The Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA)
the regulatory and safety oversight provider of Civil Aviation activities in the OECS and Associate Member States.
Position: TECHNICIAL SPECIALIST
This job requires the incumbent under limited supervision to be responsible for;
- Carrying out the installation, maintenance and repair of telecommunication and surveillance equipment, navigational aids and associated airport equipment as agreed to in the relevant maintenance contract between the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) and the Airport(s) of the OECS Member States;
- Ensuring that the safety objectives of the Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) Unit are met through compliance with the ECCAA's CNS Operations Manual (Maintenance Management Manual) and ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS);
- Ensuring that all activities in the aviation environment are conducted in a safe manner in accordance with ICAO SARPS.
- Associates Degree in Electronics/Telecommunications/Engineering (from a recognized University) or Equivalent.
- In-Service training in the maintenance of CNS and other electronics equipment used in the provision of air traffic services.
- Intermediate skills in the diagnosis and repair of malfunctioning CNS and other electronic systems used in the provision of air traffic services.
Other attributes and requirements:
- Sound knowledge of aeronautical telecommunication equipment, navigational aids, surveillance equipment and other electronic systems;
- Intermediate knowledge of the principles of the design, repair and maintenance of CNS and other electronic systems;
- Working knowledge of the operations and first line maintenance of diesel generators;
- Intermediate knowledge of the equipment used in the installation, maintenance and testing of CNS and other electronic systems;
- Sound knowledge of relevant safety practices and procedures in the installation, repair and maintenance of CNS equipment and other electronic systems;
- Intermediate knowledge of personal computers and the relevant computer applications;
- Knowledge of OECS Rules and Regulations;
- Some experience in the field of Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering;
Duties and Responsibilities:
- To install, maintain and repair all CNS equipment used in the provision of air traffic services at the Airports of the OECS.
- To monitor and evaluate the technical performance of all CNS equipment installed at the station assigned and to submit appropriate reports on the findings to the Technical Specialist II.
- To assist in the implementation of programmes for the installation, repair and maintenance of the CNS equipment and electronic systems at the airport assigned.
- To make recommendations to the senior Technical Specialist on the modernisation of equipment, by assessing the existing CNS and other electronics equipment.
- Undertake training as part of certification and orientation on the CNS equipment.
- To become acquainted with the contents of the CNS Operations Manual (Maintenance Management Manual).
- To ensure that the operations of the unit (station) assigned is compliant with relevant ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices and the ECCAA/CNS standards as Aviation Safety is primarily the first duty and concern.
- To maintain contact with senior Technical Specialist before and after emergency situations such as natural disasters.
- To maintain good relations with the Airport Management and Staff.
- To prepare appropriate technical reports on all activities and programmes in accordance with the ECCAA/CNS Operations Manual (Maintenance Management Manual).
- To keep abreast of innovations and technological advancements in the field of telecommunications, navigational aids, surveillance equipment and electronics as they relate to aviation.
- To perform other duties related to Job functions, which may be assigned from time to time.
Suitably qualified candidates are asked to submit applications including resumes to:
Human Resources Officer
Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority
P.O. Box 1130
Application forms can be downloaded on the ECCAA website: www.eccaa.aero. Only applications from suitably qualified candidates will be acknowledged.
The deadline date for receipt of applications is 21st April 2014.
DONALD MCPHAIL APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
St. John’s, Antigua- The OECS Heads of Government have appointed Mr. Donald Jeremy McPhail to the post of Director General of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) with effect from 1st July 2012.
Mr. McPhail is a national of Grenada who joined the ECCAA in April 2007 as an Operations Officer for Aerodromes Safety and Standards. He was then promoted to the post of Director - Air Navigation Services with effect from November 2007. He has acted in the position of Director General since 2010 following the tragic death of former Director General, Mr. Rosemond James as a result of the January 2010 Haiti Earthquake.
Prior to joining the ECCAA, Mr. McPhail served as acting Permanent Secretary in Grenada’s Ministry of Communications, Works and Transport from 2005 to 2006. He was previously attached to the Grenada Diplomatic Service with postings in three overseas missions.
Mr. McPhail’s aviation career began in 1973 as an Air Traffic Controller/Meteorological Officer at the Pearls Airport and later at the Point Salines Airport. He then served as Manager of Operations and later as General Manager of the Grenada Airports Authority from 1995 to 2001.
|In Loving Memory of Rosemond W. James & Gregory A. McAlpin. Gone but not forgotten.
Two years ago, one of the most devastating natural disasters occurred in Haiti.
This earthquake has had and continues to have far-reaching consequences not only for the people of Haiti but to the wider Caribbean and beyond.
Our Organisation had not escaped the tentacles of this disaster. Two of our most distinguished colleagues, Mr. Rosemond James and Mr. Gregory McAlpin (Director General and Director of Flight Safety respectively) lost their lives on that tragic afternoon of 12th January 2010.
Our struggles and attempts to find our comrades following the earthquake are now history. While we remember that fateful day with heavy hearts and sadness, let us all spare a moment today to reflect on their lives, their contributions to this august Civil Aviation Authority which is our own and to the examples of their work ethics, their workmanship and the dedication to safety and security in Civil Aviation that they displayed.
It is only natural that those of us who came to know them intimately and / or professionally will continue to mourn and miss them - it is yet too soon for the pain we feel to disappear, if it will ever do so.
Today, let us pay respect to our fallen comrades and resolve to use the examples and all that they have left us to continue to focus on jealously safeguarding and protecting the safety and security of Civil Aviation in our jurisdiction and beyond. Let us spare no effort in ensuring that its development and growth are always in a safe, orderly and expeditious manner in accordance with the standards and recommended practices of the ICAO with due respect for the rule of law and the environment.
May God continue to bless us.
Director General (Ag)