Samaritan’s Purse Aircraft Mechanic Job in Eldoret, Kenya

Oct 8, 2016

Position Title: Aircraft Mechanic
Duty Station: Eldoret, Kenya
Job Summary: Samaritan’s Purse is a non-denominational 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.

Samaritan’s Purse is looking for an experienced. U.S. FAA Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) aircraft mechanic to serve full time with its East Africa aviation team; current AME license holders may also be considered.

We currently operate the following aircraft types from our base in Eldoret, Kenya: DC-3T, King Air 200 and Cessna Grand Caravan. 

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience on similar type or PT6 powered aircraft, a proven history in a broad range of maintenance activities, can function very well both independently and in a close knit team, and has some experience working overseas.
However, the most important quality we are looking for is a humble heart to serve the Lord. We want a person who has felt Gods leading to use their gifts, skills, and abilities in aviation to reach hurting people in remote parts of the world with the love and gospel of Jesus Christ.
Days often begin early and end late, whether it ¡s launching an aircraft, assisting with cargo loading, or fulfilling our primary task of maintaining aircraft - pursuing technical excellence to the Glory of God. 

What we do is extraordinary. 

If you understand and desire to walk out Colossians 3:23-24 - we want to hear from you.

  • Perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on aircraft to ensure they are maintained in an airworthy condition, ready for dispatch. This may require extended work hours, weekends, or working nights to return the aircraft to service:
  • Perform engineering duties in a finely, efficient and accurate manner;
  • Ensure aircraft are kept dean and neat:
  • Ensure relevant aircraft records are current, accurate and complete,
  • Maintain ground support equipment and facilities used in aircraft maintenance activities:
  • Assist in other activities and projects as assigned by supervisor:
  • 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 any supervised staff:
  • 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 and insecure areas:
  • 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.
  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • U.S FAA A& P license (or AME license & willingness to earn US FAA A& P)
  • 5 years of experience maintaining DC-3, KingAir 200 or C-208 (or other PT6 powered) aircraft
  • Able to perform each of the above responsibilities satisfactorily
  • One year of college-level Biblical studies preferred.
Submission of Applications
Interested applicants should submit their C. V and an application letter to to be received from October 8th, 2016 and not later than October 14th, 2016.

Only email applications will be accepted. 

In the subject line of all applications - please indicate 

1) position title (Aircraft Mechanic); 

2) which maintenance license the applicant currently holds (FAA A&P or  AME); and 

3) how many years applicant has held this license. 

For example: “Aircraft Mechanic, AME, 12 years”


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