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Director of Aviation Maintenance, East Africa

Location: Eldoret, Kenya
Job ID: 12743
Date Posted: Dec 22, 2021

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Samaritan's Purse is looking for a Director of Aviation Maintenance to serve full time with its East Africa Aviation team. We currently operate the following aircraft types from our bases in Eldoret, Kenya and Entebbe, Uganda: Cessna 208s and a turbine Douglas DC3. We desire a person who feels God leading them to use their gifts, skills, and abilities in Aviation to reach hurting people in remote parts of the world with the love and gospel of Jesus Christ. Days begin early and sometimes end late, whether it be launching an aircraft, assisting with cargo loading, or fulfilling our primary task of maintaining aircraft - pursuing technical excellence to the Glory of God.  We are a small team with diverse backgrounds but we thrive when working together to accomplish shared goals.  If this sounds like an opportunity where you would find fulfillment, please apply!

A day in the life of a Director of Aviation Maintenance:

At Samaritan’s Purse, the Gospel really is the center of all we do!  We start each day with a time of devotions and spend time praying for each other, our staff and volunteers who serve around the globe. 

In the role of Director of Aviation Maintenance, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Maintain your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be an effective witness for Him
  • Oversee and participate in maintenance of all aircraft operated by Samaritan’s Purse Mission Aviation Services (MAS) East Africa. Oversee maintenance of ground support equipment and facilities for the aircraft.
  • Develop and uphold policies and procedures as they apply to aircraft maintenance
  • Supervise and work closely with the MAS East Africa Chief Inspector to ensure regulatory compliance and quality assurance for all maintenance on MAS EA assigned aircraft. For the DC3 under 14 CFR 125, work closely with and under the direction of the DC3 DOM in Greensboro IAW 125 GOM
  • Ensure aircraft tracking and record keeping is current and accurate
  • Ship and track of parts sent for repair/overhaul and oversees aircraft inventory and stock levels
  • Schedule inspections based on regulatory requirements for each aircraft in cooperation with Program Director
  • Work with Program Director to hire, train, and supervise all maintenance and line service staff
  • In the absence of the Chief Inspector, the Director of Maintenance may be called upon to carry out the Chief Inspector duties
  • All other duties as assigned

Learn more about serving with Samaritan’s Purse

Qualifications & Experience:

  • College or university program certificate and eight (8) to ten (10) years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Maintain FAA Airframe and Power Plant Certificate and Inspection Authorization Certificate
  • Ability to read technical manuals and regulatory documents in the English language
  • Minimum of 2 years of commercial/for profit aviation experience desired
  • Technical records and/or inventory management experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of living and/or working overseas, preferred
  • Prior management/leadership experience, preferred
  • Experience with Cessna 208 and/or Douglas DC3 airframes preferred
  • 12 credit hours of college-level Biblical Studies

Job Location: Eldoret, Kenya

Type:  Full-Time

Language Requirement: Fluency in English (required)

Accompaniment: Family Accompaniment

Travel Expectations: Possible temporarily deploy away from the home base for several weeks, and even up to 30 days at a time; required travel documents and vaccinations for entry into foreign countries will be necessary

Benefits:

  • International medical, prescription, dental & vision insurance
  • Paid Family Medical Leave
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid holidays
  • 12 vacation/personal days
  • 10 sick days
  • When at IHQ, on-site Medical Clinic (staff and dependents)

Samaritan's Purse Mission Statement:

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. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Samaritan's Purse Statement of Faith:

* We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.  (1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

* We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   (Matthew 28:19; John 10:30; Ephesians 4:4-6)

* We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood on the cross, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.   (Matthew 1:23; John 1:1-4 and 1:29; Acts 1:11 and 2:22-24; Romans 8:34; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:1-4 and 4:15)

* We believe that all men everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Luke 24:46-47; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23; 2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Ephesians 1:7 and 2:8-9; Titus 3:4-7)

* We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.   (John 3:5-8; Acts 1:8 and 4:31; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 2:14; Galatians 5:16-18; Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 2:6-10)

* We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation and eternal punishment.  (1 Corinthians 15:51-57; Revelation 20:11-15)

* We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the church.  (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 1:22-23)

* We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ.   (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of marriage, that God created man and woman as unique biological persons made to complete each other.  God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society.  For this reason, we believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one genetic male and one genetic female.   (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6-9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9)

* We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.   (Matthew 9:35-38; 22:37-39, and 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15 and 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 2:6-10; 1 Peter 3:15)

* We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for the physical and spiritual needs of our fellowmen.   (Psalm 139:13; Isaiah 49:1; Jeremiah 1:5; Matthew 22:37-39; Romans 12:20-21; Galatians 6:10)

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    Location: Eldoret, Kenya
    Date Posted: Dec 22, 2021

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