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9 months ago
Line Up Aviation
Salary: £35k per year
Location: Malta
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Stine Rasmussen
Category: Planner Jobs

Line Up Aviation is a specialist aviation and aerospace recruitment company that has been operating all over the world for more than 30 years. We work with many of the industry's best known companies who demand the highest standard of service and attention.

Senior Planner


My client is one of the worlds' largest independent providers of technical services in civil aviation. The company provides maintenance services for aircraft, components and engines.


The Senior Production Planner is responsible for creating the Bill of Work (BoW) in SAP based on a received work package from the customer. Further to this the Senior Production Planner shall amend existing BoW's based on customer work package changes and coordinate all works with methodics and material coordination for allocating and releasing of job cards for routine maintenance tasks, modifications and repairs of different maintenance projects in Malta. The incumbent will be supporting the Planning Manager in the daily running and overlooking of the aircraft projects. The role will also include a coordination element with event controlling and account management and will include tasks such as setting up and regularly checking the accounting tree and correct issues during ground time, based on the conditions defined in the contract for the project.


  • Monitor modify and clear open work lists before and during ground time;
  • Prepare, co-ordinate and release bill of work;
  • Prepare work packages for production;
  • Inform methodics about errors on job cards and implement improvements as required;
  • Print job cards for the Malta events;
  • Run pre-input and wash up meetings with customers, production, material organization and commercial organization;
  • Prepare work packages for the Malta operation and hand over job cards to production;
  • Create ship side board documentation and run ship side meeting with all responsible parties; Create work flow plans for heavy maintenance checks and modification ground times;
  • Create work load and capacity sheets per skill group with a weekly overview roster for the coming twelve months based on assumed contracted and offered loads and available capacities;
  • Update the slot plans for the Malta events;
  • Support and monitor paperwork closure of the checks;
  • Support the Planning Manager in the running of aircraft projects;
  • Act as deputy to the Planning Manager when required;
  • Support the Bay Managers' office during aircraft closing;
  • Implement work package changes and coordinate bill of work during ground time;
  • Build the work breakdown structure (WBS) accounting tree set up in SAP and assign PM activity according to the contract conditions as received from the Belgrade invoicing team;
  • Recognize additional work that is not covered by contract and request the issue of Additional Work Requests (AWR) in agreement with the Account Manager;
  • Verify and correct the accounting tree in SAP in accordance to the contract if work package revisions arise during the ground time;
  • Check man hours and materials in SAP for not contracted and chargeable items during and at the end of ground time in close cooperation with the event controlling;
  • Monitor and investigate significant deviations in the budget vs KPIs actual figures and assist to provide clear explanations;
  • Approve and negotiate AWRs with Customers in close cooperation with account management;
  • Archive hard copies of the AWRs;
  • Scan AWRs and archive electronically in Sharepoint;
  • Create and coordinate final documentation and send to customer when necessary;
  • Execute any other task commensurate with the role.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Technical or Planning and Aviation Background (minimum of 5 years)
  • Good knowledge (MS Office, MS Project, SAP and Production Planning & Control System)
  • Have had previous experience in a senior management role;
  • Have the ability to motivate, mentor and challenge team members;
  • Be organized and results oriented;
  • Possess exceptional customer focus;
  • Have strong communication and presentation skills.

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