Chief Airworthiness Inspectors at Kenya Civil Aviation Authority

On Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is a State Corporation under the Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure.
The Authority is seeking to recruit qualified Kenyan citizens to fill the following vacant positions in its establishment:

Ref: ASSR/AW/02/15
Department / Section: Airworthiness
Reports To: Manager Airworthiness
Job Purpose: To plan, organize and supervise the inspection and surveillance activities of Airworthiness Inspectors

Scope of Work / Duties / Responsibilities
  • Issue, renew, amend and validate certificates, and propose amendments to circulars and notices.
  • Implement, improve and supervise inspection processes, procedures, checklists, forms, manuals, programmes and other inspection tools in line with approved regulations and standards.
  • Liaise with the Regulation Office to propose amendments and improvements where necessary in standards, regulations and procedures and assists in Preparation of Draft regulations and advisory material.
  • Validate aircraft type certification for acceptance into the Kenyan register.
  • Evaluate and approve operator technical documents, aircraft repairs and modification and operator programmes.
  • Perform inspections, audit and continuous surveillance and follows-up on corrective actions
  • Disseminate service bulletins, airworthiness directives and other maintenance related information.
  • Evaluate aircraft maintenance organizations for approval purposes and performs continuous surveillance of such organizations
  • Evaluate for approval purposes, maintenance programmes, the training programmes / curricula offered by maintenance training organizations, including the appropriateness of facilities, equipment and training personnel
  • Evaluate for approval purposes, aircraft airframe and power plant modifications
  • Assess and evaluate technical documents of the industry for the purpose of approval and conducts audits as appropriate
  • Examine current and new international and foreign Airworthiness standards related to continuing Airworthiness and determination of the need for adoption;
  • Confer at National and international levels on matters relating to the regulation of Airworthiness
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the Manager Airworthiness.
  • A bachelor’s degree in aeronautical or mechanical engineering will be an added advantage.
  • Aircraft maintenance engineers licenses.
  • Government airworthiness inspector’s course.
  • At least three type courses or three type ratings, one of which must be on large aircraft.
  • A master’s degree in a relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years of hands-on, practical experience as a qualified aircraft maintenance engineer with an AMO;
Knowledge and Skills
  • Knowledge of relevant ICAO standards and civil aviation regulations will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of the inspection process, with an ability to diagnose issues and propose improvements in the process
  • Ability to build productive relationships with AMO’s, gaining support and commitment to improvement initiatives and staff sourcing strategies
  • Ability to set and achieve high standards of performance for self and the Section, and gain staff support and commitment to achieve planned goals
  • People and process improvement skills gained through appropriate training and / or hands-on experience
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Office Suite and Desktop Publishing skills
How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates for the job vacancies should submit their applications quoting the job reference No. on the envelope and application letter, copies of certificates, testimonials and a detailed CV indicating current day time telephone and full contact details of three professional referees to the address below to be received not later than 5th May 2015. 

Kenya Civil Aviation Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Director General
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority
KAA Complex – JKIA
P. O. Box 30163 – 00100

Only shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
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