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Come join Garmin’s team of talented engineers designing and certifying world-class avionics in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! Our team in Salem, Oregon is currently looking for a Chief Inspector / Senior Aviation Maintenance Technician who will ensure all maintenance and modification activities conducted by Garmin’s Part 145 Aircraft Repair Station meet company, industry, and FAA requirements and, if authorized, may act as an ODA Inspection Unit Member to conduct conformity inspections, issues statements of conformity, and issues airworthiness certificates for flight test aircraft.
The Chief Inspector / Senior Aviation Maintenance Technician will be responsible for directing, planning and implementing inspection standards, methods and procedures used by the Aircraft Repair Station in complying with all applicable FAA Regulations, manufacturer’s specifications and recommendations. Other duties will include:
Conduct inspections, audits, and training to ensure that all work and inspections are properly performed and that the proper records, reports and forms used by the Aircraft Repair Station are properly executed
Conduct inspections, audits, and training to ensure company aircraft, maintenance employees, shop, paperwork and procedures are in compliance with all FAA regulations
Coordinate and maintain records for periodic checks of all inspection tools and the calibration of precision test equipment used by the Aircraft Repair Station
Responsible for directing, planning and implementing a training program in accordance with Part 145 requirements
Responsible for ascertaining that maintenance records are properly maintained and retrievable
Accomplish the final acceptance of all incoming material, including new parts, supplies and the airworthiness of articles on which work has been performed outside the Aircraft Repair Station by contract
Conduct part and installation company conformity inspections in support of certification testing
Conduct duties associated with ODA Inspection Unit Member Authorization
Conduct inspections, maintenance and modifications of company aircraft
Qualified candidates will possess a High School Diploma or GED, FAA A&P certificate and 5 years of experience performing Chief Inspector/Quality Assurance/Airworthiness Conformity functions similar to the essential functions listed above. In addition, candidates must possess a minimum of 10 years of experience maintaining general aviation light aircraft, business aircraft and helicopters and demonstrate proficient knowledge of Federal Aviation Regulations, parts 1, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 39, 43, 45, 61, 91, 121, 135. Proficient using Microsoft Office products and effective written and interpersonal communication skills are required.
Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree, prior experience as an ODA Inspection UM or FAA DMIR/DAR, and FAA IA Certification experience.
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