Gamba / Rabi Airport Radio Operator at Shell – Gabon

At Shell Gabon we can offer you a career, in both Gamba and at our recently opened offices in Libreville, that will see you contribute to Shell’s local and global innovative drive to help meet the world’s energy needs. Our tailored career development programme will propel your career and guarantee you access to seasoned experts. We will make sure that your ideas will travel at Shell Gabon. Shell has been operating in Gabon for fifty years and has a strong portfolio in the South of the country. The Rabi, Toucan and Koula fields are located approximately 50 kilometers north of the Gamba field where we produce some 65,000 barrels of oil per day.

Job Details:

Job title:  Gamba / Rabi Airport Radio Operator

Job ID:  13567BR

Location:  Gamba / Rabi – Gabon

Job Description
  • To ensure all aircraft operating to and from Gamba & Rabi Airports are provided with effective Advisory Flight Information Service that includes accurate observations on local weather conditions, runway status/information and local area traffic information to ensure that all visiting aircraft operate safely in accordance with the local Gamba Airport procedures
  • Ensure airport control tower is manned, radio watch is maintained, information is provided to flight crews, during published airport operating hours and standby system is in place, outside these hours
  • Supervise all ground operations, passenger control, Check-in, manifest preparation, weight and balance calculationa, secuirty and facility maintenance
  • Monitor and recommend improvements to airport operations and ensure that safety of operation or person(s) is not compromised
  • Monitor all equipment at the airport tower and report any defects, or suspected defect to responsible departments for rectification / follow up
  • Be availabe “on- call” for duty outside of published airport operating hours
  • Comply with Shell Gabon Radio Operator procedures and Emergency response procedures
  • Alert rescue and fire fighting services available in the area of responsibility as defined under local procedures and whenever:An aircraft accident occurs within the area of responsibility,Information is received that the safety of an aircraft may have been impaired, When requested by the Flight Crew
  • Submit incident reports for incidents specifically related to the provision of air traffic services.
  • At least 2-3 years experience in the Aviation Industry
  • Minimum qualification of BAC+2/3, Licence, LP
  • Good verbal and written communication in English and French are essential
  • Good working understanding of HSSE
  • Knowledge of all procedures, standards, practices and regulations for the provision of a satisfactory Advisor Flight information Service
  • Qualified AFIS or ATC applicants preferred
  • Kep Competence:
    • Be able to determine and select the most appropriate runway or landing / take off direction suitable for use by the types of aircraft expected to land or take off
    • Issue traffic information to aircraft to achieve a safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic with the object of assisting pilots in preventing collision
    • Issue Aerodrome information useful to the safe and efficient conduct of Aviation traffic
    • Provide flight crews with clear instruction relating to aircraft parking stands and control apron movements of personnel and vehicles in accordance with local procedures
    • Correctly use equipment provided to determine meteorological information as required in local procedures and read standard aviation weather reports
    • Provide appropriate meteorological information in the correct order using standard phraseology
    • Ensure all aeronautical lighting is operated in accordance with local procedures
    • Use Radio Telephony communications procedures appropriate and defined under local procedures

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