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NAC Senior Manager Aircraft Maintenance

Company: Saltchuk
Location: Anchorage
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Supervises assigned aircraft maintenance personnel to assure safe, on-time completion of all work assigned and to provide serviceable airworthy aircraft for scheduled operations.
Northern Air Cargo is a subsidiary of Northern Aviation Services and part of the Saltchuk family of companies. Our mission is to provide safe, reliable aviation services for our customers and create a place for employees to build long-term careers. Northern Air Cargo services customers in Alaska, Florida, Hawaii, South America, and the Caribbean.

Supervises aircraft maintenance activities performed by all shifts to assure the efficient utilization of assigned personnel, discipline, the quantity and quality of production and the cleanliness of facilities at the ANC Main base and Ad Hoc operations
Supervises other maintenance managers
Engaged servant leader that fosters a positive, inclusive, and productive work environment
Devoted champion of continuous improvement, 5S, and Lean
Ensures all maintenance tasks are performed safely, has the appropriate PPE, and ensures it is utilized regularly and correctly
Ensures assigned personnel are qualified to perform the maintenance functions assigned to them and increases the technical knowledge of assigned personnel wherever possible.
Coordinates with the Quality Control department as required
Maintains shift schedules of assigned personnel adequate for production to include but not limited to: Ad Hoc and EEC operation personnel scheduling, vacation scheduling, overtime approval, attendance monitoring and sick time usage
Coordinates with other departments in order to accomplish all maintenance functions, in accordance with Northern Air Cargo Maintenance Manuals, policies and procedures and applicable Code of Federal Regulations.
Monitors all maintenance paperwork including inspection forms, work orders, aircraft flight logs and miscellaneous Company forms to assure it is promptly and accurately completed and forwarded as required
Integrates assigned personnel into working groups to assure that they are assigned duties for which they are properly qualified and take appropriate action to upgrade personnel skills and qualifications as necessary
If needed, perform buy back inspection of Company RII items as defined in the appropriate aircraft Maintenance Procedures Manual and General Maintenance Manual, including Logbook/Airworthiness release
Assures that assigned work areas, buildings, equipment, and materials which are utilized for aircraft maintenance are in safe, clean, and operative condition
Assists in the control of the Minimum Equipment List Management Program by using the Minimum Equipment List only on an as needed basis and assuring that if the item is deferred for lack of parts that parts are requested and expedited to accomplish repairs as soon as practical
Acts as backup Maintenance Control Manager or Coordinator.
Reports any problems or incidents to the Director of Maintenance and the appropriate department as outlined on the incident report form
Reports the status of all aircraft, assigned personnel and equipment to the Director of Maintenance on a set routine basis
Audit all aircraft work packages and records to ensure all maintenance documentation is properly completed and sent to NAC QC Records department in a timely fashion
Suggests and discusses with the Director of Maintenance ways to improve the operation of the Maintenance department.
Assists in evaluating equipment, vehicles and tooling used by the Company
Assists Director of Maintenance in ensuring proper tooling and equipment are available to perform required tasks
Coordinates with Maintenance Trainer concerning the requirements for on-the-job training and accomplishes on-the-job training as required.
Approves assigned employees straight time and overtime
Fosters a positive and productive work environment
Provide effective leadership and ensure all team members receive appropriate coaching, mentoring and development
Coordinates with other NAC departments such as, SOCC, Flight Operations, NAC QC, QC Records, Stores and MX Control to ensure timely completion of all MX and Flight Schedules are met
Evaluates the work performance of assigned employees on an annual basis and gives regular feedback throughout the year
Directs the work of assigned employees and initiates disciplinary actions when necessary
Acts as point of contact for any workplace concerns raised by employees and makes initial evaluation
Fill in for Director of Maintenance as needed
Other duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Hold a mechanic certificate with airframe and powerplant ratings
Have 5 years of experience in a position responsible for returning airplanes to service
Need at least 5 years of experience in a supervisory capacity maintaining the
same category and class of airplane as the Company uses
Strongly prefer supervisory experience in full cycle of responsibilities including hiring, training, staff development, progressive discipline, and terminations
Need strong leadership skills, including demonstrated ability to coach and mentor team as well as foster a positive and productive work environment
Demonstrated ability to establish positive, collaborative relationships across departments/operating companies and work cooperatively to solve problems
Ability to rapidly acquire/analyze information and make well-reasoned decisions
ETOPS and international aviation experience strongly preferred
Ability to quickly learn and apply contents of General Maintenance Manual and all other company policies/procedures
Requires a valid driver's license and good driving record
Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening, background check and receive TSA clearance to work in secure area


Positions at this level have a high level of communication with company leadership, varied internal stakeholders, staff, regulators, external stakeholders, etc.
Demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions
Demonstrated ability to give clear written and oral instructions to team members, vendors, or other stakeholders
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to write reports, procedures manuals, correspondence, and other related materials.
Requires ability to respond effectively verbally and in writing to inquiries from regulators.


Office is inside maintenance hangar directly adjacent to space where aircraft maintenance work is performed
May be exposed to noise, adverse weather conditions (extreme cold or heat), fumes, wet surfaces, and icy conditions
This position primarily works in the office, but will spend time in the hangar, outdoor airline ramp, etc.


The employee is regularly required to sit and sometimes stand
The employee will need to see (including close vision), speak, and hear
Manual dexterity is required for input into or manipulation of spreadsheets, composing composition and reports, etc.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

The intent of this Description is to provide a representative summary of the major responsibilities performed and results expected by persons assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with a job. Incumbents may be required to perform other job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with eh application process please email

Keywords: Saltchuk, Anchorage , NAC Senior Manager Aircraft Maintenance, Professions , Anchorage, Alaska

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