Contract: Permanent, Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week on a shift basis - 4 on 4 off
Location: HeathrowClosing date: 28th August 2017
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/guidelinesEnsure accurate and correct maintenance records are kept in line with Part 145 requirements
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.
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