Technical Services Manager

<strong>MAF Technologies, previously known in PNG as Christian Radio Missionary Fellowship (CRMF), has been serving the isolated communities of PNG since 1956. MAF Technologies exists to provide technical solutions that help advance the gospel and connect people to the vital services that are needed. They use services such as radio communication, computing, solar lighting and digital audio Bibles. Technology in PNG is advancing rapidly, and MAF Technologies is here to help.</strong>

Papua New Guinea

Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada

Mission Aviation Fellowship of Canada (MAF), a Christian nonprofit organization founded in 1945, is seeking people who share our passion for seeing the Great Commission carried out near and far. MAF operates globally, but its Canadian headquarters are located in Guelph, Ontario. As a part of this organization, this position is a vital part in bringing the Gospel, healthcare, education, disaster relief, food and clean water to isolated people in developing countries.

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Career (~ 4 years)

Overview: We have a great opportunity for a Technical Services Manager to join our MAF Technologies team to oversee the technical proficiency of MAF Technologies, its services, staff and facilities.<br /><br />We are looking for a mature, even tempered team member who is able to develop and maintain good relationships with staff and clients. We expect that you will have organised responsible work habits, able to meet deadlines and work under pressure when needed. You must also be physically fit and able to travel to remote locations as required.
Responsibilities: In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the Technical Service department which includes Electronics, IT and Solar/Electrical. You will bring your technical expertise and provide advice, both internally and externally, as needed to find solutions and ensure quality service. <br /><br />You will be responsible for planning and maintaining PNG Technical Services annual budget, supervising invoicing, providing regular and special reports, and other administrative duties in conjunction with the Accounts Office. <br /><br />You will also have the opportunity to facilitate research &amp; development, and lead projects as required. <br /><br />Our Technical Services team are passionate about our staff development, and therefore we are looking for the right person to be as passionate as we are about coaching, training and supporting our national team members with ongoing work, projects, and learning and development. In this role you would also be expected to oversee the NATTB apprenticeship program, and ensure that technical supervisors are equipped and able to manage trainees.<br /><br /> <ul> <li>This role also requires you to maintain and improve personal and professional standards. This will be achieved by undertaking training courses determined necessary by the Program Manager, modelling a safety culture in line with MAFI standards.</li> </ul>
Requirements: Essential:<br /> <ul> <li>Drivers license</li> <li>Qualification in radio, electronics, computing or related area of technology essential</li> <li>Bible College Training/TEE course</li> <li>Sound theoretical knowledge of all phases of electronics and communications.</li> <li>Understanding of AC coupled solar systems.</li> <li>Understanding of AC/DC coupled systems.</li> <li>Project Management experience.</li> </ul> Desirable:<br /> <ul> <li>A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Engineering</li> <li>Fluency in English (spoken &amp; written)</li> <li>Experience working in a cross- cultural team</li> <li>Experience in delivering training preferred</li> <li>Minimum 5 years' experience in radio and/or electronics to have included all or part of the following: servicing and/or manufacture or aerials, radio/audio equipment, electrical applicances, control equipment and other electrical or electronic devices; design and construction of ancillary equipment.</li> <li>Experience in managing people.</li> </ul>