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Maintenance Production Planner


Job description

Draken Europe are recruiting for a Production Planner & Controller to work at our Teesside International Airport site. The role is responsible for the effective execution of production planning activities in accordance with applicable Aviation Regulation and Standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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 Man-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…
  • 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 supporting the CAMO Maintenance Planning Team with Maintenance and Rotable Component Plans and Base Maintenance Input Work Scopes
  • Responsible for attending and supporting relevant planning and base maintenance meetings.

As a Production Planner & Controller your Experience, Qualification and Skills should ideally include:

Experience & Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Aviation Production Planning & Control principles and practices – Extensive proven experience in a similar role – Required
  • Theoretical and practical application-level knowledge of EASA, UK CAA, UK Military and FAA Aviation Regulations – Advantageous
  • Practical application-level knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 45001, ISO 14001 & ISO 27001 as applicable in the aviation environment – Advantageous
  • Practical application-level knowledge of Safety Management System (SMS) principles and requirements as applicable in the aviation environment – Advantageous

Technical Qualifications: – Required

  • EASA / CAA / Other Part 66 B1/B2 Aircraft Engineer License, or equivalent, or
  • Relevant Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering Degree, or
  • 5 GCSE (O-Levels) at minimum Grade C / BTEC equivalent / Aviation Apprenticeship with proven relevant industry experience, or
  • Extensive, relevant, and proven Production Planning & Control experience
  • Relevant Aircraft (Airframe & Engine) Type Training or General Familiarisation Training – Advantageous
  • Personal Skill & Attributes
  • Excellent in communicating / presenting at all levels, across all boundaries, internal and external, both verbally and written.
  • Excellent business acumen.
  • 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 Check), 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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