Mercy Air South Africa
Location: South Africa
Work from Home
Finance: Personal Support (Unpaid)
Duration: Full‑time, 1 to 4 years
Activity: Agriculture, Aviation, Hospitality, Practical & Technical, Relief & Development
Posted: 29 Mar 2024
Closes: Open-ended

Facilities Maintenance Manager

Mercy Air South Africa

Mercy Air South Africa uses light aircraft and helicopters to deliver humanitarian aid and the gospel message across the countries of Southern Africa.

As a small but actively growing Mission Aviation organisation, Mercy Air uses planes and helicopters to support missionaries working in the remote communities across Southern Africa.  We also offer guest accommodation to missionaries who need a break.

Mercy Air requires an experienced building and grounds manager to do maintenance, repairs and building projects on our 80 Ha farm, airstrip, vehicles and guest accommodation.  Also, there will be a need to occasionally provide practical help to our partner organisations in remote communities across Southern Africa.

If you are interested in combining your technical maintenance skills with the opportunity for hands-on mission as part of a small but outward-looking team, this could be the job for you.  

Mercy Air staff generally live on our farm base which is a place of peace and beauty, ideal for families, with good schools and modern conveniences nearby.

Full role specification:

To perform efficient and effective maintenance and repair of the Mercy Air hangars, buildings, guest accommodation and grounds by:

  • Performing work in accordance with applicable standards and practices.
  • Helping to recruit visiting volunteer teams to assist with larger projects.
  • To help to fundraise for the more-expensive projects.

To manage the (currently) three local maintenance staff by:

  • Supervising and directing their work.
  • Ensuring standards of behaviour and performance remain high.  
  • Dealing with welfare, HR and employment issues.

To actively participate in the Quality and Safety Management Systems by:

  • Engaging with the Safety Management System, conducing audits, attending safety meetings and reporting hazards.
  • Liaising with the local farmer who grows macadamia nuts on our land.

To participate in the spiritual and community life of Mercy Air by:

  • Attending weekly meetings to discuss our work and to spend time in prayer and worship with other staff;
  • Demonstrating commitment to the vision, purpose, values and Christian beliefs of Mercy Air;
  • Living on or close to the Mercy Air farm as an active part of our community.
  • Offering hospitality to visitors, guests and colleagues.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Good all-round balance of practical building and maintenance skills.
  • Ideally tiling, plumbing, electrics, computers/IT, bricklaying, welding, etc…
  • Ideally supervisory experience in a missions or commercial context.

Occupational Requirement

There is an occupational requirement for candidates to be committed Christians, able to agree to and promote Mercy Air’s Christian beliefs and values.  Staff represent Mercy Air at meetings and events, taking part in and leading times of devotion and worship. Staff are also required to raise their own financial support.

See for more details and an enquiry form.

Please mention OSCAR when responding.

Mercy Air South Africa

Providing a safe, professional and cost effective aviation service to the wider mission and relief/development community in southern Africa.
P.O. Box 1735
White River
Tel: +27 13 750 1221 (SA)