• LIFT Academy - Manager of Quality Assurance

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  • Overview

    Leadership In Flight Training (LIFT) Academy is a U.S.-based commercial aviation pilot training school owned and operated by Republic Airways. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, LIFT revolutionizes commercial aviation training, utilizing state-of-the-art, eco-friendly training technologies and systems to educate future aviators. Students receive instruction from experienced pilots, under FAA and industry standards, with the most advanced equipment and curriculum that combines flight, flight simulator, online and in-classroom training. LIFT Academy students will train on a fleet of advanced new aircraft and flight simulators produced by Diamond Aircraft Industries, including the DA40 single-engine and the DA42 twin-engine aircraft. The program will be further enhanced with Diamond Flight Simulator Training Devices (FSTD) built to achieve the most realistic cockpit simulation environment. LIFT offers its graduates a direct path to become First Officers at Republic Airline. Interested students are invited to call 1-800-435-2552 or visit flywithlift.com.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Administers the Inspection and Quality Control of aircraft completions, maintenance and modifications functions in accordance with part 145 repair station and regulatory requirements.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned to this position as needed.        

    • Coordinate with the FAA Certificate Holding District Office and other Federal Aviation Administration offices regarding repair station issues.
    • Direct, plan and layout the details of inspection standards, methods and procedures used by the repair station in complying with all applicable regulations, manufacturer's specifications, and instructions.
    • Serve as the primary contact with the FAA and final authority to approve aircraft for return to service all articles maintained or altered by the repair station.
    • Ensures preventive maintenance, repair, modifications and other maintenance of aircraft, components and related equipment complies with 14 CFR, manufactures specifications, Company policy and procedures as well as other methods accepted by the FAA and OSHA when accomplishing maintenance.
    • Assist when necessary to meet completion and production schedules and produce the quality maintenance.
    • Verify that each part or component is effective for the aircraft on which it will be installed.
    • Adhere to material handling and control procedures specified in RSQCM and by the equipment manufacturers. Oversee parts and material receiving inspection.
    • Assure the preliminary, hidden damage, in-progress, and final inspections of all articles maintained or altered by the repair station are completed and results recorded as outlined in this manual and the RSQCM.
    • Ensure that all department internal company forms, maintenance records, documents, work orders, etc. are completed, including performing maintenance computer system transactions as required.
    • Maintain and utilize RSQCM and aircraft manuals.
    • Make revisions as necessary to the documents of the repair station including but not limited to the Supervisory and Inspection Personnel Roster and Inspector Stamp Roster.
    • Administer recurrent training, including required FAA AMT training, and keep necessary licenses and certifications up-to-date.
    • Ensure proper calibration of required tooling.
    • Evaluate the area and equipment that will be utilized to ensure that safety is not compromised before performing any maintenance action; apply safety first at all times.
    • Fosters the Company’s core values and culture throughout the work environment.
    • Screens, interviews and makes recommendations for hiring potential employees. Coaches and provides leadership, direction, motivation and supervision of direct reports.  Appraises performance, provides performance feedback, takes corrective actions and oversees training and development of staff. 
    • Performs other duties as assigned or required


    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability necessary to perform this job.



    • Specialty training beyond high school in Aviation with a FAA Mechanics and A/P Certificate with at least 3 years of previous experience.
    • Strong understanding of FAA regulations and standards as they pertain to Part 43, 65, 91 and 145 as well as inspection methods, techniques, and equipment used to determine the quality or airworthiness of an article undergoing maintenance, repair, or alterations
    • Ability to write technical documents and manuals.
    • Able to work both in a team setting and individually.



    • Quality Assurance/Inspection experience in General Aviation, Corporate or Airline environment
    • Quality Management in an aerospace/aviation repair station environment preferred
    • Experience with General Aviation piston aircraft
    • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal
    • Excellent electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills.
    • Previous supervisory experience.


    • No previous felony convictions and a stable employment history
    • Able to pass an FAA required 10 year work history review and pass criminal background and fingerprint checks.
    • Willing to submit to and pass FAA and Company mandated random drug and alcohol tests.
    • Must have and maintain and valid Driver's License and a clean driving record.


    Ability to read, write, and communicate in English. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



    Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in a mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.



    Makes decisions daily on use of resources, performance and budgets.  Decisions could require additional expenditure of resources if not sound decisions.


    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.

    • Able to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle and feel, reach with hands/arms up to 20% of the time.
    • Able to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl up to 20% of the time.
    • Able to lift up to 50 pounds at least 20% of the time.
    • Able to lift or move 75 pounds at least 10% of the time.
    • Must be able to see to perform work and to see approaching vehicles, aircraft and machinery.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

    • Work near moving mechanical parts, work with fumes or airborne particles over 50% of the time.
    • Work in high, precarious places up to 10% of the time.
    • Work around toxic or caustic chemicals up to 10% of the time.
    • Work in outdoor weather conditions within an open air hangar up to 20% of the time.
    • The work environment can be loud.
    • Able to work nights, evenings, weekends and holidays.



    Travel up to 20% of the time, including overnight stays.

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