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'A' Licensed Engineer

Northern Ireland

Job description

Draken Europe is recruiting a Licensed Aircraft Engineer ‘A’ Category at the operating base in Northern Ireland. This role will be working a shift pattern which will include day and night shifts.

This role is involved with maintenance and repair of all aircraft and equipment, as directed by the Shift Supervisor, ensuring all activities comply with CAA Part 145 / A8-23 regulations. An awareness of and compliance with Health & Safety procedures is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To be particularly responsible for the maintenance of aircraft allocated to their control by their LAE OR Shift Supervisor.
  • Liaise with those departments necessary to complete the tasks allocated to him/her
  • Carry out his/her tasks to the best of his/her ability and certify any work within the terms of their Company authorisation.
  • Ensure compliance with published Company Procedures.
  • Complete worksheets/work cards as soon as the tasks is completed and write any additional defects found on to additional worksheets/work cards and hand the completed worksheets to his/her supervisor.
  •  Notify his/her supervisor of any serious defects immediately they are found.
  • Ensure that all test equipment used in their work is currently calibrated and recorded.
  • The ground movements of aircraft assigned to them by their LAE or Shift Supervisor.
  • Assuming direct control of documentation of aircraft under their control in order that he/she may assure themselves that all required entries are correctly recorded.
  • Ensure their areas of work are always kept clean and tidy. Carry out monthly workplace inspections and report findings as directed by the Shift Supervisor.
  • Highlight any tooling requirements to the Shift Supervisor and if required assist with preparation of business case to facilitate procurement.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and tidiness of the facility. Ensure equipment, tooling and employee facilities are maintained within the working areas.
  • Ensuring all test and ground support equipment is in a serviceable/calibrated condition and fit to carry out its function before use.
  • When appropriate propose changes within the workplace and be supportive of any introduced changes.
  • Support the Continuous Improvement & Aerotrac implementation initiatives.
  • To attend technical, SHE and Compliance related training courses when required and recommend any training needs required to improve the business.
  • Ensuring all tool control is carried out in accordance with Draken Europe procedures.
  • To report any hazard or potential hazard within the workplace using the current company reporting systems.
  • To with all Company policies, practices and procedures and seek guidance when you have doubt.
  • Other tasks considered to be within his/her sphere of influence.
  • Able to obtain and maintain MOD and NATO Security Clearances as required by their role.
  • Able to obtain UK Airside Driving Permit

As a A Licensed Engineer your Skills, Experience & Qualification should ideally include:

  • CAA or EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence Category A
  • Approved apprenticeship or equivalent.
  • Experience with BN Islander BN2-T ideally. Other similar aircraft types may be considered.
  • Previous experience in both line and base maintenance.
  • Experience on non-pressurised aircraft below 5700KG
  • Proven record of delivery in a production environment.
  • Good leadership and motivational qualities.
  • Commercial background – working to tight deadlines and budgetary requirements.
  • Computer literate.
  • Self-starter who looks for lateral solutions.
  • Needs to understand and deliver customer service, whilst representing the company interests.
  • Needs to be able to enjoy working within a small team.
  • An ability to work safely under pressure to meet tight deadlines.
  •  A willingness to work shift hours, to assist in any unexpected aircraft recoveries when required.

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 our recruitment partners at AMS if any reasonable adjustments are required.

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