Vertex Aerospace has been providing International Aircraft Maintenance and Logistics Solutions since moving its headquarters to Madison, MS in 1989.
In anticipation of contract award, Vertex is seeking experienced professionals to support Aviation Services at our United Arab Emirates Headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Contingent positions are available immediately in the following specialty
The incumbent is responsible for productively directing the full range of Quality Management System (QMS) and Quality Assurance (QA) activities across the Company’s commercial and military aircraft and logistics programs.
Implements and maintains a corporate QMS that meets or exceeds the standards required by our customer and the company. Coordinates Quality Assurance functions concerning technical data, maintenance analysis, material quality and maintenance quality.
Utilizes cost-effective measures to resolve problem areas and maintains a department that sets the standards for professional excellence.
The incumbent reports directly to the Vice President, Operations.
Prepares budgets, develops long range plans and strategies, and oversees the distribution of resources, to include manpower, for the corporate quality department, including the QMS and QA functions.
Provides strategic direction and tasking to the individuals filling the positions of Manager, Quality / Process Assurance and Manager System Support / DQMR.
Acts as the company's Quality Management Representative (QMR) and principle advisor on ISO 9000 / AS9100. Responsible for the development, publication and maintenance of the Company Quality Manual and those company level policies, procedures and instructions associated with the company's Quality Management System.
Continuously reviews and evaluates the company QMS and reports on its condition to the Executive Quality Steering Committee, which includes making recommendations on any improvements needed to improve the QMS.
Actively supports and promotes the company’s continuous process improvement initiatives.
Assists in the preparation of company proposals to government and commercial solicitations, specifically in the areas of Quality, Quality Management Systems, Quality Assurance and Training.
Maintains liaisons with the General Managers, Program Managers, and Government team members and on site personnel to address issues relative to the Quality Management System and quality assurance program.
Periodically reviews program quality procedures, maintenance procedures, training and certification programs to ensure customer requirements are identified and addressed consistently.
Investigates customer complaints and provides information and recommendations to management.
Develops and provides educational meetings / presentations to instruct employees on QMS / Quality policies, procedures and requirements.
Assists material and procurement personnel in the monitoring of material management activities as related to QMS / Quality issues.
Provides input and testimony to legal department for use in hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations.
Maintains records / documentation related to quality systems and programs.
Monitors such functions as wage adjustment, performance reviews and disciplinary matters for quality department personnel.
Actively enforces the company’s EEO / Affirmative Action Program.
Performs job-related special assignments as required.
Greets visitors, clients and customers.
Exhibits positive courteous behavior with customers, businesses and coworkers.
Assists coworkers and those in other departments to successfully perform job tasks and functions when necessary.
Follows all safety procedures and practices as established by the company and regulatory bodies.
This job has supervisory responsibilities.
Maintains the highest ethical personal and professional standards.
Other projects and initiatives as assigned.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS : 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.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit;
use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk.
The employee is occasionally required to stand.
Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from an accredited four (4) year college or university and twelve (12) years of experience in aviation maintenance, quality and supply, OR Education / Experience equivalent
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS :
A & P Certificate, Inspection Authorization and Six Sigma Certification desirable
KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS :
The following skills and abilities are required :
understand and use the English language both written and oral to communicate information or ideas to another person or persons;
read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations;
write reports, business correspondence and procedure manual;
effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of manager, clients, customers and the general public;
work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical analysis;
apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations;
define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions;
interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables;
planning and organizing;
indexing and organizing and alphabetizing files, material or data;
create, enter, retrieve and print from current software packages such as : Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
problem analysis and independent decision making;
leadership; delegation of tasks and duties; motivating subordinates; in intra and interpersonal relations;
develop departmental budget;
handling stressful situations;
obtain a DoD secret security clearance, passport, visa, and
travel worldwide with limited notice.
Knowledge of the following is required :
databases sufficient to perform the job duties and tasks associated with the position;
Federal Acquisition Regulations;
ISO9000 / AS9100 Quality requirements;
U.S. Government regulations for federal contractors and FAA Maintenance programs; and
aircraft maintenance terminology.
Must be able to pass a background investigation to obtain a public trust position (if required for the position).
Must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance (if required for the position).
Must be able to work weekends, other shifts and overtime as required.
The essential physical requirements of the position will be reviewed with the applicant during the interview.
Some travel will be required.
Must adhere to Company policies / procedures and management instruction.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and Company Proprietary data.
US Security Clearance Required : None
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