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Job Ref:  5980
Employer:  General Dynamics US
Country:  United States
County/State:  California
City:  Burbank
20/10/2016 05:13
The Director of Safety is responsible for the development and maintenance of an effective SMS. The Director of Safety also advises the Accountable Executive , line managers, and employees on safety management matters and is responsible for coordinating and communicating safety issues within the organization, as well as with external stakeholders.

The Director of Safety is generally supported by additional staff. The Director of Safety liaises directly with line managers or their delegates.

The Director of Safety is the person responsible for the collection and analysis of safety data and the distribution of related safety information to line managers. This information must be used by line managers to mitigate safety risks, which inevitably requires the allocation of resources. The necessary resources may be readily available to the line managers for this purpose.

The Director of Safety runs periodic Safety Committee meetings for both management and employees, prepares written agendas and provides minutes of the meetings.

Manages the day-to-day efforts of the Avjet Safety Management System
Performing/facilitating hazard identification and safety risk analysis
Monitoring corrective actions and evaluating their results
Providing periodic reports on the organizations safety performance
Maintaining records and safety documentation
Planning and facilitating staff safety training
Providing independent advice on safety matters
Monitoring safety concerns in the aviation industry and their perceived impact on the organizations operations aimed at service delivery
Coordinate required courses with training department for inclusion in company training catalogues and manuals
Serve as Administrator of the Employee Safety Committee
Updates the Safety Management System, including the Emergency Response Plan, as necessary
Plans and executes annual exercises of the Avjet Emergency Response Plan
Monitors and advises personnel on all operator safety activities that may have an impact on flight and ground safety
Develops and maintains a safety awareness program
Manages the Safety Management System files
Monitors industry flight safety concerns which may have an impact on operations
Maintains close liaison with airplane manufacturers and industry safety associations
Investigates and reports on incidents/accidents and makes recommendations to preclude a recurrence
Makes recommendations to management on matters pertaining to safety
Monitors the response and measures the results of safety initiatives
Disseminates safety related information with regard to the industry and historical trends
Coordinate all safety activities and act as liaison between the company and applicable governmental agencies and insurance carriers
Assist with the internal preparation, coordination of, and conduct of external audits as appropriate; in coordination with the Director of Operations and the Directors of Maintenance
Oversee the Internal Evaluation Program, performed by the Director of Compliance and Technical Services
Assumes any duties delegated by the Avjet President

Experience/Education Required:
Two (2) years of college or equivalent technical training, in related field preferred.
Ten (10) years of experience in aviation management of permanent records or quality assurance.
Five (5) years or more of practical corporate aircraft management experience.
Available to work flexible work schedule is required to meet departmental profile missions and support requirements. This may include nights, weekends, and holidays, and may require frequent travel
May be required to be 21 years of age or older and have a valid drivers license with a clean driving record; must also be able to pass a required 10-year background check which includes drug test.
Must obtain an Airport ID Badge within 30 days of employment, if required.
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