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Vinnell Arabia BDE Aviation Safety Trainer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job Category US Job Only

Position BDE Aviation Safety Trainer

Req Code 5210-001


Grade 8-L2

Basic Functions

Responsible for: Serving as the Aviation Safety and Occupational Health Specialist for the Contractor's onsite personnel within assigned Brigade. Responsible for a wide variety of high risk operations, facilities, and environmental conditions associated with Aviation Training, Maintenance, and Operational activities. Mentors MNG counterpart in developing and sustaining functional Aviation and Ground Safety program IAW U.S. Army and MNG-AVN publications. Promotes and advocates the overall safety program of the VA Aviation Director in all aspects of operations in support of Rotary Wing Operations. Provides oversight and conducts required inspections of associated Maintenance, Flight Operations, Training Operations, and Support Operations to insure a safe operating environment for employees and the customer.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

A. Duties/Responsibilities:

1. 1. Responsible for the coordination of aviation safety activities, policies and procedures, and incident reporting with the appropriate VA Management chain to ensure a safe and productive work environment within assigned Brigade.

    1. Responsible for supporting the safe operation of flight training, employment, maintenance, and flight procedures of MNG rotary wing aircraft.
    1. Plans and organizes the implementation of a Brigade level Safety Management System in accordance with MNG and U.S. Army service guidance, while mentoring MNG counterpart in the same.
    1. Responsible for ensuring contractor employees comply with all applicable Safety SOPs and regulations.
    1. Provides technical leadership, training, mentorship, and guidance to subordinate safety professionals.
    1. Assists the Airfield Safety Manager in the accomplishment of the assigned functions of the program as required.
    1. Assists safety specialists in resolving the complex and difficult problems and cases where guides are very general or lacking.
    1. In cooperation with the MNG counterpart ASO, validate the Battalion’s Pre Accident Plan exercises.
    1. In cooperation with the Brigade Standardization Manager and MNG counterparts, improve upon the Brigade Safety SOP and MNG regulations as guidance for all employees and MNG Soldiers.
    1. Plans and schedules periodic surveys of activity safety programs and facilities.
    1. Recommends to management the application of specific techniques, methods, and procedures to eliminate or control hazards identified in surveys, inspections or through mishap information sources.
    1. Investigates and analyzes accidents and hazardous conditions to determine origin, causes, and contributing elements in coordination with VA leadership. Provides follow-up guidance to the Aviation Operations Director, VA General Manager and other appropriate personnel as required.
    1. Train MNG counterparts on fundamentals of risk management.
  1. Mentor MNG counterpart during accident investigations.

    1. Perform other tasks as assigned.

B.Independence:Follows instructions of the AFSS Division manager. Authority to select and implement goals and objectives within the execution of duties and responsibilities.

C.Supervisory Responsibilities:other lower level safety managers

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. Graduate of a Military Aviation Safety course.

  2. Experience:: Minimum of 12 years of experience in military aviation safety environment or corporate related fields, 5 years of which must be as a designated aviation safety officer.

  3. Specific knowledge, skills, ability: Expert knowledge of military safety regulations and best practices. Ability to read and apply local regulations to daily operations. Ability to communicate in English. Demonstrated ability to lead a team of subordinate experts.Lift and carry 20 kilos