Director Maintenance and Engineering Employment Opportunity – Uganda Airlines

Maintenance and Engineering
Organisation: Uganda
Duty Station: Entebbe
International Airport, Uganda
Reports to: Accountable
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)
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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