Fly Airlink - Freedom of the African Sky

Maintenance And Fleet Support Process Engineer

22 May
REPORTS TO: EXECUTIVE MANAGER - FLEET SUPPORT
DIVISION: TECHNICAL SUPPORT - FLEET SUPPORT
LOCATION: O R TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS TECHNICAL GATE, JONES ROAD, HANGAR 2

1. Purpose
The primary purpose of the Maintenance and Fleet Support Process Engineer is to continuously improve work processes and to thereby optimise the efficiency, accuracy and / or quality of work, as well as associated key performance metrics, within the functions of Maintenance and Fleet Support.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience
2.1 The minimum education requirement is a Grade 12 (Matric) or equivalent.
2.2 BSc / BEng qualification in Industrial Engineering.
2.3 Conversant with lean manufacturing and lean process techniques.
2.4 Aviation maintenance or logistics / supply chain experience is advantageous but not essential.
2.5 Strong computer literacy and report-writing skills.
2.6 Knowledge of the IAS System or comparable MRO software is essential but not pre-requisite as induction training shall be provided.
2.7 Will attend training as and when instructed to do so.

3. Accountabilities
3.1 Identify, assess and accurately document areas for continuous improvement within the Maintenance and Fleet Support functions of Airlink, particularly in relation to the key metrics mentioned under „responsibilities‟.
3.2 Based on 3.1 above, implement turnkey projects to re-engineer business processes as directed by Executive Management of the Maintenance and Fleet Support functions as applicable.
3.3 Implement monitoring processes through the use of key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the effectiveness of process re-engineering after initial implementation.
3.4 The employee shall be accountable for ensuring operations are conducted in accordance with applicable regulations and standards of the Operator and within the confines of the AOC and relevant operational specifications.
3.5 Responsible for the OHS in their area of responsibility and accountability reporting into this role.
3.6 Accountable for aviation safety and security in their area of responsibility and accountability.

4. Responsibilities
4.1 Manage the implementation of turnkey projects based on Industrial Engineering and lean manufacturing / process techniques, targeting one or more of the following key performance metrics as areas for continuous improvement:
Key Performance Metrics – Logistics / Supply Chain
a) Reduce or eliminate waiting / idle time for technicians at Stores serving areas.
b) Optimise back-office processing times and number of transactions that are needed for process control and reporting within the Stores and Logistics functions.
c) Optimise the management and accessibility of Stores and Logistics records.
d) Optimise the cost of materials stock holdings in Stores.
e) Apply principles such as “just in time” planning to increase the number of material requests that are processed immediately due to items being “in stock” when needed.
f) Implement systems and processes to reduce the number of Stores visits made by company technicians to collect or requisition materials.
Key Performance Metrics – Continuing Airworthiness Management
a) Optimise back-office processing times and number of transactions that are needed for process control and reporting within the Continuing Airworthiness Management functions.
b) Optimise the management and accessibility of Continuing Airworthiness Management records, most particularly aircraft technical records.
c) Optimise the use of available IT resources to maximise automation of data capturing within the Continuing Airworthiness Management functions.
d) Optimise the use of available IT resources to carry out automated error checking within the Continuing Airworthiness Management functions.
Key Performance Metrics – Maintenance
a) Optimise back-office processing times and number of transactions that are needed for process control and reporting within the Maintenance functions.
b) Optimise the flow of Maintenance Documentation such as work orders, task cards, etc.
c) Optimise the use of visual indicators within the Maintenance functions to improve situational awareness of technicians and their efficiency and / or quality of work.
d) Optimise the layout and organisation of production facilities to improve work efficiency, maximise the use of available space and reduce idle time.
e) Maximise the capability of technicians to work uninterrupted on production jobs in between shift breaks.
NOTE:
Key performance metrics that are targeted for continuous improvement projects are not necessarily limited only to the metrics defined above.
4.2 Supervise subordinate junior engineers or other graduates, or any other staff members if applicable, assigned to scope or implement process re-engineering projects.
4.3 Develop systems or processes to generate KPIs for the monitoring of business processes.
4.4 Budget process re-engineering projects and provide motivations for project expenditures to the applicable Executive Manager.
4.5 Report quarterly, in writing, on process re-engineering activities implemented or in work, as well as improvements in KPIs being monitored for completed projects (ensuring that a records database is established for these indicators).
4.6 Apply process automation wherever possible, provided that such automation is assessed to be efficient and cost-effective, e.g. bar-coding and radio frequency tagging within the Stores Department to reduce manual workloads.
4.7 Improve communication and process integration between Maintenance and Technical Support functions.
4.8 Responsibilities must be carried out in accordance with Company Standards as laid out in the manuals of procedure, and Occupational Health and Safety Standards.
4.9 Will assist with any additional tasks within the context of the job description.

CV FOR THE ATTENTION OF: NEIL WILSON
ONLY REFERENCE NUMBER TO BE QUOTED AS SUBJECT: TS-FS-MFSPE-0515
APPLICATIONS TO BE EMAILED TO: recruitment1@flyairlink.com
APPLICATIONS MUST REACH US NO LATER THAN: SUNDAY, 24 MAY 2015

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