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Aviation Quality Assurance Representative (QAR)

Manufacturing and Production

Quality Assurance Engineer


Panama City, Florida, United States


Work Where it Matters.

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima company, is not just another federal facilities contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At AFO, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , AFO provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , AFO sustains mission readiness and ensures quality of life by maintaining high value assets and operations at peak performance and successfully manages these operations through accurately forecasting, managing, and aggressively controlling costs.

As an AFO employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima, LLC company, offers a comprehensive range of flight-line, limited depot and full depot level aviation maintenance services for rotary and fixed wing aircraft. From maintenance, inspection, and repair to modifications and technology upgrades, our teams ensure that each aircraft is always at its appropriate mission readiness level.

The QAR will work with the team to ensure employees meet requirements to effectively implement the contract at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, FL.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to conduct quality inspections and surveillance on the work performed during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance events to include quality of work, work order content, aircraft maintenance records, maintenance deferrals, weight & balance changes to ensure the aircraft is airworthy and in compliance with the regulations set forth by the FAA.
  • Subject matter expert on current specifications involving inspection tolerances, limits and procedures, as set forth by the manufacturer of the product undergoing inspection or other forms of inspection information such as current FAA Airworthiness Directives (AD), Service Bulletins, and OEM requirements.
  • Performs internal audits to ensure company programs, systems, processes and procedures are effective.
  • Be completely familiar with all inspection methods, techniques and equipment used to determine the quality or airworthiness of a part, component, or aircraft undergoing maintenance or alteration.
  • Maintains proficiency in the use of various types of inspection aids.
  • Ensures all aircraft inspections are conducted by an A&P or IA with current FAA certificates.
  • Ensures evaluation guides are developed and reviewed annually for adequacy.
  • Assists with the development of the Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP), suggest improvements and coordinate with Management.
  • Uses the AFO forms for documenting surveillance/inspections.
  • Maintains technical competency by reviewing changes to the maintenance manuals.
  • Assists with the management of the Training Program:
  • Ensures new employees training plans are developed.
  • Evaluates trainers and trainee during training.
  • Reviews employee training records for accuracy.
  • Collects and maintains necessary data applicable to the maintenance operation to effectively identify and analyze trends in equipment and system performance.
  • Assists maintenance personnel interpret and apply maintenance data (AD’s, SB’s, & STC’s) publications and manufacture alerts/reports or changes in publications.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years directly related aviation experience.
  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant License & Inspection Authorization (IA preferable).
  • Effectively communicate to team members, vendors, and FAA representatives.
  • Must be able to read and understand technical publications and drawings.
  • Motivated to stay current on applicable technical material provided for that purpose.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.
  • Current Driver’s License.
  • HS Diploma.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Quality

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-3817