The positions exist to undertake airworthiness related technical, administration, certification and surveillance tasks to ensure aviation safety and assure adherence to Civil Aviation Regulations and ICAO requirements to enable the Authority to fulfil its mandate.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develops and complies with the Aircraft Maintenance Organisation certification and surveillance program.
Verifies proper certification of aircraft and conformity to the Type Certificate Data Sheet.
Assures continued airworthiness of all Zimbabwe-registered aircraft and compliance with ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
Physically inspects aircraft and aircraft maintenance facilities.
Inspects, in conjunction with flight operations, contracts, aircraft lease agreements, subcontractor maintenance agreements and arrangements, training, policies/procedures, simulated emergency procedures.
Advises on proper licensing of aircraft maintenance engineers and carries out enforcement and monitoring of their adherence to safety regulations and requirements.
Manages the Zimbabwe aircraft register.
Drafts State‟s Safety Programme and establishes requirements to meet continuous monitoring approach from airworthiness viewpoint
Drafts corrective action plans following the State‟s audit by ICAO with regards airworthiness of aircraft.
Reports with recommendations on outcomes of site and aircraft inspections.
Reviews and issues certificates of airworthiness and special flight permits.
Proposes airworthiness directives contributing to the prevention of accidents and incidents.
Provides guidance and direction to the industry on matters pertaining to the airworthiness of Zimbabwe-registered aircraft.
Provides industry feedback to the Authority.
Inculcates upon industry stakeholder‟s safety prerequisites and procedures.
Proactively researches, develops and proposes specific standards to be applied in the area of airworthiness and maintenance of aircraft.
Compiles invoices for costing recovery in respect of inspections.
Performs all tasks and responsibilities as specified by the Airworthiness Manual.
Investigates aircraft accidents and incidents.
Qualifications and Experience
Five “O” Levels including Mathematics and English Language.
Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance engineering or Aeronautical Engineering Degree
Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Licence with at least two ratings for large or small/medium fixed wing aircraft.
Human Factors course
10 years‟ experience in an aviation engineering of which five years should be as a Licenced aircraft maintenance engineer.
Supervisory experience will be an added advantage.
Skills and Competencies
Ability to work under minimum supervision.
Good communication skills.
High work ethics.
Good knowledge of the aviation industry.
Conversant with ICAO SARPs and Air Navigation Regulations.