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Rotary Wing Avionic Aircraft Technician

Date: 15-May-2022

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Avionic Technician (Rotary Wing).


The primary purpose of the job is to ensure that aircraft/equipment maintenance/aircraft installations and other related tasks are carried out safely, efficiently and to quality in accordance with regulatory and corporate procedures. To do this, the post holder ensures competency is at the required standard. The post holder carries out their assigned tasks as directed by the Task Manager under appropriate Supervision and in accordance with good Health, Safety and Environmental practice.


Whilst maintaining competency on a range of aircraft types you will work to a flexible contract to meet the ever changing demand and could also be detached to QinetiQ/Customer sites other than Boscombe Down.  Candidate will on a flexible working hours contract. 


Key Accountabilities

•    Ensuring that aircraft/equipment maintenance/aircraft installations and other related tasks within candidates trade group are carried out efficiently and to quality in accordance with regulatory and corporate procedures
•    Ensuring that competencies are at the required standard
•    Carrying out assigned tasks as directed by the Task Manager and in accordance with the planned schedule of work
•    Ensuring that appropriate Supervisor authority is sought for progression of tasks being conducted
•    Ensuring that aircraft/equipment paperwork accurately reflects the physical state of the aircraft/equipment at the end of each working day
•    Ensuring Candidate is familiar with all policies, procedures relevant to tasks being conducted
•    Appropriately delivering authorised 1st signature responsibilities
•    Carrying out comprehensive progress inspections and certification of work where appropriate to signatory level
•    Compliance with authorised tool control procedures
•    Operation of Aircraft Ground Equipment and Hangar facilities as appropriate and as directed
•    Aircraft refuelling/defueling as authorised and directed
•    Conducting aircraft movements and handling within the hangar & dispersal areas under appropriate supervision
•    Aircraft marshalling as directed
•    Preparation of aircraft for flight & securing aircraft after flight, including checks for correct fitment of blanks, safety pins and gags etc. Assistance with aircraft role changes as required


Key Capabilities/Knowledge

•    Good knowledge and comprehensive understanding of processes, procedures and systems to be used in carrying out assigned tasking
•    Qualification courses, (as required), on aircraft/equipment type or associated systems
•    Good fault identification and isolation skills
•    Good team working and communications skills
•    Computer literacy and familiarity with specific aircraft maintenance systems as required


Experience & Qualifications

•    Must have served a recognised aeronautical engineering apprenticeship or Service equivalent trade training
•    NVQ in engineering, or equivalent
•    Qualification courses, (as required), on aircraft/equipment type or associated systems
•    Engineering Technician status or relevant aircraft technical experience (3 years plus)


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.