Chief Inspector – California

Chief Inspector (CA) – Relocation Assistance Available

Advanced Helicopter Services •

Woodland, California, USA

Position Type:

Advanced Helicopter Services

Job Description:

The Chief Inspector is responsible to the President/Accountable Manager and will have the final authority in airworthiness determinations and releasing of aircraft to flight status.

The Chief Inspector is responsible for directing, planning and laying details of the inspection standards, methods and procedures used by Advanced Helicopters Services in complying with all applicable CFR’s as well as manufacturers specifications and recommendations.

What You’ll Do (essential functions): Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Directly report to Accountable Manager on matters of regulatory relevance and Federal compliance issues.
  • Ascertains that all inspections are properly performed on all completed work.
  • Ensures that all inspection records reports, and forms used by the repair station are properly executed prior to approving the article to return to service.
  • Determines that all technical data (paper or electronic) on all articles overhauled or repaired by the Repair Station are secured and kept current with the latest revisions by the respective department Inspectors.
  • Establishes parts receiving inspection procedures to prevent receiving Suspect Unapproved Parts (SUPs) and assures that no defective, unserviceable or non-airworthy parts are installed on any aircraft by Cascade Helicopter Services.
  • Ensures that rejected and unserviceable parts are handled in such a way that they could not be reused.
  • Accomplishes the final acceptance of all incoming material, including new parts, supplies and the Airworthiness of articles on which work has been performed outside the repair station by contract.
  • Assures proper execution of 337 form as defined in FAR part 43 appendix B and repair station manual.
  • Conducts the preliminary, hidden damage in process and final inspection of all articles processed by the repair station and record results as per the repair station manual.
  • Oversees the proper tagging and identification of all parts and articles as outlined in the repair station manual.
  • Provides the continuity of inspection responsibilities, assuring completion of required inspection when personnel shift or assignment changes occur.
  • Assures that both Service Difficulty Report (SDR), FAA form 8070-1, malfunction and defect report (MDR), and FAA form 8010-4 are submitted as required.
  • Maintains files for completed work orders and inspection forms in such a manner that the file pertaining to a specific item repaired can be readily located for review.
  • Maintains the forms manual and instruct in proper usage of all forms to personnel.
  • Additional job-related duties as assigned by supervisor or management.


  • Communication Proficiency
  • Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Integrative Ability
  • Time Management

Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Assists, supervises and directs all personnel assigned to the inspection department.
  • Assists, supervises, and directs all Program Managers in the performance of their duties such that work is accomplished on schedule and on budget and in accordance with Federal Regulations and repair station procedures.
  • Ensures that Program Managers are conducting daily (standup) personnel work flow meetings.
  • Conducts brief daily (standup) meetings with all Program Managers for an overview of all work in progress.
  • Confirms that all Program Managers enforce work order accountability; maintenance releases are made into maintenance logs and work orders in accordance with applicable regulations and procedures.
  • Approves personnel requested training schedules provided by Program Managers.

Job Requirements:

  • A minimum of 6 years with rotorcraft
  • Current, valid A&P license
  • Clean and valid driver’s license
  • Understanding and experience within a Part 145 repair station
  • A minimum of 3 years of prior supervisory experience
  • Prior project management experience
  • Must possess mastery of multiple airframes, associated aircraft systems, engines, engine systems, and their interactions with each other.
  • Extensive knowledge of the airframe and engine inspection requirements, airworthiness regulations, company policies and procedures, and quality and safety systems.
  • Must be extremely quality minded and demonstrate strong organizational skills and attention to details.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The work environment is often not temperature/humidity controlled. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time, exempt position.

This position may require occasional travel. Some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required.


We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary Range:


Occasional overnight travel

Job Ident #:

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Advanced Helicopter Services
17986 County Road 94B
Woodland, California 95695 USA

Advanced Helicopter Services is a comprehensive helicopter maintenance and support provider located at the Watts-Woodland Airport(041)in Woodland, CA. AHS offers extensive helicopter maintenance, repair, overhaul, inspection, avionics, aircraft painting…

AHS values our employees and their families. All full-time employees are offered 100% paid medical*, dental and vision plans for its employees. Family medical is 50% employer paid. We also offer life/AD&D insurance, 401k, 401k Match, Flexible Spending Account, supplemental insurance and Paid Time Off.

Supported Manufacturers:
Airbus, Leonardo / Agusta Westland, Turbomeca, MD, Enstrom, Safran, Robinson, Garmin, Becker, Latitude, Aspen Avionics, Honeywell, Sandel, Cobham, L3 Communications, Trakkabeam

Supported Models:

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