PAL Aerospace

PAL Technical Services, a proud member of the PAL Group of Companies is a leader in international aerospace and defense design, development and operation of airborne surveillance aircraft, heavy maintenance checks and software applications. We provide a wide range of aviation and related services to domestic and international markets. PAL Technical Services manages all aircraft maintenance activities within the PAL Group of Companies, including PAL Airlines and PAL Aerospace.


We are currently seeking a Safety Management System Lead to join our team in St. John’s, NL, supporting all aspects of the PAL Group of Companies.


The Safety Management System Lead is responsible to ensure all aspects of the Safety Management System (SMS) are executed as defined. Overseeing the safety reporting program and supporting management in the execution of required quality and safety practices, the Safety Management System Lead requires strong process skills and the ability to execute well formed solutions. Supporting a diverse organization with various operational scopes, the Safety Management System Lead is pivotal to the success of the SMS Program and ensures that all requirements are met and effective.


Duties & Responsibilities:

Maintain safety and quality reporting systems including:

  • Ensure system is reviewed and updated daily.
  • Ensuring timelines are maintained for responses.
  • Verify report ownership is assigned correctly and appropriate risk levels defined.
  • Verify root causes and responses are developed as per company defined timelines.
  • Ensure validation of corrections are applied as required and effective.
  • Coordinate investigations, participating as required.

Provide support to company SMS programs

  • Ensure all actions are completed as per company SMS Manual.
  • Prepare reports on performance of SMS goals and objectives.
  • Prepare SMS trend analysis and highlight risks/hazards where applicable.
  • Maintain safety risk profile and hazard register.
  • Participate in accident and incident investigations as part of the SMS Administrative Team
  • Prepare and present quarterly document review.
  • Stay informed of relevant aviation regulations, industry best practices, and safety standards
  • Continuous improvement support for documentation

Provide oversite to quality and SMS coordinators.
Complete internal audits as assigned.

Qualifications & Skills:

5 years experience with SMS processes (root cause, hazard analysis and corrective action etc…) required.
3-5 years’ experience in Aviation or Transportation Sector preferred.
3-5 years’ experience in working with Canadian Aviation Regulations.
3-5 years’ experience in a leadership or a supervisory role preferred.
Strong knowledge of SMS, BARs and IOSA requirements considered an asset.
Excellent analytical skills, able to interpret requirements and apply to process development.
Strong documentation management skills.
Strong experience in risk analysis and root cause analysis.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated flexibility and ability to adapt in a dynamic environment.
Strong commitment to meeting deadlines and effective time management skills.

What PAL Technical Services offers you:

Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
Defined Contribution Pension Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Personal travel privileges with PAL and interline agreements with multiple airlines
Industry discounts
Employee Tuition Assistance Program
Employee and Family Assistance Program

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you TODAY!

PAL Technical Services is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment that celebrates and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion whereby individuals are recognized, supported, and respected. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Thank you.


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