Surface Finish Technician 1

  • Job Reference: 158261
  • Date Posted: 14 September 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
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  • Location: Lincolnshire (LN4 4TG), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £26,105
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description


Surface Finish Technician 1

RAF Coningsby, LN4 4TG

Full time, 39 hours (Shift work)


£26,105 Per Annum


Royal Air Force Coningsby has a diverse selection of aircraft operating from its airfield. Typhoon aircraft and the historical aircraft of the world famous Battle of Britain Memorial Flight much of the history of the RAF in the last 70 years can be seen in the skies over Coningsby. 


We have an opportunity for a Surface Finish Technician 1 to join our fantastic team here at RAF Coningsby. Tech 1's are employed on the Surface Finish (SF) Contract to undertaking painting and finishing tasks for the MoD under the requirements of ASCOMM5/1157. The Tech 1 is responsible for the delivery and supervision of SF in a wide range of tasks, which include surface preparation (abrading, paint stripping, DMS/PMS abrasive blasting masking, cleaning and pre-treatment), and the application of associated finishes on all MoD assets.  They are required to manage teams and provide Quality Assurance checks on all tasks undertaken within their area of responsibility. 


This role comes with its challenges, but we are a tight knit team and work to create a supportive team environment.


What you need to do the Job:


  • Appropriate experience as a RAF Painter and Finisher tradesman or time served civilian equivalent in the trade of Aircraft/Automotive Body shop Painter.
  • NVQ 3 in Aeronautical Engineering (Surface Finish pathway) or equivalent qualification.
  • Full driving licence is desirable
  • Ensuring that all mandatory training is kept up to date, this includes Serco Essentials CBT training.
  • Follow defined procedures and work instructions.
  • Informing Line Management of any HR concerns.


What we offer:


  • A salary of £26,105 Per Annum
  • 9% shift allowance on basic
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships. 
  • A supportive culture
  • A company passionate about Diversity and Inclusion


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. 




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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