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Aerospace Quality Research and Development-145

Repair Station Manager

Job Description

Title: Repair Station Manager

Full Time – Exempt Salary

Reports To: General Manager

AQRD is and always will be an ever-evolving entrepreneurial firm. We hire people with a specific set of technical skills who are ready to tackle some of aerospace’s greatest challenges and make an impact on our industry.

We need our team to be versatile and always eager to tackle new problems as we continue to change the way our industry does business.

At AQRD every day is a new challenge, and you continually look for ways to help our team get better at what we do, in the most efficient way possible. A team player at heart, you collaborate with our entire team, evangelize best practices and roll up your sleeves to pitch in whenever you can. You move fast while keeping your attention to detail, and you tap into your problem-solving skills to support AQRD’s business objectives and growth.

You are versatile, driven, creative, intellectually curious, and a strong communicator. At AQRD you will continually learn and develop your skills while being challenged everyday. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to work with bright co-workers on new projects everyday. 

AQRD is a place where drive, creativity and execution are valued and no day is ever boring!

Job summary: Full Time Salary –Exempt

The candidate for this position is responsible for day to day operational oversight of the AQRD 145 Management Team and FAA repair station operations. The focus is on providing day to day operational guidance and function in line with overall strategic objextives. This position has budgetary responsibility for the entire FAA Part 145 organization.

Direct Reports for this position include:

            Repair Station personnel (technicians)


            Global Procurement

Responsible for providing overall focus for the AQRD 145 Team and repair station to ensure the processes developed and implemented support the long term goals for the entire organization.

Responsible for operations of the repair station including FAA compliance, airworthiness, safety, and certification.

Responsible for Quantum Control, including access permissions, process implementation, and evaluating new modules.

Responsible for managing day to day aircraft and component inputs into the repair station meeting customer required timelines and quality requirements.

Responsible for supporting customer AOG and after normal hours support

Responsible for evaluating new business opportunities to determine feasibility and how they fit with current capabilities.

Responsible for team culture and growth.

Minimum requirements

Must have a minimum of 10 years of aerospace experience, preferably in a part 145 environment

Preferable to have a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience

Technical and FAA Compliance Understanding is required

Must have an A & P License or be eligible for FAA Repairman’s Certificate

Abilities required

  • The successful candidate will have exceptional communication skills, teamwork ability, and a drive/passion for the Aerospace industry.
  • Able to work as a team member, highly organized, work well under pressure and handle multiple priorities. Must possess interpersonal and communication skills to interact with other people inside and outside the company.
  • Must be self-motivated, conscientious and have the ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a high timeline pressure environment. AQRD is a dynamic growing work environment and candidate must be able to adapt and find solutions to challenges day to day.
  • Sound judgment, thoroughness and accuracy are expected. Exercises some latitude in determining activities and approaches to completing assignments.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.