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B2 Licensed Aircraft Engineer


Job description

Role Purpose

The position is to assist the Shift Supervisor and SLAE in being responsible to the Senior Base Engineer, for the safety, regulatory compliance and operational performance of all EASA Part-145 aircraft maintenance activities at the DTVA Maintenance facility and detached locations, essential to the effective delivery of customer contractual requirements.


Aircraft Maintenance is highly regulated and safety, quality and regulatory compliance is held as the first priority. The LAE must drive and deliver a culture of safety first ahead of schedule, with the highest level of safety and regulatory compliance across all relevant areas. Promoting SHE and Security in relation to the performance of fleet maintenance activities is essential.

Operational activities are based around customer requirements; therefore, the preparedness to work additional hours, be on call and travel in order to deliver a successful maintenance business is essential

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaise with those departments necessary to complete the tasks allocated to them.
  • Carry out their tasks to the best of their ability, supervise and certify any work within the terms of the Company authorisation held in technical logs or on Company worksheets/work cards.
  • 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 their supervisor.
  • Notify their supervisor of any serious defects immediately they are found.
  • See that all test equipment used in their work is calibrated and in date for test.
  • To be particularly responsible for the maintenance of aircraft allocated to their control by their Shift Supervisor or SLAE
  • The ground movements of aircraft assigned to them by their Shift Supervisor or SLAE
  • Requisitioning engineers in conjunction with his/her SLAE or SBE of other disciplines to an aircraft as required and to co-ordinate them into the activity.
  • Assuming overall responsibility for all trades engaged in work on an aircraft they have been allocated.
  • Defining, co-ordinating and being present at all occasions requiring hydraulic system and/or engine ground run functional testing of aircraft systems that fall within their trade boundaries.
  • Assuming direct control of documentation of aircraft under their control in order that they may assure themselves that all required entries are promptly and correctly recorded.
  • Assisting their Shift Supervisor or SLAE in monitoring the performance of staff under their control including, attendance, timekeeping, sickness etc.
  • Ensure areas of supervision are kept clean and tidy at all times. Carry out monthly workplace inspection and report findings.
  • Highlight any tooling requirements to the Shift Supervisor or SLAE and if required assist with preparation of business case to facilitate procurement.
  • Ensure that cleanliness and tidiness of facility, equipment, tooling and employee facilities is 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 whilst being supportive of any introduced changes.
  • Support the Continued Improvement & Aerotrac implementation initiatives.
  • To attend technical, SHE or QA related training courses and recommend any training needs required to improve the business.
  • Ensuring all tool control is correctly carried out in accordance with CAvS procedures.
  • To report any hazard or potential hazard within the workplace using the current company reporting systems.
  • To align with our SPIRIT values and comply with all Company policies, practices and procedures and seek guidance when you have doubt.
  • Other tasks as set by the Shift Supervisor or Senior Base Engineer that are considered to be within the capabilities of the individual and required as part of the daily running of the engineering department

Core Competencies


  • Personal Skills/Abilities
  • Good Change and Project Management Skills
  • Team oriented with proven communication and influencing skills
  • Customer focussed with exceptional personal and communication skills
  • Self-Motivated, confident, and assertive
  • A demonstrated capability to work within, and adhere to, a defined set of organisational values
  • Medically fit to perform daily engineering duties including detachment working
  • A willingness to work shift patterns to suit the business needs
  • Security cleared to meet current UK and ITAR requirements in support of the business
  • Educational Vocational Qualifications – Previous experience within an aircraft maintenance department. Further Applicable Aircraft Maintenance Experience, Base/Workshops are desirable.
  • Unrestricted EASA B1 / B2 licence with relevant type rating(s) and company authorisations as applicable
  • Additional EASA ‘A’ Licence rating is preferred for B2 SLAEs
  • Proven track record, at LAE Level or similar role within an aircraft maintenance environment is essential
  • Extensive knowledge of Regulatory requirements related to aircraft maintenance is essential
  • Basic business skills to understand financial management
  • Proven ability to work and deliver, to time pressure and deadlines, using basic project management skills.
  • Demonstrated high level in Communication, Team Building and Partnership skills in dealing with stakeholders
  • The demonstrated ability to motivate people and influence change in line with company organisational values
  • An understanding, or preferably evidence, of working within a continuous improvement project.

Key Measures


  • EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence Categories B1/B2
  • Approved apprenticeship or equivalent.
  • Computer literate.
  • EASA Part 66 Licence with category C
  • No licence restrictions
  • EASA Part 66 category B1/B2 extension (some restrictions acceptable)
  • 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 dead lines.
  • An ambition to cross trade and extend licence to cover category B1/B2 and A certification privileges.
  • A willingness to work flexible hours when required.

Draken is committed to eliminating unlawful and unfair discrimination and we celebrate the differences that a diverse workforce brings. A range of perspective and talent supports our values and drives our success, with a mix of voices generating better discussions, business decisions and outcomes for all.

To us, diversity means bringing your own perspective to the conversation; inclusion means having a voice - and equality means that your voice is heard.

At all our sites internationally, every member of the Draken Europe team is accountable to ensure that we are all treated fairly and with respect.

Intolerance has no place in our Company. We condemn it outright. Instead, we strive to create a culture where each person who joins our team feels they have the opportunity to succeed, to grow, and to work within an environment where they can be themselves.

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