What does it take?

Find out what it takes to work for MAF

First and Foremost

When most people ask this question, they’re asking about the basics; How many hours do I need? What licenses must I hold? What kind of experience must I have?

 

MAF is looking for...

  • People called by God, qualified and dedicated with a passion to serve God in worldwide ministry…

  • People who will go the distance to share God’s love – no matter what the barriers may be…

  • People who want to serve God through their skills and talents to help overcome barriers to the Gospel…

  • People with servant’s attitudes that are flexible enough to adapt, while still able to work within the highest technical standards…

  • People who want to serve God through their skills and talents to help deliver relief and development in Jesus name…

In case you missed the recurring theme, let’s sum it up; above all else, it takes a servant heart first.

In fact, without the support of those “servant hearts” who have gone before, Mission Aviation Fellowship would not be where it is today: advancing God’s Kingdom around the world since 1946.

Engineers  |  Managers  |  Pilots  |  IT Technicians

Engineers

We need someone with an ICAO and ideally an EASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Licence and you should have a minimum of two years’ experience, which can have been achieved concurrently with the gaining of your licence.

 

If you are looking to be an avionics engineer, we will also require evidence of two years’ experience together with a licence for this specialism.

For a Chief Engineer we would like to see a broad licence coverage, appropriate to the aircraft MAF operate. Ideally a minimum of five years maintenance experience and a genuine desire to lead and develop local staff. The experience can have been gained on turbine or piston engine aircraft.

There are other crucial attributes we are looking for in order to join the MAF family. The desire to be a part of a close-knit team. A willingness to show initiative and to be proactive in your approach to your maintenance, repair and certification taskings. We would like a great communicator who will forge strong relationships with colleagues, customers and partners. Problem solving will come naturally to you and you are a stickler for accuracy. You will be comfortable with completing all manner of documentation, which is as crucial for the aviation industry as your practical skills. MAF prides itself on its quality, safety and hazard reporting management systems. You will be a main player in seeking opportunities for continual improvement in these areas.

Christian spiritual maturity is essential for mission service with MAF. Not only will you be able to promote our values, raising prayer and financial support, but you will participate in prayer and biblical reflection within the team and the wider community as appropriate.

Managers

The MAF team is also made up of a range of skilled staff carrying out ground based operational, management and support roles in overseas bases.

 

The successful candidate will have excellent written and spoken English, demonstrated ability of successful leadership and/or management in their area of speciality, preferably of a multi-cultural team and experience of working in a developing country. In most cases this person will support the effective performance, physical and spiritual wellbeing of staff and develop partnerships with service users.

Pilots

Our fleet consists of a variety of aircraft, from GA8 Airvans to Cessna 182s, 206s and 208s, including Grand Caravans and an amphibious floatplane.

 

We are looking for pilots who have an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) based Commercial Pilot Licence with an instrument rating and Class 1 medical certificate. This is the minimum licensing requirement for all pilot positions.

In addition to this, you must already possess a minimum number of flight hours, with a portion of these as a Pilot in Command (PIC). Finally all Pilots must pass the MAF capability and Psychological assessments.

We know this is lot to ask, but we want team members who can thrive not just survive and that is why we look for this unique blend of skills and qualities.

Our minimum flight hours are as follows:

  • -500

    Under 500 hours total flight time?

    ‘If you have fewer than 500 hours flying time we are still really keen to hear from you. Please still get in touch with us and let us know about your flying to date.

  • 500

    500+ hours of total flight time

    This includes 300 PIC hours and 10 hours night flying. Pilots with this level of experience typically serve in locations such as South Sudan, Uganda, PNG.

  • 1000

    1000+ hours total flight time

    This includes 500 PIC hours and 10 hours night flying. Pilots with this level of experience can serve in many locations. Please see our latest vacancies.

  • 2000

    2000+ hours total flight time

    This includes 1500 PIC hours, plus 10 hours night flying. Pilots with this level of experience can serve in many locations and can be considered for Bangladesh where we operate floatplanes.

IT Technician

A successful candidate will be degree qualified, be able to demonstrate solid experience in the IT sector, possess good customer service skills and ideally have experience working in a cross cultural developing country.

 

MAF International also regularly has short term IT roles available. These roles can be for specific projects, to cover for IT staff away on home assignment, or to fill staffing gaps whilst replacement permanent staff are recruited.

Essential skills and/or experience for these roles are:

  • Windows server management

  • Network management

  • Desktop management and troubleshooting

  • Microsoft Office

  • Good customer service

Desirable skills and/or experience are:

  • Living overseas

  • Working in a distributed team

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