Base Maintenance Manager Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi



This strengthening is in compliance with the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) requirements and therefore seeks to fill the under-listed positions at its Airwing located at Wilson Airport.

Chief Base Maintenance Manager – Job Grade “3b” – One (1) Post.

Responsible to the Accountable Manager for overall coordination, direction, control and authority over the operations, activities and facilities of the Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) in compliance with the Kenya Civil Aviation Regulations and the Service policy.

Duties & Responsibilities

Ensure that every maintenance task is properly planned for, safely executed, with adequate manpower coverage and using current technical publications.
Guarantee that maintenance is carried out to acceptable aviation industry standards and best practices in accordance with the civil aviation law.
Monitor aircraft documents to ensure it is completed in an accurate and timely manner.
Ensure that the aircrafts are certified for release to service in accordance with the civil aviation regulations.
Ensure satisfactory completion and certification of all work required by contracted operators /customers, in accordance with the work specification based on maintenance planning requirements.
Ensure that personnel engaged in aircraft maintenance activities are competent at all levels.
Enforce safety and health procedures and practices outlined in the company manuals and ensure that there exists an appropriate method of work and documentation handover from one person/ group to the next.
Monitor and ensuring the effective application and observance of human factors.
Ensure that all aircraft spare parts are provisioned, stored and issued out in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and KCAA requirements.
Facilitate proper segregation and identification of unserviceable parts and the control thereof until they are returned to the stores in serviceable condition and or scrapped accordingly.
Attend to customers complaints in regards to maintenance issues.
Check that all sub-contract orders are correctly detailed and that the requirements of the contract/order are fulfilled in respect of inspection and quality thereof.
Constantly review leave of absence, accident reports and sickness documentation and taking necessary action accordingly.
Ensure compliance with health and safety requirements and that the facility is kept clean, well-lit and ventilated.
Supervise and handle staff admin matters in the section.

Job Requirements

Degree in aeronautical engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution with five (5) years’ work experience OR Diploma in aeronautical engineering and/or a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed certifying engineer.
Be a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer with the following categories;
“A” and “C” rotorcraft,
“A” airplanes and
“C” engines.
Have at least five (5) years’ experience in maintaining the same categories of aircraft.
Have experience as a certifying engineer for Cessna 208 series, PT6A series engine, Bell 407, Bell 206 series, MD 500 D/E & 530F series and Robinson R22/44 series rotorcraft/aircraft.
Having experience as a certifying engineer for Airbus AS350 series will be an added advantage.
Have experience as a certifying engineer for Cessna 100 series, Cessna 200 series, Piper 100 series and Aviat Husky series aircraft.
Have experience as a certifying engineer for the following piston engine types: Lycoming O-320, O-360, IO-540 series.
Have experience as a certifying engineer for the following piston engine types: Continental O-470, IO-520, IO-550 series.
Have received type training on every aircraft maintained within the approved scope of KWS AMO.
Have attended a management or supervisory course.
Comprehensive knowledge of the current KCAA AMO regulations.
A certification in computer related studies is an added advantage.


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