Aircraft Mechanic US Non-profit Jobs – Samaritan’s Purse

Job Title:       Aircraft
Organisation: Samaritan’s
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to:
Director of Maintenance
About US:
Samaritan’s Purse is
an international Christian relief and development organization meeting the
critical needs of victims of war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease
with the aim of sharing God’s love. It was founded in the United States
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.
Key Duties and 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The Aircraft Mechanic 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 oriented
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send updated CVs and cover letters by email to HR: or hand deliver to Samaritan’s Purse, Kampala Office.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for the interviews.
Deadline: 8th February 2019
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