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Supervisor - Aircraft Maintenance (LHR)

Job Type

Salary: Competitive

Permanent, Full Time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week on a shift basis - 4 on 4 off

Location: Heathrow

Closing date: 28th August 2017

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In a nutshell

You'll be accountable for effective front line supervision of aircraft and maintenance teams to ensure delivery of maintenance plans and compliance with all safety, regulatory, company requirements and procedures.

Day to day

Work with the Production, planning and technical managers to lead and complete the maintenance plan for the responsible area by delivering the highest safety, maintenance and reliability standards whilst achieving the required quality and cost targets

Responsible for the completion of all planned and ad-hoc maintenance tasks within a shift, through effective front line supervision and allocation of resources, equipment, assets and use of the full scope of qualifications held

Responsible for meeting productivity and cost targets and exploring and implementing improvement opportunities

People management responsibilities

Working on a shift basis and responsible for the management of the team

Responsible for team compliance with environmental and health & safety regulations/guidelines

Responsible for people management of a team of staff at all grades in accordance with all VAA employment policies (e.g. disciplinary and attendance management, performance management and grievance resolution)

Ensure and support effective communications within the shift/team

Act as the focal point of communication between the aircraft engineers, front desk, Tech Ops, and third parties as required to ensure efficient and timely maintenance is carried out

Drive continuous improvement across Production

Support and implement change to create a culture of continuous improvement in a production environment in order to increase unit performance

Implement continuous improvement plans to drive efficiency within the Production teams to minimise disruption and maximise aircraft performance

Responsible for safety plan delivery

Manage individual staff and teams from all grades on-the-shift in maintenance and compliance activities:

Management of airmanship standards, including compliance with regulations and company procedures to ensure continued Maintenance oversight for individual and team activities around the aircraft side ensuring compliance with safety, regulatory and airmanship standards

Accountable for team compliance with environmental and health & safety regulations/guidelines

Ensure accurate and correct maintenance records are kept in line with Part 145 requirements

About you

We are looking for candidates who hold valid EASA/CAA Licence qualifications coupled with the associated certification responsibilities and company approvals on VAA fleet types. You will have sound knowledge of EASA/CAA airworthiness regulations and an understanding of internal procedures and awareness of quality, health & safety and environmental legislative requirements. Good understanding of Engineering IT Systems (Ultramain) is essential to this role.

You will be an effective communicator and have experience in managing and leading teams of multi skilled individuals.

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. Beyond a whole world of travel opportunities, we also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies.

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