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Samaritan's Purse

Aircraft Mechanic, East Africa (1291)

Samaritan's Purse
Eldoret, Rift Valley, Kenya

Date Posted: 11/08/2012
Categories: Engineering - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Eldoret, Kenya - The Aircraft Mechanic will perform aircraft inspections and maintenance to airworthy standards that meet or exceed FAA requirements.


• Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on aircraft so that they are available for dispatch as scheduled. This may mean extended work hours, weekends, or working nights to return the aircraft to service. • Perform engineering duties in a timely, efficient and accurate manner. • Ensure continued airworthiness of the aircraft. • Ensure the aircraft are clean and neat. • Ensure the aircraft records are current and complete. • Maintain the equipment and facilities for the aircraft. • Maintenance personnel are often required to be overnight at out locations in support of our operations – up to 30% of the time depending on our activity.  Personnel should anticipate many of the locations being austere with few amenities.  Showers, a hot meal, and even a bed may not be available.  Sleeping in the aircraft may at times be required. • Be willing and comfortable working in remote environments, with little support structure, often in war zones. • When humanitarian crisis arise, it may be necessary to temporarily deploy away from the home base for several weeks, and even up to 30 days at a time. • Maintain a strong Christian witness to colleagues, vendors, charitable beneficiaries, and the general public. • Attend daily morning devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry, its donors and volunteers. • Assess, manage, and report critical physical, emotional, or spiritual concerns of supervised staff.


• Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ. • Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. • One year of college-level Biblical studies is preferred. • Maintain FAA Airframe and Powerplant Certificate. • 2 years or more of commercial/for profit aviation experience. • Technical records and/or inventory management experience. • 2 years or more of living and/or working overseas, preferred. • Management/leadership experience, preferred. • Inspector Authorization, preferred.
4 year contract with the potential for renewal.
This position can accommodate a family.

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.

Distinct Objectives: The work of Samaritan’s Purse is marked by five distinct objectives, grounded in Scripture and biblical principles: PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL - EXALT Christ and share the Gospel while working in His Name around the world SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE - EXCEED the world’s standard while serving the purposes of God’s kingdom RESPOND WITH COMPASSIONATE ACTION - EXPEDITE our response to needs as the Lord reveals opportunities to minister DEMONSTRATE BIBLICAL INTEGRITY - EXHIBIT character and integrity personally, at home and work WALK IN BOLD FAITH - EXPECT God to do the impossible-- “God Room”