Head of Maintenance – Australian AMO

Are you an experienced and qualified aviation maintenance professional who wants to make a difference in the world? Do you have a passion for leading teams, ensuring safety and quality, and supporting humanitarian missions? If so, you might be the person we are looking for.

About Us:

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is a Christian organisation that utilises aviation and technology to provide assistance and hope to underdeveloped communities around the world. Founded in 1945, MAF currently serves in 31 countries.

MAF’s history reflects a strong commitment to serving some of the most remote and hard-to-reach communities in the world. MAF’s 116 aircraft, provide vital transportation services to medical personnel, development workers, and aid organizations across the globe. The organization also delivers Bibles, church materials, and other resources to communities with limited access to Christian teaching and worship services.

Role Overview:

As a highly experienced and knowledgeable professional, you will have the responsibility of overseeing all maintenance activities and ensuring the safety and airworthiness of our fleet. Additionally, you will be a source of technical guidance and mentorship for the maintenance team. This role is crucial to our operations, and we are seeking an individual with a proven track record of success in leading teams, as well as a deep passion for aviation, people, and our mission.


As the Head of Maintenance, you will be responsible for:

Managing the AMO (Australian Aircraft Maintenance Organisation) team, facilities, equipment, and stores to maximise the availability and reliability of our aircraft
Ensuring compliance with organisational and regulatory procedures and standards
Developing and implementing strategic and tactical plans and budgets for the AMO
Fostering a generative safety culture and a customer-centric approach within the AMO
Providing technical guidance and mentoring to the maintenance staff
Engaging with the wider aviation industry to keep up with best practices and innovations
Resourcing maintenance activity across all AMO locations in coordination with the Maintenance Planner and Maintenance Operations Supervisors
Leading workload review and planning to ensure sufficient personnel availability and deployment for maintenance tasks

Supporting the Technical Operations goal to maximise availability of aircraft for mission.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Essential Requirements

ICAO Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Licence or Engineering Degree with relevant experience
Thorough knowledge of company engineering procedures and applicable aviation regulations
At least two years supervisory aircraft engineering experience with a proven ability to lead others with spiritual maturity, vision and example
Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to lead a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
Effective problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically under pressure
Passion for aviation and a commitment to safety

Position Location (s):
  • Mareeba
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