QA Chief Inspector job – Unical 145 – Industry, CA

The QA Chief Inspector will report to the Accountable Manager and is responsible for the operations of the Inspection Department. The QA Chief Inspector will have authority to perform and enforce all actions required by Repair Station Manual and Quality Control Manual.

Essential Functions:

• Ensure that all maintenance and alterations performed by this repair station are in accordance with the Ratings and Operations Specifications of the repair station.

• Ensure that all housing, facilities, equipment, materials and data meet the applicable requirements for the certificate and ratings this Repair Station holds.

• Determine equivalency of tools and equipment used by the repair station (other than that recommended by manufacturers) and document that determination.

• Ensure all technical data provided in the manufacturer’s instructions for continued airworthiness, service bulletins, service letters, airworthiness directives, government and industry standard practices and other data acceptable to or approved by the FAA, are current and available to persons performing maintenance and alterations on articles.

• Train, direct, supervise and assist all personnel performing work under the repair station certificate as directed by the Accountable Manager.

• Ensure all inspectors are thoroughly familiar with the inspection methods, techniques, aids, tools and equipment used within their assigned area of responsibility.

• Perform all actions required for Return to Service.

• Submit reports to the Accountable Manager of serious failures, malfunctions or defects in accordance with the procedures described in this manual.

• Ensure that work accomplished outside the repair station’s fixed location is performed in accordance with this manual.

• Ensure appropriate calibrations and checks are made on the tools and equipment used by the repair station (including technician’s personal tools).

• The Chief Inspector will perform maintenance and repairs on articles listed on the repair stations approved capabilities listing. This is a hands on position.

Job Qualifications:

• The person must have an A&P License.

• Ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of component maintenance experience at an airline or MRO and at least 3 year of inspection experience.

• Must have a thorough understanding of the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations, as well as inspection methods, techniques, and equipment used to determine the quality or airworthiness of an article undergoing maintenance, repair or alterations.

• U.S. person or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) preferred due to ITAR regulations.


• A track record of consistent performance while delivering high levels of customer service.

• Strong leadership traits with a focus on good communication and interpersonal skills.

• Demonstrated record of exemplifying integrity and sound ethical judgment.

• Strong oral and written communication skills.

• Strategic thinking

• Ability to accept accountability, assume pro-active leadership, demonstrate initiative and lead by example in teamwork, cross-unit co-operation, and information sharing.

• Business orientation, ability to understand needs of users and address conflicts, competing priorities as necessary.

• Possess a strong sense of integrity and ethics.

• Proven ability to lead and manage others effectively and maintain calm under pressure.

• Deploys structured and rigorous approaches to problem solving.


There is no travel required.


Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.

Location: City of Industry, CA

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