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CAMO Engineer/ planner

The CAM/HAAMC is the nominated post holder, reporting to the Accountable Manager, responsible for all of the aircraft airworthiness and maintenance control aspects of the Sharp Airlines fleet. The CAMO Engineer/planner will assist the CAM/HAAMC in meeting this responsibility and in ensuring that all Sharp Airlines operations are conducted safely, compliantly and efficiently.

Hours of work to be negotiated with CEO.

Essential duties and responsibilities

The Deputy CAM/HAAMC must, either personally or by delegation to staff, consultants or contractors:

  • Embrace & pro-actively practice the company’s Core Values and adhere to our Code of Conduct.
  • Demonstrate reliability, accuracy and willingness to accept responsibility.
  • Assist the CAM to manage the Continuing Airworthiness standards and regulatory compliance of all company aircraft to a high and professional standard.
  • Research, develop, implement and monitor the efficiency and reliability of the fleet.
  • Assist the CAM to develop, implement and maintain appropriate and compliant Continuing Airworthiness Management instructions and procedures with particular regard to Minimum Equipment Lists, CAMO Exposition, Systems of Maintenance and Approved Maintenance Programs.
  • Ensure that the Approved Maintenance Programmes for each aircraft are kept up to date with all mandatory requirements
  • Compile/process workpacks using company Takeflite maintenance system.
  • Assess technical data with regards to applicability to fleet.
  • Maintain aircraft engine and propeller log books.
  • Monitor and maintain aircraft maintenance status on Takeflite.
  • Working with approved maintenance organisations, ensure that all aircraft and associated aeronautical product maintenance is correctly scheduled and carried out.
  • Identify, record and control non-conforming products and services.
  • Control sub-contractors employed by the CAMO to assist with aircraft maintenance.
  • Investigate and report defects.
  • Liaise with CASA when required regarding airworthiness & maintenance issues.
  • Oversee production, management and distribution of technical data.
  • Provide an enthusiastic and positive high level of service to internal management and external customers.
  • Maintain positive & effective working relationships with staff, suppliers and CASA officers.
  • In conjunction with the CAM & CEO, participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities relating to airworthiness and maintenance across the Group.
  • Co-ordinate appropriate staff training where necessary.
  • Accomplish positive results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; coaching, counselling and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating and enforcing systems policy and procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and potential cost savings.
  • Oversee, supervise and assist when necessary to maintain a clean and safe work environment at all times.
  • Perform duties in a safe and healthy manner, in line with OHS & Airline Safety Regulations, and as instructed by the General Manager Safety & Quality Assurance
  • Apply the utmost confidentiality to the day-to-day activities within the department. No information relating to any audit, investigation or confidential interview (whether in person or by telephone) is to be shared with parties outside of the department unless lawfully required to do so.
  • Contribute to the overall performance of the business by achieving required results.
  • Carry out monthly reporting as required.
  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement strategies.

Additional duties and responsibilities

  • Assist the General Manager of Safety & Quality Assurance in the role of the CAMO Quality Manager as per the CAMO Exposition and SMS to:

    • ensure procedures are carried out consistently and in compliance with applicable requirements (Quality Control).
    • have in place elements necessary to reduce risks.
    • in consultation with the CAM, ensure the CAMO continuously reviews and improves procedures through the CAMO’s SMS.
    • acquit CAMO audit findings and observations.
    • complete CAMO safety investigations.

Key performance indicators

  • On time performance and aircraft maintenance, as measured by relevant data.
  • Reduction of errors and delays in maintenance control tasks.
  • Reduction of errors on all documentation.
  • CAMO productivity, as measured by:
    • safety and incident statistics,
    • budget performance and cost control measures,
    • maximisation of cost, efficiency and safety benefits,
    • achievement of company policy directives.

Knowledge, skills and experience

To perform this job successfully the CAMO Engineer must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Experience in Continuing Airworthiness Management/Maintenance Control desirable.
  • Type experience relevant to Fairchild SA227 Metroliner preferred. 
  • A very sound engineering background and a very good understanding of the regulations.
  • An excellent understanding of the organisation infrastructure requirements and strategic goals to conduct the company's operations.
  • Have demonstrable leadership and interpersonal skills appropriate to the position.
  • Have demonstrable experience in administrative and supervisory roles and interpersonal skills appropriate to the position.
  • Thorough understanding of and commitment to team work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Time management and organisational skills.
  • Flexibility and willingness to undertake a wide variety of tasks.
  • Have a high level of computer literacy, with sound knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and Takeflite or equivalent Computerised Maintenance Management Software.
  • Have the ability to multi task whilst maintaining the highest of standards.

Certificates, licenses and professional accreditations 

The CAMO Engineer ideally should:

  • Hold, or have held, an aircraft engineer licence in category B1, B2 or C;
  • Hold, or have held, a licence that is equivalent to a licence in category B1, B2 or C;
  • Have a qualification in aircraft maintenance at least at Certificate IV level;
  • Have a qualification in aviation maintenance management at least at diploma level, or
  • Have an engineering qualification at least at diploma level in any of the following disciplines:
    1. aeronautical
    2. avionics
    3. mechanical
    4. electrical
    5. electronics
  • Have the ability to qualify or hold an ASIC and airside driver’s licence.

Other information

This position involves a combination of office, hangar and maintenance oversight work, with interstate travel required.

Applications should be addressed to hr@sharpairlines.com.au

Applications close on 28th Feb 2021.


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Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

Sharp Aviation Maintenance has positions available for B1 and B2 Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineers to join our CASA Approved Maintenance Organisation located at Launceston Airport, Tasmania.

Launceston is a great city in the northern part of Tasmania. It offers an enviable lifestyle, as well as a good economy, affordable housing and a choice of great schools all in one of the world's most beautiful environments. 

You will enjoy the benefits of living in a major centre without the city rush. All set in an area with easy access to beaches, rivers, lakes and national parks, not to mention the range of food and drink available in the state. You could be living with this right on your doorstep! 

Position Description

We are looking for full-time staff in Launceston to meet our Line and Base maintenance requirements in support of the Sharp Airlines Operation. Previous experience in a regional airline operation will be beneficial.

Ideally the applicant will hold a license on type, however knowledge and experience on the Metroliner SA227 aircraft and/or TPE 331 engine would be highly regarded.

All applicants MUST have the right to work in Australia & be eligible to hold an Aviation Security Identity (ASIC) Card.

About Sharp Airlines

Sharp Airlines is a dynamic regional airline with operations across four states; South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. Our operations include RPT, Charter and FIFO contracts with a fleet of ten SA227 Metro's and three C441 Conquest aircraft.

Our positive and professional workplace culture emphasises safety above all else.

To Apply

Applications via email to Michael.horsley@sharpairlines.com.au

Please include a short cover letter and CV.

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