The Quality Control Lead Inspector ensures compliance with the Quality Control Plan and maintains an administrative system that ensures all records, data, and other inspection documentation are collected, analyzed, and maintained
- Schedule and implement periodic evaluations to ensure quality workmanship in all areas.
- Coordinate QC Inspector work and ensures that maintenance is receiving proper QC oversight and support.
- Ensure that AWIS data is accurate and current,
- Monitor and evaluate maintenance personnel and maintenance actions performed, inspect aircraft equipment condition for safety, and ensure compliance with technical directives and local SOP’s.
- Review aircraft Historical records, log book entries, TMDE, AOAP Air wing Information System (AWIS) and W&B for accuracy and compliance.
- Advise and assist maintenance personnel in the use of technical data to troubleshoot, repair, or replace malfunctioning systems.
- Verify proper procedures, tools and technical data are used while conducting maintenance.
- Conduct audits/surveillance of maintenance programs to ensure compliance with the Quality Control and Maintenance Plans.
- Monitor the local Oil Analysis Program and ensure proper procedures and policies are being adhered to.
- Ensure that the Inspectors are aware of maintenance priorities and that maintenance has adequate QC coverage.
- Assist in scheduling to ensure a sufficient number of inspectors are on site for workload.
- Train other personnel as needed.
- Perform other qualified duties as assigned
Knowledge & Skills
- Knowledge of the Army Maintenance Management System and DA PAM 738-751 is preferred.
- CMF 15 aviation MOS series or other military/commercial equivalent.
- Exceptional ability to comprehend all aspects of The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS), Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and generally accepted maintenance practices.
- Extensive knowledge of Quality Control, Quality Assurance and related programs.
- Extensive knowledge of component time before overhaul, records keeping, historical records, and associated equipment, and applicable technical orders.
- Basic knowledge of software applications in order to be proficient in the application of the Airwing Information Systems, (AWIS), data management systems after assignment.
- Able to apply advanced technical knowledge to solve complex problems that frequently cannot be resolved solely by referencing manufacturers’ manuals or similar publications.
- Able to read, write and interpret technical data.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Effective interpersonal skills for inspection duty.
- Ability to analyze inspection findings.
- Possess or have the ability to obtain a U.S. Passport before assignment
- Possess or have the ability to obtain and maintain a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) through the Department of State background investigations is a condition of employment; a current MRPT is preferred.
Experience & Education
- Five (5) or more years’ experience in QC with expertise in one or more aircraft of the same model as on the contract.
- Familiar with aircraft subsystems, components, associated equipment, and technical documentation systems.
- Three (3) years in a position of leadership in QC or maintenance management.
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- FAA Airframe & Power Plant License is required, an IA is preferred.
Physical Requirements/Working Environment
- Must be able to walk and stand on level and/or inclined surfaces for up to six hours per day and sit for up to four hours per day.
- Must be able to climb stairs, ramps, ladders and work stands.
- Must be able to crouch, crawl, grasp or handle objects, use finger dexterity, bend elbow/knee and reach above/below shoulders.
- May be required to carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds.
- May be required to lift up to 50 pounds to height of four feet and lift up to 35 pounds to height of 7 feet.
- May be required to read aircraft dials/gauges, identify small objects and hand tools.
- Must be able to see imperfections, micrometer readings and other small scales.
- Must be able to read and interpret newspaper and typewritten print.
- Must be able to communicate by voice and detect sounds.
- Must be able to distinguish color and judge three dimensional depths.
- May be required to operate power vehicles, machinery, hand tools, ground support equipment, fork lift, APU, etc.
- Must have minimum 20/100 near and far vision, correctable to 20/20.
- Be able to travel to and between remote location(s).
- Travel to austere or inhospitable high stress environments may be required.
- Ability to respond to a wide variety of operational circumstances, including extreme weather conditions and rudimentary infrastructure may be required.
- May be exposed to extreme noise from turbine and jet engine aircraft.
- May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles; may be exposed to electrical shock hazards or work near moving mechanical parts.
- Travel to and between CONUS and OCONUS locations as requested is required.