Airline Operations Manager Job in Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya

A new airline based in Westlands seeks to recruit an Airline Operations Manager to oversee the operations of the company and coordinate the departments.
 
Requirements
  • He / she will be looking after both air traffic and ground operations control.
  • Take care of the scheduling and discuss it with the in-flight departments.
  • The airline operations managers handle scheduling of pilot or crew trainings as well as the filing of background checks and medical reports.

 

 

Duties
  • Airline operations managers are responsible for looking out for all the operations of the department.
  • An airline operations manager does the interview and hiring of potential staff and crew. He/she makes the schedule for all flights, including schedules of the pilots, flight attendants and the crew.
  • Airline operations managers also oversee the modification done to the airports where their aircrafts are to land. This is for the pilots and crew to be prepared for landing.
  • The airline operations manager must also see to it that all flights comply with the rules, regulations and standards of the FAA.
  • An airline operations manager also involves himself/herself with researching for making their processes better.
  • They research new clients and try to come up with marketing strategies that will help in both developing better airlines as well as getting more business.
Education and Training Requirements

He/ she should have a bachelor’s degree of science in aeronautical science. 

An additional course in Airline operations will be an added advantage. 

Knowledge and Skills Requirements
  • In order for one to become a successful airline operations manager, one must be organized and good with keeping tab of all operations such as scheduling and aircraft maintenance.
  •  Multi-engine commercial aircraft operation experience will help a lot when you are doing this job.
  • He/she must be computer literate.
  • He/she must have experience working with flight dispatchers, flight operations officers and analysts and other jobs that you might find when working at an airline.
Working Conditions
  • Airline operations managers can be found working with the military and in airports for commercial aviation.
  • Since these places run 24/7 it is inevitable for an airline operations manager to work a day job with a standard 40 hours per week. They usually work in shifts that last more than 8 hours if needed.
Salary: The average salary for an airline operations manager is $40,000 annually. Negotiation will be based on experience and exposure. 
Usually, the more experience you have, the higher the salary and the more benefits you receive. Kindly quote your salary expectations in your application. 

Some of them may work for companies that charter airplanes.

This position demands a flexible lady or gentleman who has the right attitude to work should be prepared to be always on call. 

NB: An additional diploma will have a competitive advantage. 

Kindly send your application with a short written testimonial of your greatest achievement (at Most Half a page) and expected salary to recruitment@peopleandstrategy.co.ke by 11th May, 2016. 

Note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
The candidates main office will be in Westlands. 

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