Director of Operations (Engines)

Augusta, Georgia
Not Specified
Apr 02, 2018
Jul 09, 2018
Job Type
Full Time
Minimum Experience Required
7 years
Degree Required
4-Year Degree
Manages Others?

The Director of Operations (Engines) manages, plans, directs and coordinates overall engine service operations to achieve established goals and objectives. This position is responsible for the successful after-market support of Honeywell TFE-731, TPE 331, AS-907, APU 36 Series, and other corporate jet and turboprop engines and accessories. The Director plans, prioritizes and directs engine shop activity to ensure expedient cycle times, quality maintenance work, and organizational profitability.

The Director achieves objectives by developing and maintaining a competent operations service team engaged in production planning and control, scheduling, quality, as well as, staff development and employee relations.

The Director will estimate and quote engine maintenance for potential customers through dedicated Customer Project Manager(s). The Director will serve as the subject matter expert (SME) and answer technical questions, resolve objections, and ensure customer satisfaction.
Coordinates and liaises with quality assurance, engineering, materials, customer service, sales, finance, etc. to resolve difficult or continuing problems and ensure operational standards and goals are achieved.

Monitors and analyzes output, delivery dates, cycle times, labor, quality, staffing, facility usage, budget, financial performance, etc. for all engine shop operations. Leads and participates in the resolution of problems and the reinforcement of continuous improvement.

Controls production costs by setting production standards and implementing methods improvements and cost saving programs.

Ensures that all Engine Shop employees receive necessary technical training, safety training, on the job instruction, as well as information regarding company policy and procedures.

Conducts regular capacity planning of equipment, floor space and manpower required based on forecasted sales.

Conducts analysis to ensure the site engine shop operations continue to operate in a cost-effective manner as technological, legal, regulatory, policy and product changes are implemented.

Actively participates in the appropriate management team(s), assisting with the development and realization of strategic plans, budgets, goals and outcomes.

Exercises authority in hiring, training, career development, performance appraisal, salary adjustments, promotion, discipline, health, safety and the general employee relations of direct reports.
Carries out special projects as assigned.



Position Requirements


Bachelors Degree preferred – Business Administation, Engineering, etc.

Ability to obtain a FAA Airframe & Powerplant license.

7-10 years experience in a business aviation, MRO, corporate business jet environment involved with the maintenance and support of corporate business jet engines.

Specific Honeywell TFE731, TPE 331, AS-907, APU-36 Series engine experience preferred.

Strong planning, organizational, analytical, leadership, interpersonal, decision making, oral and written communication skills.

Strong project management skills with experience handling multiple projects / deadlines.

PC competency with advanced Excel Spreadsheet experience.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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