Challenger 604 Aircraft Maintenance Manager

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Priester Aviation is seeking qualified Aircraft Maintenance Manager candidates for a Challenger 604 aircraft based in the Pontiac MI, Flying Part 135 operations. The Aircraft Maintenance Manager is responsible to perform all phases of troubleshooting, repair and maintenance on assigned aircraft. The Aircraft Maintenance Manager is responsible to inspect required items and maintain Company operated aircraft in a continuously airworthy condition in accordance with applicable Federal Air Regulations (FARs).

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Perform, or oversee the performance of, and document scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on aircraft including engines, landing gear, instruments, pressurized sections, accessories (brakes, valves, pumps, air conditioning systems, seats, etc.) and other parts of the owner aircraft as required. Repairs and services hangar, shop and ground support equipment.
  • Do necessary inspections using precision instruments to measure parts for wear and use. Comply with tool calibration requirements. Communicate all inspections and calibrations with Priester Maintenance Control. Ensure that all safety regulations including hazardous waste management are complied with in on a federal, state and local level.
  • Travel to airport locations to repair owner aircraft in Aircraft on Ground (AOG) situations or arrange repairs through outside vendors. On occasion travel on the owner aircraft for test flights, troubleshooting or at the owner’s request. Coordinate release of aircraft with Priester Maintenance Control. Estimated travel is 15%.
  • Performs receiving inspection on all incoming parts and components.
  • Responsible for assuring that the company’s goals for safety, security and quality are met by continual compliance with the company Safety Management System (SMS) program and reporting through the appropriate process any safety, security or quality recommendations or non-compliance observations.

This is an exempt position which requires flexibility to meet the demands of business.

Come be a part of it!

Priester Aviation is the oldest, privately held Aviation Services company founded in 1945. Conveniently headquartered in the Midwest just outside Chicago, Priester Aviation has aircraft based around the country and operations around the world. Priester is a destination employer offering a cooperative work environment and a full suite of progressive, industry-leading benefits. From unlimited PTO, pet insurance, a matching 401K, employee wellness, tuition reimbursement, and top-notch health benefits, we invest in our team members. You are Priester.

Position Requirements

Certifications: Passport, FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P). 10 years of relative experience or more Core Competencies Knowledge of Specific Job Skills (must have Challenger 600 Series exp.), Communication & Listening Skills Attitude.

Desired Attributes;

  • Ability to run and taxi owner aircraft.
  • Ability to work on a lift platform 3 feet to 40 feet in the air, as required by repair needs.
  • Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time while performing repairs.
  • Ability to lift and move machine parts weighing up to 70 pounds and maneuver any single item weighing up to 125 pounds with appropriate equipment or assistance from another person.
  • Must be able to effectively and quickly perform repairs in short notice, high pressure situations.
  • Must be able to input and retrieve information from computers.
  • Able to travel to locations including international, in all weather conditions, in order to perform repairs.
  • Must be able to perform receiving inspection to company standards
  • Must possess the ability to operate basic hand tools.

Full-Time / Part-Time

Full Time


Challenger 604 Aircraft Maintenance Manager

Number of Openings


Exempt / Non-Exempt



Pontiac, MI

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