Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Job Opportunity At Uganda Airlines- Director Maintenance and Engineering


About US:
Uganda Airlines is the National Carrier of the Republic of Uganda based at Entebbe International Airport. It is headquartered in Entebbe, Wakiso District, Uganda, and operates from its hub in Entebbe International Airport. 

Job Summary:  The Director Maintenance and Engineering is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of high quality, cost effective, safe, efficient and reliable engineering and maintenance functions, which meet regulatory and Air Operator Certificate (AOC) requirements. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensure safe and efficient management of all aspects of the Airline's maintenance and engineering functions.
  • Ensure that the Maintenance and Engineering Department is adequately resourced and managed.
  • Ensure that all maintenance is carried out in a timely and efficient manner inline with approved standards.
  • Prepare the annual budget and monitor the costs of maintenance and engineering operations within the approved budget.
  • Manage and monitor all contracted maintenance organizations to ensure that the maintenance operations are in accordance with the agreed contractual terms.
  • Ensure preparation, update, amendment and publication of the Company’s Approved Maintenance Procedures Manual (AMP) and Maintenance Control Manual (MCM), of both the Air Operator and the maintenance organisation.
  • Liaise with the Quality Department to ensure that the company’s internal and external audits are carried out in accordance with the approved Audit Plan.
  • Establish standards for employment of maintenance and engineering staff of the Company.
  • Provide constant technical and reliability improvements for the aircraft fleet.
  • Work in close cooperation with the Head of Procurement in determining terms of reference for proposals and service level agreements for technical handling, maintenance organisations, major maintenance contracts.
  • Ensure compliance with IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) standards, as applicable.
  • Work in close cooperation with the commercial department to ensure that all aircraft are available during busy periods with minimum down time.
  • Maintain effective communication with all parties involved in maintenance operations, continuing airworthiness and quality assurance.
  • Negotiate for, monitor and implement third party agreements on behalf of Uganda Airlines.
  • Oversee the delivery/re-delivery of aircraft on the behalf of Uganda Airlines from/to aircraft manufacturers and lessors.
  • Participate in accidents and incidents investigation.
  • Ensure effective management review and feedback to the Accountable Manager based on established measures, assessment of maintenance and operational experience with respect to continuing airworthiness and quality audits.
  • Review safety recommendations resulting from technical and safety investigations/audits of operational and maintenance events and ensure implementation of corrective actions.
  • On request of the Accountable Manager, report to the Board regularly on departmental performance and fleet status.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda Airlines Director Maintenance and Engineering job placement must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's License with appropriate airframe and power-plant or Avionics ratings.
  • Aircraft maintenance and engineering management background and relevant experience in continuous airworthiness management.
  • At least ten years of experience in aircraft maintenance, with five of those in a senior managerial role.
  • Familiarity with aircraft types operated by the Uganda Airlines.
  • Acceptable to the Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority, as part of AOC conditions.
  • Membership of an aviation professional body is an added advantage.

How to Apply:
Application letters, complete with Curriculum Vitae giving two (2) referees, and copies of academic and professional certificates with one passport size photograph (one full size photograph for Cabin Crew applicants) should be submitted online, Click Here or by post quoting the Job Reference number accordingly.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Interim Manager - Human Resources.
Uganda National Airlines Company Ltd.
P.O. Box 431, Entebbe, Uganda.

Deadline: 17th September, 2018

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