Chief Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Position: Chief Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

East African Civil Aviation Academy (Soroti Airport) is the training base for the Soroti Flying School – Uganda, which provides training through instrument and multiengine ratings.

The institute is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of  Chief Aircraft Maintenance Engineer. The incumbent will ensure proper maintenance of all training aircraft, equipment and facilities.

Salary Scale:                     Uganda Government Scale U1E

Reports to:                        Head of Training.

Supervises:                       Principal Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Terms of Service:            Renewable contract up to 60 months/ Permanent and Pensionable


  1. Designing, developing and implementing aircraft and other equipment maintenance programs;
  2. Approving maintenance requirements and schedules on the advice of the Principal Aircraft Maintenance Engineer;
  3. Determining maintenance standards in consultation with the Civil Aviation Authority;
  4. Constantly reviewing and evaluating the maintenance schedules and programs of Academy aircraft and associated equipment.
  5. Approving the programs of attachment of students from the Engineering School in consultation with the Chief Engineering Instructor;
  6. Supervising students on internship placement from other Aviation Maintenance Schools.
  7. Preparing development plans for the Aircraft Maintenance Department for consideration by the Director;
  8. Chairing department meetings of the maintenance organization.
  9. Ensuring proper management and utilization of departmental resources;
  10. Preparing estimates of expenditure and procurement plans for the Department; and
  11. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor from time to time.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Be a holder of an Engineering Instructor license and Diploma in ICAO type 2 aircraft maintenance engineering;
  • Be a holder of a valid AME licence with ratings on both piston and gas turbine engines;
  • ‘A’ Level Certificate of Education with at least two principal passes in science subjects with a valid Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence, Category A and C;
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from a recognized University is of added advantage;


  1. Good knowledge of the Civil Aviation Maintenance and Airworthiness Regulations and ICAO standards and recommended practices;
  2. Extensive knowledge of training and testing of trainees;
  3. Possess sound supervisory & managerial skills;
  4. Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  5. Good understanding of Human Factors and safety management systems knowledge relevant to aviation maintenance organizations.


  1. Should be knowledgeable on both Single and Twin Engine aircraft (piston, turbo-prop and gas turbine engines;
  2. The incumbent should have at least ten (10) years working experience in the relevant field with five years at supervisory level; and
  3. Must have working knowledge of computer applications.

Applications must be addressed to The Director, East African Civil Aviation Academy, Soroti – Uganda. 

Suitable candidates are required to send their application letter and resume to

Deadline: January 15, 2018.