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UAS Flight and Ground Instructor – Fahari Aviation

Brief Description

The candidate will be responsible for the overall direction and performance of the UAS operations during ground and flight training including mission planning, execution and briefing, debriefing, aircrew resource management, ground and flight safety. The instructors must have an understanding of and comply with KCAA Regulations applicable to the airspace where the UAS operates. The instructor is the Pilot-in-Command of the ATO’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles during training.

Detailed Description

Principal Accountabilities (Responsibility)

  • An instructor’s primary duty is the safe and effective operation of the UAS in accordance with the manufacturers’ approved flight manual, KCAA regulations and company policy and procedures. He/ She must remain knowledgeable of all KCAA regulations; UAS manufacturer’s flight manual and bulletins and company policy and procedures.
  • Instruct students in curriculum using current instructional strategies appropriate to the subject matter to assure highest quality for both ground and flight instruction.
  • Ensure syllabus, supply list and lesson plans are current prior to each class taught.
  • Prepare and distribute syllabi which inform students about course requirements, grading requirements, testing assignments, attendance policy, and other information for each course assigned.
  • Organize concepts to be taught in a logical and understandable manner covering all objectives outlined in the course syllabus and use appropriate assessment tools to ensure learning.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade assignments and examinations in a timely manner to inform students about their progress. Submit and maintain accurate records of grades and attendance.
  • Defines, plans, organizes coordinates and executes flight plans, schedules airspace resources and other aspects of flight operations.
  • Utilizes various manuals such as the UAS User manuals and guides and other documents and reports to ascertain factors such as aircraft weight and balance, fuel supply, route, schedule, and mechanical reliability.
  • Develop and verify procedures for use with new aircraft features and participates in the development of operational and safety procedures and training syllabus coursework.
  • Maintenance of the UAS equipment and related equipment.
  • Provide technical and operational expertise for training hardware and software development, testing, and utilization.
  • Maintain current UAS certifications and other professional certifications as an instructor.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Requirements

Qualification (Minimum)  

  • Diploma in any field.
  • KCAA or any ICAO Contracted state Remote Pilot License (Multirotor or Fixed Wing).
  • KCAA or any ICAO Contracted state Instructors Rating.
  • Valid Kenyan Driving License.
  • Additional UAS type rating and Knowledge in UAS applications such as use of drones for inspections, geological mapping, aerial photography surveys construction; utilities, pipeline, etc. are an added advantage.
  • 1 year experience in training in UAS.
  • At least 50 logged in flight hours.

Additional Details

Other Skills

  • Relevant understanding of current KCAA UAS Regulations.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Ability identify and implement engaging teaching methods. Experience with online modalities preferred.
  • Legible handwriting.
  • Must demonstrate effective people skills, communication skills and professionalism such as prepared, reliable, responsible, punctual, etc.)
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with crisis situations in an appropriate manner.
  • Must exercise tact, good judgment and sensitivity both in-person and on the telephone.

Principal Quality Assurance Engineer

Brief Description        

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The candidate will develop maintenance procedures and work instructions, supervise SQAEs & QAEs, plan, conduct audits and coordinate audits and investigations in order to ensure an airworthy, reliable, quality product/service is provided in a cost-effective manner. Will also ensure that technical staff work within the framework of the Kenya airways company procedures and to satisfy the requirements of KCAA/EASA Part 145.A.65 and to maintain an independent Quality System.

Detailed Description        
Principal Accountabilities (Responsibility)

  • Carry out planned audits/Inspections/spot checks/surveys as the lead auditor of all Technical Department sections and provide written reports.
  • Ensure follow-up on audit findings, verify closures and close audit findings including monitoring the effectiveness of any corrective action from feedback and by direct surveillance.
  • Manage periodic and random audits within KQ Technical Department to ensure compliance with KCAA, FAA, EASA and Kenya Airways standards.
  • Carry out audits/Inspections/spot checks/surveys of aircraft maintenance at base, line stations and any contracted sites used by Kenya Airways.
  • Carry out audits/Inspections/spot checks/surveys of the facilities at any contracted sites and at base, checking that tools and equipment are kept in good condition and acceptable standards of storage exist.
  • Carry out audits/Inspections/spot checks/surveys for the material supply and storage system including facilities and records; this will encompass checks on certification documents, labelling, stores inspection, binning and shelf-life control.
  • Log in reported occurrences/incidents into QA database, investigate all incidents/occurrence reports as applicable, and report as applicable to KCAA/EASA/Customer’s Civil Aviation Authority/Operators and share incident reports with all stakeholders and follow up on the implementation of recommendations.
  • Recommend approval, withdrawal, suspension and termination of authorisations for technician, certifying staff, support staff and non-aircraft Authorised staff.
  • Review and advise on aircraft/component certification coverage to management.
  • Review and assess the impact of the changes made to Maintenance Control Manual (MCM), Maintenance Procedures Manual (MPM) and Maintenance Organisation Exposition (MOE), Technical Procedures Manual (TPM) and Quality Procedures Manual (QPM).
  • Analyze procedural recommendations from various technical department line managers to ensure that they meet Kenya Airways and KCAA standards.
  • Periodic assessment of the approved vendor database and make recommendations for appropriate actions (audits, suspension, and reinstatement).
  • Provide oversight for issue of aircraft Certificate of Registration and issue/renewal of Certificate of Airworthiness and Radio license.
  • Provide QA Airworthiness statistics and periodic relevant Quality and Safety data such as QA Monthly reports including ASR monthly updates and MOR Weekly reports.
  • Point of contact for regulatory/external audits authorities. This involves Coordination, preparation, handling of and response to external auditors and regulatory authorities.
  • Liaison with other Regulatory bodies and all Technical Department Sections on all matters of Quality and Safety.
  • Evaluate and coordinate QA project.
  • Responsible for guidance, motivation, development and training of Senior Quality Assurance Engineers and Quality Assurance Engineers.
  • Develop training plan for the QA personnel.
  • Conduct competence assessment for the QAE and SQAE.
  • Implement ideas for improving quality and safety management systems.
  • Prepare management review data/presentation for the top management briefing.
  • Assists Quality Lead(s) in developing and monitoring QA program.
  • Support Quality Lead(s) in budget preparation and management.
  • Deputies Quality Lead(s) and carry out any other duties within the Quality Assurance Section as directed by the Quality Lead(s).

Job Requirements        
Qualification (Minimum)  

  • Bachelor’s degree/Diploma in Aeronautical/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
  • Licensed Aircraft Engineer with at least 2 licenses
  • Must have attended quality management course.
  • Have at least 2 KQ aircraft type training or 1 KQ component training.
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in CRS Issue/ 3 years’ experience in Management.
  • Have SMS training
  • Trained on Incident Investigation.
  • Training in audit techniques. 
  • Must have relevant engineering degree with at least 7 years aviation engineering experience with at least 3 years’ experience in quality assurance/Quality Control OR
  • Must have Diploma in relevant Engineering field with at least 8 years aviation maintenance experience with at least 3 years in CRS Issue.
  • Fully conversant with relevant technical procedures
  • Fully conversant with all relevant regulatory requirements
  • Has knowledge in statistical analysis.
  • Knowledge of Industrial Safety Standards
  • Participated in approval examinations for authorization applicants
  • Has successfully carried out audits as a lead auditor.
  • Experience in product audits
  • Demonstrated experience in acquisition and disposal of aircraft.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising teams, tasks or projects
  • Demonstrated experience in managing team meeting

Additional Details        
Other Skills

  • Proven Management skills.
  • Proven Mentoring and coaching Skills.
  • Proven supervisory skills.
  • Good Communication Skills.
  • Procedure writing skills.

Method of Application

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