South African Airways Job Recruitment – Licensed Technician

South African Airways Job Recruitment – Licensed Technician

South African Airways Technical (SAAT), has over the last 80 years, provided Aircraft Maintenance services to a vast number of commercial airlines in the domestic, regional and international markets. SAAT has particularly been successful in the delivery high quality maintenance services such as; major airframe checks; engine overhaul; mechanical components; avionics and line maintenance.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


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Job Title: Licensed Technician – Mechanical
Reference Number: SAAT 19/11/121
Location: Lagos
Open to: Nigerian Locals
Business Unit/Division: Line Maintenance
Grade/level: As per over border contract

Job Purpose

  • Licensed Technician will certify applicable to the type, alt maintenance performed in accordance with check sheets and work instructions, done by him/herself and counter sign when authorized only.
  • Complying to SAAT, Manufacturers and Regulatory Authority Re,irements on SAA and Customer Aircraft.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Perform a scheduled and unscheduled maintenance task which requires self inspection, servicing, repairs, testing and basic troubleshooting in accordance with Regulatory Requirements to meet on SAA and Customer Schedules, Ensure defects, rectifications and deferment actions are recorded.
  • Complete all the relevant documentation, ensuring that all items are signed and stamped for i.a.w. company and Customer Policy and Regulatory Requirements.
  • Operate support equipment and ensure correct and serviceable tooling is obtained and utilized to achieve maintenance task requirements as stipulated by Aircraft Manuals,
  • Prepare the work area and aircraft/engine as per Manufacturer’s instructions to ensure safe working environment for staff, Aircraft, engines and equipment.
  • Perform all reasonable task requested by the SLT and Team Leader, and comply with Work instructions Manual and Customer requirements.
  • Communicate with SLT and Team Leader with regard to any Technical problems to ensure that productivity and safety standards are maintained.
  • Assist the SLT/Team Leader with retrieving of aircraft manual information and helping to maintain station manuals, amendments and documentation,
  • Return all tooling and equipment to stores and clean the work area on competition of shifts, Help in receiving and dispatching of spares and tools to and from main base and customer’s base.
  • Inspection and reporting of defective equipment and vehicle status.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Grade 12 or Equivalent.
  • Trade Certificate (Mechanical)
  • Have a valid code B driver’s license
  • Basic Training and operation of equipment.
  • Line Maintenance Experience
  • AMEL is a requirement.
  • A330 and A340 family is a requirement.
  • Any other license will be an advantage

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Have interpersonal skills
  • Computer Literate
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)


  • Demonstrate the SSA values: Customer Focus; Accountability; Integrity; Safety; Excellence In Performance; Valuing Our People
  • Be self motivated
  • Must be a team player and able to work under pressure

Application Closing Date
14h00; 28th November, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications be email to: (The Position name and reference Number must appear in the Subject line of the email)
Applications should be hand delivered to:
Human Resources – Technical,
Recruitment & Selection,
Room 222, Hanger 5 Annex

Application with a detailed CV will not be accepted without the following certified documents:

  • Identity Document.
  • Matric (G12) or equivalent
  • Driver’s license,
  • Trade Certificate (Mechanical)
  • And all other relevant qualification applicable to this vacancy.


  • Incomplete applications or applications without this documentation will not be considered.
  • The onus is on the applicant to prove that he/she meets the minimum requirements on the closing date of the advertisement. It is therefore essential to ensure that your CV is detailed enough, in other words, makes reference to qualifications, knowledge, skill, experience (inclusive of duties, tenure, designation etc.) and attributes.
  • Please be mindful of the closing date as NO late applications will be considered,
  • If you have not had a response by the 21 of January 2020, kindly take it your application was unsuccessful,
  • Applicants will go through a comprehensive assessment process which may include competency and/or psychometric assessments,
  • Applicants will undergo pre-employment checks i.e. criminal, credit, reference, authentication of qualification etc.
  • SAAT is committed to Employment Equity. All appointments will be made in this context,
  • SAAT reserves the right not to make an appointment to any of the position contained in this vacancy.
  • Queries relating to the above positions may be directed to the relevant Line Manager or Recruitment Office.

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