Airworthiness Inspector

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CAA - Wellington City - Wellington

About the Organisation

The Authority is a Crown entity, responsible for the safety and security of New Zealand’s civil aviation system. It has two business arms – the regulatory arm (the Civil Aviation Authority), which is responsible for the safety oversight of the New Zealand civil aviation system, and the security arm (the Aviation Security Service), which provides aviation security services at airports across New Zealand.

About the role

As one of our Airworthiness Inspectors in the Special Flight Operations & Recreational Aviation Unit, you will be working alongside a motivated team of aviation professionals, dedicated to positively influencing aviation safety standards. You will be joining the Authority at a time when aviation safety management system requirements are being introduced into New Zealand.

As part of your role you will use advanced risk management frameworks to inform evidence-based operational decisions and judgements. You will apply an inquisitive, professional and rigorous approach to problem solving and risk identification in the oversight of aviation organisations operating in the general aviation, adventure aviation and unmanned aircraft sectors to provide confidence that they have embedded safety standards and are actively managing their risks. On a day to day basis you will be involved in safety audits, operator certification, safety promotion, spot checks and investigations.

This position is Wellington based and will require regular domestic travel.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role we are looking for an ICAO licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with substantial technical skill and experience in aircraft maintenance and maintenance control and programs in General Aviation. It is desirable to have an Inspection Authorisation and engine overhaul experience and experience in the application of formal risk management systems. Someone with a passion for the construction and design of unmanned aircraft systems would also be advantageous. You will be able to bring your operational knowledge and experience and apply this to your work at the Authority.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills and work closely with internal and external stakeholders to provide clear and objective advice, and both make and assist with decisions about safety issues. You will be respected by others for your integrity, professionalism and aviation experience and be passionate about improving safety performance in the New Zealand aviation environment. Your systems thinking approach combined with your ability to think critically and solve problems will be of benefit in your day to day work.

In return you will be given the opportunity to work in a great team. You will be challenged, stretched and rewarded. You will make a very real contribution to aviation safety across a diverse range of operators within the General Aviation sector. You will also receive ongoing professional development to extend your knowledge and skills.

To apply

If this sounds like your next challenge and you have the relevant skills and experience then please click 'apply' now. Please include your CV and Covering letter with your application.

Job Description

Applications close 25 Jul 2017