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Head of Maintenance

ZeroAvia

ZeroAvia

Administration
United Kingdom
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2023

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world's largest hydrogen-electric aircraft. Our focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets; initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles.

To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA permit to fly for its 19-seater Dornier 228. We successfully flew the Dornier in January 2022 and we are now gearing up for commercial production. Our achievements to date have been rewarded with significant investment and being invited by UK Prime Minister to be a member of the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will not only be without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate.

The Maintenance Manager will control all aspects of modification, integration and maintenance of prototype and test aircraft incorporating ZeroAvia’s novel hydrogen fuel cell powertrain through means of delegation of tasks to the installation team. This will be in conjunction with the deputy installation manager and maintenance manager/head of systems installation.

  • Day to Day administration of staff
  • Have an active role in aircraft installations/maintenance
  • Overseeing installation and maintenance work on aircraft and ground test rigs
  • Control and standards of performance of the installation department
  • Assist with planning installations and maintenance activities
  • Manage company stakeholders' enquires from end-to-end providing regular feedback
  • Ensure installation and aircraft documentation is completed in accordance with the company
  • Procedures

  • Control the use of overtime and lieu time
  • Assist in audits of the hangar and facilities in accordance with company procedures
  • Oversee the allocation of installation staff to cover installation and maintenance activities which may include off-site support
  • Regular meet with the deputy installation manager and maintenance manager/head ofsystems installation.
  • Additional Responsibilities

  • Ensure the effective completion of any delegated tasks are done in accordance with the company procedures
  • Ensure sufficient staff of the correct trade and certification are present to complete the required work
  • Ensure allocated tasks are completed within the allotted time scales
  • Ensure tasks are being completed and being staged correctly onto the worksheets
  • Health And Safety Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the staff are working to the required Health and Safety as required at the time of the work being carried out i.e. use of bump caps inside the cabin, safety goggles, safety harnesses etc.
  • Ensure that the highest standards of housekeeping in the hangar and office space are always maintained.
  • Act as a proactive safety champion and promote/enforce safety in the workplace
  • People Management

  • Promote an open and just reporting culture for items of safety
  • Ensure staff adhere to their contracted working hours and start times
  • Carry out Personal Development Reviews (1 to 1’s and performance check in’s) of the aircraft installation engineers, and other members of staff as required.
  • Certification and Legal Responsibilities

  • Be conversant with the Company Procedures and have a good understanding of their content and work
  • within the boundaries of the procedures and scope of approvals

  • Ensure all work carried out by staff under their supervision complies with the Regulatory Authority and
  • Company Procedures in force at the time of the work carried out

  • Ensure personal tool checks are complete at the start and end of each day
  • Essential

  • Degree educated in Aerospace, Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering (or other similar discipline)
  • At least 5 years experience of in relevant aircraft component installation or maintenance (powertrains and engines )
  • Type rating for light aircraft under Part 23/25 (both single and dual engine
  • Developed understanding of EASA CS-23/25 and other relevant regulations provided by the CAA/EASA and FAA
  • Experience working on the development of new aircraft or major modification projects
  • Ability to modify parts using tools or in the machine shop
  • Demonstrated ability to work standalone
  • Proactive communication of the issues
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrable problem-solving skills
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to adapt to issues as they arise and provide solutions
  • Experience leading a small team in installation and maintenance projects
  • Skilled in a range of IT and software packages to draw and read schematics (CAD package knowledge is a plus)
  • Flexible approach to work and a high level of drive and ambition to help achieve the organisations goals
  • A genuine passion for clean technology and the future of electric aviation
  • Preferred

  • A valid B1 or B2 License
  • Type rating for light aircraft under Part 23/25 (both single and dual engine)
  • Former Form 4 holders are preferable
  • ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.