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Supervisor - Aircraft Maintenance

London Heathrow Airport  Further Information
Job Type
Salary: Competetive per annum plus excellent benefits
Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 4 days (0700-1900) / 4 Off / 4 Nights (1900-0700) / 4 Off
Location: Heathrow Line, Heathrow Airport
Closing date:  16th August  2018

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In a nutshell


This is a fantastic opportunity for an Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor to join Virgin Atlantic's (VAA) Engineering department. You will be based at Heathrow Line and will 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.

You will be working 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.


Day to day

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


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


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


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

As an Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor, you will hold valid European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) / Civil Aviation Authority (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.

As an effective communicator and have experience in managing and leading teams of multi skilled individuals. If the above sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

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. 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. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.

Be you - our differences make us stronger 
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin holidays are equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Our aim is to employ people who reflect the diverse nature of society which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated and we can unleash the potential of our brilliant mix of people.
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