FIRST OFFICER Full-time JobMay 8th, 2023 at 11:13 General Gaborone Reference: 1522
To assist in the safe and cost-effective flying of aircraft as second in command ensuring compliance with legal and company policies, standards and procedures in accordance with schedules in the most cost-effective manner consistent with optimizing flight safety and passenger comfort.
The First Officer (F/O) is responsible for the safety, efficient operation and management of the aircraft. He/She carries out pre-flight checks of aircraft systems and monitors in-flight data to ensure smooth aircraft operations. F/O controls and navigates the aircraft across safe terrains and weather together with the Captain. He/She is able to manage flight emergencies in accordance with airline operating policies. After landing, he/she completes post-flight and shut-down reports and/or checklists.
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Prepare Aircraft for Flight
Conduct flight execution briefings
Obtain weather reports on destination and alternate airports
Complete external inspection of aircraft
Operate Aircraft System
Detect hazardous or risky flight conditions
Communicate with respective countries’ ATC during overflights and comply with instructions
Maintain Aircraft and Passenger Safety
Conduct passenger announcements on turbulence and other safety issues
Communicate with ATC and Airport Emergency Services (AES) during emergencies
Customer Service Excellence
Enhance customer experience by ensuring that the section meets their performance standards and targets in order to meet the airline’s customers’ expectations
Maintain effective working relationships with customers, contractors, suppliers and service providers by ensuring adherence to service level agreements and contractual requirements
Airline Transportation Effectiveness
Keeps abreast with the latest developments in flight operations and recommends initiatives that lead to process improvement by applying acquired knowledge, skills, and best practice.
Continuously strives to improve performance and business process flow to reduce turnaround times
Conducts, in accordance with the provisions of the Flight Operations Manual, flight preparation, airplane operation and post-flight duties assigned to him by the Captain.
Safety and Quality Management
Complies with Quality and Safety Management policies and procedures in all activities undertaken in order to minimise unsafe incidents and accidents
Applies CRM skills in order to ensure the operation as a team
Conducts the flight safely and properly in compliance with the current flight plan and the Captain’s instructions when the Captain is not at the controls.
Reports to the Captain any fault, failure malfunction or defect which he/she believes may affect the airworthiness or safe operation of the aeroplane including emergency systems.
Makes use of the Air Botswana’s Occurrence Reporting Schemes in all cases with a copy of the report being communicated to the Captain as and when the report is not of an anonymous or confidential nature.
Ensures that the department complies with all the Botswana and International regulations as stipulated in the CAAB CARS and technical standards as stipulated in CAAB CATS
Ensures that the operation of aircraft is in compliance with IOSA requirements
Minimum Education Required
· Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL)/ Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)/Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) and an IATA Flight Operations Management course
· A recognized Diploma/Degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences or equivalent will be an added advantage.
Minimum Experience Required
· Minimum of 1,500 flying hours as First Officer on large aircraft as defined by CAAB.
· A minimum of four (4) years post graduate experience of which two (2) years should have been in a role in a similar position.
· Recency: A First Officer or Senior First Officer may not carry out take-offs or landings unless he/she has operated as pilot flying during take-off and landing of the aircraft type.
CLOSING DATE: 16th May 2023
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