Workshop Vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Job Description

KWS Airwing

The Service is in the process of strengthening its Aircraft Maintenance Wing 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.

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

Responsible to the Accountable Manager for overall work on aircraft components in the workshop and any corrective action resulting from quality compliance monitoring is performed to the required standards.

Duties & Responsibilities

Satisfactory completion and certification of all work required by KWS – Airwing and contracted operators/customers in accordance with the work specification (Work Order and approved MPM procedures);
Ensuring that the organisation’s procedures and standards are complied with when carrying out maintenance;
Ensuring that all KWS – Airwing and sub-contract orders are correctly detailed and that the requirements of the contract/order are fulfilled in respect of inspection and quality control;
Providing feedback to the Quality System about the services provided by contracted Organisations, Subcontractors;
Ensuring, through the workforce under his/her control, that the quality of workmanship in the final product is to a standard acceptable to KWS – Airwing, customers and KCAA;
Ensuring availability of facilities appropriate to the planned work including hangars, workshops office accommodation, stores as applicable for the planned work;
Ensuring availability of a working environment appropriate to the tasks being undertaken;
Ensure incoming inspection of components, parts, materials, tools and equipment, and their related classification, segregation and storage according to the manufacturer’s recommendations
Developing a production planning system appropriate to the amount and complexity of the maintenance scope of work;
Ensure availability of tools, equipment and materials to perform the planned tasks;
Ensure availability of sufficient competent personnel to plan, perform, supervise, inspect and certify the work being performed;
Recording and notifying any inaccurate, incomplete or ambiguous procedure, practice information or maintenance instruction contained in the maintenance data used by maintenance personnel;
Notifying the Accountable Manager through the base maintenance manager, whenever deficiencies emerge which require his attention in respect of finance and the acceptability of standards. (Accountable Manager and Quality Manager to be officially informed of any lack of 25% of available man-hours over a calendar month);
Developing processes to minimize ground times;
Ensuring compliance with maintenance processes and procedures as per the regulatory requirements;
Assisting in handling of unscheduled maintenance to support line and base maintenance.
Perform corrective action resulting from quality compliance monitoring.
Supervise and manage staff admin issues 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 from a recognized Institution and/or a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience as a licensed certifying engineer.
A licensed aircraft maintenance engineer with ratings in the following categories;
“A” and “C” rotorcraft,
“A” aeroplanes and
“C” engines.
At least five years’ experience in maintaining components for the same categories of aircraft including one (1) as a certifying staff of aircraft in the KWS AMO.
Have received a type training on aircrafts maintained within the approved scope of KWS AMO.
Have attended a management or supervisory course.
Comprehensive knowledge of the current KCAA AMO regulations.


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