Aircraft Maintenance Controller – Planning and Technical Records, Cairns

MAF serves in 37 countries with around 130 aircraft reaching some of the most remote places in the world. We bring new hope to families & communities that are trying to make a daily living. It is our desire to see these areas transformed to bring about a brighter tomorrow.

To paint a small picture, last year MAF carried out more than 56,000 flight legs, flying around 157,000 passengers and 6 million kg of freight to around 1400 destinations worldwide.

We have a great opportunity for an Aircraft Maintenance Controller–Planning and Technical Records to join our journey and be part of the Maintenance Control Hub situated in Cairns. You will plan for modifications, repairs and maintenance as well as keep the aircraft records complete and up to date for all Australian registered MAF aircraft operating in Arnhem Land, Timor and from the Mareeba training base. You will report directly to the Head of Aircraft Airworthiness and Maintenance Control (HAAMC) and the Continuing Airworthiness Manager (CAM).


The main duties of this role are: the planning of maintenance, modifications, and repairs of aircraft in accordance with MAF and Arnhem Land Community Airlines (ALCA) manuals.

Essential responsibilities are: maintaining and updating aircraft technical records; managing compliance; and continual improvement in relation to continuing airworthiness which includes supporting other role-related activities.

You will also need to be available to travel occasionally, as program visits are sometimes required for relief work.

You need to have experience planning all modifications, repairs and scheduled / unscheduled maintenance in accordance with the approved maintenance program / system of maintenance in an efficient and controlled manner.

Maintaining good communication and liaising with Chief Engineers, Flight Operations Managers and Chief Pilots in relation to modifications, repairs or maintenance is essential. Detail orientation is critical as you will be required to accurately update ALCAs and the MAF maintenance database (WASP) in relation to these modifications, repairs and maintenance carried out. Recommending changes to documented processes, procedures, and co-operating with and giving necessary assistance to Quality and Safety Auditors when required is essential.

The successful candidate will need to be detail orientated, analytical, capable of working independently as well as part of a team, able to prioritise and multi-task. This role also requires you to maintain a good working relationship with all stakeholders and team members.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Hold, or have held, an aircraft engineer licence in category B1, B2 or C;
Hold, or have held, a licence that is equivalent to a licence in category B1, B2 or C;
Diploma level qualification in aviation maintenance management as a minimum
Diploma level qualification in engineering as a minimum in any of the following disciplines: aeronautical, avionics, mechanical, electrical, electronics
Aptitude in verbal, numerical, abstract and mechanical reasoning
Awareness of Health and Safety principles
2+ years experience in an aviation profession
Awareness of human factors in aviation maintenance


ICAO Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License or National Aviation Maintenance Licenses
Familiarity with maintenance schedules of MAF aircraft types
5+ years experience in continuing airworthiness management of aircraft
Experience in tracking and scheduling maintenance tasks

NOTE: This position is only open to those with a current ‘right to work’ in Australia due to Immigration restrictions. As part of the recruitment process, a Criminal History check will be required for the successful candidate.

Position Location (s):
  • Cairns
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