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Meridian Air Charter | Manager of Safety

General Aviation Flying Services is a company of  Meridian.

Come work for Meridian at our facility in Teterboro, New Jersey!

Meridian has a proud history dating back almost 70 years. Over the decades, we have grown from a small aircraft maintenance business into a full-service private aviation company. Along the way, we have learned that exceptional customer service is what our customers value most. That philosophy, along with our dedication to putting safety first, is the cornerstone of our culture at Meridian. We are proud to have earned numerous industry awards and accolades for our outstanding service and high safety standards, but that wouldn't be possible without the great people that we hire.   

At Meridian, we are looking for highly motivated and skilled individuals who understand that their actions will leave a lasting impression upon our customers, which contributes to the reputation of our company.

Meridian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Competitive salary, Medical, Dental, Group & Supplemental Life insurance and LTD, 401k program with employer match and Paid Time Off.

Position Summary:

The Manager of Safety is responsible for the administration of the Company Safety Management System (SMS) program and functions as the Chairman of the Safety Committee. This position monitors safety issues, provides safety education, investigates incidents and accidents, acts as a resident expert on safety matters, helps to develop loss control standards, and makes recommendations to improve safety in the workplace. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsible for the Safety Management System (SMS) program and for overall safety at the Company.

  • Ensure that safety program elements are carried out
  • Review all hazards, receive all safety forms and evaluate with management
  • Make recommendations to correct/prevent identified safety issues
  • Implement corrective or preventative action, as required
  • Monitor corrective/preventive actions, as necessary
  • Monitor compliance with applicable safety standards (e.g., DOT, FAA, OSHA, EPA)
  • Research issues for possible solutions or someone else’s lesson learned
  • Monitor trends in the voluntary reporting system, as well as in accident and incident reports
  • Provide periodic reports to management on program status and compliance
  • Work with the Designated Safety Officer for the Flight Department and Maintenance Department, Chief Pilot and other department heads
  • Assume administrative rights for the ARG/US PRISM computer program
  • Ensure compliance with the Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) program and that information is logged appropriately
  • Review FRAT reports to ensure compliance
  • Monitor/review data from safety reports for high risk areas
  • Review reoccurring risks and adjust corporate profile accordingly
  • Conduct or distribute the internal evaluation audits as per ARG/US PRISM program and review the audits for any corrective action or possible trends
  • Assume responsibility as gatekeeper for Quick Access Recorder (QAR) downloads
  • Enroll new aircraft or maintenance personnel in FOQA programs
  • Review monthly reports from the analysis provider(s) with the Director of Ops, Chief Pilot or Safety Officer for Flight or Maintenance
  • Review Flight Operations Event Reports, evaluate with management, and direct required action, as advised by the Director of Ops, Chief Pilot or Safety Officer for Flight or Maintenance
  • Follow up/monitor/review all hazard reports

Responsible for the role of Emergency Operations Coordinator and Chairman of the Safety Committee

  • Meet, train and provide oversight of the Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to ensure preparedness
  • Act as the Emergency Operations Coordinator for the charter ERP
  • Schedule quarterly safety committee meetings
  • Keep records/minutes of committee meetings
  • Communicate safety issues to all personnel, as required
  • Make recommendations to correct/prevent identified safety issues to mitigate the risk as part of loss control standards
  • Distribute safety related articles and accident recaps to company personnel
  • Act as liaison with safety organizations (formal and informal) on matters of industry safety concerns
  • Participate in all outside safety audits (Wyvern, ARG/US, IS-BAO, etc.), and address corrective actions, as necessary
  • Attend CASS and other TEB airport meetings, as required
  • Conduct a ‘Welcome to SMS’ for new employees
  • Conduct Remote Base audits (initial or yearly)
  • Conduct employee (safety) meetings to promote safety
  • Update Safety Manuals

        - Safety Management System

        - Emergency Response Manual (Charter)

        - Facility Emergency Plan

        - Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)

The Safety Manager may delegate functions to other personnel, but retains overall responsibility.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities):

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor degree in an Aviation related field or in a business field is preferred, but not required.

Knowledge of:

  • Aviation-related safety programs
  • Safety standards applicable to aviation operations
  • Accident causation and prevention theory
  • Safety margins
  • Risk management techniques
  • Human error
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player
  • Open minded listening skills
  • Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Spread sheet development
  • Report writing
  • Public speaking
  • Professional appearance and demeanor

 Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job:


  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use the hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms: climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision capabilities required by the position include: close vision, distance vision, color vison, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.



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