VP Maintenance – YWG

Department: Maintenance
Posted: December 13, 2022
Deadline: January 10, 2023

Our Company

Established in 1960, Perimeter Aviation LP is a diversified company that is a subsidiary of the Exchange Income Corporation which has recently grown through the merger with Bearskin Airlines. With more than 750 employees, we operate a fleet of 40+ aircraft including the Metro 2, 3, 23, Merlin and Dash 8 aircraft. We are based in Winnipeg and Thompson, Manitoba as well as Sioux Lookout and Thunder Bay, Ontario. We provide scheduled passenger and freight services to Northern Manitoba and Northern Ontario, 24/7 North American charter services, Medical evacuation services and a full-service maintenance facility including design engineering, NDT, and Garrett turbine engine services.

We are a Canadian company, proudly building a diverse workforce that is driven by a shared sense of community, customer service and a dedication to safety. We’re fostering a culture where our employees will feel proud of the work they do and the company they work for. We seek employees with a positive attitude in providing excellent service to the communities in our network.

Position Summary

Reporting to the President, the Person Responsible for Maintenance (PRM) is responsible for:

  • Pursuant to CAR 706.03 and CAR 573.03 the Person Responsible for Maintenance is the specified “Person Responsible for Maintenance”, as defined in the above regulations. The person appointed to this position shall meet the requirements of CAR 706.03 and CAR 573.03, and is duly authorized to remove aircraft from service in accordance with CAR 706.03 (1) ©. The Person Responsible for Maintenance is responsible to the President
  • Primary responsibility is to affect the efficient Maintenance of all aircraft on lease or belonging to Perimeter Aviation, to meet both the schedules and unscheduled operational requirements. This will include maintenance of records, scheduling of inspections, and close liaison with all support functions. Final authority for coordinating maintenance rests with the Person Responsible for Maintenance

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for monitoring the effectiveness of the Quality Assurance Program and the Evaluation Program
  • Responsible for ensuring that maintenance programs are Transport Canada approved
  • Maintain a close liaison with Stores Manager for all requirements of aircraft parts, accessories and components, etc
  • Authorization of certifications for Aircraft Certification Authority, Shop Certification Authority and Elementary maintenance/servicing
  • Ensure that any approved Vendor or Approved Maintenance Organization, used by the operator, meets the applicable procedures as defined in the MPM, sec 6.1.
  • Maintain a close liaison with Airframe and Engine Manufacturers and Contractors Service Support Departments covering in or out of Company repairs
  • Protection against fire, theft, misuse or exposure to the elements of all Company Aircraft and assets entrusted to the Maintenance/Engineering Department
  • Carry out such maintenance operations on Company and other aircraft as shall satisfy the safety standards of Perimeter Aviation and Transport Canada, and which meet the normal and proper requirements of scheduled operations
  • Develop, maintain and control the company Maintenance Control Manual and Maintenance Policy Manual, with any other publications incorporated by reference.
  • Develop and maintain the Safety Management System (SMS) for the maintenance department, cooperation with the company SMS Program. Refer to details outlined in SMS Policies and Procedures Manuals
  • Responsible to maintain and promote Company Culture
  • Responsible for Company and Department budgets

Personal Characteristics

  • Highly flexible, with the ability to respond quickly in a dynamic environment
  • Professional and respectful, with a positive work attitude
  • Timely with a high level of commitment to on-time performance is essential
  • Motivated with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • High level of respect, understanding, and regard for First Nations communities
  • Able to think critically and act logically to evaluate situations and provide sound judgment
  • Able to build and maintain lasting relationships with all departments, business partners and customers
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  • Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks
  • High level of integrity, confidentiality, and accountability
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Able to effectively train and develop personnel within their department
  • Willing to take initiative to make personal and organizational improvements
  • Demonstrated ability as a leader to empower teams to challenge status quo by actively and visibly sponsoring change; a leader who manages resistance and builds a shared understanding of the need for change
  • “Can do” and “Will do” attitude and ability to personally contribute in a fast paced environment
  • Accountable, adaptable and a self-starter
  • Focus on strategic goals and create team alignment. Ensure as a leader to empower and coach employees to develop ways of achieving the organizational, team and individual goals.
  • Promote organizational mission and goals and show the way to achieve them. Influence others to act in support of ideas, programs and causes while getting excited about and committed to furthering the organization’s objectives
  • Effective attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization and execution skills
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
  • Dynamic, proactive and self-motivated with a high level of drive, initiative and energy
  • Excellent leadership skills relevant within an international environment
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining high attention to detail and meeting strict deadlines

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Leading and Developing Others
  • As PRM, you have a critical role in securing the long-term future of Perimeter Aviation and its abilities to achieve our strategic objectives. Responsible for ensuring that individuals and teams understand what is required of them and why, for providing or arranging appropriate support and coaching, and delegating fully so that individuals are empowered to take on more responsibility
  • Communicate and gain team commitment to a vision of what is to be achieved
  • Ensure that the development, delivery and effectiveness of all training programs relevant to the department are met on a consistent basis.
  • Inspire and empower others to overcome difficulties and achieve
  • Driven by high personal standards and strong business ethics
  • Personally model desired values, behaviours, and work practices (e.g. shared corporate vision, commitment to business goals, values and diversity)
  • Vision and Strategic Thinking
  • Understand the complex political and regulated environment in which Perimeter Aviation operates. It’s about being able to focus on what is important and to ensure that there is consistency and clarity in the message or image the corporation delivers. It is also about being able to inspire commitment and enthusiasm in others while working towards a shared goal
  • Define the future direction of the company, identify business opportunities and develop short/long term actions to maintain the company’s competitive advantage
  • Communicate the corporate vision and values and build commitment from the corporate workforce, key stakeholders and the community to achieve the corporate vision
  • Apply an understanding of the Corporation’s processes, practices, systems and support resources, and consider their impact on the corporate strategic plan
  • Effectively balance political, legal and social issues on behalf of stakeholders
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Assist and step in for department as required

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 8 years’ relevant professional experience within a large airline organization in progressively more responsible positions
  • 6+ years of progressive managerial experience at the department director/manager level
  • Sound understanding of risk management and all aspects of the business model
  • Demonstrated ability to manage key constituent relationships, including Finance, Legal, Human Resources and Transport Canada
  • Ability to identify key issues; creatively and strategically overcome internal challenges or obstacles
  • A clear and solid understanding of personnel policies, practices, and procedures and other operational issues faced by the organization
  • Strong knowledge of fiscal management and responsibility, business finance, capital funding, contracts, and partnerships is required
  • Experience creating and managing budgets for a large, distributed organization
  • Knowledge of airline industry, specifically with regard to flight operations techniques, procedures and regulations (TC, TSB, CTA, ICAO, FAA etc.)
  • Excellent PC skills particularly with MS Office programs (Word, Access, Excel, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of WinAir
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; additional language skills would be an asset
  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) equivalent
  • Indigenous and Cultural Awareness Training considered an asset

Must be able to obtain and maintain any applicable Working Conditions

  • Physically able to perform all listed job duties
  • Travel by aircraft and other means as required by role
  • Work performed primarily in an office environment
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and telephone
  • Attend and conduct presentations

How to Apply

Perimeter Aviation’s hiring policy is to recruit and select the best applicant for employment solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position. Perimeter Aviation LP does not discriminate against applicants based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability or a conviction for which a pardon has been granted.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to Recruiter@perimeter.ca

We thank all candidates for their interest in the position; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis which may result in an earlier application deadline.

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