Production Controller

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Job Description

Job Purpose

To monitor, verify and control the documentation of all heavy /base maintenance checks and work packages ensuring they are all timely and adequately executed in line with agreed maintenance plans and in adherence to Air Arabia adopted Procedures Manual and CAMO requirements.

Key Result Responsibilities

  • Carries out necessary document control and verification of all the heavy maintenance tasks and work packages documentation received from the “Maintenance Planning” ensuring they are all prepared, distributed, and displayed on the action board.
  • Ensures proper awareness of relevant TPM, MOE Manual procedures for Production Control in all checks executed, this includes A-checks, C-checks, Engine and APU change checks.
  • Distributes the planned maintenance cards in the Control Docks maintaining proper sequence and order in the display.
  • Processes, prioritizes, distributes and ensures the proper execution of any additional maintenance cards resulting from the inspection (Pre-docking, ship-shop-ship/ inspection/ routine/clean/lube/servicing/final inspection).
  • Monitors the maintenance work progress continuously to ensure smooth workflow; reports to the “Supervisor -Maintenance Planning & Records” any delay or deviation from the planned flow chart and implements corrective measures accordingly.
  • Raises non routine maintenance cards for all defects incoming from the Crew and recorded in the Technical Log Book/Cabin Log; follows up on the proper action as per adopted procedures.
  • Handles all entries related to the deferred defects in the “RAL” system; efficiently compiles and submits debrief report on aircraft departure.

  • Monitors the man-hours booking and roster prepared and communicated by the “Planning Engineer” versus the actual man-hours logged for each aircraft to ensure compatibility and report any variations or changes accordingly.
  • Reviews the documents of all completed tasks received from the Engineers against the original pre-documentation approved to identify any variations or discrepancies prior to issuing associated certification. 
  • Prepares list of all the materials/tools shortages; communicates to “Technical Procurement” for proper action and follows up on status till necessary items are received and handed to concerned personnel.
  • Coordinates with the “Technical Procurement” regarding ad-hoc requirements in case of AOG.
  • Prepares updated records sheets to document all component changes for each hangar input; continuously updates and maintains the necessary records till the checks are successfully completed.
  • Coordinates with MCC and Line Maintenance on the next planning to allow the serviced aircraft proceed accordingly prior to confirming release.
  • Forwards the completed work packages to the “Maintenance Planning” team and the records to the “Technical Records” team upon the completion of maintenance tasks, and the departure of the aircraft,  as per adopted procedures and in line with approved standards.

Qualifications (Academic, training, languages)

  • Bachelor degree in Aircraft Engineering/Aeronautical/Electro-Mechanical or equivalent; alternately a higher diploma or certificate a relating from a recognized university or engineering college combined with needed experience and exposure.
  • Training certificates or workshops on “Human Factor” are highly desirable.
  • Able to obtain necessary Quality Assurance Authorization for the related function.
  • Project Management certificate or alternately the proven corresponding working experience.
  • Cost Control, Compliance, Budgeting and Quality Assurance certificates and trainings are an added value and some may be treated as conditional for this role.
  • Capable of using technology systems & tools; proficient in Microsoft suite.
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills: reporting, presentations, etc.
  • Fluent in English Language.

Work Experience

  • Ability to work under pressure and in rotating shift pattern including nights.
  • 3+ years’ experience in the Aviation industry working in a similar capacity in the maintenance planning and records function, experience with low cost airline/Airbus A320 aircraft is preferred.
  • Experienced in aircrafts airworthiness programs requirements and regulations, such as CAMO (Continuing Airworthiness Management Organization).
  • Strong knowledge of all planning documents (MPD, MRB, AMP) and corresponding procedures.
  • Good understanding of aircraft planning systems and techniques and their relation to aircraft maintenance program.
  • Has direct working experience with Civil Aviation Authorities, preferably GCAA; familiar with all rules and regulations of GCAA pertaining to Maintenance, policies, procedures, manuals and licensing.
  • Experienced teamwork with (Engineers and Technicians) in a frequently changing environment with heavy work-load schedules and ad-hoc scenarios.
  • Exposure on EASA part 145, part 21 and sub part “M” requirements.
  • A balanced personality with focus, efficiency and commitment to successful results.
  • Cost- oriented, with high accuracy and attention to details.
Sharjah, AE