Job Details

Chief Engineer - Liberia










Engineering, Management and Executive


Full-time, Contract


Liberia is one of the oldest republics in Africa, but also one of its poorest.

As a country it has suffered from many years of civil war and, more recently, the devastation of the Ebola crisis in 2014.

Many people live below the poverty line with little access to electricity and running water.

MAF has been working in Liberia for a number of years providing essential support as the only humanitarian flight service in the country.

An opportunity has arisen for a Chief Engineer to join our Liberia programme to support our ongoing work.


You will ensure all aircraft are maintained in accordance with applicable standards, regulations and safety policies. This will include making sure all parts that are used in the maintenance of the aircraft are sourced from approved suppliers and have been accepted in accordance with receipt procedures. All aviation maintenance work must be certified by a licensed member of staff.

You will be expected to support the effective performance, training and development of all aviation maintenance staff to develop and communicate a clear sense of vision and purpose. This will be done through developing engineering training plans, providing regular feedback and mentoring.

You will manage the effective and efficient use of resources by the maintenance department through supporting the programme management in the development of their plans, ensuring the hangar and all aircraft support equipment is maintained according to the relevant schedule and that all tools are functional and within calibration intervals.

You will be responsible for controlling the completion, storage, retrieval and reporting of all technical records generated in the course of inspection and maintenance activities. All personal records of training, company approvals, licensing and other certifications must be kept upto date.

Additionally, you will actively engage in the Quality and Safety Management systems liaising with the Quality Manager to effect timely corrective actions in response to non-conformity reports and provide assistance to Quality and Safety Auditors as required.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience


Secondary School completion certification

Completing of approved aircraft maintenance engineer pre-employment course

ICAO Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence without type rating 

5 year of aircraft maintenance experience

Team management experience

Knowledge of Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance

Knowledge of Health & Safety principles


National Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence

Aircraft and engine type course

Turbine or reciprocating engine experience

Experience of of budgeting and financial control systems

There is an occupational requirement for overseas staff to be committed Christians, sent and supported by their home Church, and able to support and promote the Christian ethos and beliefs of MAF as a mission organisation through taking part in Christian activities such as Church events, prayer meetings etc. All roles (unless otherwise specified) require some personal support raising to be carried out under the guidance and training of MAF UK.