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Production Planner


Job description

Draken Europe are recruiting for a Production/Maintenance Planner to work on Rotary Wing aircraft. The position is based at our Bournemouth Airport site.

The Production Planner – Rotary Wing is responsible for the professional, compliant and effective delivery of the Production Planning Process in accordance with all applicable Aviation Regulatory Requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for ensuring that the Production Planning System provides:

Scheduling of the maintenance work ahead, to ensure that it will not adversely interfere with other work as regards the availability of all necessary personnel, tools, equipment, material, maintenance data and facilities.

During maintenance work, support with organising maintenance teams and shifts and provide any other necessary support to ensure the completion of maintenance without undue time pressure.

Responsible for ensuring and providing:

  • Interaction with Procurement & Supply Chain to ensure timely availability of all parts requirements, including any pre-kitting requirements, for all maintenance inputs
  • Effective liaison with the Operator / Customer to achieve optimum aircraft availability and maintenance scheduling
  • Accommodation / Hangar availability, including appropriate environmental conditions for specific maintenance tasks – Access, Lighting, Heating, etc…
  • Effective working-hour estimation, planning and availability, including specific trade requirements, to ensure and assure on-time maintenance completion
  • Scheduling critical maintenance tasks during periods when staff are likely to be most alert – Taking Human Factors into consideration at all times
  • Creating / raising of Work Orders, Staged Worksheets, Independent Checks, etc… for all scheduled maintenance, including AD’s, SB’s, Repairs, Aircraft & Component Storage, In-storage maintenance, etc…
  • Creating and managing of detailed Base Maintenance Input Plans, including ensuring and assuring that such inputs remain on schedule through effective stakeholder engagement, i.e. Daily and Weekly progress meetings and associated reporting.
  • Special Tooling requirements
  • Coordination with internal and external suppliers, etc…

  • Responsible to ensure the on-time execution of all scheduled and out-of-phase aircraft maintenance, including AD’s, SB’s, Modifications, Repairs, etc…, in accordance with the aircraft approved maintenance programmes.

  • Responsible for checking completed Work Orders for correct compilation.
  • Responsible for attending and supporting weekly & monthly planning meetings and Base Maintenance Pre-input meetings.
  • Ensuring that a robust First and Second Line of Defence Compliance (Quality) monitoring system is maintained at all times for all AMO Production Planning activities.

As a Production Planner your Experience, Qualifications and Skills will ideally include:

  • Experience & Qualifications
  • Excellent knowledge of Rotary or Fixed Wing Aircraft Production Planning principles and practices
  • Theoretical and practical application level knowledge of EASA / UK CAA / UK MAA Regulations (Part M, Part 145, Part 21)
  • Practical application level knowledge of Safety Management System principles and requirements
  • Demonstrable use and knowledge of Technical Records, Planning and Maintenance related Software Applications
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Aircraft Maintenance Programmes
  • EASA / UK CAA Part 66 B1 or B2 Licensed Aircraft Engineer – Advantageous
  • Practical application level knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 45001 & ISO 14001 as applicable in the AMO environment – Advantageous
  • 5 GCSE (O Levels) Grade C or above, or BTEC equivalent or aviation
  • Formal Level 1 (general familiarization) maintenance training course on any of the following type AS365, AW139, B212/412 – Advantageous

Personal Skill & Attributes

  • Demonstrates good administration and analytical skills, ability to collect, organise, synthesise, and analyse data; summarise findings, develop conclusions and recommendations from appropriate data sources internally, or with clients, customers and/or suppliers.
  • Excellent in communicating / presenting across all boundaries, internal and external, both verbally and written.
  • Highly self-motivated, assertive, resilient with the ability to hold their own.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to achieve tight deadlines in challenging environments.
  • Excellent use MS Office Software and other Company Software as required.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of integrity, work ethic and confidentiality and use discretion appropriately

Draken Europe

Draken combines advanced technology with a diverse range of aircraft platforms and highly skilled people to deliver mission-critical global aviation solutions for government customers worldwide.

Our end-to-end capabilities include customised Operational Readiness Training, Aircraft MRO & Engineering, Specialised Helicopter Training as well as Search & Rescue and Surveillance services.

Our differences make us stronger. For example, we need people from both commercial and military backgrounds to keep our services reliable yet challenging. In the same way we need people of different ethnicity, backgrounds, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious and non-religious beliefs. For no other reason than it makes our organization perform better.

It’s this diversity of perspective and talent that delivers our values and enables our success, as a diverse mix of voices leads to better discussions, decisions and outcomes for everyone.

We believe that diversity is bringing your own unique perspective to the conversations, inclusion is having a voice and engagement is having that voice heard.

Intolerance, which we condemn in any form, has no place in our Company, and we all have a responsibility to ensure that we treat each other fairly and with respect.

We want a culture where everyone who joins feels they have opportunities to succeed and grow, and operate in an environment where they can be authentic.

We are also an Armed Forces friendly organisation, and as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, welcome applications from veterans and services spouses and partners who met the criteria in our job specifications.

In line with our Disability Confident Commitments, we provide reasonable adjustments to facilitate our interview process, please liaise with us if any reasonable adjustments are required.

Draken Europe employees must hold or be able to hold a minimum award of SC (Security Cleared), granted by the UK Security Vetting agency. Draken Europe will sponsor and guide employees through the vetting process with our internal security vetting experts.

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