Recruiting Organisation: AARCorp
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Director of Operations
AAR is a leading provider of diverse products and services to the worldwide commercial aviation and government/defense industries. AAR combines a close-to-the-customer business model with a broad range of capabilities to help customers operate more efficiently, lower costs and maintain high levels of quality, safety and service. AAR is a financially stable, dedicated partner with an enduring commitment to innovation, execution, continuous improvement and customer value.
Job Summary: The Site Manager will be responsible for managing and supervising the activities of all AAR Airlift resources at an assigned site in concert with the In-Country Director. Will be in overall charge of the projects and programs at this site. The Site Manager interfaces with the customer at their location and speaks for AAR Airlift at the site. The Site Manager interfaces with the customer at their location and speaks for AAR Airlift at the site. Must be a U.S. Person as defined in 22 C.F.R. 120.15.
Ensures resources are available for employees to do their jobs.
Handles any disciplinary problems in country and recommend removal from the country and retention by AAR Airlift.
Conducts investigations into employee misconduct. - Makes sure employees performance is evaluated on a recurring basis for HR actions.
Negotiates support agreements with DOD and commercial interests at the site.
Selects site personnel for key positions and recommends removing personnel, if required.
Ensures financial assets are available at the site to meet obligations.
Ensures that all documentation required by the applicable site contract(s) is properly accomplished and communicated to the correct authority.
Ensures that mission orders are consistent with an in support of the contract obligations.
Coordinates with functional supervisors/leads at the site to ensure that aircraft and equipment are available when and where required.
Monitors the airworthiness of aircraft and the safe and efficient conduct of all missions under DO and DOM guidance and direction.
Empowers supervisor personnel at the site to execute the In Country Director's responsibilities at their sites, as required, to include oversight of maintenance, logistics and operations personnel. The In-Country Director retains final responsibility for site management actions.
Ensures that the applicable site personnel maintain detailed and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the General Operations Manual, FAA Regulations, NTSB Procedures, HMR 175, Operations Specifications, Aircraft Flight Manuals, and all other material pertinent to their duties.
Performs travel inside and outside the continental United States, as needed.
Performs other tasks as directed by the In-Country Team Director or requested by other AAR Senior Management.
Ensures that required operating reports such as submission of pilot training and proficiency records, flight schedule reports and all other documents are submitted to the functional managers in a timely manner to meet company and FAA timelines.
Assists the DO to ensure:
All company pilots conform to standard procedures as outlined in applicable FARs and the General Operations Manual.
Proper tracking of pilot annual requirements (e.g. medical certifications, qualifications).
Activities of site flight operations are in accordance with FAA regulations and company policy such as dispatching aircrews, flight control, flight training and meteorology while ensuring maximum operating efficiency.
Aircraft maintenance is provided to best meet mission requirements.
Support as requested.
Performs the duties as outlined in the GOM under Chapter 2, page 20.
Authorized to exercise the function of operational control of company aircraft and flight operations in accordance with guidelines as outlined in this chapter.
Ensure that all pilots utilize the Aircraft Flight Maintenance Log, Load Manifest, and Discrepancy Record form; ensure that these forms and all pertinent documents are emailed to the POB daily, and a permanent file copy of each form is retained for the required period of time.
The applicant should hold a B.A./B.S. from an accredited college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must be highly knowledgeable of the entire content of the General Operations Manual, Operations Specifications, Site Manager Handbook, Military Aviation Regulations, HMR 175, and all Federal Aviation Regulations relative to AAR Airlift operations.
Demonstrated ability to manage an organization to achieve company goals.
Aviation Management, Business Management or practical experience in an aviation related field.
Skills and Experience:
At least five (5)+ years cumulative experience in an aviation related management position.
Past exposure and experience with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and/or other aviation industry agents.
At least two (2) years’ experience working with the Department of Defense or other US Government Departments in providing contracted services.
Must have practical experience managing small to medium organizations (50+ personnel).
Past experience within the aviation industry, preferably with a carrier under FAR Part 135 or comparable practical experience will be highly preferred
Strong background working in both domestic and international operations.
Practical experience and demonstrated performance understanding employee and business requirements for international travel, international customs and practices.
Must be able to apply knowledge of the Company General Operations Manual, General Maintenance Manual, FAA Regulations, NTSB Procedures, HMR 175, Operations Specifications, Aircraft Flight Manuals, and all other material pertinent to his/her duties.
International Flight Operations experience.
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the aviation industry with AARCorp should visit the e-recruitment website below to express interest in this vacancy.