Typhoon Avionic Senior Supervisor – BAE Systems – Taif – Saudi Arabia

BAE Systems is the UK Government’s nominated Prime Contractor under the Government-to-Government arrangements that are in place to provide equipment, support and training to Saudi Arabia. We provide maintenance of Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) aircraft and train RSAF and Royal Saudi Naval Force personnel safely in a training environment in how to use their aircraft, equipment and weapons.
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia is committed to supporting the Saudi Arabian National Agenda including Saudisation and the training and development of Saudi National capability through the growth of the Saudi National Partner Companies thereby reinforcing Industrialisation and Partnerships.
The purpose of this job is lead the development, effectiveness and the consolidation (BAE Systems and RSAF) of Avionics aircraft supervisors and tradesmen employed Forward Maintenance, KFAB, Taif. To manage the engineering activities and ensure effective supervision of Avionics personnel in order to ensure that continuing airworthiness and maintenance activities on Typhoon aircraft are carried out in accordance with BAE Systems Saudi Arabia SALAM Maintenance Organisation Exposition and associated Quality Management System. The job holder will supervise BAE Systems staff and Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) personnel as well as lead the mentoring and consolidation training (OJT) of these tradesmen in the Line (Forward) Maintenance environment.

Deputising for the Production Lead in their absence. (Ensuring all authorisations are held to be able to deputise, F700 Co-ord, Reconcile etc)
Managing their available manpower by co-ordinating with their Specialist Supervisors to ensure aircraft generation and flying requirements are achieved this includes: Leave, shift allocation, support to flight line (launch and recovery), EOR duty and Hit Team duty.
Managing their manpower to ensure adherence to the use of approved data.
Raising Technical Publication Review Forms (TPRF) against approved data and Technical Requests (TRs) for any aircraft related anomalies.
Spares demands are accurate and review of FDDs to meet aircraft operations.
Ensure shift handovers are carried out without ambiguity.
Adherence to tool control procedures and carry out random checks of the assigned specialist tool kits (10% checks, damaged tools etc.)
Adherence to good husbandry practices by carrying out random post maintenance reviews of the work area.
Review of engineering authorisations and ensure that personnel are re-trained/re-authorised to maintain efficient support to the operation.
Carry out independent checks of ESS for consistency and accuracy
Carry out PMDS downloads and assess arisings including SHM and EHM analysis.
Carry out independent Inspections on specified systems as stated in the Reg Framework
Support the Forward Maintenance Managers in addressing any QA or higher HQ reports including investigations.
Support and promote the ‘spot it report it’, TERS and FOD prevention programmes.
Liaise with the training department and co-ordinate RSAF consolidation training within their trade.
Providing coaching and mentoring for assigned BAE Systems SA and RSAF personnel including annual ePDRs
Ensuring personal standards are maintained and adherence to the CoC and RBC by their assigned manpower.
Carry out aircrew debriefings.
Monitor aircraft for repeat or recurring defects and previous maintenance actions already taken.
Monitor negative trends in manpower or maintenance that could impact the safety of the operation.
Provide assistance as the SME for their trade in troubleshooting/fault finding as necessary.
Obtain the appropriate licence and authorisations to operate, support and task vehicles of various types, and tow aircraft and support equipment. Act as fleet vehicle custodian if directed by maintenance management.
Provide support to any aircraft deployments or detachments by allocating manpower and coordinating AGE/Tool/Spares requirements.
Monitoring DLF availability and identifying new candidates.
Support the Forward Training and Support Manager in the management of the facilities by reporting any defects.
Raising any ROID or deficiency paperwork for items received from supply that are damaged or considered not fit for purpose.
Welfare and discipline of all assigned BAE Systems staff under their controlling conjunction with other Management and Supervisory staff.
Completing any other reasonable duties or requests that are made by your line management.
Counterpart development of assigned RSAF personnel to achieve 2nd and3rd Signature levels (Certifying Staff).
Demonstrating certain behaviours in all the work undertaken and in interactions with other maintenance personnel in line with M&CA People Behaviours BAESKSA-ENG-MCA-GOV-005.
Support and participate in the reporting of ALL Product Safety & Environmental occurrences, promoting a Just Culture. This provides for a working environment of trust where all employees, all of whom are professionals, each have a clear understanding of what standard of behaviour is considered acceptable or unacceptable.
Promote and support the Salam Operations Quality Management System by understanding the requirements of AS9110. Promotion of customer focus throughout the organisation whilst recognising and highlighting opportunities for continuous improvement (CI).

Have extensive proven post qualification practical maintenance experience within operational flying aircraft environment supported by formal recorded workplace applied related training OR extensive experience on same aircraft type
Have extensive experience in a relevant management role.
Typhoon Q Course and equipment specific training if required.
Must have experience working knowledge of EASA Part 145
Leadership skills and proven ability to supervise all levels of engineering personnel.
Qualified to HNC / HND (with military add on training applicable to trade) or national civilian / military equivalent and successful completion of a recognised national aircraft maintenance traineeship / apprenticeship
National Aircraft Maintenance Qualifications as agreed by the Directorate. This includes, but is not limited to:
Royal Saudi Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Qualifications (Skill Level7)
UK Royal Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Qualifications
Other Military Aircraft Maintenance Qualifications as agreed by the directorate
EASA (Part 66) Aircraft Maintenance Qualifications (Cat A,B, or C)or GACA equivalent.
BAE Systems Saudi Arabia Trained Aircraft Maintenance Personnel (SNTTP/ TSNTTP/FLMP).
Applicants holding other nationally awarded Aircraft Maintenance Qualifications should consult the Directorate
For non-native English speakers, English Language proficiency equivalent to (IELTS4.5).

Formal training in analysing SHM arisings.
Thorough understanding of company processes and procedures
Broad aerospace and defence company / industry knowledge.
Proven supervisory experience within the area of definition.

Currently working in an aircraft maintenance organisation conducting or supporting Line (Forward) Maintenance of military fast-jets (Typhoon preferred).
Proven track record supervising Avionics aircraft maintenance supervisor sand technicians and associated resources at ‘shift manager’ level, maintaining military fast jet aircraft (Typhoon preferred).
Excellent man management and people development competencies. Management experience with proven ability to manage junior engineering personnel.
High level of interpersonal skill to co-ordinate a large number of diverse and complex activities and the ability to communicate, influence and direct the decision making process at all levels. Experience of multi–tasking to manage a diverse range of engineering and management activities.
Demonstrable experience working as a Avionics certifying supervisor and technician conducting Line (Forward) Maintenance on a busy, military operational flying unit.
Fully conversant with European Aviation Safety Agency aircraft maintenance regulations or military equivalents such as UK MoD Defence Standard 05-130.
Experience working in a NATO air force maintaining Avionics systems on military aircraft.
Experience as a mentor, coach or instructor in an aircraft maintenance environment.
Experience conducting Line Maintenance of aircraft in a Gulf Coast Country.

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