Role and Responsibilities
Acting under the authority of the Program Manager (PM), the Maintenance Director is responsible for supporting aircraft contractor logistics support (CLS), simulator and training device CLS, and other additional staff functions as required to ensure contract compliance and efficient operations for the CAE USA Dothan Training Center (DTC). Serves as the Acting Program Manager in the absence of the Program Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Supervises and/or oversees CAE USA, subcontractor personnel, or vendor personnel to provide program support
- Assists the Program Manager (PM) in providing guidance and corrective action to site personnel when warranted
- Assists the PM in ensuring the DTC is adequately manned to meet contract requirements
- Acts as the DTC alternate liaison point of contact for the US Army and USAF customer
- Ensures contract compliance for all site operations and maintains good working relationships with all Customers and subcontractors
- Ensures on time submittal of reports as required to meet CDRL & management requirements
- Responsible for planning conferences with US Army and USAF Customers
- Provides support for training programs for assigned personnel and is responsible for providing adequate resources
- Performs site evaluations of aircraft maintenance operations and simulator/training devices as required
- Supports sites’ quality assurance programs to ensure ISO compliance
- Supports sites’ safety program to ensure CAE USA and regulatory agency compliance
- Attends necessary weekly, monthly, and quarterly meetings as required or directed by the PM
Provide counsel, advice and guidance to management, subordinates and otherinternal groups on technical matters including the capabilities and limitations of current technology, facility capability and costing of effort as these items pertain to quality and process improvement. Responsible for scheduling personnel, as well as managing labor and material expenditures. Perform routine administrative functions as approving vacation, time sheets, and travel expense reports. Attends meetings, manages delivery schedules and coordinates site activities. Ensure a safe and secure work environment is established and maintained.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline
- 7 to 10 years’ progressive management experience
- 4 + years of flight operations, flight maintenance, and/or flight training management experience
- 8 + years total flying experience, 8 + years military experience, with at least 1 year training management experience
- Demonstrated dynamic leadership is essential
- Previous experience as a US Army or USAF Site Manager or Site Focal a plus
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Word
- Must be able to effectively deliver oral presentations to management and customers
- Must be able to work independently and direct subordinates
- Must be able to work overtime as required
- Must be willing to work any shift or day of the week as required
- Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex word and technical documents/diagrams. Will be required to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries and complaints. Must be able to generate effective oral and written presentations and proposals on complex subjects.
- Must be able to calculate figures and amounts, prices, commissions, and percentages, and to produce and interpret graphs.
- Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. An ability to interpret complex customer requirements and attitudes from verbal, non-verbal, and written communication is desirable.
- Ability to read and understand mechanical/electrical schematics and drawings.
Must comply with all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.
- Incumbent must be eligible for DoD Personal Security Clearance.
- Work in a regular office environment; communicate via personal computer, telephone and fax.
- Will be working in areas with risk of electrical shock from moving mechanical parts driven by hydraulics under high pressure.
- Will at times be exposed to the following conditions: extreme heat, airborne particles, and loud noises.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Domestic and international travel as required.
- Must be able to walk and/or climb stairs and ladder into a simulator or airplane cockpit.
- Must be able to stoop, bend, and crawl on top or under training devices.
- Must be able to detect odors or hear noises, bangs, etc., or other sounds to detect problems or flaws in the surrounding environment.
- Must be able to distinguish colors.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for their job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.