Aviation Quality Assurance Representative (QAR)

Panama City, FL
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Quality
  • Travel: Yes, 25% of the time
  • Clearance: Not Applicable
  • Req ID: 2024-3817


Work Where it Matters.

Job Summary:

Akima Facilities Operations (AFO), an Akima, LLC company, offers a comprehensive range of flight-line, limited depot and full depot level aviation maintenance services for rotary and fixed wing aircraft. From maintenance, inspection, and repair to modifications and technology upgrades, our teams ensure that each aircraft is always at its appropriate mission readiness level.

The QAR will work with the team to ensure employees meet requirements to effectively implement the contract at Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, FL.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to conduct quality inspections and surveillance on the work performed during scheduled and unscheduled maintenance events to include quality of work, work order content, aircraft maintenance records, maintenance deferrals, weight & balance changes to ensure the aircraft is airworthy and in compliance with the regulations set forth by the FAA.

  • Subject matter expert on current specifications involving inspection tolerances, limits and procedures, as set forth by the manufacturer of the product undergoing inspection or other forms of inspection information such as current FAA Airworthiness Directives (AD), Service Bulletins, and OEM requirements.

  • Performs internal audits to ensure company programs, systems, processes and procedures are effective.

  • Be completely familiar with all inspection methods, techniques and equipment used to determine the quality or airworthiness of a part, component, or aircraft undergoing maintenance or alteration.

  • Maintains proficiency in the use of various types of inspection aids.

  • Ensures all aircraft inspections are conducted by an A&P or IA with current FAA certificates.

  • Ensures evaluation guides are developed and reviewed annually for adequacy.

  • Assists with the development of the Quality Assurance Program Plan (QAPP), suggest improvements and coordinate with Management.

  • Uses the AFO forms for documenting surveillance/inspections.

  • Maintains technical competency by reviewing changes to the maintenance manuals.

  • Assists with the management of the Training Program:

  • Ensures new employees training plans are developed.

  • Evaluates trainers and trainee during training.

  • Reviews employee training records for accuracy.

  • Collects and maintains necessary data applicable to the maintenance operation to effectively identify and analyze trends in equipment and system performance.

  • Assists maintenance personnel interpret and apply maintenance data (AD’s, SB’s, & STC’s) publications and manufacture alerts/reports or changes in publications.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years directly related aviation experience.

  • FAA Airframe and Powerplant License & Inspection Authorization (IA preferable).

  • Effectively communicate to team members, vendors, and FAA representatives.

  • Must be able to read and understand technical publications and drawings.

  • Motivated to stay current on applicable technical material provided for that purpose.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).

  • Ability to lift 40 pounds.

  • Current Driver’s License.

  • HS Diploma.

Job: Quality

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Organization: AFO - Akima Facilities Operations

Clearance: Not Applicable

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-3817