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B1 Licenced Aircraft Engineer


Job description

Draken Europe is recruiting a B1 Licenced Aircraft Engineer at the operating base in Bournemouth Airport. This role will be working a shift pattern which will include day and night shifts.

The role is involved with Base and Line maintenance of aircraft and equipment as directed, the control of resources and workshops as allocated and, as necessary, the supervision of engineers. An awareness of and compliance with Health & Safety procedures is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out tasks to a high standard, supervise and certify any work within the terms of the Company authorisations in technical logs or on Company worksheets/work cards
  • Carry out scheduled / unscheduled maintenance inspections, defect rectification, modifications, service bulletins on company and customer aircraft as directed
  • Ensure compliance with published maintenance documentation and company procedures.
  • Complete worksheets/work cards as soon as the task is completed and write any additional defects found on to additional worksheets/work cards and hand the completed worksheets to his supervisor
  • Notify the Supervisor of any critical defects immediately and then work with the supervisor to develop solutions.
  • Liaise with those departments necessary to complete all tasks allocated
  • Ensure and monitor that all tooling used is controlled and calibrated as required in accordance with company procedures.
  • Carry out any other task as instructed by their supervisor
  • To be particularly responsible for the maintenance of aircraft allocated to their control by the supervisor or CE(T)
  • Assuming overall responsibility for all trades engaged in work on an allocated aircraft
  • The movement of spares to and from Stores
  • The ground movements of aircraft
  • Requisitioning engineers in conjunction with supervisor of other disciplines to an aircraft as required, and to co-ordinate them into the activity
  • Defining, co-ordinating and being present at all occasions requiring hydraulic system and/or engine ground run functional testing of aircraft systems
  • Assuming direct control of aircraft and documentation in order to be assured that all required entries are promptly and correctly recorded
  • Assisting the supervisor in monitoring the performance of staff including, attendance, timekeeping, sickness etc
  • Promote a “Just Culture” with regard to safety and reporting of occurrences within the business
  • Ensure areas of supervision are kept clean and tidy at all times
  • Any other tasks / duties that are reasonably requested by management within the capability of the incumbent.

As a B1 Licenced Aircraft Engineer your Skills & Qualification should ideally include:

  • Unrestricted B1 UK Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence
  • Islander BN2T Type Rating is desired but not essential
  • Approved apprenticeship or equivalent
  • Ability to be security cleared to a minimum of SC level with potential for DV clearance.
  • Computer literate
  • Self-starter who looks for lateral solutions
  • Good leadership & Motivational Qualities
  • 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 while meeting expected delivery schedules
  • A willingness to work flexible hours, to meet operational requirements and assist in aircraft recoveries/deploy on short notice detachments 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 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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