State of Maryland

DIRECTOR, AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE (#003652)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $53,214.00-$85,398.00 Yearly


GRADE

18

NATURE OF WORK

A Director, Aircraft Maintenance is the managerial level of work repairing twin turbine powered rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft. Employees in this classification oversee the day-to-day operations of aircraft maintenance at the Maryland State Police Aviation Command. Employees in this classification supervise Aviation Technician Inspector Supervisors.

Employees in this classification receive managerial supervision from the Commander of the Aviation Command or other designated administrator. Employees in this classification are subject to 24 hour on-call duty. The work is performed in a hangar or office. Employees are exposed to hazardous conditions and substances, such as engine noise, jet fuel, synthetic lubricants, paints, bonding materials and cleaning solvents.

The Director, Aircraft Maintenance is differentiated from the Aviation Technician Inspector Supervisor in that the Aviation Technician Inspector Supervisor has full supervisory responsibility for the work of Aviation Maintenance Technicians, Helicopter. The Director, Aircraft Maintenance has managerial responsibility effected through subordinate supervisors over an aircraft maintenance program.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

Supervises, schedules, assigns and evaluates the work of Aviation Technician Inspector Supervisors;

Oversees the operation of an aircraft maintenance program in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations and standard operating procedures;

Develops the rotating work schedule for the Aviation Maintenance staff;

Assigns work priorities for inspections, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance;

Schedules the area rotation for aircraft in order to control the accumulation of flight hours;

Recommends changes to law enforcement officials or other administrators regarding operating procedures for the Aviation Command;

Assists management with the development of the program’s budget;

Advises management when an aircraft has reached maximum life expectancy and must be replaced;

Maintains subscriptions to professional journals and procures new repair and parts manuals and updates;

Performs other related duties.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the diagnosis of problems and the repair of components associated with twin turbine engine rotary-wing aircraft and fixed-wing aircraft;

Knowledge of aircraft and engine systems including power plant, drive train, main and tail rotor, retractable landing gear, electrical, fuel system, mechanical, electronics, hydraulic avionics, hoists, and medical equipment;

Knowledge of the calibration of specialized tools, test instruments and equipment including micrometers, verniers, pressure gauges, torque wrenches, borescopes, electronic track and balance equipment, engine test equipment, and hydraulic test equipment;

Knowledge of arithmetic and bookkeeping procedures as applied to developing budgets and monitoring expenditures;

Skill in the operation of a Statewide aircraft maintenance program;

Skill in developing policies and procedures for an aircraft maintenance program, in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations;

Skill in the installation of airframes, components and engine maintenance, repair, overhaul, and parts manuals;

Ability to understand and comply with manufacturers’ bulletins and service letters;

Ability to understand and comply with Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness directives, advisory circulars, regulations and the authorized repair station manuals;

Ability to budget for replacement parts, new aircraft and other supplies and materials as required for an aircraft maintenance program;

Ability to complete the necessary records, reports and forms documenting repairs, maintenance and inspections in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations and standard operating procedures.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Determined by Federal Aviation Administration regulations under the licensing requirements for aviation technicians with inspection authorization.

Experience: Five years of experience repairing twin turbine powered rotary-wing aircraft with three years of experience supervising subordinate aviation maintenance technicians. 

NOTE: Additional experience repairing turbine powered rotary-wing aircraft may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

1. Pursuant to Federal Aviation regulations candidates appointed to positions in this classification will be required to possess a Federal Aviation Administration Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic License with current Federal Aviation Administration Inspection Authorization and must list their license number and Date of issue on the application.

2. Candidates appointed to positions in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Applicants are subject to a background investigation and polygraph examination by the Maryland State Police before a permanent appointment can be made. A criminal conviction record could be grounds for rejection of the applicant by the hiring agency.

2. Employees in this classification are subject to 24-hour on-duty calls. Employees are required to wear a pager so they can be contacted at any time.

3. Employees in this classification are subject to random substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

Feb 1 2007 12:00AM

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003652; EST: 2/1/2007; REV: ;

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