Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics), Uganda

Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is an organisation using light aircraft to deliver help and hope in over 30 developing countries, for more than 75 years! MAF transports 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.

Our aircraft land on some of the most challenging terrain you can imagine. Safety is key so the skill that an engineer brings to our aircraft is essential. We operate mainly single-engine turbine and single-engine piston aircraft.

If you are interested in combining your engineering skills with the opportunity to serve in a mission this could be the job for you.

Andy one of our engineers writes;

“In the hangar, our typical days usually involve inspections. Much of our work is preventative so by carrying out inspections every 50 or 100 operational hours, we are able to catch most things before they become problems. Since our Uganda programme is quite big, we’re also able to take on some bigger projects too, that might involve delving into parts of an aircraft not normally opened, replacing entire avionics systems with new digital “glass cockpit” packages, or stripping all of the paint off an aircraft to carry out structural repairs then repaint in our new colour scheme.”


In this role, you will provide a professional aviation engineering service to customers by assisting in the planning of scheduled maintenance of airframes, engines and components, and ensuring that all work is in compliance with MAF SOPs, national and international aviation maintenance standards.

You will also actively participate in the Quality and Safety Management Systems by seeking opportunities for continual improvement, cooperating with quality and safety audits, using safe working practices and contributing to a positive safety culture and conducting all work to standard.

It is also expected that you will support the effective performance, development and training of the aviation maintenance team by working with trainees, AME and other maintenance staff to facilitate their performance through appropriate monitoring and support, with clear feedback and ensure the work of any AME or trade assistant under their oversight meets the standards.

You will also maintain and improve personal professional standards by participating in and ensuring the timely completion of CPD modules, participating in MAF organised training events and reviewing internally and externally published aviation safety and training material.

By participating in MAF’s wider activities, you will support the Aviation department by promoting a shared culture, leading/participating in and working with project teams, and establishing and maintaining a close working relationship with all members of the engineering team, locally and regionally.

There may also be a need for you to assist in the maintenance and repair of aircraft in other programs (other than your normal location) for up to 10 weeks in any year.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Secondary School completion certificate
ICAO Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence
Completion of approved aircraft maintenance engineer pre-employment course
Aptitude in verbal, non-verbal, numerical and mechanical reasoning
5 years of aviation maintenance experience (can be concurrent with obtaining licence)
Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance

National Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence
Aircraft and engine type courses, as appropriate
Turbine or reciprocating engine experience

Position Location (s):
  • Uganda
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