Line Maintenance Manager Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Description


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.

Line Maintenance Manager – Job Grade “4” – One (1) Post.

Responsible to the Accountable Manager for overall maintenance required to be carried out on the line, including line defect rectification, is performed to the required standards, and any corrective action resulting from quality compliance monitoring.

Duties & Responsibilities

Assume direct control of all Aircraft Maintenance Operations being conducted at the line (outside the hanger) by Kenya Wildlife Service Airwing (herein referred to as “the organization”) under its Authorized Maintenance Organization (herein referred to as “AMO”) license privileges (coverage/capability list) and the staff associated therewith;
Adhere to the KWS ISO 9001:2008 certification best practice principals certification;
Ensure the organization operates in accordance with the Authorized Maintenance Organization (AMO), Maintenance Procedures Manual (MPM) and Safety Management System (SMS);
Where/should the organization rules and/or management policy contravene the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) regulations the KCAA regulations, as the regulatory authority, will take precedence and alert the Accountable Manager in writing and take the necessary steps to align the two;
Ensure all necessary means are available for the efficient operation of the function under the organization’s AMO license such as – competent personnel in all parts, suitable and adequate equipment, suitable and adequate facilities, accurate equipment, developing suitable personnel training programs and whatever else may be required to that end;
Working in conjunction with the organizations other departments to compute and generate aircraft maintenance invoices under the direction of the Accountable Manager;
Work in conjunction with the Base Maintenance Manager such that all aircraft maintenance tasks are properly completed and certified;
Assume full responsibility for the proper performance of all tasks undertaken by and within the Organization’s AMO coverage, including issuing the Certificate of Release to Service (CRS);
Supervise and manage staff admin issues in the section.
The LMM shall further satisfy themselves that the functions are carried out in accordance with:
The relevant manufacturer’s maintenance, component and/or overhaul manuals, bulletins, service letters or instructions, approved maintenance programmers and any other pertinent technical publications;
The relevant requirements of the Airworthiness Directives and/or other such instructions;
The conditions prescribed in the applicable maintenance schedules are fully complied with;
Ensuring that all work is done in accordance with acceptable methods and as specified by the manufacturers and acceptable to the Director General of KCAA;
Ensure that all Safety Regulations stipulated in KCAA Notices A & B are complied with by the Organization;
Ensure that all the requirements prescribed in the manual of procedures are complied with;
Ensure that all technical literature relating to maintenance being performed under the organizations AMO license is available at all times when required by all appropriate members of the organization and are kept current;
Ensure that all parts are provisioned for in accordance with the aircraft manufacturer’s recommendations and stored in accordance with standard Aviation practices;
Assume full responsibility for the proper indoctrination of newly employed person’s performing any functions under the organization’s AMO license;
Ensure that the procedures used in the performance of maintenance associated with the AMO’s license privilege/coverage are adequate to ensure satisfactory quality control of all stores and that inspection records are kept such that certification responsibility is traceable at all times;
Assuring the procurement, receipt, storage and control of all parts and materials to be used during the execution of the organizations AMO license privileges in order that the origin of all parts can be traced to the source. This will preclude the possibility of bogus parts;
Assuring the proper segregation and identification of unserviceable parts and the control thereof until they are returned to the stores in a serviceable condition;
Assuring approval by the KCAA Director General of all parts not recommended by the manufacturer;
To ensure that all records pertaining to each job are filed together and available on site;
To ensure that a record of experience is kept for all technical personnel;
To ensure that the MPM is read and understood by your team and that they are made aware of any changes or updates whenever they come up;
To maintain friendly but strictly disciplined team at all times;
Ensure that the teams have all the necessary PPE’s at all times and alert the Accountable Manager in writing when there is a discrepancy;
Maintain any records as required by the Accountable Manager;
Making sure that all equipment, tools, work space etc are kept in a neat and clean way at all times.

Job Requirements

Degree in aeronautical engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution with five (5) years’ work experience OR Diploma in aeronautical engineering from a recognized Institution 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, Airbus AS350 series and Robinson R22/44 series rotorcraft/aircraft.
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 regulation.

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should forward their applications enclosing copies of their academic and professional certificates, copy of ID card, detailed CV indicating work experience, current remuneration and employer, daytime telephone contact – both office and mobile, names, addresses and emails of three (3) referees to the address below not later than 21st May, 2018 at 4.00pm.

Director General

Kenya Wildlife Service

P. O. Box 40241 – 00100

Nairobi, Kenya.

Email: [email protected]

Short-listed candidates will be required to obtain and be in possession of the following documents at the interview stage:-

Certificate of good conduct from the CID.
Tax compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority.
Clearance from Higher Education Loans Board (Where applicable).
Clearance from Kenya Credit Reference Bureau.
Clearance from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.


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