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Avionic Supervisor Merlin SQEP QinetiQ

Location: Salisbury
Employment Type: Full Time - Permanent
Job ID: 9269

QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.  Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. This is an interesting and varied role, with the opportunity to travel both nationally and internationally. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification


Role purpose
The primary purpose of the job is to ensure that aircraft/equipment maintenance and other related tasks are carried out efficiently and to quality in accordance with regulatory and corporate procedures.  To do this, the post holder will have advanced and specialised skills to lead the activities to be carried out, solving problems of a routine nature, providing supervision proportional to the level of competence and experience of the technicians being supervised.  

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

Key Accountabilities
• Working with integrity at all times, raising concerns immediately
• Compliance with all relevant legislation, including HS&E
• Compliance with QinetiQ policies, procedures and manuals
• Completion of tasking within the scheduled time and at an appropriate quality
• Ensuring that he/she has the appropriate tools and equipment to carry out assigned tasks
• Ensuring that his/her Task Manager is aware of the progress/status of assigned tasks
• Identifying to his/her Task Manager when a task is complete and he/she is available for other tasking to be assigned
• Ensuring that all work is properly documented; including update of aircraft technical records and supporting aircraft maintenance information systems as required
• Quality of his/her own work and for the quality of the tasks performed or services provided by those he/she is supervising
• Ensuring his/her competency is at the required standard for the work undertaken
• Ensuring that employees under his/her supervision undertake work in a safe manner
• Appropriately delivering his/her 2nd signature responsibilities and 3rd signature where appropriately delegated
Compliance with the requirements of the QinetiQ Performance Development Review process

Key Capabilities/Knowledge
• Good knowledge and comprehensive understanding of the range of processes, procedures and systems to be used in carrying out assigned tasks and a basic understanding of the underlying concepts and principles upon which the job is based
• Good fault identification and isolation skills
• Good understanding of aircraft publications and aircraft documentation set
• Computer literate and familiarity/training/access with specific aircraft maintenance information systems as required
• Comprehensive understanding of Health, Safety & Environmental regulations applicable to the nature of the work/facility
• Good understanding of how the team integrates with other teams in order to achieve overall objectives of the area
• Ability to make judgements based on practice and previous experience

Experience & Qualifications
• Apprenticeship in an aircraft engineering discipline, or equivalent experience in respective field
• BTEC Diploma or NVQ Level 3 in engineering or equivalent
• Qualification courses (as required) on aircraft/equipment type or associated systems
• Comprehensive knowledge of UK Military Aircraft documentation procedures
• Computer literate and familiarity with specific aircraft maintenance systems as required
• Incorporated Engineer/Engineering Technician status and relevant aircraft technical/supervisory experience (minimum of 5 years).
• Merlin Q Course