Chief Engineer - Liberia - CRITICAL
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 candidates to be committed Christians, able to agree to and promote MAF's Christian beliefs and values in the UK and in overseas assignment in PNG. Staff are engaged in representing MAF at meetings and events, taking part in and leading times of devotion and worship. Staff are also required to help raise prayer and financial support for MAF's work and training and resources are provided for this througout service with MAF.
MAF is organised into different groups around the world, each recruiting from its own country. MAF UK recruits from the UK and Ireland. Candidates resident in the UK or Ireland can apply to MAF UK at; www.maf-uk.org/jobs/enquire-now
Candidates not resident in the UK or Ireland can apply via MAF International at; https://careers-mafint.icims.com/jobs/intro