Typhoon Weapons Technician Level 1 – BAE System , Saudi Arabia

JOB PURPOSE
BAE Systems is the UK Government’s nominated Prime Contractor (PC) 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 aircraft and train RSAF personnel safely in a training environment in how to use their aircraft, equipment and weapons. For such maintenance training, this role is responsible for controlling and managing personnel and resources pertinent to AGF Weapon activities in support of the RSAFs 1st Operational Flying Squadron. To assist in the co-ordination and generation of aircraft to achieve the contracted Operational Ready Rates in accordance with industry best practice, BAE Systems procedures, the Maintenance Organisation Exposition and the RSAF Regulatory Framework.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES
Allocating manpower to maintenance activities;
Allocating manpower for flight line duties;
Allocating manpower for EOR and Hit Team duties;
Demanding of aircraft spares;
Raising TPRFs against approved data;
Raising TQs for any aircraft related anomalies;
Carry out PMDS downloads and assess arisings including SHM and EHM analysis as required;
Completing EPDRs for his assigned manpower and identifying and training requirements;
Liaise with the Weapon Supt to ensure all engineering authorisations are up to date;
Carrying out thorough shift handovers;
Ensure tool control procedures are carried out;
Ensure adherence to approved data;
Ensure good husbandry practices are observed and maintained;
Support the QA and higher HQ reporting process;
Identifying and implementing and CI that will support operations;
Support aircrew debriefs as required or in the absence of the Spec Supt;
Provide assistance to the technicians in troubleshooting/fault finding as necessary;
Carry out required Supervisory inspections and checks as and when required by the approved data;
Confirm job completion to the RC;
Review any changes to the approved data that impacts upon their trade (data modules, TyIMPs, TTPs etc);
Ensure all manhours are accurately recorded either on ESS for aircraft maintenance or in a local log for unassigned tasks (fork lift driving, training courses, meetings etc)
Monitoring DLF stock availability and identifying any potential shortfalls or issues with stock holdings;
Welfare and discipline of all assigned staff under their control in conjunction with other Management and Supervisory staff.

RECRUITMENT SPECIFICATION
Essential
Must be educated to HNC level or recognised equivalent or have relevant experience supported by formal, recorded workplace applied related training.
Must have completed a recognised aircraft engineering apprenticeship in industry/military or similar qualification in aircraft systems.
Must have previous Typhoon Weapon Systems experience with a formal ‘Q’ annotation.
Must have extensive post qualification experience of military fast jet maintenance support, at Supervisor level within an operational military flying environment and proven ability to manage all levels of engineering personnel.
Good level of interpersonal skill to co-ordinate a number of activities and the ability to communicate, influence and direct decision making.
Good understanding of company processes and procedures and industry knowledge.
Minimum International English Lanuage Test Scheme – IELTS 5.5

Desirable
An understanding of engineering operating procedures.
Proven Managerial experience within the aerospace industry preferably gained on 3rd and/or 4th Generation military aircraft at Supervisor level or equivalent.
Experience of working in the aviation industry in a Gulf Coast Country preferred.
The ability to act upon his own initiative within the scope of his job.
A conscientious approach to work and meticulous attention to detail.
A track record of meeting strict deadlines without compromising standards and quality.
An understanding of ESS or similar electronic based reporting system.

RECRUITMENT
The post holder will have the following background:
Ex-military with experience serving on an operational military flying unit.
Thorough working knowledge of the Typhoon Weapon Systems.
Experience of working in the aviation industry in a Gulf Coast Country preferred.
The ability to act upon their own initiative within the scope of their role.
A conscientious approach to work and meticulous attention to detail is also required.
Considerable aerospace and defence company/industry knowledge.
A track record of meeting strict deadlines without compromising standards and quality.

EXPATRIATE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary, rent free accommodation, free utilites, with access to free recreation facilities, all available within Company secured accommodation. In addition, a generous leave and travel allowance makes this an opportunity not to be missed.
On successfully securing a role your appointment to Saudi Arabia will initially be on single status. On commencement of employment in Saudi Arabia you will have the opportunity to apply to have your family join you in the future. A full health care scheme is provided within Saudi Arabia.

SAUDI NATIONAL EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous leave and travel allowance, a full health care scheme and access to subsidised recreational facilities

BAE Systems
At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 82,500 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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