Rotary Wing Avionic Aircraft Technician

  • Job Reference: 9351
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2022
  • Employer: QinetiQ
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  • Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Job Title: Avionic Technician (Rotary Wing)

Location: Boscombe Down - Salisbury

Company: QinetiQ - Permanent Requirement

About the Role

The primary purpose of the job is to ensure that aircraft/equipment maintenance/aircraft installations and other related tasks are carried out safely, efficiently and to quality in accordance with regulatory and corporate procedures. To do this, the post holder ensures competency is at the required standard. The post holder carries out their assigned tasks as directed by the Task Manager under appropriate Supervision and in accordance with good Health, Safety and Environmental practice.

Whilst maintaining competency on a range of aircraft types you will work to a flexible contract to meet the ever changing demand and could also be detached to QinetiQ/Customer sites other than Boscombe Down. Candidate will on a flexible working hours contract.

What will I be doing?

  • Ensuring that aircraft/equipment maintenance/aircraft installations and other related tasks within candidates trade group are carried out efficiently and to quality in accordance with regulatory and corporate procedures
  • Ensuring that competencies are at the required standard
  • Carrying out assigned tasks as directed by the Task Manager and in accordance with the planned schedule of work
  • Ensuring that appropriate Supervisor authority is sought for progression of tasks being conductedEnsuring that aircraft/equipment paperwork accurately reflects the physical state of the aircraft/equipment at the end of each working day
  • Ensuring Candidate is familiar with all policies, procedures relevant to tasks being conducted
    Appropriately delivering authorised 1st signature responsibilities
  • Carrying out comprehensive progress inspections and certification of work where appropriate to signatory level
  • Compliance with authorised tool control procedures
  • Operation of Aircraft Ground Equipment and Hangar facilities as appropriate and as directed
    Aircraft refuelling/defueling as authorised and directed
  • Conducting aircraft movements and handling within the hangar & dispersal areas under appropriate supervision
  • Aircraft marshalling as directed
  • Preparation of aircraft for flight & securing aircraft after flight, including checks for correct fitment of blanks, safety pins and gags etc. Assistance with aircraft role changes as required

What do I need?

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

  • Good knowledge and comprehensive understanding of processes, procedures and systems to be used in carrying out assigned tasking
  • Qualification courses, (as required), on aircraft/equipment type or associated systems
  • Good fault identification and isolation skills
  • Good team working and communications skills
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with specific aircraft maintenance systems as required

Experience & Qualifications

  • Must have served a recognised aeronautical engineering apprenticeship or Service equivalent trade training
  • NVQ in engineering, or equivalent
  • Qualification courses, (as required), on aircraft/equipment type or associated systems
  • Engineering Technician status or relevant aircraft technical experience (3 years plus)

Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You'll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you'll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You'll receive highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what's happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.