All Locations
Bournemouth
Department
Engineering
Advertising Salary
Excellent package and benefits
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Engineering

The Role

Draken Europe offers exciting careers that matter.

We believe that mission success does not start with the mission itself. It begins with our people.

The Role

Draken Europe is recruiting a B1 Licenced Aircraft Engineer (LAE) at our operating base near Bournemouth Airport. The B1 LAE will be focussed on Fleet Maintenance and duties will include; maintenance and repair of aircraft and equipment, control of resources and supervision of engineers.

Key Requirements

  • Supervise and certify any work within the terms of their company authorisation within technical logs or on company worksheets / work cards.
  • Carry out scheduled / unscheduled maintenance inspections, defect rectification, modifications, service bulletins on company aircraft as directed.
  • Ensure compliance with published maintenance documentation and company procedures including all SHE related aspects.
  • Complete work cards in a timely manner and accurately record any additional defects found.
  • Notify the SLAE of any critical defects immediately and then work with the supervisor to develop solutions.
  • To be particularly responsible for the maintenance of aircraft and / or the component allocated by the supervisor. This includes at detached locations in support of further operations.
  • Liaise with those departments necessary to complete the tasks allocated.
  • Work within the budgets defined and highlight any potential financial risks when recognised.
  • Be responsible and accountable for the ground movement of aircraft as assigned by the SLAE.
  • Deputise for the SLAE in their absence.
  • Supervise and perform adequate safety checks prior to and during aircraft maintenance, particularly while performing functional tests.
  • To assist the supervisory & management team with the development of best working practices within the business and support the personal development of the team.

Experience / skills / qualifications

Experience:

  • Previous experience in a line maintenance operation acting as a certifier. Preferably with experience of base maintenance.
  • Experience on pressurised twin engine turbine / turbo-prop aircraft 
  • Proven and recent supervisory experience leading teams and a proven record of delivery.
  • Good leadership and motivational qualities.
  • Commercial background – familiar with working to tight deadlines and budgetary requirements.

Education:

  • EASA Part 66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence Category B1
  •  Approved apprenticeship or equivalent.
  • Computer literate. (Aero-Trac Experience Preferred)
  • Falcon 20 (CF700) Type Rating
  • Falcon 20-5 (Honeywell TFE731) Type Rating (preferred
  • Bombardier CL 604 Type rating or experience (advantage)
  • BN2T Type rating or experience (advantage)
  • EASA Part 66 Licence category C (preferred)
  • No licence restrictions
  • Working knowledge of applicable regulatory requirements i.e., Part 145, Part 21, Part CAMO, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, and ISO 27001.

 

Motivations:

  • Self-starter who looks for lateral solutions.
  • Needs to understand and deliver customer service, whilst representing the company interests.
  • Needs to be able to enjoy working within a small team.
  • An ability to work safely while meeting expected delivery schedules.
  • An ambition to cross trade and extend licence to cover category i.e. B2 certification privileges in the future.
  • A willingness to work flexible hours, to assist in aircraft recoveries and deploy on short notice detachments when required.
  • Willingness to support multiple aircraft types at various locations within the UK, Europe and KSA.

 

 Our employee values
Draken is committed to eliminating unlawful and unfair discrimination and we celebrate the differences that a diverse workforce brings. A range of perspective and talent supports our values and drives our success, with a mix of voices generating better discussions, business decisions and outcomes for all.

We are also an Armed Forces friendly organization, and as part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant, welcome applications from veterans and services spouses and partners who meet the criteria in our job specifications.

In line with our Disability Confident Commitments, we provide reasonable adjustments to facilitate our interview process, please liaise with us if any reasonable adjustments are required.

About Us

Whether it is adversarial support, electronic attack or customised rotary-wing training, we offer the most accurate and advanced readiness training in the industry. Our vast, differentiated fleet, cutting edge hardware and experienced instructors are engaged to help your mission take off.
 
Being ready is not only a matter of when. But where. We provide services in the UK, US and across the NATO countries. Making sure that our allies can manouver around defeat and prepare to prevail.
 
 

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