October 22, 2019

China Southern West Australian Flying College (CSWAFC) trains pilots for one of China’s largest airlines, China Southern Airlines.  The college is an approved CASR Part 142 and 141 operator and is based at Jandakot Airport, Perth.  We strive to provide high quality flight instruction to our students whilst adhering to outstanding levels of commitment to safety, professionalism and employee development.

We are seeking a Deputy Head of Operations (DHOO), who will report to the Head of Operations (HOO) and deputise for them in their absence. The incumbent of this position will also take on the role description of Head of Operations in relation to Part 141 and Part 142 operations. A full outline of the CASA requirements for this role can be found in the CSWAFC Exposition.

The DHOO provides support for the HOO to establish and document the operational standards for the organisation and be in a position to monitor and if necessary correct operational standards to help ensure that the operator’s air operations are conducted in compliance with the Act, Regulations, and Civil Aviation Orders and will have control of all flight crew training and operational matters affecting the safety of the flying operations of the operator.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Monitoring and maintaining, and reporting to the CEO on CSWAFC’s compliance with the provisions of civil aviation legislation and the Exposition
  2. Setting and maintaining CSWAFC’s standards for the activities IAW the Exposition
  3. Ensuring that the training is conducted IAW CSWAFC’s training management system
  4. Ensuring that the activities are monitored effectively by closely liaising with the SM, ITC instructors and the Senior Instructors
  5. Ensuring the proper allocation and deployment of aircraft, FSTDs and personnel for use in the activities
  6. Ensuring that CSWAFC’s personnel are provided with the information and documentation necessary to properly carry out their responsibilities
  7. Ensuring that the FSTDs are used only IAW the Exposition.
  8. Ensuring that each instructor who conducts an activity for CSWAFC:
    1. Has access to the parts of Exposition that relate to the instructor’s duties
    2. Holds a valid standardisation and proficiency check for CSWAFC under regulation CASR 142.325
  9. Ensuring that each examiner who conducts an activity for CSWAFC has access to the parts of the Exposition that relate to the examiner’s duties
  10. Ensuring that each instructor or examiner who conducts an activity for CSWAFC:
    1. Is authorised to conduct the activity
    2. Has successfully completed the training set out in CSWAFC’s internal training and checking system manual
    3. Meets the requirements in the Exposition about training in human factors principles and non-technical skills
  11. Reporting to the CEO on CSWAFC’s compliance with the matters mentioned in paragraph (j).
  12. If an instructor attempts but does not successfully complete a standardisation and proficiency check mentioned in CSWAFC’s internal training and checking system manual – the HOO will notify CASA, in writing, within 14 days after the date of the attempt, of the person’s name, position and ARN.
  13. Ensuring that the operator complies with section 28BH of the Act in relation to flight crew.
  14. Managing the maintenance and continuous improvement of the CSWAFC’s flight and duty
  15. Maintain the reference library and access to publications, information and data
  16. Carry out continuous improvement process in conjunction with the CEO
  17. Action the change management process when changes are required
  18. Review compliance and the adequacy of the organisation’s facilities by:
    1. Conducting internal audits and review audit findings and advise the CEO as required
    2. Taking any necessary corrective action to rectify deficiencies as soon as possible
  19. Identifying and correcting deficiencies in relation to:
    1. Training outcomes
    2. Pre-flight test assessments
    3. Feedback from examiners and evaluation of training outcomes after flight tests
    4. Ensuring that instructors are supervised
    5. Ensuring that the instructors appointed to ITC Instructor positions are suitably qualified and have appropriate experience and skills to enable them to satisfactorily fulfil the duties of the position
    6. Reviewing scheduling and rostering of instructors
  20. Maintain their Flight Examiner Rating
  21. Providing HF and NTS training or arranging a third party to provide the training for CSWAFC’s personnel

 

Key Qualifications

  • Hold an approval under CASR 142.040 to be the head of operations for CSWAFC
  • Hold, and be able to exercise the privileges of a flight examiner rating
  • Hold at least a commercial pilot licence (aeroplane)
  • Hold a class 2 medical certificate
  • Hold class ratings for both single and multi-engine (aeroplane)
  • Hold an instrument rating with multi-engine aeroplane instrument endorsement and an instrument approach endorsement
  • Be authorised under Part 61 to pilot an aeroplane with at least 1,000 hours total aeronautical experience and 200 hours in command of a multi-engine aeroplane
  • Have at least 12 months experience in the conduct or management of air operations conducted under an AOC or equivalent foreign authorisation
  • Have a safe record in the conduct or management of air operations
  • Have sufficient safety and regulatory knowledge to enable CSWAFC to conduct the activities safely and IAW its Exposition and Civil Aviation legislation.
  • The head of operations of CSWAFC may hold the following desirable items:
  • Hold an air transport licence (aeroplane)
  • Be authorised under Part 61 to pilot an aeroplane with at least 2,000 hours total aeronautical experience and 500 hours in command of a multi-engine aeroplane
  • Have at least 24 months experience in the conduct or management of air operations conducted under an AOC or equivalent foreign authorization
  • English ICAO level 6 is required

An attractive remuneration package and relocation costs will be negotiated for the right candidate.

China Southern West Australian Flying College is an equal opportunity employer. If you feel you meet the selection criteria, please forward your CV including a covering letter to hr@cswafc.com.au

 

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