FAA Chief Inspector/Supervisor Jobs in Maple Grove, MN at AbelConn, a Celestica company

Title: FAA Chief Inspector/Supervisor

Company: AbelConn, a Celestica company

Location: Maple Grove, MN

AbelConn, a Celestica company, is a global Center of Excellence for the Aerospace, Defense, ITAR, Licensing and HealthTech industries.
Our business is growing. We recently moved into a new state-of-the-art facility located in Maple Grove, MN that offers world-class manufacturing, engineering, and product lifecycle services. Our deep expertise in manufacturing, electromechanical design support, prototype manufacturing, electronic assembly, finishing, and enclosure assembly is unlocking new solutions for our customers.
Interested in working on some of the most exciting new technologies on the market? We are always looking for talented people with the right experience, skills, and attitude to join our expanding team. Your success is our success—our top priority is to hire the best and offer a sense of ownership and opportunity in building your career. We offer competitive compensation and exceptional opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Join our talented team and help us to imagine, develop and deliver a better future with our customers.
The individual in this role will lead a small team of FAA Technicians, Inspectors, and return-to-service personnel. There will be a keen focus on process improvement to help drive overall efficiency and inspection accuracy.
Primary Responsibilities:

Maintains FAA compliance with procedures for inspection and return-to-service processes.
Promotes aviation safety by ensuring adherence to all FAA regulatory and statutory requirements.
Ensures equivalency of tools and equipment used by the repair station and documents that determination.
Develops plans for continuous improvement for the team that drive overall efficiency and accuracy.
Ensures that the Technicians and Inspection personnel have documented training that meets all Repair Station and Customer requirements.
Perform QMS audits per the approved audit schedule.
Able to perform return-to-service inspections if needed.
Maintains Summaries of Employment for all management, inspection, and certificated personnel

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of prior relevant experience OR in absence of a degree, 9 years of relevant experience is required.
A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Aerospace.
Repairman Certificate must be obtained within six months after hire.
Will be required to pass J-STD, IPC-A-610 and IPC-WHMA-A-620 certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

FAA A&P Certificate desired but not required.
3-5 years of working knowledge of FAA Part 145 & AS9110 regulatory requirements
Prior experience as a Chief Inspector
Six Sigma and or CQE
Familiarity with common MRO practices
Strong analytical and communication skills
Must be highly responsive to internal and external customer requirements with a strong attention to detail
Must have solid technical writing skills and a strong work ethic with demonstrated leadership, business judgment and innovation
Stress tolerant to a fast paced, results oriented environment
Must be a dedicated team player
Must have strong oral and written communication
Able to interpret regulatory and customer requirements

Visual exams are required pre-hire and biennial to confirm visual acuity of 20/20 with or without glasses along with passing a standard color vision exam.
This position is a DOT/FAA safety-sensitive position. Initial, random, reasonable suspicion, and other possible drug and alcohol tests will be required in accordance with FAA CFR 120.109 and 120.217.
Positions with AbelConn involve the release of export controlled goods either directly to employees or through the employee’s movement within the facility. As such, AbelConn will require necessary information from all applicants upon an applicant’s acceptance of employment to determine if any export control exemptions or licenses must be filed.
AbelConn is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.
EOE/D/M/F/Veteran Friendly Employer
Job Type: Full-time

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Referral program
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance


Monday to Friday


Bachelor’s (Required)


Aerospace: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location