Job Description

The Director of Quality Assurance has overall responsibility for the Quality Assurance Program through quality, vision and leadership.

This position develops objectives and drives quality processes throughout the company. This includes ensuring company-wide adherence to the Quality Program Manual that complies with Canadian Aviation Regulations and ensuring that each person charged with responsibility for certifying aeronautical products holds the appropriate and valid licensing. 

The successful candidate will collaborate closely with the Director of Maintenance, Director of Operations, and various department managers to continually improve the quality system. As directed by the Director of Maintenance, you will serve as the primary liaison with Transport Canada for the Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO), Fleet Maintenance, and Flight Operations. 

The position is located in West Kelowna, British Columbia, a prime location for those who want to be immersed in helicopter maintenance. The city not only offers a thriving hub for aviation professionals but also provides opportunity for work-life balance through its sun-soaked lakeshores, charming agricultural vistas, and easy access to urban amenities.

Living and working in West Kelowna seamlessly combines the thrill of working with helicopters with the unparalleled beauty of the Okanagan, making it an unbeatable win-win situation for professionals in the field. 


  • Attention to detail is a critical skill 
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills to interpret information, and identify specific areas that require further investigation, action etc. 
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Assertiveness and ability to coordinate activities with others, obtain your cooperation and support 
  • Knowledge of user and/or customer experience 
  • Experience reviewing Helicopter operations and Canadian Air Regulations  
  • Excellent organization and coordination skills to follow through on specific file matters, ensure timeliness, comprehensiveness and accuracy of report contents
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to deal effectively with aviation professionals and to obtain or clarify information
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) 
  • Clean record and compliance with the Aeronautic Act
  • Provide an acceptable driver’s abstract


  • Relevant education or trade such as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer certification and/or combination of education and related experience. 


  • Previous work experience in the field of aviation and quality assurance
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, whether gained through supervisory or managerial roles, or through other relevant experiences such as team projects, community involvement, or organizational leadership
  • Experience writing reports and interpreting standards
  • Experience in a QA/SMS role within the aviation industry is considered an asset.  


Alpine has bases in both British Columbia and Alberta. Alpine operates a fleet of 38 Bell and two Airbus helicopters, across seven bases in British Columbia and Alberta. The company strives to offer exciting and dynamic opportunities in the Canadian rotary wing business, with year-round operations specializing in heli-skiing, fire-fighting, mountain rescue and heli-tourism.

Alpine is proud to be known as a Western Canadian leader in the helicopter charter industry with safety at the forefront of all its decision making. 

Safety and wellbeing is paramount of its employees, and Alpine provides a competitive benefits program, including comprehensive medical, dental and disability insurance, plus an RRSP matching program, employee profit sharing plan and employee assistance program.  


Qualified applicants should send their resumes, cover letters and drivers abstracts to Scott Hayward, Director of Maintenance:

Alpine thanks all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Alpine Helicopters is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all interested and qualified candidates. 

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