Continuing Airworthiness and AMO Stores Manager, Madagascar

Does it excite you to be part of an organisation where every six minutes an aircraft takes off or lands somewhere in the world, transporting people who live in remote communities and assisting aid and development agencies, missions and churches to share the love of God?

Mission Aviation Fellowship is a unique Christian relief and development charity operating 130 light aircraft in over 30 countries. MAF transports patients, relief workers, produce, medical supplies and Christian workers in the world’s remotest regions: places of deepest human need where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline. We have operated for over 75 years and have developed into a substantial aviation services charity

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 now have a great opportunity for an engineer with appropriate qualifications and skills to support our Madagascar program in ensuring the airworthiness and serviceability of all MAF International’s Malagasy-registered aircraft.

This role is subject to regulatory approval and will be key in assisting the AMO staff, in decision-making, training, mentoring and empowering members of the team. In addition, the successful job holder will be responsible for managing the AMO’s Bonded, Quarantine, and tools stores as well as purchasing, and receiving of all spare parts, rotables and consumables.


The primary focus of this role relates to the planning, scheduling and recording of aircraft maintenance carried out on MAF-registered aircraft in Madagascar.

As the successful candidate, you will be responsible to lead the planning of maintenance, modifications, and repairs in accordance with the MAF CAME (Continuing Airworthiness Management Exposition). In this role, you will need to liaise with the Flight Operations Manager and AMO Chief Engineer for the scheduling of required
maintenance, ensuring that work is conducted in an efficient and controlled manner, ensuring clear work orders are provided, and overseeing that defect rectifications are carried out and databases updated. Keeping aircraft log books updated, and making sure Aircraft Technical Records are stored correctly are all essential duties of this role.

Continual improvement and compliance are central to this role, and as such you will recommend changes and improvements to processes and procedures to ensure good stewardship and effectiveness, and liaise with the Quality Manager to effect timely corrective actions. You will also need to cooperate with giving assistance to Quality and Safety Auditors as necessary.

As Manager of the AMO stores you would; ensure that parts and tools are stored in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements, administering both the batching process and computer records ensuring that all received items have been appropriately tagged and put away into the bonded store. In addition, you would track warranty claims, liaising with the manufacturer to ensure claims are processed efficiently, ensuring that all Rotable items removed from the aircraft are placed into the Quarantine Store and maintaining the cleanliness and arrangement of the Tools, Quarantine, and Bonded Stores.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

* You will need to have any one of the four qualifications below:
– Hold, or have held, an aircraft engineer licence in category B1, B2 or C; or
– Have a qualification in aviation maintenance management at least at Diploma level; or
– Have an engineering qualification at least at a Diploma level in any of the following disciplines: aeronautical, avionics, mechanical, electrical, or electronics.
* Aptitude in verbal, numerical, abstract and mechanical reasoning
* Awareness of Health and Safety principles
* Three years of experience as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer or five years of relevant work experience
* Awareness of human factors in aviation maintenance
* Detail Orientated, analytical, capable of working independently as well as part of a team, able to multi-task and task-prioritise, and resourceful

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

Position Location (s):
  • Madagascar
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