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Airframe / Propulsion Supervisor  

North West Wales£23.7K incl shift allowance 
To ensure Airframe / Propulsion trade tasks pertinent to the maintenance, rectification and preparation of the authorities’ assets are carried out with the correct level of supervision by persons authorised and competent to do so. Tasks are to be monitored and carried out in a safe efficient manner to ensure task progression meets the allocated flying program with out compromising flight safety or the airworthiness of the aircraft. Any problems or foreseen delays are to be passed directly to senior trade supervisor.
To ensure with the available assets allocated tasks are carried out to meet the contracted flying programme.
The allocated manning resource is to be suitably qualified to meet the authorities’ maintenance requirements to return aircraft to the flying state in a safe, timely and cost effective manner.
Ensuring supervised staff adheres to the policies and procedures set out in the list of publications in section 4 of the contract. The list is not exhaustive and does not absolve staff from conforming to other relevant publications not included in the list.
The allocated materials and equipment used to affect the repair, testing and maintenance of assets are to be maintained and controlled in accordance with the authorities’ instructions.
Ensuring sufficient time is allocated to each task to ensure of its quality and completeness, and the nature, complexity environment and skill levels of the tradesman must also be considered prior to any signing of supervisory tasks.
Aircraft rectification and preventative maintenance is dealt with in accordance with the authorities technical instructions.
Any OOPs maintenance carried out on the ASP is adequately supervised and monitored to ensure it is carried out without impact to the next wave.
To act as a communication focal point between the work face and the senior Propulsion supervisor to ensure effective and productive tasking is maintained.
At all times safety and airworthiness issues are paramount to any aircraft operation.
Strive to meet contracted outputs whilst adherence to current standards and guidelines.
Continue to support appropriate training to increase knowledge and awareness of line personnel to increase the effectiveness of 4 FTS operations
Supervisors must recognise those factors in the workplace with accident potential and either report or rectify immediately to illuminate the potential to cause harm.

The actions and decisions taken shall be limited to those actions authorised in Babcock Defence Services Aviation Engineering Routine Orders (AERO) as governed by trade, experience and competence. All supervisors must be fully aware of trends and anomalies that can impact operations across 4 FTS and the relevant trade senior supervisors informed to allow these patterns to be fully
The supervisor shall provide frequent inspection of work areas, work methods and materials and equipment used.
All work recording entries on aircraft documentation are explicit, complete and legible.
Reference to any associated stage, functional or independent checks have been documented including references to the technical publication used.
Experience of RAF Quality Control procedures and reporting.
Previous supervisory experience in a similar environment.
Engine ground running, use of vibration monitoring equipment.
Comprehensive understanding of current RAF, MOD F700 series documentation
The Company Wide Business System.
A sound working knowledge of the companies’ sickness absence management policy.
Health and Safety Awareness.
RAF Engineering Policy and Organisation.
Good communication skills, both oral and written.
A working knowledge of IT systems able to retrieve and access information from a data base.
Working knowledge of military fast jet armed operations.
Supervisory experience in an aviation or engineering background, with the most recent to have come from a military flying environment
Specialist knowledge/training/experience I.e. Engine ground running, use of vibration monitoring equipment.
Diagnostic experience on Aircraft systems and components
Knowledge and experience of working with quality, safety and environmental management systems.
Knowledge of team building and motivation.        
Able to display a positive attitude to their work.
Self motivated and able to work on own initiative.
Able to work under pressure and achieve deadlines.
Articulate in oral and written communication.
Able to implement and maintain efficient working practices.
Positive focus to ensure contracted output is balanced against customers’ goals.
Able to implement and maintain efficient working practices.
Propulsion course
Aircraft documentation course
System diagnostics - propulsion course
Wiring husbandry - supply course
Wiring husbandry - general
Hawk aircraft zone course
Environmental awareness course
Disciplinary course
Manual handling course
COSHH & risk assessment course
Supervisory management course
Tony Harland, 01639-639200  
03 May 2008    

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