Spares Support Specialist

About FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides training for pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators and award-winning maintenance training at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Canada, France and the United Kingdom.

Purpose of Position

The Spares Support establishes and maintains supply discipline, including minimum stock levels of expendable and rotatable spare parts for all Flight Training Devices (FTDs) at a Learning Center. Provides training and guidance to Associate Spares Support at other FlightSafety International training Centers.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain automated records of physical inventory.
  • Accountable for ensuring that FTD parts/spares are readily available for repair or replacement actions by FTD staff without overstocking, and/or overspending.
  • Order bench stock, materials, parts and equipment for Flight Training Devices support.
  • Acquire and maintain spares cost and pricing data with use of automated data management techniques and tools.
  • Ship rotatable or expendable spares to other FlightSafety International Centers, as required.
  • Acquire and analyze repair quotes and balance cost of repairs and make recommendation to management on most cost-effective method of repair.
  • Coordinate repair activities with repair Centers at FlightSafety Simulation (FSS); coordinate use of local repair capability in support of FSS and other FlightSafety International Centers.
  • Ship spares to Simulation Systems Functional group (SSFG) or other vendor(s) for repair and track “returns to stock” in a timely manner.
  • Interact with various other FTD staff regarding needed spares/parts in anticipation of possible repair and/or replacement actions at the Center.
  • Interact with Simulation Operations Support (SOS) Analysis Engineers and SOS Manager for definition of critical path priority of spares, repair parts and support equipment.
  • Assist SFTD/MFTD in setting of appropriate minimum quantity levels for spares, using analysis of past usage patterns and estimates of future usage.
  • Provide training and guidance to Associate Spares Support at other FlightSafety International training Centers.
  • Report, on a timely basis, any safety hazards observed in work area, equipment, and/or building to appropriate person(s) for correction.

Minimum Education

  • High school diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency (G.E.D. - demonstrated satisfactory performance in the General Educational Development Testing Program); or Associates degree (A.A.) from a two-year college or technical school.

Minimum Experience

  • Three (3) years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience; or minimum of three (3) years’ experience with FlightSafety International demonstrating a reliable working knowledge of electrical/electronic components, inventory management and warehouse management.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Accountability - Meets productivity standards, deadlines, and work schedules. Accepts full responsibility for quality of work.
  • Communication - Conveys ideas and facts by presenting information clearly and professionally while listening carefully to ensure information is understood.
  • Approachability - Earns trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism.
  • Teamwork - Cooperates and collaborates with all employees to achieve common goals.
  • Analytical Thinking – Efficiently and accurately dissects problems and information and uses logic and judgment to evaluate alternatives and develop solutions.
  • Detail Oriented – Pursues quality in task accomplishment by checking work to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Initiative – Proactively identifies what needs to be done and takes action to achieve high standards.
  • Safety Awareness – Identifies and corrects conditions that affect employee and/or client safety; upholds safety standards.
  • Self-Motivated – Results-oriented, with a high drive to achieve objectives and standards with little supervision or direction.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met and/or encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and communicate. The employee may be required to stand; walk; sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to view monitors, technical documents, and reference material. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

FlightSafety is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.