Job purpose

As a Maintenance Engineer, his/her role will be to do the daily work on the aircraft and to ensure that the aircraft is available and departs on time, all defects are rectified and troubleshooting is done on time. He/she will also be responsible for ensuring that all scheduled checks are completed on time


Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Maintenance Engineer will be involved in the day to day work on the aircraft. He shall be the initial point of contact whenever maintenance is to be done. The line maintenance engineer shall report to the maintenance manager and shall work hand in hand with the approved maintenance organisation. In addition, he/she shall also:
  • Carry out maintenance tasks (scheduled and unscheduled) in the hangar and on line as per approved maintenance program (i.e. inspections, repairs, defect rectifications, alterations and modifications, replacements, functional tests) to assure continued airworthiness, mechanical and structural integrity of aircraft, engines, components, equipment and systems.
  • Strict compliance to airworthiness regulations and applicable approved data/instructions for maintenance tasks carried out.
  • Ensuring that all defects are rectified and aircraft/aircraft component certified on time prior to release to service.
  • Ensuring that safety standards are adhered to before attempting any maintenance tasks to avoid injury of personnel and/or equipment damage.
  • Review of cabin defects and rectifying them before releasing an aircraft for flight.
  • Ensuring that all aircraft certificates/licenses and manuals are up-to-date and amended before use.
  • Meeting and debriefing the pilots on every aircraft arrival and carrying out appropriate tasks as outlined in the Approved Maintenance Program (prefight, transit, weekly, daily, etc) and performing all other duties that he/she may be assigned.
  • Reporting and recording any abnormal conditions of wear, damage etc. on aircraft, part or component when identified.
  • Ensuring that all defective components/ parts removed from the aircraft have appropriately filled and signed documentation before handing them over to the stores.
  • Performing Pre-flight Inspections and aircraft technical dispatch services
  • Supervising all tasks assigned to and carried out by aircraft technicians including but not limited to aircraft fueling/defueling, aircraft external cleaning, tool and equipment handling, etc
  • Responsible for toolbox and tools management and control during and after maintenance
  • Accomplishment of any work assigned to him by his/her superior


Qualifications and Competencies

  • A current Aircraft Maintenance Engineering License Airframes, Engines (Gas turbine engines) or Avionics (Electrical, Instruments, Autopilots, Radios).
  • At least two years in the capacity of returning aircraft to service; and
  • Equivalent experience of 5 years in an aviation line maintenance setting.
  • A type rating on Uganda Airlines Fleet or CRJ aircraft will be an added advantage.
  • Customer focused and hospitable.
  • Integrity.
  •  Team player.
  • Proactive/results orientated.
  • Warm, friendly, pleasant & presentable.
  • Good communication and intrapersonal skills.
  • Resilient.
  • Self-motivated.


  • A competitive salary is offered.

About Us

Uganda Airlines, the National Carrier of the Republic of Uganda based at Entebbe International Airport is now accepting applications for a number of job opportunities.

As a member of the team, you will be responsible for presenting a positive image of the airline in keeping with its brand to connect the world to the Pearl of Africa. You will be enthusiastic about serving all Uganda Airlines customers and colleagues with courtesy and respect in line with the company’s values. You will also be championing safety and ensuring international aviation standards are maintained at the airline. This is a great opportunity to be part of the new National Airline, in this exciting industry.

How to apply

Application letters, complete with Curriculum Vitae giving two (2) referees, and copies of academic and professional certificates with one passport size photograph (one full size photograph for Cabin Crew applicants) should be submitted online at or by post quoting the Job Reference number accordingly.

Applications should be addressed to:

The Manager Human Resources.
Uganda National Airlines Company Ltd.
P.O. Box 431, Entebbe, Uganda

Only successful applicants will be contacted.