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Aircraft Mechanic Job in Eldoret Kenya


Position Title:Aircraft Mechanic
 
Duty Station:Eldoret

Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. 

Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.
 

We are seeking qualified applicants to fill the above position.
 
Job Summary
 
Perform aircraft inspections and maintenance to airworthy standards that meet or exceed FAA requirements.
 
Key Responsibilities
  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on aircraft so that they are available for dispatch as scheduled. This may mean extended work hours, weekends, or working nights to return the aircraft to service;
  • Perform maintenance duties in a timely, efficient and accurate manner;
  • Ensure continued airworthiness of the aircraft;
  • Ensure the aircraft are clean and neat;
  • Ensure the aircraft records are current and complete;
  • Maintain the equipment and facilities for the aircraft;
  • Assist in other activities and projects as assigned by management;
  • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public;
  • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers;
  • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff;
  • Maintenance personnel are often required to overnight at field locations in support of our operations – up to 30% of the time depending on our activity. Personnel should anticipate many of the locations being austere with few amenities. Showers, a hot meal, and even a bed may not be available. Sleeping in the aircraft may at times be required;
  • Be willing and comfortable working in remote environments, with little support structure, often in war zones;
  • When humanitarian crisis arise, it may be necessary to temporarily deploy away from the home base for several weeks, and even up to 30 days at a time.
Qualifications
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must maintain a personal relationship with and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, as well as able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education / Experience Needed
  • Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Twelve credit hours of college-level Biblical studies.
  • Maintain FAA Airframe and Power plant Certificate;
Skills and Knowledge
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from pilots, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors;
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations;
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form;
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions;
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Submission of Applications
 
Interested applicants should submit their C.V. only and an application letter to hrspkenya@samaritan.org to be received not later than 2nd April, 2013.
 
Only email applications will be accepted. 

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