Posted on :
8 Oct, 2021
To determine the operational level of safety that the prospective and approval holder can achieve and does in fact achieve in actual operations. Through evaluation (assess), monitor (conduct periodic and unannounced surveillance) of compliance to operations of an aircraft:
a)making recommendations regarding the issuance or amendment of the AOC and the associated operations specifications, and the operator’s competence to continue to exercise the privileges of the certificate;
b)making recommendations concerning any special conditions that, considering the investigation, may need to be imposed;
c)informing the operator of any deficiencies needing rectification; and
d) making recommendations concerning appropriate enforcement action.
Job Title: Flight Operations Inspector High/Low
Location: Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
Reference #: FO Inspector High/Low
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: Market Related
Site and Airline Inspections:
•conduct routine inspections such as the inspection of a station facility, apron, en-route operation and base and carry out oversight or checks considered necessary at prescribed intervals;
•assess the effectiveness of the operator’s SMS and the level of resources allocated to it;
•conduct such inspections or oversight in accordance with an established work programme and applicable standard procedures and instructions;
•advise the operator, in writing, of any significant deficiency, requesting a proposal for remedial action;
•conduct follow-up on inspection reports to ensure that appropriate action has been taken in a timely manner;
•submit reports on each inspection or investigation in the manner prescribed, and complete and process the applicable inspection forms;
•investigate and report, as required, possible violations of the basic aviation law or related safety operating regulations and rules;
•continuously review the operator’s pertinent documentation (e.g. operations, training and MCMs), company policies, operating instructions and information to staff and system of amendments to determine whether they are accurate and made available in a timely manner to persons requiring their use;
•keep appropriate CAA inspectorate staff informed on all aspects of the current operation and projected developments in the company including changes in executive personnel, in assigned responsibilities and in the operator’s organization in general; and
•conduct qualification, approval and supervisory activities with respect to personnel proposed as designated examiners by an operator
Maintenance and Acquisition of Specialist Skills:
•Keep abreast and remain proficient in specialist skills, human factors and new developments of technology.
Proposals and Revision of Standards:
•Proactively research, develop and propose the specific standards to be applied in operator operations.
Communications and Safety Promotion:
•Project a satisfactory image of the SACAA to all stakeholders.
•Provide industry feedback to the Authority.
•Promote aviation safety by proposing improvements in operational requirements.
• Grade 12 (Matric) and Hold Commercial Pilot License
• National Diploma equivalent to NQF level 6 or Certificate in Project Management Preferable
• Experience with the problems of operating transport aircraft;
•Meteorological and climatological knowledge and experience;
•Experience in technical training including visual aids, training devices and aircraft flight simulation training devices
•Minimum 1500 hours as a pilot or pilot-in-command of civil or military air transport aircraft
Other Special Requirements:
•All tasks and responsibilities as specified by the CAA Quality Manual and CAA Quality Manual Procedures references, including references to all staff and generic terms such as executive management.
•Willing to work extended working hours.
•Willing to travel extensively.
•Work under pressure.
All SACAA appointments are subject to S98 of the Civil Aviation Act, 13 of 2009 and all successful candidates will be subjected to security vetting.
Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates in line with Employment Equity Targets.
Application Deadline: 28/10/2021