JOB VACANCY

Precision Air Services Plc is a fast growing private Tanzanian airline which operates in Partnership with Kenya Airways, with its strategies to expand wings beyond East Africa and Africa.

In order to keep our services at a higher level and meet our customers’ maximum satisfaction interview

We wish to invite applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in this challenging position.

POSITION: HEAD OF FLIGHT OPERATION/CHIEF PILOT
REPORTS TO: GROUP MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO
DUTY STATION: DAR ES SALAAM.

ROLE PURPOSE STATEMENT:

The job holder exercises Operational Control, Directs the Execution of Company Policies and Procedures (flight operations), and ensures that all activities of the Department, including Operations Control, Personnel, and Equipment comply with company standards. This includes ensuring all personnel maintain current copies of the required operating manuals. This position may be a non-flying or flying post.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  1. Responsible for the departments' organization structure and operation, including Flight Operations Control, Planning, Training and Crew Administration/to ensure a safe and efficient operation.
  2. Provides leadership and direction to staff to enhance personal performance review and competence, Responsible for the departments' annual Performance Appraisal exercise.
  3. Conducts personnel interviews, performance evaluations, handles employer or employee complaints and takes appropriate disciplinary action, in accordance with company policies and in coordination with the Head of HR.
  4. Responsible for conflict resolution within the department to improve morale efficiency and ensure integration among all operation staff.
  5. Responsible for crew recruitment, crew programs, including proficiency reviews, initial training, and recurrent training and upgrade training and recommends on the selection and retention of all flight operations personnel.
  6. Ensures that departments' personnel are thoroughly familiar with and comply with all company policies, pertinent operating manuals, practices and procedures, in accordance with conditions and restrictions of the AOC. Ensures proper maintenance of statutory records as required by the legislation related to flight operations, including test records in respect of aircrew.
  7. Coordinates duties with the Pilots, Head of Technical Services and Flight personnel, to ensure that all operations are compliant with TCAA and the General Operations Manual (GOM).
  8. Coordinates with the Head of Technical Services, the scheduling of aircraft for maintenance and the timely return to service of aircraft once maintenance has been performed to achieve the company's flight operation goals and objectives.
  9. Studying technical manuals of airplane and equipment manufacturers and government regulations affecting flight operations to ensure that company training manuals adhere to legal requirements and are adapted to type of aircraft in use.
  10. Responsible for Operations Control Management. Establish flight dispatch policies and procedures that govern the approval, delay or cancellation of flight operations and share responsibility with the Pilot-in-Command for the initiation, continuation, diversion, and termination of a flight in compliance with company policies.
  11. Responsible for the supervision of the distribution and posting of all information or memoranda relative to changes affecting company policies, route information, NOTAMS etc.
  12. Maintains an active aviation Safety & Security program. Establish and monitor security procedures to protect all aircraft and flight operations facilities.
  13. Responsible for safety standards set for all flight crew and operations staff through their respective managers and ensuring that the operations of the company are subject to periodic audits by the Safety Director to ensure compliance with stated company policy, TCAA and any other regulatory requirements in Tanzania and countries where the airline operates or overflies.
  14. An active member of the Company’s committees including: Management Team (attend all weekly business meetings (WBM), monthly general meetings (MGM) and management business review meetings – as required) Quality, Safety & Security Board (quarterly), Environment & Security Review Board (quarterly) Crisis Committee, (as required) Team Leader for Fuel Management Committee (as required).
  15. Liaise closely with the airlines Managing Director on all matters affecting the company's AOC and flight operations.
  16. Manage the flight operations department costs through efficient and timely deployment of crew, creation of efficient processes and strict monitoring of all expenses.
  17. Maintain strict confidentiality of all company and personnel related matters.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • A strong background in the management of commercial air transport operations, including in-depth knowledge of the profit drivers in all categories of the aviation industry. ~
  • Extensive experience in an airline Flight Operations Management Role.
  • Possession of Airline Transport Pilot License with rating on at least one fleet type
  • Operational background with more than 5 years’ experience as Pilot in Command in commercial air transport
  • Knowledge of the Civil Aviation Air Operator Certification and Administration
  • A University Degree in Management or any other Business related field, not a must but is an added advantage.
  • Familiar with Microsoft Office products (word, excel, outlook etc).
  • Familiar with industry specific computer programs.
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Good co-ordination and physical fitness.

COMPETENCIES

  • Must possess the ability to manage complex tasks associated with airline operations.
  • A disciplined and responsible positive attitude.
  • Level-headedness, calmness and the ability to think and respond appropriately in difficult situations.
  • Self-confidence, Self-motivated and ability to motivate the capacity for teamwork.
  • An inspiring leader who persuasively articulates the Vision & Mission of the airline.

 

Closing Date:

Not later than 13rd October 2017.

Mode of Application:
If you feel you meet the above requirements please send your application and CV to the address below. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Head of Human Resources and Administration
Precision Air Services Plc
Mail Box 70770
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
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