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 controlling and supervising Mechanical tradesmen, and associated resources, 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, Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) personnel and Royal Air Force (RAF) Secondees as well as perform mentoring and consolidation development of these tradesmen in the Line (Forward) Maintenance environment.
Controlling and supervising all continuing airworthiness and maintenance activities carried out on Typhoon aircraft by Mechanical tradesmen, and others, placed in their Area of Responsibility.
Ensuring that all personnel engaged in activities in their Area of Responsibility follow the correct practices and observe safety precautions thereby complying with the requirements and limitations detailed in the Salam Support Safety Case Report.
Ensuring that no one is exposed to any unnecessary or uncontrolled risk in their Area of Responsibility, as far as is reasonably practicable.
Ensuring that all continuing airworthiness and maintenance activities conducted within their Area of Responsibility are carried out in accordance with current processes and procedures by appropriately authorised, qualified and experienced personnel.
Ensuring good husbandry practices are implemented effectively.
Ensuring FOD control measures are implemented effectively.
Ensuring that relevant Safety Management Systems and Maintenance Error Management Systems are understood and implemented by staff under their supervision.
Coaching and mentoring BAES and RSAF personnel under their supervision.
Transferring knowledge and delivering consolidation development to BAES and RSAF personnel under their supervision.
Assisting with aircraft handling and flight line activities when required.
Completing any other reasonable duties or requests made by appropriate line managers
The following qualifications and experience are essential for this post:
Qualified to HNC or recognised equivalent level in an Aeronautical Engineering or related subject.
Successfully completed a recognised aircraft engineering apprenticeship or similar practical aircraft maintenance training programme delivered by a NATO air force or approved aircraft maintenance training provider.
Extensive experience as a Category B1 Licenced aircraft maintenance technician or military equivalent.
Extensive experience working as a supervisor of Mechanical tradesmen maintaining Typhoon aircraft at either Line (Forward) or Base (Depth) Maintenance.
Extensive experience working as a Mechanical tradesmen conducting Line maintenance on fast-jet aircraft on an operational military flying unit in a NATO air force
The post holder will have the following background:
Currently working in an aircraft maintenance organisation conducting or supporting Line (Forward) Maintenance of military fast-jets (Typhoon preferred).
Proven track record supervising Mechanical aircraft maintenance technicians maintaining military fast jet aircraft (Typhoon preferred).
Demonstrable experience working as a Mechanical certifying 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 Mechanical 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.
In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary, rent free accommodation and utilities, 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
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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