Overview

Aircraft Towing Operator

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 & Off loading
    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

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About Amref Kenya

Amref Health Africa in Kenya is the country programme office of Amref Health Africa, Africa’s largest International Health NGO. This is the largest and oldest country programme in Africa with an average annual budget of USD 40million. We have 19 innovative products and project models that have successfully been implemented and transformed 5.4 million lives.