Aircraft Technician – Across Africa

Job Type: Technician
Job Location: Africa

About Dove Air:

Dove Air was founded to transform how the world moves essential supplies.

We were the first company globally to deliver a vaccine using drones under a commercial contract. Since then, we’ve expanded globally, with aeromedical drone logistics operations in Malawi, Mozambique, DRC, and Mozambique.

The work we’re doing is changing the future of medical transport and is having an immediate impact on the lives of people who live within the communities where we operate. We’re based in South Africa and operating in developing markets, but we’ve got big plans to shift the paradigm in both developing and developed markets.

To do this, we’ve brought together a team of eternally optimistic and resourceful doers to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems and make awesome things happen.

About the role:

Dove Air is at the forefront of a logistics transformation, using autonomous aircraft to deliver on-demand, life-changing medical supplies to nations around the world. Our goal is to revolutionize the healthcare supply chain to ensure the medicine is delivered to everyone, everywhere. As an Autonomous Aircraft Technician, you will be front and center of this transformation, are you ready for the challenge?

About you

Dove Air is looking for a passionate Autonomous Aircraft Technician candidate who wishes to push the known boundaries of technology to deliver life-changing logistics. As a member of the production team, you will continue to develop and push a passionate, high-commitment, high-initiative culture. You will be involved in the development of a sophisticated logistics and aeromedical network that will transform the lives of millions of people.

You will be required to:

  • Complete assembly and fabrication of aircraft sub-assemblies
  • Perform installation of aircraft avionics and power train components
  • Diligently maintain aircraft quality control and inspection standards and documentation
  • Work independently to solve complex problems, mitigate risks, and contribute to an inclusive, productive team environment.
  • Complete aircraft final assembly and commissioning processes
  • Perform routine inspections and troubleshooting
  • Provide feedback and documentation of issues or areas for improvement within the aircraft production process.
  • Create prototype systems and testing equipment to aid the development of new product features
  • Operate all power tools and equipment necessary to accomplish job assignments
  • Accurately complete all required maintenance records
  • Travel on occasion
  • Perform other duties that may be required

You must have the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor Degree in a relevant engineering field, or a combination of relevant coursework and experience.
  • Previous work experience with electronics or electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Hands-on experience with robotics and mechatronic systems
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic environments
  •  Strong work ethic, high-energy and a motivated self-starter
  • Visual Acuity, clear attention to detail and highly diligent


If you believe you match the criteria, are passionate about changing people’s lives, and have what it takes to transform the global healthcare supply chain we would love to hear from you! Please complete the form below and attach your CV, and all relevant licenses and certifications and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We value diversity at Dove Air and welcome applications from those who are traditionally underrepresented in this field. If you like the sound of this position but are not sure if you are the perfect fit, please apply!

Dove Air is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws or our sensibilities.

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