Mechanic “A” Aircraft Maintenance Job Vacancy | Kuwait City, Kuwait
On the wave of the oil boom of the 1940s, a national carrier was born in 1954. Initially, Kuwait Airways Company served a limited network of Basra, Abadan, Beirut, Damascus and Jerusalem; however, a year later the fledgling carrier was facing economic hardship, and the government of Kuwait took a 50% interest in the airline, subsequently doubling the company’s capital. Having entered the rough and tumble world of aviation, the government finally took 100% share in Kuwait Airways.
Kuwait Airways entered the jet age in 1962 by leasing a Comet 4-C, the world’s first jet-engined airliner. In the 1960s, the national carrier rapidly expanded its route map, and scheduled services to London began three times a week. To keep pace with fast-moving aviation requirements, three Boeing 707s were delivered in 1968. Ten years later, Kuwait Airways had an all Boeing 707 fleet of eight aircraft.
In 1978, Kuwait Airways entered the wide-body age by taking delivery of its first two B747-200s, adding a third the following year. This expansion permitted Kuwait Airways to extend its network to New York to the west and Manila to the east.
Modernization of the fleet continued, and four B727-200s were delivered in 1980-1981. Two years later, eight Airbus A310s and A300-600s were delivered, and in 1986 three Boeing 767-200ER aircraft joined the wide-body fleet.
Following the destruction of its premises and 15 of its aircraft during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the airline was relaunched. Moreover, the company was restored after the Liberation of Kuwait, and a basic strategy was constituted to expand its operations around the world. After the Liberation of Kuwait until 1998, the Kuwaiti Airways fleet consisted of 17 aircraft.
Carries out a variety of skilled maintenance work on aircraft in hangar. Includes removing, checking, testing, repairing and replacing/reassembling components, etc., under the supervision of an Engineer.
Tasks and Duties :
a. Under the supervision of an Engineer removes components and carries out installations, etc., within the aircraft. Checks the condition of such items to determine the nature of required repairs. May provide information to less experienced Mechanics on practical application of craft skill as directed.
b. Carries out repairs to component as required using a variety of hand tools including spanners, wrenches, screwdrivers etc.
c. Replaces components and checks to ensure that the repair has been properly effected.
d. Liaises with stores staff to obtain supplies, materials, tools and testing equipment as required.
e. Participates in the towing of aircraft into and out of the hangar to ensure safety of passage.
f. Stands by fire extinguishers during engine running checks. Takes immediate action in case of emergency .
g. Carries out other similar or related duties such as checking hangar cleanliness, hangar equipment, combi equipment and passenger and cargo configuration equipment.
To apply for this job please visit careers.kuwaitairways.com.