Airport Technical Engineer - Afghanistan

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Date Posted:
01 Aug 2017
Vacancy Type:
Job Description
Updated 1st August 2017 

Project Background

To prevent acts of unlawful interference against International Aircraft at Kabul, Kandahar, Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif International Airports and the provision of security services based on the policy guidance contained in the Standards and Recommended Practices of Annex 17 to the ICAO Chicago Convention and its amendments from time to time.

Functions of Work Area

 To provide support to project staff in preventing acts of unlawful interference against civil aviation operations, utilizing state of the art technology. Educate staff and provide customer service to the traveling public whilst providing screening of passengers, luggage and cargo to safeguard their freedom of movement and provide security background to improve security systems within airport security operations.
Role of Position 
To assume the responsibility for and to provide comprehensive technical support throughout all project locations. Provide technical assistance and advice when required.
Key Tasks 
· Carry out diagnosis, repairs and preventative maintenance on all systems to component level.
· Carry out the installation and commissioning of equipment when required.
· Provide problem resolution on all systems.
· Provide knowledge and training of proper usage of equipment.
· Plan and maintain a comprehensive preventative and routine maintenance schedule.
· Maintain records of all works carried out.
· Order parts and maintain stock levels.
· Provide technical evaluations of planned equipment upgrades.
· Liaise with equipment manufactures.
· Remain updated in current and future equipment development.
· Ensure legislative changes in testing and compliance are implemented.
· Develop further commercial opportunities within the region.
Operating Environment 
The Project is responsible for the physical security and screening of departing International aircraft from Kabul, Kandahar, Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif International Airports, Afghanistan, and the screening of all said passengers, carryon luggage, hold luggage and cargo.
The physical threat is manifested through possible random mortar, rocket and small arms fire to the implicit threat of VBIED, suicide attack or the smuggling of explosives and narcotics. 
The operational tasking required is to meet the needs of the environment and the security threat results through a layered security with a flexible, multi-talented expatriate, third country national and local national work force. The expatriate work force forms the nucleus of the project through past performance, experience and formal state and international qualifications. 
An additional role of the project is to increase the capacity for self-sufficiency within the Local National work force and provide an example to the client of how a disciplined, well trained security force can continue to provide security to Kabul, Kandahar, Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif International airports to International ICAO Standards.
Rotations are 8+4
Salary to be discussed at interview
Selection Criteria 
• Recognised formal education in an engineering discipline.
• Requires knowledge of complex electromechanical systems and familiarity with current test equipment.
• Has experience of high voltage equipment.
• Experience gained in a service environment on the repair and maintence of security x-ray systems.
• Has experience of systems manufactured by Rapiscan Systems.
• Experience of Smiths trace detection equipment would be beneficial.
• Ability to follow complex instructions and read schematic drawings. 
The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills: 
• The ability to articulate well at all levels.
• Relay complex technical information to non technical personnel.
• Ability to work within a hostile environment
• Be open and flexible in approach.
• The ability to work unaided and within time constraints.

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