Job title: Head of APU Services
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: Dublin Airport (DUB), Dublin, Ireland
  • Aerospace
Salary type: Annual
Salary: Negotiable
Job published: 12-03-2019
Job ID: 32091
Contact name: Edwina Dsouza
Contact email:

Job Description



We are pleased to be assisting sourcing for a Head of APU Services for an MRO, based at Dublin Airport, Ireland.


Reporting to the CEO, the successful candidate will have experience of running a business or business unit as they will have ownership for the P&L and Balance Sheet of the business unit.The role will be based at the MRO facility at Dublin Airport and will involve some travel.


The position attracts a very competitive salary and performance related bonus. It also includes participation in a Company Pension Scheme.



Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Ensuring compliance with all Safety, Quality, Company and Regulatory Authority requirements.
  • Meeting customer's expectations with respect to turnaround, cost, reliability and quality.
  • Developing strategic relationships and maintaining strong business links with the key suppliers/OEMs of APU parts and repairs.
  • Profitability of the Business Unit.
  • Managing all staff and resources within the workshop with an emphasis on staff engagement and maintaining a culture based on excellent team working and customer focus.
  • Reporting on all technical and airworthiness issues to Quality Manager.
  • Developing the role-played by Capacity Planning/ Demand Management.
  • Expanding the portfolio of products by working on new the introduction of new component capability in conjunction with Product Development.
  • Supporting the Commercial and Sales teams in a technical, customer support and commercial function including managing the day to day communication and interaction with contracted and repeat customers.
  • Identifying and managing projects to increase internal capability on APU's, APU Components and piece part repairs.
  • Willing to undertake other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the Company from time to time.



Qualification/Experience Requirements:


  • 3rd level qualification or time-served Apprenticeship in a relevant discipline with management experience. (APU Repair and Overhaul or similar engine/production type background will be an advantage).
  • Excellent technical and business knowledge is essential together with a high degree of commercial awareness and understanding of the APU business.
  • An ability to manage, motivate and develop individual staff and teams.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership and negotiation skills.
  • Analytical, decision making, planning and organisational skills.
  • Confident with IT applications and personal communication skills.
  • A commitment to continuous improvement with the capacity to manage to key performance indicators.
  • The drive and energy to continuously meet/exceed customer's requirements and our client's budgetary targets.
  • Previous responsibility for running a business/business unit would be an advantage.


Interested EU candidates can send their updated CV on