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3 months ago
Protec Technical Ltd
Location: Wiltshire
Job type: Contract/Locum
Aircraft type: Hawk
Contact: Vicky Williams
Sector: Military & Defence
Job Role: Supervisors Jobs

Experienced Alpha Jet Mechanical Supervisor Required


Purpose of job

The primary purpose of the job is to ensure that aircraft/equipment maintenance and other related tasks are carried out efficiently and to quality in accordance with regulatory and corporate procedures.  To do this, the post holder will have advanced and specialised skills to lead the activities to be carried out, solving problems of a routine nature, providing supervision proportional to the level of competence and experience of the technicians.  

Specific responsibilities for which the post holder has a requirement to deliver

  • He/she will solve problems basing judgement on the analysis of information.  So that, in conjunction with others, determine a plan of work for the servicing or maintenance, and direct the activities of the team utilised on the task. 
  • He/she will oversee the work, and authorise progression to the next stage.  He/she is required to satisfy himself/herself that all work has been carried out to the required standard and ensure that the aircraft/equipment paperwork is raised accurately and reflects the physical state of the aircraft/equipment no later than close of play each working day.  He/she will attend all the functional testing associated with the completed maintenance tasks. The post holder may be called upon to carry out independent checks on work carried out on other aircraft and complete the appropriate documentation including certifying aircraft fit for flight. The post holder ensures his/her competency is at the required standard.
  • Chargehands/Supervisors, in charge of personnel in their trade groups are responsible to their respective Task Manager for:
    • Careful allocation of manpower under their control to the various jobs comprising the task in hand, so that each technician is given work commensurate with his individual ability, skill and experience.
    • Close and continuous supervision of work carried out by personnel under their control with special attention to the work of inexperienced personnel.
    • The careful and comprehensive carrying out of all progress inspections and checks that are laid down or which may be necessary for the particular work in hand.
    • Reporting any difficulties encountered that cannot be surmounted without further advice or reinforcement.
    • The correct certification of work carried out by personnel under their control and where necessary their own counter certification.
    • The employment of and adherence to the appropriate instructions, regulations, servicing schedules or repair scheme in all work undertaken by themselves and by personnel under their control.
    • Ensuring that the personnel under their control are familiar with all procedures appropriate to their trade and employment and any subsequent amendment to those procedures.
    • The active encouragement of personnel under their control to improve their skill and knowledge in their trade, involving personal instructions as necessary, with particular reference to occasions when there is a temporary slack period in the normal work.

Knowledge/ skills required

  • Apprenticeship in an aircraft engineering discipline, or equivalent experience in respective field.
  • NVQ in engineering or equivalent.
  • Qualification courses (as required) on aircraft/equipment type or associated systems such as engines.
  • Good fault identification and isolation skills.
  • Good understanding of aircraft publications and documentation set.
  • Computer literate, and familiarity/training/access with specific aircraft maintenance information systems, (e.g. LITS, GOLD ESP, etc.).
  • Good people management skills.
  • Good team working skills.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Good Timekeeping.

Challenges

  • Ensure the aircraft are turned around and available to fly when required.
  • Competency on a wide range of aircraft types.
  • Carry out duties, as required, at detached locations during trials activities.

Essential qualifications/ experience

  • Apprenticeship in an aircraft engineering discipline, or equivalent experience in respective field.
  • NVQ in engineering or equivalent.
  • Qualification courses (as required) on aircraft/equipment type or associated systems such as engines,
  • Computer literate and familiarity with specific aircraft maintenance systems, (LITS, GOLD ESP).

Desirable qualifications/ experience

  • Incorporated Engineer/Engineering Technician status or relevant aircraft technical/supervisory experience (5 years plus).

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