Aircraft Mechanic (Open to Uganda Nationals Only)

Aircraft Mechanic (Open to Uganda Nationals Only) Samaritan’s Purse is seeking to hire a mature, qualified and experienced U.S. FAA certificated Airframe and Power plant (A&P) rated Aircraft Mechanic to serve full time with its East African Aviation team. Candidate should be a Ugandan with about 10 years of licensed experience actively maintaining turbine DC-3, King Air 200 or Cessna Grand Caravans (or other similar PT6 powered aircrafts). They should have a proven history in a broad range of aircraft maintenance activities, can function very well both independently and in a close knit team, and has some experience working in other countries & cultures. FAA Inspection Authorization (IA) certificate, Aviation maintenance management experience and one year of college-level Biblical Studies preferred. S/he should be fluent in English and the local language (both verbal and written). The candidate should be personable and result orientated to fill the position of an Aircraft Mechanic. S/he shall be based at the MAS Office in Entebbe. Must be a Christian, agree with and uphold the values and objectives of the organization to be considered for this position. The Aircraft Mechanic will report to the Director of Maintenance. Job Summary The Aircraft Mechanic will be supporting a Douglas DC-3TP and Cessna Grand Caravan out of Entebbe, Uganda. S/he may require extended work hours from launching an aircraft, assisting with cargo loading, to fulfilling their primary task of maintaining the aircrafts while pursuing technical excellence to the Glory of God. Duties & Responsibilities: Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on aircraft to ensure they are maintained in an airworthy condition, ready for dispatch. This may require extended work hours, weekends, or working nights to return the aircraft to service. Perform engineering duties in a timely, efficient, accurate and professional manner. Ensure aircrafts are kept clean and neat. Ensure relevant aircraft records are current, accurate and complete. Maintain ground support equipment and facilities used in aircraft maintenance activities. Assist in other activities and projects as assigned by supervisor. Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public. Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers. Maintenance personnel are often required to be overnight at out locations in support of our operations–up to 30% of the time depending on our activity. Personnel should anticipate many of the locations being austere with few amenities. Showers, a hot meal, and even a bed may not be available. Sleeping in the aircraft may at times be required. Be willing and comfortable working in remote environments, with little support structure, often in war zones and insecure areas. When humanitarian crisis arise, it may be necessary to temporarily deploy away from the home base for several weeks, and even as much as 30 days at a time. How to apply: Send a CV and a cover letter by email to HR: ugandahr@samaritan.org or hand deliver to Samaritan’s Purse, Kampala Office not later than 5:00pm Friday 8th February, 2019. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the interviews.

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