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Chief Inspector FAT-MRO

Job ID 8989 Date Posted 10/11/2023 Location Fresno, California Airport Fresno Yosemite Int'l Airport Company Signature Flight Support LLC Job Type Full time Job Level Standard
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Job Description

Signature Aviation is a market leading global aviation services provider with over 220 locations and 6,000 employees worldwide.  Eligible team members enjoy a wide array of benefits including health and welfare options, generous 401k match, paid time off, tuition assistance, and limitless opportunities for training and development. 

Under the supervision of the Director of Maintenance the Chief Inspector is responsible for administering the inspection, quality assurance and quality control of aircraft maintenance provided by the Repair Station. Supports DOM in the management and direction of activities of employees engaged in the inspection, repair and overhaul of aircraft and aircraft accessories.

Job Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Manages and coordinates functions of the Quality Control Department ensuring that all work performed complies with applicable technical data FAA regulations and Repair Station Manual (RSM) and Quality Control Manual (QCM) and that the technical data and procedure manuals are reviewed current and available.

Responsible for all activities of Inspection personnel, final inspection checklist, designated inspectors program and rosters, and all receiving inspections. Ensures that all inspections are properly performed and that the proper inspection records reports and forms used by the repair station are properly executed prior to the release of the aircraft for return to service.

Possesses and applies complete working knowledge of company RSM procedures and FAA Regulations. Ensure that determinations concerning major alterations/repairs are accomplished as delineated in the RSM.

Responsible for the content, quality and execution of the Parts and Material Control process. Ensures that rejected, unserviceable and scrap parts are handled properly to prevent their reuse as serviceable parts.

Ensures that the Technical Library is maintained in accordance with the QCM, RSM and all customer requirements.

Ensures that Precision Tools and Test Equipment are properly calibrated, set calibration intervals, and that Company’s Calibration Records are kept current.

Act in accordance with RSM/QCM for reporting requirements and FAA Inspections.

Ensures that aircraft and operation records are maintained in accordance with FAA regulations and Company procedures.

Instructs assigned personnel in all applicable safety regulations; monitors to ensure compliance. Maintains up-to-date knowledge of new aircraft systems, methods, and maintenance equipment. Performs activities of workers supervised.


Directly supervises Inspection Department and assists in managing the activities of employees engaged in the inspection, repair and overhaul of aircraft and aircraft accessories. Carries out supervisory/management responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Job Qualifications


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Must have required tools to perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must have active A&P License. Must have a thorough understanding of the current 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. At least five years General Aviation, Corporate, and Heavy Class Aircraft experience. Must be computer literate.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to the customers or employees of organization.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts and to apply the concepts of basic math.


Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Airframe and power plant certificate with aviation technical training background.

Pay ranges vary based on multiple factors including, without limitation, skill sets, education, shift worked, responsibilities, seniority, geographical market, merit, output, productivity, prior training or experience, travel.  The pay range for this position is $98k to $110k annually.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Vets

About Us

From your health to your financial wellness, there are several benefits for you and your family when joining Signature Aviation.

     Our Benefits:

  • Medical/prescription drug, dental, and vision Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Accident Insurance
  • Identity Theft and Legal Services
  • Paid time off
  • Paid Maternity Leave
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Training and Development
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & Perks

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