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Quality Assurance - Receiving Inspector

Calgary, AB, Canada Req #445
Friday, September 8, 2023
De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd. (‘DHC’) is a proudly Canadian aerospace company currently transitioning its corporate headquarters to Calgary, AB. DHC is undertaking a consolidation of its underlying subsidiary companies under a single brand currently offering engineering, aftermarket, new aircraft manufacturing, modifications, parts manufacturing, and flight training. DHC currently has approximately 1,200 employees based in BC, AB and ON as well as in markets and distribution hubs world-wide. Our strong entrepreneurial spirit, together with a culture of empowerment, quality and innovation create opportunities to grow and succeed in an organization with a proud heritage and bright future.

Position Profile

We are seeking a meticulous and detail-oriented Quality Receiving Inspector to join our team, ensuring the precision and compliance of aircraft parts, materials, and documentation. In this role, you will play a crucial part in maintaining the highest standards of quality and safety in aviation.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Report directly to the Site Quality Manager and execute inspection duties to verify conformity of DeHavilland-made products, as well as those produced for DeHavilland or sold to DeHavilland, with regulatory requirements, Design Certification criteria, DHC-SOP's, and specific customer requirements
  • Make informed decisions (approve/deny) regarding the inspection of aeronautical products, materials, and related items, meticulously recording the outcomes of inspections
  • Prepare, update, and maintain comprehensive records and reports detailing inspections, investigations, and certifications
  • Document and record service or repair activities related to the inspected products
  • Evaluate and manage the impact of changes to DeHavilland's Quality Management System on site operations, ensuring seamless integration
  • Provide recommendations for adjustments to rules, policies, standards, and regulations based on operational insights and improvements
  • Collaborate with part suppliers and the DHC QA department to resolve non-conformance issues identified during inspections or audits, and implement corrective measures to prevent future issues
  • Conduct thorough reviews and analysis of aeronautical product documentation
  • Collaborate with part makers and regulatory bodies to ensure compliance with Certificates of Conformance (CofC) and Airworthiness Release Certificates (FAA 8130 / TCCA Form One / EASA Form 1)

Education & Experience

  • TCCA Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's license (AME) M1 is preferred
  • Technical degree or diploma in Aerospace Engineering is preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of aerospace-specific quality inspection or inspection planning experience, with a preference for civilian or DHC internal experience (Military experience may not align due to certification differences in Military aircraft)
  • Proficient understanding of Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs) 561 (Manufacturing) and 571 (Maintenance)
  • Familiarity with US-FAA Orders 1100, 8000, 8100, 8110, 8120 is an advantage
  • Knowledge of EASA design and certification rules and Maintenance rules is a plus
  • Ability to interpret complex aircraft design drawings/blueprints and perform accurate measurements/testing of parts in line with these designs
  • Solid understanding of Government and Industry standards for "Standard Aircraft Parts" (AN/MS/NAS/SAE, etc.)
  • Experience in continuous improvement initiatives is an asset
  • Experience with IFS ERP system or similar platforms for aeronautical parts and materials control and issuance is an asset


  • Strong attention to detail, essential for maintaining rigorous quality standards
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong focus on customer service, both internal and external
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

At De Havilland Canada, we aim to be inclusive and diverse and provide equal opportunity for employment.  All qualified applicants, regardless of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability, are encouraged to apply. De Havilland will accommodate the needs of applicants with disabilities throughout all stages of the selection process. If you need accommodation during the recruitment process, please advise your Talent Acquisition representative. Information relating to the need for accommodation and accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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  • Calgary, AB, Canada