We’re all about the craft. KF Aerospace is proud to deliver innovative aircraft services for corporate, commercial and military customers worldwide.
Launched in 1970 out of British Columbia’s beautiful Okanagan Valley, KF has grown to specialize in a wide range of aviation services including maintenance and modifications, cargo operations, military pilot training and aircraft leasing.
With facilities across Canada, KF is home to a 1,000 strong, highly skilled workforce. Our passion for our craft fuels every project we touch.
JOB OVERVIEWResponsible to the Fleet Manager / Line Maintenance for the operation of the Vancouver facility. Includes the servicing, inspection and maintenance of (primarily) fleet aircraft (and some third-
party aircraft) in accordance with the company schedule and directives from Kelowna.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES· Management & Supervision of staff at YVR Base, including : · Line Maintenance Operations (Fleet & Customer)· Heavy Maintenance Operations· Materials Management Operations· Facilities · Ensure safe work and risk management practices, policies and procedures are followed including compliance with CARS.
Promotes the growth and development of those involved in the planning, leading others through the development of program or department objectives.
Accountable for staff selection, employee relations, compensation and all human resource management for direct reporting employees and teams.
Demonstrates a global perspective with appreciation of the business from an organization wide point of view. Implements strategic change initiatives.
CommunicationAbility to develop local policies and practices while recognizing the impact of alternate courses of action and can relate those to the vision and objectives of KF Aerospace.
Demonstrated ability to negotiate and represent the various interests of the organization in new or continuously changing situations.
Effective public speaking abilities are demonstrated if required by the role. Customer ValueAbility to balance the needs of multiple aircraft requirements (and occasionally multiple customers) simultaneously while managing priorities adeptly.
Enjoys the respect and confidence of the customer with access to organizational knowledge and challenges. Is personally involved in customer planning and decision-
making regarding KF Aerospace services and products. Demonstrates customer advocacy balanced with KF Aerospace goals and objectives in all decision making.
Often solving problems where precedent occurs. Organizational EffectivenessAbility to organize the resources of multiple complex tasks simultaneously with the network of leaders, managers and supervisors with responsibility for developing the annual operating plan for the business unit.
Functions as a project sponsor, designs projects and manages outcomes. Effective stewardship of the resources. Continuous monitoring and implementing process improvements.
Leads organizational initiatives of safety and risk management.BusinessCoordinate planned maintenance for all aircraft at YVRMonitor task progression Ensures paperwork and ERP (M3) data entry is completed in a timely and accurate mannerAssist the planning department with task planningInvolved in facility maintenance and upgradesAssesses tooling requirements and involved in tooling purchasesDevelops Risk Reduction Plans (RRP’s) Prepare for audits and respond to audit results (ISO, TC, RMS, etc.
A member of the Reliability Review Board which meets on a monthly basis.Ensures care and custody of equipment, tools, publications, etc.
Ensures facility housekeepingTo identify, initiate, recommend, or provide solutions to quality problems through designated channels.
CustomerResponsible to manage customer representative requirements and find solutions to outstanding issueResponsible for promoting good customer public relationsAssist with customer requests, evaluate their needs and concernsPeopleTo assign and review tasks with base staff Designates manpower allocation Establishes consistency for employee disciplinary issuesWorks with the Training & QA departments to request courses for employees and review course requirementsREQUIREMENTS · Valid Transport Canada A.
M.E. Type M license · Experience working on, or endorsed on, B737, B757, or CV580 aircraft· A minimum of 7 years of aviation maintenance experience · A proven track record of effective leadership and managerial skills in the Aviation Industry.
DIRECT SUPERVISION· Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Apprentices, and Stores Personnel.BENEFITSFull-Time staff benefits include (but are not limited to) : · Health and Dental· Short & Long-
Term Disability· Health Spending Account· Paid vacation and Personal time off· The opportunity to bank overtime· Pension matching plan and voluntary RRSP· Employee & Family Assistance Program· Free financial advice· A bonus program based on organizational performance