Meet Virgin America
Virgin America is a brand new airline dedicated to making flying good again. Virgin America incorporates the Virgin Brand’s world-renowned customer focus and distinctive style, to create a high-value, low-fare airline that’s reinventing domestic flying through award-winning service and innovative amenities.
Are you Virgin enough? Virgin America loves team members with the thirst and creativity to make this the most wowed airline in the sky. In return, we promise to make this a company where inspired people like you will always thrive.
Virgin America has established a well-defined safety and compliance program, which is intrinsic to our success. The program is based on the FAA voluntary Safety Management System (SMS). SMS allows Virgin America to continue to improve safety during a period of significant forecasted growth. The Manager Safety is essential to the overall success of Virgin America. With a robust safety, compliance and risk analysis program, Virgin America will be an (strives to be an) industry leader for safety and compliance.
Main Purpose of the Role
Reduce operational risk and insure Virgin America establishes and sustains a culture of safety, compliance, and integrity.
Main Areas of Responsibility
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Professional Experience Required
- Serves as the focal point for the on-going management and development of the Company’s SMS Program.
- Responsible for the quality of the Company’s Occupational Safety, Health, and Environmental programs, covering organization and management, flight operations, dispatch, maintenance, Inflight ground handling, cargo, and facilities.
- Manages the effective implementation of ground safety, occupational safety and health, and environmental policies, procedures, and programs to ensure compliance with safety regulations and standards.
- Works closely with Company and departmental leadership and frontline from Flight Operations, Airports and Guest Services, Inflight, Technical Operations and Operations Control Center on a variety of safety issues and initiatives.
- Manages the establishment and compliance with policies, procedures, and programs that result in the reduction of injuries, damages, and ground safety non-compliance events.
- Authority to initiate or modify Company safety programs, processes, and procedures related to ground safety, occupational safety, health, and environmental.
- Develops, maintains and enhances the company’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Local requirements.
- Manages mediation and litigation with OSHA agencies to lessen financial and media impact of findings, citations, and/or fines.
- Partners with other departments, vendors, regulatory agencies, and other organizations to establish and support processes that result in the continuous improvement of safety.
- Works with the Training D3epearmtnets to ensure Virgin America employees and vendors receive and document appropriate safety training.
- Manages the investigation of accidents, incidents, and significant hazards to prevent recurrence.
- Maintains an effective system to identify safety hazards, determine root causes, implement appropriate risk control measures, and perform trend analysis: including leading the Safety Risk team.
- Develops and accomplishes a risk-based schedule of surveys, assistance visits, and evaluations to ensure compliance and preparedness.
- Ensures Virgin America facilities have Emergency Action Plans and are inspected on a recurring basis for fire safety and other regulatory issues.
- Works with station safety/environmental coordinators to facilitate safety committee meetings, required inspections, and resolutions of safety issues which cannot be solved locally.
- Coordinates with governmental agencies (DOD, EPA, FAA, NTSB, OSHA, etc) to develop proactive strategies, policies, procedures, and programs to ensure the safety of Virgin America employees, guests and vendors.
- Creates and distributes safety bulletins, publications, and recurring safety reports.
- Maintains the ground, occupational, environmental portions of the Company’s intranet web pages.
- Maintains and enhances applicable portions of the SMS and injury and IIPP manuals.
- Serves as the primary occupational safety and health point of contact for aircraft accidents or other emergencies.
- Airline and aviation safety: airlines operations experience a plus
- At least three years’ experience in commercial, military, and/or aviation
- Accident/incident investigation
- Management, supervisory, and/or training experience.
- Developing safety and compliance training modules
- Familiarization with Safety Management Systems (SMS)
Skills & Abilities Required
- Accomplished facilitator and leader
- Experienced accident/incident investigator
- Proficient with all Microsoft Office programs
- Class room instructor
- Excellent oral and written communications skills
- Comprehensive understanding of occupations safety standards and safe operating practices.
- Ability to establish and maintain strong professional relationships internally and externally with leadership and frontline.
Professional Certifications and Education Required
- Travel on short notice
- Self motivated and dedicated
- Able to work independently
- Knowledge of FAA, DOT, and NTSB regulations
(Certifications preferred, not required)
- College degree in safety, engineering, aviation, related field or equivalent experience
- Pilot certificate
- Formal training in safety, health, and/or environmental programs
- ISO 900 Quality Auditor
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