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Director of Maintenance

Houston, Texas, United StatesMaintenance

Job description

About RAVN Aerospace:

RAVN Aerospace is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with various operating sites around the country, including our hangar in Ellington Field. We offer a wide range of aviation services to assist governments, international organizations, and private sector entities. The aviation services fall into three main categories: Air-to-Air threat replication, Close Air Support, and Test and Evaluation. We provide on and off-site aircraft operation for a diverse customer base in all areas of the aviation and aerospace industry with operating locations around the globe.

RAVN Aerospace is seeking a qualified and motivated Director of Maintenance to oversee and manage all aspects of aircraft maintenance operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in aviation maintenance, excellent leadership skills, and a deep understanding of regulatory compliance. The Director of Maintenance will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety, airworthiness, and operational efficiency of our aircraft fleet.

What you get to do:

Leadership and Team Management:

  • Lead, mentor, and inspire a team of maintenance professionals, fostering a positive and collaborative work environment.

  • Provide guidance, training, and development opportunities to enhance the skills and knowledge of the maintenance team.

  • Ensure new hire onboarding is administered

  • Conduct interviews for hiring

Compliance and Regulation:

  • Ensure strict compliance with all relevant aviation regulations, standards, and company policies.

  • Stay abreast of industry changes and updates in regulations to maintain the highest level of compliance.

Maintenance Operations:

  • Oversee all maintenance activities, including scheduled inspections, repairs, modifications, and troubleshooting of aircraft systems.

  • Oversee facility upkeep and budgeting

  • Program compliance inspection

  • Develop and implement efficient maintenance processes to minimize downtime and optimize aircraft availability.

  • Oversee aircraft movement from site to site

  • Collaborate with operations on flight schedule

Quality Control:

  • Implement quality control measures to guarantee the integrity and airworthiness of the aircraft fleet.

  • Conduct regular audits and inspections to monitor the quality of maintenance work and adherence to standards.

  • Spot check aircraft logbooks

Vendor Management:

  • Collaborate with external vendors and suppliers to ensure the timely delivery of parts, equipment, and services.

  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with vendors to secure cost-effective solutions

Budget Management:

  • Develop and manage the maintenance budget, ensuring cost-effective utilization of resources.

  • Monitor expenses, analyze variances, and implement corrective actions as necessary.

  • Project manpower surge requirements

  • Track consumable cost and manpower utilizations

Continuous Improvement:

  • Identify areas for process improvement and implement best practices to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of maintenance operations.

  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to elevate the overall performance of the maintenance department.

Job requirements

What you bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management, Aeronautical Engineering, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in aviation maintenance, with at least 10 years in a leadership or managerial role.

  • Strong knowledge of aviation regulations, safety standards, and industry best practices.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a diverse team of maintenance professionals.

  • Proven track record of successful vendor management and contract negotiations.

  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and attention to detail.

RAVN Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds to apply.