Company Pilot Job in Kenya

Job Purpose

  • This job will be responsible for operating Company helicopter in conducive weather conditions over varied terrain in supporting inspection and maintenance of Transmission Lines under general supervision of the Chief Pilot.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervising maintenance and conduct maintenance flights;
  • Supervising loading ensuring conformity to limitations;
  • Supervising and maintain written aircraft flight logs and records;
  • Supervising and mentor newly recruited crew/pilots;
  • Commanding pilot in all assigned flights and missions;
  • Exercising authority for safe ground and flight operations;
  • Ensuring safe overall operation of Company helicopter.
  • Operating Company helicopter over all types of terrain to support line construction, inspection maintenance and repair works;
  • Reviewing and maintaining written and computerized flight logs and records;
  • Confirming that pre-flights and post flights checks are carried out in adherence to Quick Reference Handbook (QRH);
  • Transporting essential crew and personnel relevant to assigned mission(s);

  • Operating special helicopter equipment accessory to carry out line construction and maintenance/repair including but not limited to live line slinging, rescue hoists, sling loads and specialized line inspection cameras;
  • Undertaking recurrent simulator and refresher ground training of Air Wing pilots by the manufacturer in accordance to KCAA regulations, 2018 to avoid compromising safety;
  • Maintaining self and helicopter in a constant state of readiness for dispatch to emergency and non-emergency duty calls from base station or assigned locations;
  • Developing and writing procedures for company helicopter program;
  • Ensuring cleanliness and maintenance of the helicopter;
  • Supervising general housekeeping duties at the base station;
  • Ensuring availability of company helicopter for operational use;
  • Experience in flying Augusta 109 twin engine will be an added advantage
  • Using maps, interpreting aviation publications/charts and operating aviation radios.

Qualifications & Skills required:

  • Form 4 KCSE graded C+;
  • KCAA Valid Airline Transport Licence on Helicopters (ATPL-H) or KCAA Valid
  • Commercial Pilot Licence on Helicopters (CPL-H);
  • Level six (6) Proficiency in English;
  • Multi-Engine rating in both visual and instruments flight rules;
  • Minimum 2000 logged hours of flight time on helicopters and 1000 flight hours as PIC including experience in power off auto rotational landings;
  • Demonstrated experience in flying in mountainous terrain at altitudes over 4,000 feet on map survey work, power line patrol or construction work, rescue operations work, or similar assignments requiring take-offs and landings with maximum loads on unimproved landing areas under adverse weather conditions.

REF: KET/5/1C/40/96/VOL III

How To Apply

Applicants MUST provide the following documents on application:-

  • A Signed application letter;
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating current and previous employers, positions held, level of education, current and expected salary, notice period required to take up appointment and names of at least three professional referees;
  • Copies of academic and professional certificates; and
  • Copy of National Identification Card or Passport.

Important Information to note:

  • Candidates should provide all the details requested for in the advertisement. It is an offence to include incorrect information in the application;
  • Only shortlisted and successful candidates will be contacted;
  • Canvassing in any form will lead to automatic disqualification;
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be required to produce originals of their National Identity Card, academic and professional certificates during interviews; and
  • It is a criminal offence to present fake certificates/documents.
  • Beware fraudsters misusing the Company name to solicit money from unsuspecting job seekers.

Only Successful candidates will be expected to present the following Chapter Six Clearance Certificates : –

  • Valid Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations;
  • Valid Clearance Certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB);
  • Valid Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA);
  • Current Clearance from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC); and
  • Current Report from an approved Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).

Interested and qualified? Go to Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) on to apply