F35 Surface Finish Team Leader

BAE Systems
Norfolk, Kings Lynn, England
09 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Hannah Bence
Job Type

F35 Surface Finish Team Leader

Would you like to help shape the future of Surface Finish capability within the UK? We currently have a vacancy for a F35 Surface Finish Team Leader at our site in RAF Marham, Norfolk.

As a F35 Surface Finish Team Leader, you will be managing the delivery of the Surface Finish capability for UK Freedom of Action, for F-35 Components and in-time F-35 Aircraft. You will be the focal point for the surface finish capability, responsible for all activities undertaken within the facility and its output to the Maintenance & Finish facility and external customers.

This newly created role will provide you with a unique opportunity to support the 5th generation of stealth fighter jets and help establish and grow this capability in the UK within a purpose-built facility.

Your main responsibilities as a F35 Surface Finish Team Leader will involve:

Establishing the component spray booth and mixing room capability

Working in partnership with the Shared Service to resource and train skilled sprayers expected to operate within the facility as described within the Surface Finish contract

Ensuring compliance of the facility in line with the Part 145 MOE (Maintenance Organisation Exposition)

Providing input to the Surface Finish facility solution design

Managing the day to day output of the Surface Finish facility

Developing management plans for service provision and capability sustainment

Working in partnership with the new business bid team to identify future opportunities and providing support to full aircraft spray capability

Holding a Letter of Delegation from the Head of Maintenance for the delivery of maintenance services

Your skills and qualifications as a F35 Surface Finish Team Leader:


Apprenticeship (including a City & Guilds 2675 or 2661) or equivalent qualification or experience in Engineering/Aeronautical Engineering

Experience in surface finishing ideally in Aviation sector

Good knowledge of support services within a Maintenance environment


Experience of Low Observable surface coatings

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. You will be capable of leading and developing a team and will have excellent organisational and planning skills to ensure delivery of required results.

Location: RAF Marham, Norfolk

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

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