Job Openings at HOVA Flight Services

Director of Maintenance

Salary: From $75,000, depending on experience

Location: Hanover County Airport, 11152 Air Park Rd, Ashland, VA 23005

Airport Phone #: 804-798-6500

Send Resumes to: kgrimes@flyhova.com; jgoldman@flyhova.com

Job Description:

Function: Actively lead, motivate, & supervise maintenance employees, and ensure maintenance shop is run properly, profitably, and in accordance with HOVA Flight Services and FAA regulations/procedures.

Required Certification: FAA certified Airframe & Powerplant licensed mechanic with IA rating.

Required Experience: Must have a minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in general aviation maintenance (single-engine and multi-engine general aviation aircraft); Must be experienced in managing employees.

Reports to: President

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for management of maintenance operations to ensure maintenance department operates as a profit center.
  • Ensure maintenance shop maintains compliance with HOVA Flight Services procedures, FAA regulatory requirements, and other governmental-required regulations.
  • Forecast and plan for upcoming flight school aircraft inspections & coordinate these inspections into the maintenance schedule.
  • Coordinate with the Flight School Coordinator to determine the maintenance priority level of individual flight school aircraft dependent upon the needs of the flight school.
  • Maintain schedule of all aircraft repair & maintenance for both based-customers, non-based customers & flight school aircraft & advise customers of any deviations from schedule.
  • Assign tasks to be completed by A&P mechanics, apprentices & shop helpers; supervise maintenance employees to ensure they stay on task and on target for timely completion
  • Supervise Parts Manager & Maintenance Parts Department, including supervising the shipping/receiving & inventory management processes
  • Prepare for and lead employee performance reviews of the maintenance department employees
  • Ensure work orders are completed in a timely process while maintaining quality and safety
  • Support flight school (Part 61 and 141) and charter operations (Part 135)
  • Communicate with customers (quotes, scheduling, work-in-progress updates, etc.)
  • Manage maintenance customer accounts
  • Oversee and manage shop billing and ensure timely closure of work orders
  • Follow up with customers after delivery to ensure satisfaction
  • Work with other department heads to coordinate operations and establish business priorities

 

Occasional overtime and weekend shifts are required.

 

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • Employee Discounts

Aircraft Avionics Technician

Salary: From $25/hour, depending on experience

Location: Hanover County Airport, 11152 Air Park Rd, Ashland, VA 23005

Airport Phone #: 804-798-6500

Send Resumes to: kgrimes@flyhova.com; jgoldman@flyhova.com

Primary Responsibility:

The Avionics Technician is responsible for performing maintenance, preventative maintenance, repairs, and alterations on aircraft avionics components and electrical systems in accordance with manufacturer specifications and FAA guidelines. This may include the fabrication of wire harnesses, removal of wiring and equipment from aircraft, troubleshooting and repair of electrical systems, and the installation of avionics equipment under the supervision of the Avionics Manager.

The duties and responsibilities consist of and include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Tests, inspects, troubleshoots, and repairs aircraft communications components, navigation components, weather radar, autopilot, compass systems, and accessories according to manufacturer specifications.
  • Fabricates, solders, routes, and installs wiring assemblies and electrical components.
  • Performs final system setup and calibration of newly installed equipment using manufacturer data and standard avionics test equipment.
  • Responsible for documenting part numbers and serial numbers of equipment.
  • Assures repairs/alterations to parts/components are accomplished in an airworthy fashion.
  • Performs assigned duties in accordance with Federal Aviation Regulations, manufacturer’s instructions, operator’s general maintenance manuals, and other approved data.
  • Ensure parts removed from aircraft or parts thereof are correctly tagged and preserved.
  • Ensures entries on Repair Station forms and documents are complete and correct.
  • Assists co-workers and those in other departments to successfully perform job tasks and functions when necessary.
  • Maintains the work area in a clean and orderly condition.
  • Uses all mandated safety equipment and complies with all safety requirements in accordance with company and government regulations and guidelines.
  • All other duties as assigned by the employer.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must be able to follow the methods and procedures used by the Repair Station in compliance with all applicable manufacturers’ maintenance specifications and recommendations and the Federal Aviation Regulations.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of the policies and procedures described in the Repair Station Manual and the Quality Control Manual, and the FAR relating to maintenance and alteration of aviation products and appliances.
  • Component level knowledge of electronics.
  • Knowledge of aircraft electronics and systems.
  • Knowledge of common avionics test equipment.
  • Knowledge of commonly used hand tools associated with avionics installation and repair.
  • Understanding of pitot/static systems.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.

Qualifications:

  • FCC General Radiotelephone License or A & P License preferred.
  • Two-year degree or certificate from an accredited two-year college, university, or technical school in avionics maintenance or a related field, equivalent military training, or two years of related experience in the field of avionics bench-level maintenance.
  • Experience with general aviation avionics installation/repair.
  • Experience with sheet metal repair and fabrication.
  • Must have adequate tools to perform needed tasks.

Job Type: Full-time.

License/Certification:

  • A & P (Preferred)
  • FCC license (Preferred)

Physical Requirements:

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.

  • Employees are regularly required to stand, sit, talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard.
  • Light to moderate lifting is required.
  • Must be able to climb and use a ladder, work stands, platforms and lift equipment.
  • Work within a confined workspace(s).

Location Requirements:

  • Operation based in Ashland, VA at Hanover County Municipal Airport
  • There is no ability to work from home.

Occasional overtime and weekend shifts are required.

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • Employee Discounts

FAA Airframe & Powerplant Maintenance Technician

Salary: From $25/hour, depending on experience

Location: Hanover County Airport, 11152 Air Park Rd, Ashland, VA 23005

Airport Phone #: 804-798-6500

Send Resumes to: kgrimes@flyhova.com; jgoldman@flyhova.com

Job Description:

Function: Provide aircraft maintenance in accordance with HOVA Flight Services and FAA regulations and procedures.
Reports to: Director of Maintenance (DOM)
Required Certification: Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic (A&P) license. Must have a minimum of 1 year of experience in general aviation maintenance.
Preferred Qualifications: Experienced in maintaining Tecnam light sport aircraft, Tecnam P2006T and Cessna 172 model aircraft.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Perform aircraft maintenance inspections, such as 100-hour and pre-buy inspections
  • Assist with annual inspections
  • Troubleshoot and fix aircraft squawks
  • Perform preventative and general aircraft maintenance
  • Follow Company and FAA policies and procedures
  • Complete tasks assigned by DOM
  • Complete work orders, log entries, and time sheets
  • Maintain hangar in a neat and orderly manner
  • Take care of company equipment and tools
  • Provide parts list to Parts Manager of needed parts

 

Occasional overtime and weekend shifts are required.

Benefits:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance Benefits
  • Employee Discounts