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Senior Maintenance Manager

Salary: Competitive


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14 June 2019



Job Description
Zenon are currently searching for a Senior Maintenance Manager for a permanent opportunity with a successful airline based in Central Asia.

Our client is an award-winning scheduled airline operating an extensive domestic and international route network, is seeking applicants for the permanent position of Senior Manager Maintenance Astana. The position is based in a modern and vibrant city.

Reporting to the Director of Maintenance, the Senior Manager Maintenance will be responsible for managing all aircraft maintenance activities for our clients second largest base. This includes a fleet comprising of 757, 767, A320CEO/NEO family, Embraer E190 and the aircraft of other operators under line support agreements. Operating from a modern, newly completed Technical Centre, the successful candidate will lead a growing line maintenance team operating a 24/7 shift pattern.

Your role will ensure and enhance the highest standards of safety, reliability and compliance with EASA Part-145 and maintenance regulations, whilst ensuring high levels of technical dispatch reliability, defect rectification and optimum productivity. This position will suit a person with a hands on approach to management and prepared to lead by example.

Our client is preparing to increase base maintenance capability and plans to perform in-house C-checks at Astana in the future. As the Senior Manager Maintenance Astana you will become a key member of this development.


Competitive Salary
Relocation assistance
Company benefits

The Senior Manager Maintenance is the head of aircraft maintenance and you will:

Ensure that the Director Maintenance and Maintenance Control Centre, are kept informed of maintenance events.
Manage all line maintenance functions and personnel, ensuring compliance with EASA Part-145 and local regulations and maintain aircraft to the highest standards of safety and airworthiness.
Manage manpower effectively and productively to optimise resources, ensuring that all maintenance activities and defect rectification are achieved in a timely and safe manner acceptable to the authorities and company quality standards.
Ensure that appropriate supervision, training and assessment is performed in a timely manner to develop staff competence levels.
Ensure technical dispatch reliability meets company targets and seek continuous improvement.
Ensure sufficient maintenance equipment and facilities are available to accomplish the required maintenance at all times.

Position Requirements:

Holder of an Engineering Degree or equivalent graduate diploma is essential for work permit requirements.
Minimum 10 years aircraft maintenance experience working for an airline. Ideally you will have experience of both line and base maintenance.
Minimum 5 years management experience in a similar position.
Holder of EASA B1 or B2 aircraft maintenance license or equivalent.
Proven maintenance experience on the fleet types mentioned above will be an advantage.
Strong managerial skills are essential with the ability to provide clear direction.
You must have exceptional people skills and able to inspire and motivate teams.
Good organisational skills are necessary, with ability to prioritise and make tactical decisions with minimal supervision.
You will be a confident communicator, able to drive others to achieve goals in a collaborative manner, while enhancing relationships between departments.
Will be able to fluently read, write, speak, and understand the English language

In the ever-changing and dynamic marketplace, Zenon Aviation knows that the support and care we provide to candidates is vital in assisting you in achieving your career aspirations. Our team of dedicated consultants will deal with your application efficiently and more importantly confidentially, providing a professional and reliable service.

If the above opportunity is of interest to you please forward your CV to us in confidence.

Alternatively, for a confidential call with our Recruitment Consultant Antonio, please phone the office.

All applications will be handled in the strictest confidence and unless you hear from us within 10 days of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Zenon Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.