Aircraft Towing Operator

Date Posted: March 20, 2021, 7:48 a.m.

Job Description

Reporting to

Operations Manager

 

Grade

B

Function

Operations

Physical Location

Inside Wilson Airport, Nairobi

 

MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB

Responsible for maintaining safe and effective ground movement of towing aircraft including the supervision of safe start-up procedures.

Perform towing operations and cleaning aircraft while observing the highest safety standards in accordance to AMREF Flying Doctors standards of operation.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Operations

&Accountable Manager

Operations Manager

Head of Mainteinance

Aircraft Towing Operator

 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Aircraft Towing

MAIN TASKS

Conducting operational inspection of the tow tractor and tow bar ensuring all equipment used have a serviceable tag and valid before every use

Performing towing task as per directive of the Operations duty Officer/Flight Crew/Maintenance.

Perform safe manoeuvring of aircraft inside/outside hangar

Monitor radio communication towing request instruction as by the Operations duty Officer/Flight Crew/Maintenance

Communicate and monitor ATC/Ground Control radio communication during all aircraft towing activities.

Clean and return tow bars to their designated storage area after use.

 

EXTENT OF DISCRETION

Full discretion

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Adhering to Safety Regulations and Standards

 

MAIN TASKS

Complying with the company’s towing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all times and safety regulation standard of KCARS, KAA and IATA

Timely reporting of any hazards, incident or unusual state of the aircrafts and equipment under your responsibility to your supervisor or Head of Safety.

 

EXTENT OF DISCRETION

Full discretion, As per KCARS policies

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Aircraft cleaning

 

MAIN TASKS

Cleaning the interior thoroughly using approved cleaning agents. Starting from cleaning the inside so that the aircraft is clean and ready for any mission.

Embarking on cleaning the outside of the aircraft using water and approved detergents to remove any stubborn stains.

Placing the oxygen pack back to the aircraft (I do not understand what you mean by oxygen pack)

Polishing the aircraft on a monthly basis; a schedule has been prepared to ensure work is done at the right time. Deice boots to be polished with shine master/other approved chemical every 3 weeks.

Assist in thoroughly cleaning of a contaminated aircraft after disinfection in liaison with the Aeromedical team

 

EXTENT OF DISCRETION

In liaison with Head of Maintenance/continuing airworthiness officer

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Preparing an aircraft for evacuations

 

MAIN TASKS

Configuring of aircraft seats and cabin as per flight needs. Jet seats reconfiguration to be done under supervisor of maintenance department.

Liaising with Operations Officer/Maintenance or Flight Crew to call the fuel company for re-fueling and checking the fuel levels appropriate for a flight

In liaison with the fuel providers to top up fuel after completion of a flight.

Ensuring there is enough supplies for each mission i.e. of drinking water, snacks, medical masks, oil cans and prist etc.

In liaison with Flight Operations enquire on the number of patients or accompanying persons for any additional seats/stretchers

Inspecting the lifeport/spectrum aircraft stretchers, for obvious damage, refilling it with oxygen before placing it in the aircraft

Load and offload equipment or luggage into an aircraft.

Screening luggage before/after arrival or departure, of the aircraft and loading/offloading and the same in the aircraft or ground ambulance.

Adding of the engine oil/or fuel additives as per instructions of the Flight crew or Maintenance team

When aircraft is about to start, connect the ground power unit as per the start-up procedure Connect the GPU to the aircraft as required or as instructed by flight/maintenance crew

, disconnect the GPU and remove the chocks as per flight/maintenance crew instructions

Before the engine start up, ensure the fuel tests are done under supervision of the flight crew.

When the aircraft is parked ensure the tail stand, all wheels chocked fore and after and the same is removed before aircraft departure

 

EXTENT OF DISCRETION

In liaison with maintenance

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Refueling and Defueling

MAIN TASKS

Assist the contracted Fuel suppliers in fueling of the company aircraft as per the Flight Operations or Flight crew requirements.

When an aircraft is back from a mission, arrange and assist top up fuel as per company minimum requirements or Pilot instructions.

Before fueling, confirm the fuel meter reading of the fuel truck and ensure it tallies with the fuel receipt.

Use of fuel additives while fueling for aircraft as per company policy

Wear PPEs (Personal Protective Equipment) when on refueling or defueling tasks

Ensure after re-fueling the fuel receipt is signed by the Flight Crew or signed on their behalf and noted in the Tech Log

 

EXTENT OF DISCRETION

In liaison with Pilots

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Loading & Offloading

 

MAIN TASKS

Loading of luggage and cargo into the aircraft as per Captain or operations instructions

Assisting the medical team with loading/offloading the patient and passenger onto/out of the aircraft

Offloading luggage, medical equipment from aircraft

 

EXTENT OF DISCRETION

as per provided instructions.

Full discretion

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Office support

MAIN TASKS

Supporting the department to collectively achieve its overall objective

Performing any other work-related tasks as required

 

EXTENT OF DISCRETION

Full discretion

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

KCSE certificate or equivalent

Certificate in Basic First Aid

Certificate of good conduct

Completion of ATC Radio communication training

Certificate of aircraft towing

 

Preferred Experience and Knowledge

Minimum 3 years’ consecutive work experience in towing operations

Demonstrated record in towing of aircraft

Good understanding of KAA regulations and Customs rules

Knowledge in Basic First Aid

Knowledge of Airside Driving

Knowledge of Airside Safety Awareness

Basic knowledge in ICT skills

General aviation and aircraft knowledge

 

Skills and competencies

Good written and verbal communication

Good interpersonal skills

Ability to observe all the safety standards and report incidences in a timely manner.

Ability to follow instructions and implement SOPs

Ability to find solutions in a challenging work environment

Ability to provide good customer service

Ability to keep calm under pressure

Ability to work effectively with others

Ability to prioritize and manage time

Application of professional work ethics and integrity

 

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications to Amref Kenya via their Job portal via link Jobs at Amref Kenya

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