Avmax Careers - Canada
  • Airlines
  • N'Djamena, TCD
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Avmax is looking for a Twin Otter Captain for it's Chad (Africa) location.


The Twin Otter Captain reports to the Avmax Chad Chief Pilot.

Core Competencies

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to problem solve and present solutions
  • Professional and positive attitude
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Key Performance Indicators / Duties & Responsibilities

The aircraft Captain can also be referred to as the Commander or as pilot-in-command. Captain refers to a rank.

(1) The pilot-in-command shall take all reasonable steps to:

  • Maintain familiarity with all relevant aviation regulations, notices, circulars and procedures.
  • Maintain familiarity with the contents of this Operations Manual, Standard Operating Procedures and Instructions.

(2) The pilot-in-command shall:

  • Liaise with customers and operational staff to ensure efficient and punctual operations;
  • Be responsible for the safe operation of the aircraft and safety and well-being of its occupants and cargo during flight time;
  • Uphold the prestige of the Company at all times and circumstances;
  • Maintain a high standard of discipline, conduct and appearance as a representative of Avmax and ensure that crew members present good personal appearance and uniforms are worn smartly and correctly;
  • Operate in accordance with the job requirements when rostered to fly with a First Officer or Co-Captain.
  • Provide confidential safety reports to the Safety Manager if and when required and upon request. All compulsory CAA (serious) occurrence reports must be completed in accordance with the SMS manual.
  • With regards to the SMS program that Avmax has adopted, the Captain must be familiar with the program and cooperate with the safety officer. The Captain must provide a regular flow of hazard and incident reports to the safety department in compliance with the company's data gathering initiative. The Captain must participate in the monthly aircrew safety meetings. The Captain must also make an effort to assist other pilots develop an effective safety culture in Avmax.
  • Have authority to give all commands the when it is deemed necessary for the purpose of securing the safety of the aircraft and of persons or property carried therein.
  • Have the authority to disembark any person, or any part of the cargo, which in his opinion, may represent a potential hazard to the safety of the airplane or its occupants;
  • Not allow a person to be carried in the aircraft who appears to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the extend the safety of the airplane or its occupants is likely to be endangered;
  • Have the right to refuse transportation of inadmissible passengers, deportees or persons in custody if their carriage poses any risk to the safety of the aircraft or its occupants;
  • Ensure that all operational procedures and checklists are complied with, in accordance with the current SOP and Operations Manual;
  • Ensure that the weather forecast and reports for the proposed operating area and flight duration indicate that the flight may be conducted without infringing any minimal as stated in the Operations Manual;
  • Decide whether or not to accept an airplane with unserviceable items allowed by the company procedures or MEL;
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure that the aircraft, and any required equipment is serviceable;
  • Maintain strict compliance with Company fuel, oil and reserves requirements;
  • Complete all documentation, formalities and flight preparation procedures with respect to, but not limited to;
  1. Flight Planning,
  2. Weather forecast information,
  • Airfield serviceability and information,
  1. Over-flight clearances,
  2. Landing clearances and permission where applicable,
  3. Aircraft loading and tie down of items,
  • Aircraft performance graphs, data and weight and balance forms,
  • Fuel planning, state, and reserves in accordance with Company policy,
  1. Approach and enroute charts, (help create any new airstrip or bush strips drawing referred to as 'Jungle Jepps' and only the current official Jeppesen charts)
  2. Emergency equipment is on board including survival items as required in desert operations.
  3. Additional equipment appropriate to the flight intended.
  • In the absence of qualified person or engineer, ensure that the refuelling is supervised with particular attention being paid to:
  1. The correct grade and the amount of fuel;
  2. Fuel water checks;
  • Fire safety precautions; grounding of bowser
  1. Checking filler caps for security and correct replacement after refueling;
  2. Amount of oil in each engine
  • Be responsible for the safety of the aircraft during loading and off-loading of all cargo/luggage, and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the airplane cargo & Pax are within normal limits for the operating conditions;
  • Confirm that the airplane's performance will enable it to complete safely the proposed flight; (report to the Maintenance Officers when full power is not being reached)
  • Not permit any crew member to perform any activity during take-off, initial climb, final approach and landing except those duties required for the safe operation of the airplane; maintain a sterile cockpit as per the applicable OMB.
  • Ensure that the Company passenger briefing is carried out in the common language, with emphasis on the use of seat belts, emergency exits and procedures, no-smoking policy and where applicable use of oxygen and toilet facilities.
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure that before take-off and before landing the flight and cabin crew (if applicable) are properly secured in their allocated seats;
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure that whenever it is considered advisable (e.g. in turbulent conditions), all passengers are properly secured in their seats, and all cabin baggage is properly stowed. The Captain should encourage the use of seat belts throughout the flight;
  • Ensure that all documents and manuals as specified in the Flight Operations Manual are carried to remain valid throughout the flight or series of flights;
  • Ensure that relevant documents or guidelines referring to the Avmax Emergency Response are carried on board the fight.
  • To not permit a voice or flight data recorder to be disabled,(on an aircraft with these fitted) or switched off or erased during flight nor permit recorded data to be erased after flight in the event of an accident or an incident subject to mandatory reporting; (this is a criminal offence and considered to be tampering with evidence)
  • Not permit a cockpit voice recorder to be disabled or switched off during flight unless it is believed that the recorded data, which otherwise would be erased automatically, should be preserved for incident or accident investigation nor permit recorded data to be manually erased during or after flight in the event of an accident or incident subject to mandatory reporting;
  • During an emergency that requires immediate decision and action, take any action that is considered necessary under the circumstances. In such special cases the Captain may deviate from rules, operational procedures, and methods and only in the interest of safety; this will be carefully considered by professional investigators in event of an accident. In the case of having a satellite and SOS messaging (device) system the Captain must be fully conversant with its use. Also, that it is serviceable as required on the aircraft as equipped.
  • The pilot-in-command has the authority to apply greater safety margins, including aerodrome operating minima, if it is deemed necessary; (the captain must not exceed his own level of experience)
  • Ensure that should maintenance be required whilst away from base that the Responsible Person: Maintenance, (from home base in Ndjamena or at the approved AMO) be contacted for advice;
  • Ensure that a continuous listening watch is maintained on the appropriate radio frequencies at all times.
  • Make flight safety recommendations and observations to fellow crew member, with a SMS (hazard/Incident) report be prepared & returned to the SM.
  • Brief the crew prior to the flight on the intended conduct of the flight, with attention to assignments of Pilot Flying (PF) and Pilot-Not-Flying (PNF) duties, and the rejected take-off briefing prior to take-off.
  • Ensure that the pre-flight inspection has been carried out on turn around in field;
  • Ensure that the aircraft, especially the propeller area is cordoned off, so passengers do not walk near them after landing and offloading
  • Incorporate safety into the passenger briefing on each flight before takeoff and upon landing so they are fully informed.
  • Passengers are to not to off load their bags or to open and close any aircraft doors. This can be included into your after-landing briefings. (ensure various language groups of passengers have been addressed where possible. Safety guides in a chart in each seat must be available)
  • Ensure significant hazards are recorded on your flight by either yourself or the First Officer. SMS Hazard forms are provided to ensure all relevant information is documented and this data is provided back to the SMS department. Where possible place into the SMS-Pro e-program. If circumstances prevent this then submit the completed form to the SMS Coordinator at home base. 
  • Ensure your cockpit carries the Hazard Templates on all your flights. Recording hazards encountered enables the SMS team to assist identifying and where possible reduce the risks associated. Assisting to map flight hazards identified for future use Avmax crew ensures a safer flight. Aircrew are asked to support the SMS program in their day to day duties in such ways.
  • Aircrews are required be conversant with SMS safety department and their duties and to become aware of the various tools provided in the SMS Manual. The air crew must also attend crew safety meetings, undertake the annual refresher in the SMS program by induction and remain current by personal review. Crews are tasked to become proactive in assisting the SMS Coordinator and Safety Team to provide a safer operation in Avmax.

Qualifications and Experience

  • ATPL(A) and MEIR
  • 4000 total time
  • 1500 multi engine PIC
  • 500 hours on Twin Otter (400 series preferred)
  • Experience in Africa an advantage


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