Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Lossiemouth,Moray,United Kingdom GFD5XD

In 2017, the UK Ministry of Defence commissioned a new fleet of nine P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol (MPA). The P-8A MPA is based on a Boeing 737 modified with equipment to tackle a diverse range of missions, including protecting the Trident nuclear submarines and reconnaissance work far beyond UK territorial waters. The MPA Programme includes a £130m investment in creating a P-8A Strategic Facility at RAF Lossiemouth.

The P-8A Strategic Facility itself will comprise Squadron accommodation, crew and maintainer training facilities, flight planning facilities, workshop areas and a three-bay aircraft hangar, and is 19 meters in height, 165 meters in length and 100 meters wide. The facility is part of a long-term partnering initiative between Boeing and the UK Government to advance growth and prosperity in the United Kingdom, which was announced at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow.

Boeing are now looking for high skilled aircraft maintenance professionals to support the aircraft from 2019. The UK team will initially support the aircraft entering service in Jacksonville Florida (August 2019) before transitioning to the UK’s P8 Strategic Facility at RAF Lossiemouth (Jan 2020).

This position is a supervisor role who will carry out aircraft maintenance tasks and also certify/inspect the work from other team members as required. The Maintenance supervisor will support the Shift Lead by supervising a shift of P-8A maintenance technicians working in support of Royal Air Force Maritime Patrol Aircraft Operations at RAF Lossiemouth and other operating bases such as RAF Kinloss and US Navy Station Jacksonville. This is a new position available in 2019, created by the rapid growth in our organisation to deliver maintenance at the P8 Strategic Facility in Lossiemouth.

When the aircraft enter into service the successful applicant will perform aircraft maintenance and inspect the work of other Boeing employees both under Boeing’s MAA MRP 145 and US Navy regulations.

We are very keen to hear from aircraft Technicians with experience of certifying, supervising and performing aircraft maintenance from both the military and commercial aerospace environment.

This is a permanent position and offers an excellent opportunity to join the world's largest aerospace company. The successful candidates will be knowledgeable in all aspects of aircraft maintenance, modification and repair to include skill and experience in either mechanical or avionic disciplines.

Supervising of Line duties such as pre-flight checks, refueling and minor avionics, electrical and mechanical tasks and supervising of base maintenance in an aircraft hangar, where you will do more stringent checks, fault diagnosis and repairs.

Candidates will have knowledge of general aircraft maintenance and environment processes (FOD control, tool control, health & safety & COSHH.

Candidates should have experience as follows:

- Assembles disassembles and/or modifies systems by changing removing replacing or upgrading aerospace vehicle components to correct failures or implement changes.
- Oversees/completes assembly disassembly or overhaul.
- Configures aerospace vehicles and test equipment.
- Troubleshoots complex aircraft systems to isolate mechanical faults and repair faulty components within guidelines published in authorized maintenance documents.
- Performs validation/verification testing of systems and components.
- Documents procedures and established processes to ensure contractual and regulatory compliance (e.g. repairs test results applicable modifications and inspection results).
- Inspects components and verifies repairs for flight worthiness requirements.
- Proficient computer skills, use of the Microsoft Office suite.
- A high level of written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Experience required:

- Demonstrate recent experience of certification/approval activity of an aircraft maintenance team and tasks
- Demonstrate experience in the aircraft maintenance environment (Military or Civil)
- P-8A/737 derivative/ Fixed wing experience is desirable

Must have excellent organisation skills and the ability to work under pressure.

Security clearance (SC) or the ability to gain it is required.

All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Please apply asap for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.

Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE CURRENT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level.

Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour.

Recognised apprenticeship scheme, equivalent aircraft maintenance qualification.

Yes, 10 % of the Time BDS Global Operations Individual Contributor No No Standard United Kingdom; Boeing Defence UK Limited

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