QinetiQ North America, Systems Engineering Group delivers systems engineering and integration, software development, logistics information management, training systems management, information technology services, and test and evaluation support for the development, modification, fielding and sustainment of military equipment and systems.
Our core competencies include: Enterprise IT ServicesLogistics Solutions/Life-Cycle Support Programmatic Services Security Solutions Software Development & Integration Systems Engineering & Integration Test & EvaluationTraining SolutionsSummary:
The Quality Control/Quality Assurance/Technical Inspector position is in support of the Contractor Logistics Support effort, which provides aircraft maintenance and logistics support to the Iraqi Flight School (IFS) Program. This position reports to the Deputy Program Manager, Maintenance and is a one year deployment in Kirkuk, Iraq. The position is responsible for rotary wing related maintenance inspections, compliance, documentation, and support. This position ensures that maintenance is performed according to maintenance manuals and various regulations for specific aircraft. QC management is coordinated with all phases of production and work load control to maintain maximum production effectiveness. This position is important to the success of the IFS program and is responsible for ensuring operational readiness of all assigned rotary wing assets to sustain operational tempo of the program's flying hour program. This position requires application of traditional Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Army Aviation aircraft maintenance knowledge and skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct and supervise thorough inspections on aircraft systems, subsystems, and components before, during, and after maintenance activities and to evaluate operational compliance with proper aircraft configuration control, test equipment calibration, compliance with directives, technical manuals, modification work orders, Qinetiq Ground and Flight Operations Procedures, and other host service policies and procedures. Ensure that all requirements of applicable aircraft technical bulletins are met and required entries are made on applicable DA and FAA forms. Responsible for grounding an aircraft if required by the technical bulletin and submitting reports required by AR 95-3 to report compliance. Responsible to troubleshoot aircraft systems, provide technical guidance and training to Contractor Helicopter Repairers at AVIM, AVUM and Limited Depot levels. Provide management and supervision while looking out for the welfare of personnel. Prepare and verify quality control related documentation on request for turn-ins on airframe repair parts and engine components. Provide and supervise training for foreign national students to produce a multi-functioning Helicopter Repairer and evaluate maintenance operations and facilities for compliance with directives, technical manuals, work standards, safety procedures and operational policies. Assist in the monitoring of requisition of parts, tools, and supplies from a QA/QC perspective.
In addition, establish practical exercise and academic environments to support 'On-the-Job-Training' that is separate but related to organizational and intermediate level quality control/aircraft technical inspection processes and procedures to capitalize on opportunities to strike synergies between maintenance and maintenance training while preserving all safety standards and practices. May instruct student personnel and conduct technical training in airframe and engine system troubleshooting and inspection techniques. As a Technical Inspector OJT Instructor, is a key contributor to the development and assessment of Program of Instruction (POI) materials in support of aviation quality control operations, safety and technical inspection and provides direct feedback to POI developers to achieve continuous improvement of the training product. Is also a key participant in all Maintenance Training POI development efforts.
On an as-needed basis: Perform aviation unit, intermediate and limited depot level inspections on airframe, turbine engines, and their components. Inspect, adjust, diagnostically test airframe and turbine engine systems, subsystems and components according to directives. Assist in troubleshooting aircraft systems. Preference is for Technical Inspectors with experience with vibration analysis, tracking and balancing main rotor and drive system and working with technical manuals, modification work orders, engineering drawings, and aircraft maintenance records. May assist in diagnosis and troubleshooting of malfunctions in airframes, engines, and their components. May participate in maintenance test flights as required (FAA Class III medical certificate required to perform duties as non-rated crewmember).
To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Education and Experience Qualifications:FAA Airframe and Powerplant License and an FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) (preferred).Formal training and completion of a US Army resident MOS 67V/15V course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Aviation School or equivalent is required for this position.Thorough knowledge of AR 738-751.Thorough knowledge of FAA Regulations, FAA Orders, Advisory Circulars, Airworthiness Directives, and use of FAA required inspection data.Thorough knowledge of FAA parts procurement regulations and certificates of conformance.Requires High School diploma or equivalent and five + years of related experience.Computing Skills:A high degree of proficiency in the following Microsoft applications is required.A practical working knowledge of the following Microsoft applications is required.MS WordMS ExcelMS PowerPoint
Analytical Skills: Synthesize complex or diverse informationRead, analyze, and interpret technical procedures or government regulationsIdentify and comprehensively resolve problems in timely manner
Leadership and Communication Skills:
Readily share knowledge/expertise and coach/mentor subordinates and superiors alike. See and understand program conditions and take appropriate actions to maintain program momentum through insightful critical thinking and problem solving.Anticipates potential problems & proactively interfaces with appropriate managers to quickly resolve issues to preclude a negative impact to the program.Solicit input and collaborate on solutions, facilitate change efforts through collaboration, and build consensus for decisions. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; write clearly and informatively; vary writing style to meet needs.
A secret clearance is not required for this position.Personnel will be subject to all Westar/QNA and Federal Government security regulations, rules, and policies.
This position is located in austere environments at Forward Operating Base Warrior, Kirkuk Iraq.Must possess a valid United States driver's license and passport with an expiration date no earlier than July 2011.Must be able to travel overseas for extended periods of timeThe physical demands described here are representative of those located in a deployed and austere environment.