Position Title: Power Plant Manager
Department: Maintenance
Location: Toronto - YYZ
Incumbent: New Position
Shift Type:  Monday-Friday
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: Director of Engineering

PRIMARY FOCUS/ MANDATE:
This position is responsible for the technical standards, reliability and the overall program management of Embraer E175 CF34-8 engines, auxiliary power units (APU) and all components, engine contracts, maintenance and power plant operations. Budget and manage all SV and program costs including spare engine/APU requirements. The ideal candidate will have superior relationship, interpersonal and negotiation skills with a sound knowledge and experience with aircraft engine and power plant operations. 

KEY DELIVERABLES

MANAGEMENT
  • Ensure Sky Regionals engine contracts are effectively managed with our suppliers (OEMs) with respect to their responsibilities and KPI’s.
  • Identify and negotiate cost saving initiatives and efficiencies with suppliers.
  • Plan engine shop visits to ensure they are organized in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Manage inventory of green time LLP’s.
  • Monitor Review of Engine and APU ADs in accordance with company procedures in coordination with the Planning Department.
  • Review of Engine and APU SBs plus associated OEM data and provide evidence for accomplishment/costing recommendations in accordance with company procedures;
  • Use business acumen to strongly lobby OEM for customer support where there are significant scrap rates.
  • When requested, develop and prepare EOs, TSIB, Work Order Task Cards, and associated compliance instructions for Engines and APU as directed by the DOE.
  • Provide technical troubleshooting support, solutions, repairs, and recommendations to MOC and the Maintenance Department on company Engines and APUs during internal production meetings
  • Prepare reliability data on company Engines and participate in the quarterly reliability meetings.
  • Lead the monthly analysis and development of maintenance program recommendations/corrective actions from data as supplied from the reliability and engine trend reports for company Engines and APUs.
  • Provide work scope recommendations and costing for scheduled and unscheduled Engine and APU shop visits and seek opportunities to optimize engine fleet.
  • Liaise with contracted Engine and APU facilities during engine shop visit for approvals of repairs and modification plus monitor shop turn times in coordination with the planning department
  • Drive MRO in achievement of contracted TAT’s warranty matters, pricing issues, material scrap etc.
  • Liaise with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for obtaining specific troubleshooting requirements and approved repairs.
  • Monitor Fleet ECTM reports and engine oil consumption plus provide notification to MOC and provide OEM recommendations for untoward trends and alert.
  • Maintain and working technical knowledge of the Engines and APU’s plus applicable regulations.
  • Loading of Engine and APU AD and SB into the maintenance system for compliance.
  • Responsible to ensure staff perform their duties and responsibilities in accordance with Sky Regional MCM and Incorporated Documents.
  • Perform duties and responsibilities in accordance with Sky Regional MCM and DPDs.
  • Utilize the SMS reporting program and adherence to the Safety Policy.
  • Comply with the Company training requirements as identified in chapter 3 of this manual and DPD-310.
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of what customer support programs apply to each engine

ENGINE SHOP VISIT WORK SCOPING & OVERSIGHT
  • Provide engine shop visit oversight management and costing control;
  • Scheduled and unscheduled shop visit repair review/work scope and recommended service bulletin version incorporation;
  • Review of Engine and APU Airworthiness Directives/Service Bulletins (SBs) plus associated OEM data and provide accomplishment/costing recommendations in accordance with Company procedures in co-ordination with the DOE;
  • Liaise/carry out on site visits with contracted Engine and APU facilities during engine shop visit for approvals of repairs and modifications plus monitor shop turn times in coordination with the planning department to ensue efficiencies are maintained.
SAFETY & REGULATORY
  • Initiate, develop and approval of MMIBs.
  • Maintain and approval and assigned company DPD(s) in accordance with DPD-300.
  • Comply with company training requirements as identified in company MCM and procedures manuals;
  • Evaluation of Engine and APU Airworthiness Directives (ADs) in accordance with Company procedures and advisement in co-ordination with the Planning Department;
  • Monitor and advise management on all Power plant maintenance activities which may have an impact on safety and ensure closure of reports;
  • Identify safety deficiencies and make suggestions for corrective action and assist with the implementation;
  • Support SMS investigations and report on incidents/accidents and make recommendations to prevent a recurrence;
  • Attend safety committee meetings when requested by SMS committee;
  • Utilization of the SMS reporting program and adherence to the Safety Policy as well as investigate SMS reports when required;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Transport Canada, Federal Aviation regulations and IOSA.
COMMUNICATION & MANUALS
  • Attend internal production meetings and provide technical troubleshooting support, solutions, repairs, and recommendations to MOC and the Maintenance Department on Company Engines and APU’s;
  • Ensure that all Power plant cost savings initiatives recommendations are provided to the VPM and DOE;
  • Maintains departmental detailed procedures documents for power plant related procedures;
  • Develops power plant related maintenance procedures in support of detailed procedures documents;
  • Liaise with contracted Engine and APU facilities for approvals of repairs and modifications in coordination with MOC for on wing engines.
  • Prepare reliability data on company engines and participate in the quarterly reliability meetings.

TECHNICAL DUTIES
  • When required, develop and prepare Engineering Orders (EOs), TSIB, Work Order Task Cards, and associated compliance instructions for Engines and APU as directed by the Director of Engineering;
  • Maintain a working technical knowledge of the ERJ 175 Engines and APU’s plus applicable regulations;
  • Assist in the monthly compiling, analysis, and development of maintenance program recommendations/corrective actions in support of the reliability program and engine trends for Company Engines and APU’s.
  • Loading of AD and SB into the maintenance system for compliance
COST SAVING INITIATIVES
  • Provide work scope recommendations and costing/cost savings for scheduled and unscheduled Engine and APU shop visits;
  • Recommendation of efficiencies enhancements to the Director of Engineering for cost saving initiatives.  
OTHER
  • Other duties as assigned to support the operation.
KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:
  • Must possess a degree mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, similar discipline or equivalent experience
  • Preference will be given to candidates who hold an AME Licence M2 or Power Plant rating;
  • FAA Power Plant license is desirable
EXPERIENCE:
  • Power plant experience in either a shop environment or operator of turbine powered aircraft with a minimum of (5) five to (10) years’ work related experience;
  • Hands on experience for GE CF34 engines an asset.
  • Minimum three (3) years previous managerial experience;
  • Experience in dealing with MRO’s and OEM’s
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of Transport Canada Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR’s) and Company policy and related procedures;
COMPETENCIES & ATTRIBUTES:
  • Have unmatched management skills – ability to prioritize, plan, cost analyze/prepare budgets, and make improvement to the department;
  • Excellent ability to collaborate and work with peers and inspire change;
  • Excellent communication skills to clearly identify and highlight ideas and put into motion;
  • Demonstrated success in multi-tasking during high stress situations with minimal supervision;
  • Proven ability to work independently in a fast paced dynamic environment;
  • Highly proficient in computer literacy and a passion for technological learning;
  • Recognize conflicting situations as they arise and determine appropriate responses by encouraging ownership of decisions and ensure timely follow-up;
  • Identify the need for and create processes to proactively monitor risks and determine acceptable risk tolerances;
  • Analyze and comprehend operational and organizational goals and strategies developed by others.  Use understanding of business model to add value at meetings and cost savings;
  • Actively increases one’s own knowledge/awareness of the business and competitive environment to determine long-term issues, problems or opportunities with resolutions;
  • Ensures contingency plans exist for problems and situations that might occur. Redesign the structure and/or operation of the department or organization to better meet long-term objectives.
  • Authorized to live and work in Canada and obtain a Transport Canada Restricted Area Pass.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Sky Regional Airlines adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices. We therefore encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, women, members of a visible minority and persons with a disability. We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process.
 

Department: Maintenance
This is a full time position

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