Transwest Air
  • Northern Shield Helicopters
  • SK, CAN
  • Full Time
  • Flight Operations

Northern Shield Helicopters is currently looking for Full Time Director of Flight Operations to join its team in Saskatchewan.

 

This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer and provides overall direction to the Northern Shield Helicopter flight operations for the safe and efficient operation of all company aircraft. This role will be responsible for managing, directing, and evaluating all matters pertaining to rotary flight operations including all operational programs and regulatory compliance.

 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and maintain control of operations and operational standards of all helicopters operated
  • Ensure that all flight crews are familiar with the regulations and procedures pertaining to their duties including: the areas to be travelled, equipment to be used, and the air navigation facilities to be utilized.
  • Responsible for the contents, supervision of, and ammendment of the air operator's Company Operations Manual.
  • Ensure overall compliance to all applicable legislations and may serve as a liaison with regulatory bodies on matters concerning flight operations.
  • Act as a liason with the regulatory authority on all matters concerning flight operations, including any variations to the Air Operator Certificate (AOC).
  • Supervise direct reports to ensure management of flight operations, safety, crew scheduling, maintenance, and flight safety.
  • Provide general guidance regarding staffing such as recruitment, selection, and retention activities.
  • Manage staff performance including: mentor and coach; conduct annual performance reviews and assist with corrective action as required.
  • Ensure that crew scheduling complies with flight and duty time regulations.
  • Provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers. As a principal liaison with external customers, ensure quality service is provided and in particular for those activities that may affect flight operations.
  • Provide leadership and direction with effective communication. Foster a teamwork environment: encourage employees to work collaboratively, ensure optimal information flow with all flight operational staff, and assist in team building initiatives.
  • Ensure that all crew members are kept informed of any changes to the regulations and standards.
  • Involved with assessing and determining the need for new equipment and provide general direction regarding equipment requirements.
  • Assist with ensuring the Company Emergency Response Plan provides contingency policies and processes in the event of an accident or emergency and the dissemination of this information both internally and externally

Qualifications:

  • Must meet the requirements of the Canadian Aviation Regulations and be approved by Transport Canada
  • Knowledge of CAR's
  • Any combination of education and experience that will provide the required skills and knowledge for successful performance.
  • 3-5 years Managerial experience

 

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online. Only applicants who are selected for further screening will be contacted.

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