documentation such as; blueprints or manufactures’ manuals.
- Make entries in aircraft logs and records and is responsible for providing guidance and technical expertise to lower level technicians throughout all aircraft modifications and/or maintenance efforts.
- Perform the receiving, in-process, final quality, flight safety inspections and functional operational tests during organizational, intermediate and depot level maintenance, modification and repair of military tactical aircraft systems or associated components.
- Approve or reject work accomplished by field team members to ensure compliance with customer specifications, standards and technical data.
- Review and approve locally developed procedures and solutions to complex repair situations.
- Perform analysis of defects and interprets quality control rejection and failure trends.
- Monitor safety, training, and certification requirements.
- Using checklists, perform daily work site Safety Inspections and Foreign Object Damage Inspections.
- Monitor tool control programs, inspects and maintains records to ensure that measuring and test equipment meets calibration requirements.
- Maintain Quality, Safety, Training and Certification Records.
- Coordinate with the Customer Quality Assurance Representative concerning quality matters, mandatory inspection points and final acceptance inspection of contract end items or services.
- Inspect forms and records related to aircraft maintenance.
- The inspector monitors’ the maintenance departments program, such as but not limited to, engine oil consumption, logs and records processes, hydraulic contamination, NDI, electrical static discharge, employee certification programs, confined space entry, tool control, foreign object damage, material control receiving inspections, weight and balance, fall protection and safety programs.
- The inspector assists in the development and maintenance of ground and flight operation standard operating procedures, quality plan and safety plans. Assists maintenance in briefing and debriefing functional check flights.
- Possess knowledge of basic computer skills sufficient to use Government computer system to access various technical references for airframe repairs and Government training requirements.
- Document maintenance as per Quality Assurance (QA) and established regulatory requirements.
- Comply with work order timekeeping system procedures.
- Maintain high state of cleanliness and utilize a clean-as-you-go process when executing maintenance duties.
- Perform weekly Foreign Object Damage (FOD) walk-downs.
- Maintain situational awareness, stay cognitive-focused, and mitigate risks.
- Comply with processes and procedures as per DHS/DOD documents and publications.
- Immediately report missing, lost, found, or unattended tools to the supervisor. Maintain and control tools IAW tool control policy and instructions. Inventory and inspect tools on a regular basis to identify when to replace worn or broken tools and report the need for replacement tools to the supervisor.
- Clean work area as necessary, assuring all hazardous materials are properly stored; Handle hazardous materials, expired materials and wastes in accordance with applicable laws and regulatory requirements.
- Comply with safety rules and procedures and perform work in a manner that enhances the safety of the work area. Promptly report accidents, injuries, safety, violations, and/or unsafe practices or procedures to supervisor.
- Perform weekly break room and smoking area cleaning duties.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Must be a U.S citizen.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a CBP Background Investigation Suitability clearance.
- High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
- Five (5) years of experience in multi engine propeller aircraft.
- Valid Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) License required.
- Valid FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) required.
- Ability to obtain a Government flight line driver’s license.
- Possess a valid United States driver's license.
- Possess the experience and ability to provide technical support to structural/mechanical engineers and customers alike, must possess excellent organizational skills in prioritizing workload to meet aircraft delivery schedule.
- Ability to read and interpret data is required.
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment:
- Capable of performing tasks that frequently require: lifting, reaching, bending, walking, pulling, sitting, standing, crouching, stooping, kneeling, and stretching for prolonged periods of time.
- Must be capable of performing tasks in cramped, awkward, and strained positions and/or climbing up and down ladders, work platforms, scaffolding, and aircraft structures.
- Must be capable of carrying items up to 40 pounds or, for heavier objects, must seek assistance of other workers or weight lifting devices.
- Must be capable of wearing cumbersome personal protective equipment for HAZMAT operations.
- May be required to work night shifts.
- May work in Aircraft maintenance hangar or outside.
- Some domestic travel may be required.