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14 Jan 2020


Air Vanuatu –  Bauerfield Airport, Port Vila, Vanuatu

Job Description

REPORTS TO: General Manager MRO

DIRECT REPORTS: Quality Safety Engineer

Air Vanuatu is seeking expressions of interest for the Quality Safety Manger position. If you are interested in joining our Engineering Team, and have the resilience to work in a challenging and demanding environment, then we look forward to hearing from you.

The Quality Safety Manager is responsible to the General Manager MRO on all Quality and Safety matters within the Part 145 Organisation.

The Quality Safety Manager shall have free and immediate access to all parts of the Organisation.


  • Developing, implementing and maintaining the organisation’s internal quality assurance system, procedures and internal audit program activities to ensure continual compliance with CAAV Part 145 requirements and the company MOE
  • Monitoring that the exposition and related procedures continue to be adequate for the organisation’s scope of approval and maintenance capability
  • Assisting in managing the safety risk within Organisation in terms of potential hazards identified through the Quality/ Safety reporting and monitoring function
  • Advising the General manager MRO on quality/ safety issues that need his/ her attention in relation to the organisation’s engineering function
  • In coordination with the General Manager MRO and Hangar Manager assist in identifying training requirements and standards and maintain a training data base and personal training record for all engineering staff.
  • Managing scheduled audits, special purpose surveillance and spot checks within the Organisation including the initial and ongoing assessment of contractors working under the quality system, or other service providers for conformance to the MOE requirements
  • The assigning of findings, deficiencies and requests for Corrective Action Plans (CAP) to responsible parties, and following up corrective actions taken (CAT) to ensure that they have been effectively implemented. This is with the iCare SMS software.
  • Maintaining a register and records of scheduled internal audits, spot checks, QA inspections and related findings, closings and follow-up actions.
  • Monitoring the register of approved repair agencies, suppliers and monitoring for continued compliance and suitability to company requirements.
  • Ensuring that corrective and preventive actions taken as a result of audit findings, occurrences or identified hazards in relation to the exposition, procedures, qualifications, personnel, or support systems, is implemented in an effective and timely manner. This could include incorporating into the training programme.
  • Preparing standard practices and procedures for use within the organisation, derived from approved sources, keeping them up to date, including the Human Factors training contents.
  • Assess proposed amendments to the MOE for compliance with the current Part 145 and updating the compliance Matrix before endorsement for implementation and submitting to CAAV for acceptance.
  • Demonstrating a positive commitment to the 145 MOE’s safety policy and quality objectives and complying with the Corporate SMS
  • Selecting, measuring, monitoring and reporting on quality indicators, including customer, service providers and personnel feedback, technical delays, to ensure Quality & Safety policies are being achieved
  • Coordinating and scheduling annual Part 145 quality management reviews to assess the continued suitability and effectiveness of the quality system, reporting audit results and providing feedback to staff and taking follow up action as directed
  • Manage and champion the Safety Action Group [SAG] and MRO Reliability meetings
  • Minimum Qualification requirements.

NOTE: Experience may be gained concurrently

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills

  • Have undergone and passed a formally recognised Training Course in Auditing and/or has the ability to successfully complete an Auditing Course.
  • Have completed an SMS managers course

Minimum Experience required
Persons holding this post must have at least;

  • Three (3) years experience in a similar role in an RPT or Part 145 organisation
  • Three (3) years exposure or experience in maintenance activities – line and base maintenance
  • Two (2) years experience in auditing aviation departments
  • Good understanding of the Part 145 rules requirements for safety management
  • Good interpersonal and computer skills.
Job Expired 15/02/2020

Job Category: Executive and general management. Job Type: Full-Time. Job Salary: Unknown.

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