Location: Columbus, Ohio

be there… Nobody goes on a private jet simply to go on a private jet. It’s not for the leather seats, trendy (or dated) wood veneer, overpriced catering, or six-figure bills. They go to be there… the meeting, the vacation, the home, the people, the family, whatever and wherever there is. With Four Corners Aviation, they can just be there.
At Four Corners Aviation, we believe in making great hiring decisions. We continue to transform and grow. Some of the ways we accomplish this is by providing a diverse and inclusive workplace for dedicated individuals to work hard, appreciate and live the company’s core values and have fun! This is all part of our core culture to
exceed expectations, protect and grow our company culture, and create Raving Fans.

Candidate must be located within 90 minutes of Columbus, OH. If not currently local, relocation to the Columbus, OH area is required for this position. Relocation Allowance Offered.

Position Summary

The Aircraft Program Manager is responsible for the maintenance, scheduling, and monitoring of the maintenance activities on their assigned aircraft, and for supervising the performance of maintenance on their aircraft by company or vendor personnel. This position reports to the Director of Maintenance regarding issues pertaining to maintenance policy, procedures, and airworthiness standards, and to the Client Aviation Director on all account maintenance related issues. This individual will perform hands-on aircraft maintenance on a Lear 45. 

Required Skills and Qualifications

To be successful in this role the AIRCRAFT PROGRAM MANAGER will be required to possess and/or develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following key areas:

  • Effective leadership skills and abilities.
  • Strong business acumen, organizational and project management skills.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to effectively handle complex technical challenges.
  • Strong avionics and systems expertise.
  • Fully engaged with industry and aircraft technical advancements.
  • Proficient with the use of technology and computer skills to include business applications and Computerized Maintenance Programs.
  • 14 CFR Part 135 maintenance experience required.
  • Working knowledge of maintenance tracking programs such as Traxxall.
  • Understanding of warranty program management, including invoice analysis to ensure all items covered under programs are treated as such.
  • First-hand experience dealing with OEMs and third-party maintenance providers.
  • Experience with corporate jet maintenance, inspections, recordkeeping, scheduling, and logbook entries.
  • Ability to track and monitor trends.
  • Proven inventory management experience.
  • A&P Certificate (required) and FCC License (preferred).
  • Familiarity with current avionics systems (required).
  • Lear experience required, factory training a plus.
  • Ability to respond to off-hour maintenance needs.
  • Must be legal to work in the U.S. and ability to travel any international destination.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for airworthiness inspections, inclusive of pre and post flight checks and sign-off on a Part 135 Lear 45 aircraft.
  • Perform minor preventive aircraft maintenance as needed.
  • Accomplish and/or manage and direct all maintenance functions as necessary to supply airworthy aircraft for flight operations.
  • Ensure compliance with all AD’s and SB’s (or equivalent).
  • Maintain ground support equipment.
  • Ensure all maintenance is conducted in a safe and compliant manner.
  • Source and supervise supplemental support as needed for scheduled maintenance, as well as for AOG situations, both domestically and internationally. Work closely with maintenance department and operations for the completion of annual maintenance budgets.
  • Coordinate maintenance schedules with Charter, Owner Services, and OEM facilities to maximize aircraft availability.
  • Ensure compliance with MMEL/MEL maintenance procedures, to include completion and maintenance of all inspection records and forms.
  • Implement the maintenance standards, methods, and procedures utilized by the company to ensure compliance with Four Corners Aviation general maintenance manual, Federal Aviation Regulations, and manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Maintain currency of maintenance tracking program for assigned aircraft.
  • Monitor and accomplish warranty administration for assigned aircraft.
  • Ensure that subordinate maintenance personnel are qualified to perform the maintenance procedures assigned in accordance with procedures set forth in Four Corners Aviation general maintenance manual.
  • Provide continuity of maintenance during shift changes or work assignment changes.
  • Ensure the proper completion of maintenance logs as well as other required forms and records for any maintenance accomplished.
  • Submit “aircraft records” documentation to Maintenance Control as part of review and validation process.
  • Ensure that adequate tools, parts, materials, support equipment, and facilities are available for the work intended.
  • Coordinate maintenance activities with the Client Aviation Director, Flight Coordinator and Director of Maintenance, as required.
  • Approve work completed by outside maintenance agencies.
  • Coordinate maintenance training requirements as addressed in Four Corners Aviation general maintenance manual with the Client Aviation Director.
  • Monitor maintenance expenditures related to assigned aircraft.
  • Review and approve outside maintenance invoices for parts, labor and services performed, in addition to the final monthly aircraft billing on customer aircraft.
  • When using “per-diem” technicians for temporary replacement coverage, verify the qualifications and training status of each “per-diem” and provide necessary training to meet company requirements.
  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Maintenance and/or Client Aviation Director.

Other Requirements

  • Must be accessible by phone or email 24/7 except when on scheduled time off.
  • Must be willing to work nights, weekends, holidays as needed.
  • Work hours can extend beyond normal office hours.
  • Domestic and international travel may be required.
  • Ability to lift items weighing up to 40lbs from floor to shoulder level.
  • Physical ability to perform all required job functions must not be hindered.
  • Own and maintain basic set of tools.
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