Vertex Aerospace - Full-Time July 27th

Quality Assurance Supervisor/Manager – F-5 Aircraft Maintenance – NAS Key West, FL – (Contingent)

Description :

The Vertex Company is a services solutions provider that operates as a federal government prime contractor. With over 7,000 employees in 200 locations worldwide, the Mississippi-based company offers vertically integrated solutions for defense and commercial customers.

Delivering integrated turnkey lifecycle support from concept definition, to engineering and manufacturing, through the end-of-life support of complex systems and platforms, Vertex offerings include all levels of aviation maintenance, worldwide contractor logistics support, systems engineering and integration, specialized onsite mission execution, high consequence training programs for defense and commercial customers, and integrated supply-chain solutions. Over our 50-year history, we have perfected the balance of cost, schedule, and performance to offer high-quality solutions that consistently exceed customer requirements.

Vertex has proudly been headquartered in Madison, Mississippi since 1974. Madison is a rapidly growing community just north of the Capitol. In 2019, Madison, MS ranked #31 out of 18,446 Best Places to live in America. In Mississippi, Madison ranked #1 in Best Places to Live, Best Place to raise a family, Best Public Schools, and safest city to live in. Vertex Aerospace strives to make a meaningful community and economic impact and was recognized as an MS 100 leading private company. Most recently Vertex was awarded the 2022 Military Friendly® Employer designation and ranked number six in the nation on the Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Program list.

The Vertex Company is a portfolio company of American Industrial Partner (AIP), an operationally orientated private investment firm with a 30-year track record of working with management teams to build scaled world-class businesses ( ).

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Makes recommendations to the Site Manager to enhance the quality and safety of aviation maintenance, and ensure the implementation of the Quality program.
  • Develop the Maintenance Quality Monitoring Programs IAW the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) and CSEC auditing using an approved QA database.
  • Liaison with government personnel as necessary for the conduct of government audits.
  • Implement and administer the Special Emphasis Programs identified by the customer.
  • Liaison directly with production managers as required to ensure quality objectives are met.
  • Maintain the TPL, control classified technical publications for the department, and ensure each dispersed TPL receives all publications applicable to each work center and these are kept current and complete.
  • Establish qualification requirements for QARs, CDQARs, and CDIs.
  • Ensure all work guides, checkoff lists, check sheets and MRCs used to define and control maintenance are complete and current prior to issuing to crews or individuals.
  • Review all EI requests, BTRs PQDRs, TPDRs, ADRs, HMRs, EMRs, and CODRs to ensure they are accurate, clear, and concise, prior to submission via the JDRS website.
  • Provide a continuous training program in techniques and procedures pertaining to the conduct of inspections.
  • Monitor information from MDRs, including NALCOMIS/OOMA reports/inquiries in developing discrepancy trends, to identify failure areas or other maintenance problems.
  • Ensure check pilots and aircrew are briefed before and after post-maintenance FCFs so the purpose and objectives of the flight are clearly understood and issues encountered during the flight are debriefed to appropriate personnel after the flight.
  • Ensure all incoming technical publications and directives to determine their application to the Maintenance Department.
  • Develop and ensure compliance with NAMPSOPs.
  • Must be able to work day shift, night shift, or weekend duty and travel as part of a maintenance recovery team or detachment as required.
  • Will have experience writing with clarity and technical accuracy.
  • Perform other tasks as directed by management.
  • Provides technical assistance, guidance, and instruction as required.
  • Performs daily duties normally associated with this job assignment.
  • Practice good housekeeping, tool control, FOD awareness/prevention, and safety at all times.
  • Assists in flight line foreign object prevention walk as required.
  • Comply with Hazardous Waste Program.
  • Will have knowledge of and understand basic supply procedures.
  • Must comply with established General and Industrial Safety Rules and Regulations as applicable to the contract, facilities, and job assignment.

Professional Requirements, Qualifications & Desired Competencies:

  • Shall have a minimum of 12 years in aviation maintenance with a minimum of five years as a Quality Assurance Representative
  • Demonstrated experience in aviation ground safety and management including interpreting technical publications, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and inspection findings.
  • Shall have sufficient knowledge and experience to effectively assume responsibility for the overall quality of the Contractor maintenance effort IAW the COMNAVAIRFORINST 4790.2 (series).

Physical Requirements: Primarily office environment. Must have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes. At times, must be able to work in an aircraft hangar environment and board/exit aircraft. At times, must be able to climb, bend, kneel, crouch, balance, and stoop. Must be able to walk particularly for long distances or move from one work site to another. Must be able to work primarily with fingers such as typing. Must be able to work at heights, subject to noise, subject to a variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, work on scaffolding, and exposure to heat/cold. Must be able to communicate effectively.


Vertex Aerospace

Salary: Negotiable
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