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Assistant Vice President Maintenance At Arik Air

Date Posted: 22/Jul/2014
Deadline: Not Specified

West-Africa’s largest airline with a fleet of 26 aircraft. Flying to more than 30 cities in Africa, as well as to London and New York, with an ultra modern fleet.

In 2010, Arik Air welcomed more than 2.3 million passengers on board its domestic, regional and international services and is the fastest growing African airline. The carrier is currently planning a major expansion with the launch of new regional routes as well as 2 additional long-haul routes.

Assistant Vice President Maintenance

Job description

If you are hands on, driven to deliver and team orientated, then Arik Air may be right for you. At Arik Air, we are people-oriented and work with the best. Our management team comprises industry experts with years of experience and excellence in the aviation sector and with a reputation for service delivery and efficiency. We are also committed to conducting our operations over and above the industry’s strict legal and safety requirements. Our uncompromising approach to safety helps us to ensure that a hazard-free environment prevails throughout our areas of operation.


Principle Accounatbilities and Responsibilities


As Nigeria and West Africa’s leading carrier ,we are growing rapidly and have a number of exciting positions available, including an AVP Maintenance to join our buzzing Engineering team.


  • Manage third party maintenance providers, both line maintenance and base maintenance.
  • Manage and develop line maintenance capabilities in house - in Lagos and other Nigerian outstations.
  • Manage and develop workshop capabilities to include Wheel bay, brake bay, battery shop and upholstery section.
  • Develop local based staff in Nigeria to carry out line maintenance tasks including training and development to EASSA, FAA and NCAA requirements.
  • Drive improvements in delivery of maintenance in both short and long haul fleets.
  • Ensure compliance at all times with Regulatory requirements as effects Arik fleets.
  • Provide reporting status of the Technical elements of Arik Air Fleet.
  • Key interface within ARIK Engineering with its suppliers. 
  • Train and mentor local Engineering on all systems and processes.
  • Ensure Performance Plans and Reviews, including training and development requirements are completed for direct reports.
  • Prepare and develop annual budget to maintain department.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate and within their competence as required from time to time.


Working relationships

  • Interface with Operations, Engineering and Planning, supply chain.
  • Liaise with Service Providers, Suppliers and  Flight Operations.
  • NCAA and other regulatory bodies.


Desired Skills and Experience

  • Licensed Engineer with approvals preferably held on Arik Air types
  • Extensive experience in Line and Base Maintenance
  • Effective  communication and team building skills
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Good understanding of cultural issues and the requirement for professional development
  • Personal Qualities eg, ability to work independently or as part of a team with minimal supervision, flexible, creative.

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