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Aircraft Technician

Permanent  for Serco in Wolverhampton

Title: Aircraft TechnicianBusiness Unit: Glider Maintenance SectionLocation: RAF Cosford

Serco is a FTSE 250 international service company that improves the quality and efficiency of essential services that matter to millions of people around the world. The work we do for national and local governments involves us in the most important areas of public service, including health, education, transport, science and defence.

This is an exciting opportunity for an Aircraft (Mechanical) Trained Technician to be part of the Glider Maintenance Organisation. The on-going contract is responsible for the provision of Forward and Depth support for the Viking and Vigilant aircraft.

As the industry leader, we are looking for skilled, motivated, passionate engineers for whom safety is the number one priority, working diligently together to provide professional and customer-centred service in challenging and diverse environments. Your cooperative and mature attitude will ensure you can adapt to changing deadlines and priorities with ease.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be required to perform:

Scheduled and corrective maintenance on Viking and Vigilant aircraft located at RAF Syerston airfield and at Volunteer Gliding Squadrons throughout the UK.Ground movement of aircraft.Preparation of aircraft for road or air transportation.Certification of maintenance within the scope of authorisation approvals held.The quality control of aircraft maintenance and associated components, ground equipment, service equipment and documentation relating to the completion of maintenance tasks performed.Taking responsibility for the completion of required maintenance tasks in the normal course of his shift duties including the satisfactory and efficient and timely completion of tasks as and when required by the Engineering Supervisor.Ensuring that they remain current with all amendments to the company procedures/manuals and all other relevant technical data provided.

Knowledge and Experience

Essential Competencies:

Be a Qualified Aircraft Airframe and/or Propulsion Mechanic/Technician - (City and Guilds Aeronautical Engineering Parts 1 and 2 or NVQ equivalent or higher qualification or a British Glider Associated Inspector).Should possess good fault diagnosis skills, demonstrating a thorough understanding of aircraft systems.Have experience in civilian industry or Armed Forces in a relevant trade group.Hold full driving licence (Class B -maximum of 6 points).Be prepared to travel away from RAF Syerston overnight on a regular basis.Display awareness of Health & Safety, Quality and Environmental IssuesAble to motivate and direct a team

Desirable Competencies:

Have been previously employed within a Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Organisation.Have working knowledge of military or civilian aircraft maintenance documentation and publications.Technically competent.Have piston engine experience.Be IT literate.

Job added on 09-07-2014