Safety Specialist - Auditor
Porter Airlines Inc.
Toronto, ON
Reporting to the Director, Safety, this position supports the continuous improvement of safety at Porter Airlines by performing functions related to the Safety Management System and Company Audit Program.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct System Quality Assurance Audits to evaluate the overall effectiveness of safety-critical functions within the operation

Audit the effectiveness of corrective action taken to remedy safety incidents and hazards

Preparation of audit plans, checklists, sampling plans and other audit documentation related to internal (first party) audits

Conduct thorough investigation of reported safety incidents and hazards in consultation with departmental subject matter experts, as required

Define contributing and root causes of audit findings and/or reported safety issues using root cause analysis tools

Develop detailed and evidence-based reports on all assigned audits and/or investigations

Liaise with departmental managers to identify and implement the necessary corrective action to audit findings and/or safety issues reported to the Safety Management System

Provide guidance to Departmental Safety Assurance Managers to ensure the effective conduct of SMS audits and/or investigations as required

Adhere to all processes and procedures outlined in Porter’s SMS Manual and Audit Manual

Serve as a Safety Ambassador and resource for all employees

Maintain the confidentiality of organizational safety reporting systems and information acquired in the course of audit duties

Participate in periodic departmental safety meetings

Actively participate in Porter’s Safety Management System (SMS) including, reporting hazards and incidents encountered in daily operations; understanding, complying with and promoting the Company Safety Policy and Non-Punitive Reporting Policy;

Any other duties as assigned

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES:
Concern for Safety: Identifying hazardous or potentially hazardous situations and taking appropriate action to maintain a safe environment for self and others.

Teamwork: Working collaboratively with others to achieve organizational goals.

Passenger/Customer Service: Providing service excellence to internal and/or external customers (passengers).

Initiative: Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise.

Results Focus: Focusing efforts on achieving high quality results consistent with the organization’s standards.

Fostering Communication: Listening and communicating openly, honestly, and respectfully with different audiences, promoting dialogue and building consensus.

QUALIFICATIONS:
University degree and/or acceptable combination of education, training and/or related work experience

Previous experience of working in the safety management system of a commercial airline

Familiarity with commercial flight operations and/or aircraft maintenance operations

Strong knowledge of safety management system requirements

Knowledge and demonstrated experience of investigation and root cause analysis tools

Knowledge and demonstrated experience of auditing principles, procedures and methods

Excellent time management, written and verbal communication skills; keen attention to detail

Impartiality, integrity, tenacity, diplomacy and self-reliance are key attributes

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and internet applications

Ability to secure restricted airport security clearance

Must maintain a valid passport and be able to travel when required