Director of Maintenance

Posted 2 weeks ago

KBM Resources Group is an independently owned natural resources consulting firm based out of Northwestern Ontario, with a satellite office in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  Established in 1974, KBM operates four tightly integrated business units offering a range of services, including:

  • Environmental Consulting and Technical Services
  • Mapping and Geomatics
  • Flight Operations
  • Retail Sales

Based out of Thunder Bay International Airport with a fleet of 7 aircraft, KBM Flight Operations provides a variety of aviation services including:

  • Aerial Survey – providing LiDAR, Photo, and Geophysical surveys throughout North America.
  • Charter Services – wheel and float operation servicing Northwestern Ontario and North Central USA.
  • Flight Training – providing all levels of fixed wing pilot licensing and ratings.
  • Aircraft Maintenance – AMO services providing a wide range of aircraft maintenance service in support of KBM flight operations and a selection of outside customers.

At KBM we have a tight knit team and our people are passionate about what we do. We are a highly agile operation that can react quickly to changing conditions, requirements, and priorities. This is reflected in the attitudes and capabilities of our workforce. We provide a dynamic work environment in which employees have considerable autonomy and are rewarded with increasing opportunities to grow in their profession.  We are independent, flexible, detail oriented, technically minded, and motivate each other to strive for precision and efficiency. We are looking for future colleagues who are independently driven, looking for a new challenge, and who we can rely on to be attentive, professional, kind, and safe!

We are proud to offer our full-time employees an attractive health and dental benefits package, flexible work schedules, and a quality of life unique to Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Based in Thunder Bay, and reporting to the Accountable Executive, the Director of Maintenance and PRM will be responsible for leading and directing aircraft maintenance activities and personnel in accordance with Transport Canada regulations and Company policy and procedures.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Plans, schedules and manages aircraft maintenance activities and personnel.
  • Subcontracts maintenance work of aircraft and components to external maintenance organizations as needed.
  • Leads the Quality Assurance Program, including internal audits, findings, corrective action plans and follow-up reports.
  • Ensures accurate aircraft maintenance paperwork and technical record entries.
  • Controls and amends maintenance policies and procedures as contained in KBM’s Maintenance Control Manual and Maintenance Policy Manual, ensuring Company maintenance policies and activities comply with Transport Canada regulations
  • Develops and leads the aircraft maintenance training program for AirOps staff and ensures the technical library is up to date.
  • Procures aircraft parts and has oversight of inventory.
  • Designs aircraft modifications as needed.
  • Keeps current with Transport Canada regulatory requirements and ensures completion of all required Transport Canada reporting.
  • Fulfills the duties of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, manages building maintenance and undertakes other related duties as assigned.
  • Leads by example demonstrating corporate values in an enthusiastic manner to achieve results individually and through team participation.
  • Identifies ways for continuous improvement of processes.


  • College diploma in Aircraft Maintenance, and certification as Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), together with a minimum of 5 years supervisory experience.
  • Structures experience an asset
  • Piston and turbine engine experience desired
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Pilot license an asset
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with customer service and client communication.
  • Strong leadership and mentorship skills, including the ability to direct, motivate, evaluate and recognize staff; proven ability to share skills and knowledge with others.
  • Competent within the meaning of the Occupational Health & Safety Act

Working conditions

Most of the time work is performed in an indoor shared office environment with occasional interruptions.  May be required to work in heated/unheated shop space or outside in changing weather conditions. Must wear appropriate PPE.  Regional or overnight travel may be required on occasion.

Normal work schedule: 40 hours per week, days.


Salary $75,000 – $120,000 depending on experience, and qualifications.

Comprehensive benefits plan includes:

–          RRSP matching program

–          Company profit sharing

–          Health / dental benefits

–          Travel, short and long disability, life insurance, and critical illness coverage

–          Employee and Family Assistance

If this sounds like the right position for you and to learn more about KBM, please submit your resume and tell us a bit about yourself.  The position will remain open until filled, though ideal candidates would be able to start before the end of February.  KBM is an equal opportunity employer and encourage all qualified persons to apply.

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