Quality Assurance Inspector

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Type: Full-time
Schedule: Monday-Friday 7am-3:30pm
Location: Wichita, KS

Summary of Accountabilities

Responsible for insuring that we remain within FAA guidelines for maintenance and inspection procedures.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Routinely performs visual inspections of completed maintenance, repairs, rebuilding and alterations to assure proper performance and quality of workmanship.


  1. Routinely performs the final inspection of items deemed critical to the safety of flight and approves the final release of the aircraft.


  1. Conducts preliminary, hidden damage, and final inspections of articles processed by the repair station as necessary.


  1. When required, conducts incoming visual inspections of aircraft exterior/interiors, inventories and secures owners property, and returns it back to the aircraft before departure.


  1. Progressively reviews work orders for proper and complete documentation and prior to final work order processing.


  1. Determines the airworthiness and final acceptance of articles on which work has been performed, outside the repair station, by non certificated persons, before use on an aircraft.


  1. Assists and advises others as to the proper execution of maintenance and inspection processes.


  1. Responsible for making random checks on calibrated tools and equipment, to assure compliance with the repair station calibration program.


  1. Periodically checks and removes from inventory or shop use, consumable materials found to be beyond shelf life limits.


  1. On occasion, in the absence of the records manager, may be responsible for the proper execution of certain reports (Form FAA-8070-1 Service Difficulty Report, Form FAA-337 and log entries).


  1. Responsible to promote and assure compliance with the policies and procedures defined within the repair station and quality manual and / or as dictated by the Q.A. Department.


  1. Acts as liaison between the Service and Q.A. department in suggesting and implementing improvements for processes, procedures, increasing efficiencies and promoting safety.


  1. Other activities and projects as approved by the Quality Assurance Director or the President.

Education and Experience

High school diploma or equivalent

Technical training in aviation field. Education to meet licenses required (see below), 5-7 years in aircraft maintenance preferred. Some supervisory experience preferred. Meet the inspection personnel requirements of FAR 145.155

A&P Mechanic License

IA License

Must hold a valid driver’s license at all times

Must meet the requirements of Airport Authority to be receive a badge and have no ramp restrictions

Must be able to work schedule without deviation

Communication Skills

Ability to read and comprehend detailed instructions, correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write clear, concise correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group, and large group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.  Good grammar and spelling skills

Physical Requirements

Must be able to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Occasional periods of walking, sitting, rotation, bending, pushing, pulling, and reaching. Occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs, and frequently lifting up to 10 lbs.

Work Environment

Frequent exposure to general shop conditions, engine noise.

Frequent exposure to aircraft exhaust, moving mechanical parts, lubricants, metals, and solvents.

Frequent exposure to seasonal weather.

Additional Requirements or Skills

Mathematical Skills:

Basic math skills.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills:

Basic computer aptitude preferred.

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Do you have a current valid Driver’s License?(Required)
Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?(Required)
Do you have the requirements to receive and maintain a badge at Wichita Airport Authority?(Required)
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