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  • Job reference: RMS0158487

Armament Technician Supervisor

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 30/06/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (03/08/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is a major organisation within defence, security and aerospace.

The Role:
To carry out Armament maintenance activities and Supervise the Consolidation Training of assigned RSAF Technicians in support of the RSAF Typhoon Flying programme and generate aircraft to achieve the contracted Operational Ready Rates in accordance with best industry practice, BAE Systems procedures, the Maintenance Organisation Exposition and the RSAF Regulatory Framework.

The post holder will have the following background:
• Ex-military or industry experience of serving on an operational military flying unit.
• Good working knowledge of the Typhoon Armament Systems.
• 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 is also required.
• Previous experience of conducting On-the-Job training activities would be advantageous
• Ability to deliver and Supervise consolidation training activities to engineering personnel.
• A track record of meeting strict deadlines without compromising standards and quality.
The Job Holder requires these attributes as he will be supervising maintenance tasks and consolidation training of RSAF Technicians leading up to the award of 2nd Signature. These tasks will be carried out on operational Royal Saudi Air Force Typhoon military aircraft.

Principal Accountabilities:
• Carrying out Armament maintenance activities including detailed troubleshooting and rectification;
• Carrying out flight line duties as directed;
• Raising TPRFs against approved data;
• Assist with raising TQs for any aircraft related anomalies;
• Support the work centre Supervisor in ensuring shift handovers are accurate;
• Adhering to tool control procedures;
• Provide 100% supervision to assigned RSAF Trainee Technicians at level ‘A’
• Provide and Supervise consolidation training and mentoring to assigned RSAF personnel leading to the award of 1st signature (Technician);
• Providing Supervisory 2nd Signature (over sign) for engineering and maintenance tasks carried out by the RSAF in support of consolidation training on operational aircraft.
• Maintain accurate log books for the assigned RSAF technician.
• Liaise with RSAF and PC management in order to identify any training opportunities or to highlight any potential training shortfalls.
• Support the production of monthly progress reports to identify training progression.
• Assist the training cell by providing additional training and supervision to RSAF and PC personnel (to include but not limited to) Flight Line servicing, aircraft tow duties etc.
• Providing trade cover for the flight line hit team troubleshooting and fixing crew in faults.
• Depending on experience, the post holder may be required to be authorised to undertake independent inspections of Safety Critical Systems (3rd Signature responsibility).
• Deputise for the work centre trade supervisor during periods of leave and absence.
• Support Aircrew post Flight De-briefs as required.
• Train RSAF personnel in the role of Supervisor.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Must be educated to ONC/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 Armament Systems experience with a formal ‘Q’ annotation.
• Must have proven post qualification experience of military fast jet maintenance support, within an operational military flying environment.
• Good level of interpersonal skill and the ability to communicate, influence, deliver and supervise consolidation training to assigned RSAF personnel.
• Previous Supervisory experience gained in a Military environment.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• An understanding of engineering operating procedures.
• 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.
• Previous experience of delivering work place training.
• An understanding of ESS or similar electronic based reporting system.

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