Airworthiness Inspector – Avionics Careers – Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Organization: Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Job
Ref:
CAA/ADV/EXT/06/2016
Reports
to:
Principal
Airworthiness Inspector Avionics
About
CAA:
Civil Aviation Authority
(CAA) is a corporate body responsible for the regulation of Civil Aviation in
Uganda. It manages Entebbe International Airport and 13 other aerodromes
upcountry. CAA carries out its work in conformity with International Civil
Aviation Organization (ICAO) Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS). The
Authority now plans to recruit suitably qualified Ugandans of impeccable
integrity and commitment to fill the following positions in its establishment.
Job
Summary:
The
Airworthiness Inspector – Avionics will set examinations and carry out surveys
for avionics engineers/technicians and aircraft maintenance organization,
respectively for the purpose of licensing them in accordance with ICAO and
manufacturer’s standards in order to achieve the highest level of aircraft
airworthiness and safety.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities: 
Airworthiness Inspection:
  • Ensures
    safety of aircraft and passengers by monitoring aircraft airworthiness in
    areas of radio communication, navigation systems and tools, electronics
    and autopilot.
  • Ensures
    that aircrafts using Uganda air are airworthy by having sound electronics
    system which meets specification of the manufacturer, and those of ICAO.
  • Prepares
    certificates of airworthiness and associated flight manuals.
  • The
    incumbent prepares AMEL examination papers, revises the existing papers as
    necessary and conducts complementary oral examinations where required.
  • Issues,
    extends and renews aircraft maintenance engineers’ licenses and
    certificates of Airworthiness.
  • Investigates
    and reports on aircraft accidents submitted by operators and prepares
    schedules for private aircraft.
  • The
    incumbent coordinates with flight operation section in AOC certification
    process of new and existing operators.
  • Enforces
    regulations by authority of relevant regulatory provisions.
  • Carries
    out critical surveys of maintenance organizations in so far as the
    inspection and airworthiness of aircrafts concerned.
  • Build
    and maintains close liaison with Quality Manager of approved firms
    regarding matters of airworthiness of aircraft and inspection staff
    approval.
  • Provides
    advice when needed to the engineering staff of maintenance organizations
    and to owners of private aircraft.
  • Processes
    applications for renewal of certificates of airworthiness.
  • Inspects,
    periodically, aircraft maintained on a continuous overhaul basis.
  • Issues
    permits to fly pending renewal of certificates
  • The
    incumbent examines and reports upon local modifications preparatory to
    final approval.
  • Investigates
    defects in airborne equipment and prepares defect report.
  • Scrutinizes
    the work of individual licensed aircraft maintenance engineers and
    approved persons with particular reference to their inspection ability.
  • Issues
    approvals to persons to work on aircraft and for certification in terms of
    the Regulations.
  • Supervises
    the weighing of aircraft and approved weight schedules.
  • Inspects
    periodically all companies’ refuelling equipment for serviceability and
    checks for contamination of fuel.
  • Examines
    annual log books of private aircraft relating to the work required in
    terms of approved maintenance schedules and renews certificates of
    airworthiness,
  • Approval
    of carriage of dangerous Goods by Air.
  • Performs
    any other lawful duties as
    allocated by the immediate Supervisor.
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience:
  • The
    applicants for the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Airworthiness Inspector –
    Avionics job opportunity should hold an honours Degree in Mechanical,
    Electrical or Aeronautical Engineering and Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s
    License in ‘‘A” & “C”, “X” and “R”
  • At
    least four years’ experience in aircraft maintenance facility preferable
    in quality assurance and inspection
  • Broad
    process aeronautical knowledge in areas that apply to aeroplane and
    helicopter aircraft categories.
  • Acquired
    skill as a pilot or aircraft maintenance engineer or air traffic
    controller or aviation qualification other than the above.
  • Age: Between 28 to 40 years
How
to Apply:
All suitably qualified and
interested candidates who desire to join the aviation industry should send
their hand-written applications with detailed CV and copies of academic
certificates plus transcripts with the Job reference number clearly marked at
the top left hand corner of the envelope should be sent to the address below.
Please indicate your (day time) phone contact.   
The Director, Human
Resource and Administration,
Civil Aviation Authority
(Head Office),
P.O. BOX 5536, Kampala,
Uganda.
Deadline:
26th August 2016 by 5:00 PM
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