Supervisor (Mechanical) (Merlin)

  • Job Reference: 99327
  • Date Posted: 22 November 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
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  • Location: Cornwall (TR12 7RH), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £29,500 to £30,500
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description


Supervisor (Mechanical) (Merlin)

RNAS Culdrose - Cornwall

Full time, 38 hours



RNAS Culdrose is a Royal Navy airbase, located near Helston on the Lizard Peninsula of Cornwall UK, and is the largest helicopter base in Europe. Serco play a key role in offering aircraft support and aviation and engineering facilities to the Royal Navy's maritime Merlin aircraft fleet. We are currently looking for a qualified Merlin Aircraft Supervisor to join our talented team. As the successful Supervisor, you will be experienced with the Merlin Aircraft as an engineer.


We have an opening for a Merlin Aircraft Supervisor to join our team! The successful post holder will be responsible for fulfilling the role (by Trade) or Off Aircraft Workshops Supervisor (by Trade) in accordance with Depth Operating Procedures (DOP), individual Engineering Authorisation Certificates and the Serco Management System (SMS).

This role comes with its challenges, but you will be part of a fantastic team that love the work they do.


What you will need to do the job:


To be considered for this role you must have worked on a Merlin Aircraft for at least 6 months during the preceding 24 months in accordance with MAOS Military Regulations Part 145.

It is essential that you have attained a Service Certificate of Competency (CoC) or successfully completed a local Serco Supervisory Management and Aircraft Documentation Course and CoC Board. You must have proven knowledge of Merlin aircraft engineering and engineering support equipment, with a good working knowledge of the following: Merlin Aircraft Systems (by Trade),

Lean Operating Procedures and Naval Air Publications and Compound - Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (C-IETP). Furthermore you must have working knowledge of Health and Safety, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations, Tool Control and Quality Practices and Engineering and Asset Management Systems. It is essential to have completed a Maintenance Human Factors Course.


Why Serco:


Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives

A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.

Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer:


There are a range of benefits for working Serco. We offer a great employment package that includes a competitive salary between £29,500 - £30,500 per annum, 25 days holiday, 6% Employer Matched Contribution Pension, Life Insurance and other flexible Serco benefits i.e. up to 30% off various shopping and exterior leisure facilities, holidays and VIP tickets.




About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 




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We're a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.


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