Fixed term
Prestwick
Posted 10 months ago

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Shift supervisor, certifying engineers will carry certification on the zones and areas assigned to them. You will liaise with the Check Manager and review and approve the work of mechanics where necessary.

Job Accountabilities

  • To carry out certification of work carried out in accordance with the scope and privileges of the authorizations held and in accordance with the company
  • Supervising staff, in conjunction with a lead mechanic, allocated to the aircraft or zone that the Certifying Engineer is accountable for
  • Ensuring that any significant findings that could affect the aircraft delivery are reported via the correct channels as soon as possible
  • ·Ensuring that work is carried out in the most efficient manner, ensuring the aircraft turnaround times are met
  • Perform maintenance on aircraft and certify for all work performed, ensure correct staging, manual references, tooling and materials used are captured and accurate detail is provided.
  • Ensure continuity of work by completing the handover log and being available to give a handover at shift changes
  • Ensuring spares are identified and provisioned in the most time efficient manner, to avoid any delays in defect rectification
  • Keeping production boards up to date on a regular basis reflecting aircraft progress, critical item and timelines
  • Completing the customer work pack and all associated paperwork in line with regulatory requirements and company procedures
  • Ensure correct use and accuracy of the MRO system is maintained with regards to all maintenance activities.
  • Maintain awareness and knowledge of regulatory requirements and any associated changes in relation to EASA Part 145, Part M and Part 66
  • Housekeeping, ensuring work areas are kept clean and tidy as reasonably practicable
  • Ensuring personal license and authorization remain valid
  • Ad hoc project work as required within the scope of the role

Communication and Working Relationships

Internal

Senior Management: The Certifying Engineer shall provide information to Senior Management as required

Mid-Management: The Certifying Engineer shall provide information to, Commercial Manager and Base Maintenance Manager as required

Lower levels: The Certifying Engineer shall provide information to Planning, Production and Safety and compliance departments as required

External

The Certifying Engineer shall liaise with Chevron Management, planning, procurement and program managers concerning all requirements, ensuring all are correctly interpreted and processed.

Budget accountability:

The Certifying Engineer does not have any budget responsibility but must understand and manage the budget ascribed to the hangar.

Operating Environment

The role is based in a hangar environment. On a 5 on 4 off shift pattern, from 07:00 – 19:00 12-hour shifts.

Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge

Qualification & Education:

  • A recognized apprenticeship within the aircraft industry or similar
  • EASA Part 66 License, B1, B2 or B1&B2 on at least 2 aircraft types on company’s approval

Experience:

  • Full understanding of regulatory requirements in relation to Part 145
  • Minimum 5 years’ hands on experience of certifying aircraft with an EASA Part 66 Licence and appropriate company authorisation
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Experience of supervising departmental Health & Safety & Compliance
  • Completed IOSH working safely course is desirable

Training & Knowledge:

  • Technical experience in aviation and able to demonstrate knowledge of airworthiness regulation, MOE, MEL and its use, SRM understanding and the limits of technical data and the impact of that.
  • Have a working knowledge of Aircraft Maintenance Production Planning;
  • High standard of English language (written and oral)
  • High standard of computer literacy, especially Microsoft Office Suite

Must have right to work within the UK

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract

Benefits:

  • Company pension
  • Health & wellbeing programme
  • On-site parking
  • Private dental insurance
  • Referral programme

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Prestwick: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

Application question(s):

  • Right to work within the UK

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Willingness to travel:

  • 25% (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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