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Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor - Avionics


Job description

Draken Europe offers exciting careers that matter.

We believe that mission success does not start with the mission itself. It begins with our people.

The Role

We are currently recruiting for an Avionics Supervisor on our L-159 aircraft. The position is to assist the Shift Supervisor in being responsible to the Chief Engineer, for the safety, regulatory compliance, and operational performance of all CAA Part-145 and or BCAR A8-23 aircraft maintenance activities at the Teesside Maintenance facility and detached locations, essential to the effective delivery of customer contractual requirements.

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.

• 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

• The ground movements of aircraft assigned to them by their Shift Supervisor

• Requisitioning engineers in conjunction with his/her Shift Supervisor or CE 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 in monitoring the performance of staff under their control including, attendance, timekeeping, sickness etc.

• Ensure areas of supervision are always kept clean and tidy. Carry out monthly workplace inspection and report findings.

• Highlight any tooling requirements to the Shift Supervisor and if required assist with preparation of business case to facilitate procurement.

• Ensuring all test and ground support equipment is in a serviceable/calibrated condition and fit to carry out its function before use.

• 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

Experience / skills / qualifications

• Proven experience as a supervisor in either Military or Civil aviation.

• Or EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence Categories B1/B2

• Approved apprenticeship or equivalent.

• 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


Our employee values

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.

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.

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