Porter Airlines Inc. Safety Specialist, Investigator Full Time in Toronto, ON

Porter Airlines Inc.

Branch Toronto ON CA

Safety Specialist, Investigator
Toronto, ON

Conduct internal (first party) audits to evaluate of the effectiveness of safety-critical functions within the operation as well as audits of corrective action…


Reporting to the Manager, 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. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct thorough investigation of reported safety incidents and hazards in consultation with departmental subject matter experts;
  • Define contributing and root causes of reported safety issues using root cause analysis tools;
  • Liaise with departmental managers to identify and implement the necessary corrective action to safety issues reported to the Safety Management System;
  • Conduct internal (first party) audits to evaluate of the effectiveness of safety-critical functions within the operation as well as audits of corrective action taken to remedy safety incidents and hazards, as required;
  • Develop detailed and evidence-based reports on all assigned investigations and/or audits;
  • Provide guidance to Departmental Safety Assurance Managers to ensure the effective conduct of SMS investigations and/or audits 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


  • University degree and/or acceptable combination of education, training and/or related work experience;
  • 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

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2015-03-21
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