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Date:  Jan 24, 2023

Springfield, IL, US, 62707-8415

Job Requisition ID:  23182

Agency :  Department of Transportation 
Closing Date/Time: 02/07/2023 
Salary:   $6,175 - $9,314 monthly  
Job Type:   Salaried Full Time  
County:   Sangamon  
Number of Vacancies:   1  
Plan/BU:   RC062  

 *This position is subject to a pre-employment physical examination and drug and alcohol testing and subject to random drug and alcohol testing after hired.


This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.


All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.


Agency Mission Statement

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking to hire an Aircraft Quality Control Chief.


The IDOT team works diligently to provide safe, cost-effective transportation for Illinois in ways that enhance quality of life, promote economic prosperity and protect our environment. We are problem solvers and leaders, constantly searching for innovations and improvements in support of our commitment to providing the best multimodal transportation system for Illinois.


Our team fosters a culture of inclusivity. We value diversity and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards as we work together for a common purpose. Team members frequently collaborate with colleagues and others outside the department to best meet customer needs. 


The department offers extensive training and career advancement opportunities. Employees also receive a robust benefit package including:


  • Monday-Friday work schedule
  • Flexible work schedules are available in many program areas
  • Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance
  • Pension Plan
  • (10) Weeks paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Deferred Compensation Program and other pre-tax benefit programs (Medical/Daycare)
  • Employees earn (12) paid Sick Days annually
  • New Employees earn (10) paid Vacation Days their first year of service and can earn up to (25) paid Vacation Days annually
  • Employees earn (3) paid Personal Days annually
  • (13-14) paid holidays annually (based on start date)
  • Tuition Reimbursement


We invite qualified applicants to apply to become part of our team. We are confident that you will take pride in serving Illinois and its residents and visitors.

Job Responsibilities

This position is accountable for continually monitoring, evaluating, and inspecting the aircraft maintenance facilities and activities, equipment, and systems to analyze and evaluate the overall quality of the aircraft maintenance and repair activities.  This position is the Chief Inspector for the department’s FAA Part 145 repair station and as such is responsible for all matters of aircraft inspection and the quality control of all services conducted within the FAA Part 145 repair station.  This position makes recommendations for the overall improvement of the maintenance services and adds support and assistance to the overall maintenance effort. This position is also the training coordinator for the FAA Part 145 repair station. 


Aircraft : 7 fixed wing, 1 rotary wing
Scheduled inspections: 15 annually 

Calibrated tool inventory: $75,000 


This position reports to the Section Chief of Aircraft Maintenance.  This position may report directly to the Bureau Chief of Air Operations in matters of Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) violations observed which are not being addressed by the Section Chief of Aircraft Maintenance.  There are no subordinates reporting to this position. 

The Division of Aeronautics Aircraft Maintenance Section is accountable for maintaining all divisional aircraft.  This position has the responsibility for ensuring that maintenance performed, material used, and equipment and parts purchased are of high a quality and provide the division with a safety and cost effective air transportation system.  Assuring high quality work by the Aircraft Maintenance Section personnel is the essential task of this position.  Additionally, the incumbent provides for a safety and quality work environment and for the upkeep of the aircraft record keeping system. 

A typical problem of this position entails keeping abreast of constant changes to required maintenance procedures.  A broad technical knowledge will be required to ensure the work being performed by technicians on state aircraft meets all the criteria that is required by the state, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and all of the different aircraft manufacturers.  A sense of diplomacy will be required in instructing a technician regarding work found not of sufficient quality to satisfy the inspector. This position’s greatest challenge is ensuring that all maintenance performed within the division conforms to federal regulations and division/departmental policies and procedures.   


(Job Responsibilities continued)

The incumbent is personally responsible for monitoring the entire Aircraft Maintenance Section and its activities for compliance with established safety procedures and FAR.  S/He advises the Section Chief of innovative techniques, modifications, parts, and methods under consideration by the Maintenance Section.  This position is also responsible for the calibrated tool inventory and ensures that they are operational and calibrated.  This position is responsible for inspection of all work performed in the shop.  The inspection function includes maintenance, airworthiness directives, service bulletins and instruction, maintenance manuals, illustrated parts catalog, and other applicable publications. The incumbent has the specific responsibility for ensuring that incoming, preliminary, hidden damage, progressive and final inspections are accomplished in a timely manner and properly documented.  To this end, s/he is additionally responsible for the preparation of inspection documents for aircraft being inducted into inspection or maintenance.  The incumbent is also the training coordinator and as such is responsible for tracking and making recommendations for all training that may be required of the aircraft maintenance staff.  The incumbent will be required to display a cooperative spirit with all section personnel to promote the highest levels of professionalism within the aircraft maintenance industry. 

This position will have a great deal of latitude in accomplishing assignments and will work closely with all personnel to ensure a positive relationship exists regarding maintenance activities.  The incumbent will be constrained by all divisional and departmental policies and by FAR.  This position is unique in that it may report directly to the Bureau Chief of Air Operations in matters of FAR violations observed which are not being addressed by the Section Chief of Aircraft Maintenance. 

The incumbent will maintain contacts both within and outside the department for the purpose of gathering information necessary for the accomplishment of duties.  S/He maintains a rapport with the FAA and along with the Section Chief of Aircraft Maintenance answers for matters of policies regarding the maintenance of aircraft. The incumbent advises the Aircraft Maintenance Section directly on recommendations and ideas for improving the quality of the maintenance effort.  This position requires occasional statewide and out of state travel which may include overnight stays. 

The effectiveness of this position can be measured by the incumbent’s ability to keep up with the demands of the inspection requirements on the fleet of divisional aircraft, the accuracy of all documents, and the status of the record keeping system. 

Principal Accountabilities

1.    Provides systematic and complete inspection and maintenance programs for all divisional aircraft to include an appropriate and accurate record keeping system conforming to federal aviation regulations. This includes the computerized maintenance records and actual aircraft logbooks.
2.    Monitors and reviews current maintenance practices to ensure safe and adequate procedures and makes recommendations to the Section Chief of Aircraft Maintenance regarding same.
3.    Provides for and monitors an effective Tool Calibration and Special Tool Program.
4.    Provides for tracking all training and making recommendations for future training to the Section Chief of Aircraft Maintenance.
5.    Performs duties in compliance with departmental safety rules.  Performs all duties in a manner conducive to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees.
6.    Performs other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements

•    Education/Experience:

  • Completion of two years of college plus a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate and FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) certificate plus four years of experience in the field of aircraft repair working as a licensed A&P technician, OR
  • Eight years of experience in the field of aircraft repair working as a licensed A&P technician plus a valid FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) certificate and FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) certificate

•    Valid driver’s license
•    Occasional statewide and out of state travel which may include overnight stays

Position Desirables

•    Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office Suite
•    Ability to organize and maintain detailed aircraft maintenance records
•    Extensive knowledge of FAA regulations
•    Ability to train staff on procedures and policies
•    Experience with FAR Part 145 repair stations

Work Hours:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Monday - Friday  
Work Location: 1 Langhorne Bond Dr Springfield, IL 62707-8415  

Work Office: Office of Intermodal Project Implementation/Bureau of Air Operations
Agency Contact:

Job Family:  Transportation  



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