Experienced Mission Pilot / Engineer – Guinea
Mission Aviation Fellowship International (MAF) is an international Christian organisation bringing help, hope and healing to some of the poorest and most remote communities in the world. Our vision is to see isolated people changed by the love of Christ. Our purpose is to share God’s love bringing help, hope and healing through aviation. And our values are embodied in six key words: Impact, Witness, Partnership, Care, Excellence and Stewardship.
For over 75 years, MAF has been transporting patients, relief workers, produce and medical supplies to the world’s remotest regions and places of deepest human need – places where flying is not a luxury but a lifeline.
We are now extending our work into Guinea. The country became independent from France over 60 years ago and is one the least developed countries in the world. The Ebola epidemic had a devastating impact on the country along with poor infrastructure, a growing population and a fragile democracy. We hope to provide much needed safe and reliable air transport for organisations working in remote locations providing water and sanitation, primary health care and HIV prevention, agricultural development and food security, and the development of sustainable livelihoods.
We are now looking for a Pilot/Maintenance Engineer who will safely carry out flight and maintenance operations and have the flexibility to undertake other responsibilities.
You will provide a professional aviation service which is customer focused and ensure that mission flights are conducted in accordance with MAF procedures. You will be available for flying duties ensuring maintenance of qualifications in accordance with MAF and national regulations.
You will manage the maintenance facility in Guinea and also provide hands-on support and repair of aircraft and associated systems. You will need to submit completed reports and records that are required by MAFI, MAF US and civil aviation authorities on time.
You will be expected to communicate concerns related to flight or maintenance standards, policies, or safety with the Chief Pilot or Maintenance Controller and raise maintenance issues and scheduling with the Operations department, Maintenance Controller and West Africa Maintenance Base.
You will also assist with operation efficiency, effectiveness and safety of the program by participating in ground-based support functions e.g Quality, Security, Safety, maintaining aircraft in flight documentation
You will be expected to maintain and improve personal professional / technical standards by participating in necessary training and completing relevant modules.
Qualifications, Skills & Experience
– FAA Commercial Pilots licence with instrument rating
– ICAO Maintenance Licence
– Aviation Medical – Class 1 on entry
– Minimum English proficiency level 4
– Medium French language
– Secondary School educated
– 3 years turbine aircraft maintenance experience (can be concurrent with obtaining a licence)
– Minimum 1200 flight hours including 500 hours cross country, 100 hours night and 75 hours instrument of which 50 hours must be in an aircraft the rest may be in a simulator.
– Aptitude in verbal and numerical reasoning
– Demonstrated proficiency in and knowledge of aircraft performance and loading, aerodynamics, aircraft systems, weather, aircraft instrumentation, crew/cockpit resource management, pilot decision making, safety and quality systems
– Experience in tracking and scheduling maintenance tasks
– Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance
– Health & Safety Principles
– Experience and recent proficiency in the operation of small aircraft to CPL standards
– 5 years turbine aircraft maintenance experience (can be concurrent with obtaining licence)
– Experience in Stores management
– Experience in Stores management
– Experience in Technical record keeping
– FAA A&P licence
**NOTE: You will need to obtain appropriate work permits for the country the position is based in**