• Kempton Park, Gauteng
  • SAA Careers
Job Description

Job Purpose

The incumbent of this role is responsible to safely perform maintenance, repair and fault finding to ensure that customers are provided with simulators that meet the regulatory requirements to perform training.

The role will be required to support the optimization of the Simulator Section.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Demonstrates an understanding of the Flight Technical Maintenance and Standards strategy and plan relevant to own work outputs
  • Implements Flight Technical Maintenance and Standards strategy within own area of responsibility
  • Provides recommendations to support the implementation of the Flight Technical Maintenance and Standards strategy and plan
  • Contributes to the budget management and containment of costs
  • Applies cost saving initiatives continuously
  • Provides recommendations on profitability
  • Oversees the correct application of processes and systems in area of responsibility
  • Utilises resources in area of responsibility/ own area of work in a time and cost effective manner
  • Utilises technology to enhance internal and external customer expectations
  • Executes work outputs according to customer requirements
  • Adheres to Governance and Risk Management policies, processes and systems
  • Delivers on regular, irregular and timeous reporting of information to key stakeholders
  • Participates in continuous optimisation programmes, projects and initiatives
  • Solve technical problems related to simulators that typically be solved by properly interpreting maintenance manuals or similar documents
  • Effectively perform calibrations, adjustments, tests and repairs of simulator systems and associated electronic equipment
  • Capture information accurately and ensure a high standard documentation to ensure correct record keeping on components and equipment
  • Apply trouble-shooting procedures in the maintenance of interfaces and peripheral equipment used with computers and interprets mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic schematics
  • Perform preventative maintenance on simulators and associated training devices using maintenance requirement cards and instruction books
  • Maintain a Quality Work Instruction Manual covering all disciplines

Qualifications & Experience

  • Grade 12 or equivalent qualification at NQF level 4
  • Avionic Trade certificate (Aircraft Radio, Instrument or Electrical)
  • Full certification (hardware/software) or Aircraft Maintenance Engineer's Licence (AME) required
  • At least 3 years’ experience as a technician within the airline industry including period as an apprentice/learner
  • Minimum 2 years' simulator industry experience required

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of electronics
  • Knowledge of aircraft systems
  • Knowledge of maintenance and fault findings on avionics
  • Knowledge of fault tracing and repair
  • Knowledge of tools and test equipment
  • Knowledge of and adherence to the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Good working knowledge of the AMOS system and Workshop Information Management system (WIMS)
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Problem solving skills
  • Information processing skills
  • Resource utilization skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Time management


  • Effective communication
  • Technical expertise
  • Stakeholder relationships
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Drives results
  • Organisational awareness
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Collaboration

Additional Information

SAA will make use of an internal employee referral programme for all permanent vacancies advertised externally on the E-recruitment site. The normal advert and application process will still apply alongside the programme. Terms and conditions as published on MySAA apply.


SAA is using an online recruitment tool. Applicants are required to complete an individual registration profile capturing essential personal and career selection criteria. Applicants must please note that they only need to complete the online registration once and thereafter they can update their online profiles as and when necessary.

PLEASE NOTE: The onus are on applicants to ensure all mandatory fields are completed. Incomplete online profiles will be disqualified from the application process. Online profiles are used for screening and shortlisting purposes. A CV is only for verification and record keeping purposes. Applicants need to ensure that their online profiles are completed with correct and current information. Incomplete sections can disqualify applicants from the screening and selection process.

This applies to all internal and external applicants.

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