Mechanical Technician

BAE Systems
Moray, Lossiemouth, Scotland
Closing date
27 Oct 2020
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Mechanical Technician

Would you like to play a key role providing in service support to the UK and core nation Typhoon fleets? We currently have a vacancy for a Mechanical Technician at our site in RAF Lossiemouth.

As a Mechanical Technician, you will be Working in conjunction with the RAF, the role will undertake maintenance, repair and modification activities to meet the requirements of the UK Typhoon fleet, as part of the TyTAN Enterprise Service.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work in a brand-new role in the UK, working to both RAF and BAE System governance. This will be a fast paced and dynamic role as you will be responding to delivering a service to the first line operational environment within Typhoon.

Your main responsibilities as a Mechanical Technician will involve:

Supporting the Maintenance Team Leader and Maintenance Supervisor in executing the Team output as defined by the agreed STF Maintenance Plan.

Performing a range of maintenance tasks including: strip, repair, modification and maintenance, such as removal, installation and functional test with the appropriate level of supervision, or self-supervision where authorised to do so.

Ensuring that all assigned maintenance activities are carried out in compliance with all regulatory requirements, QR640, including all associated procedures and standards, and any other applicable Company procedures and standards.

Ensuring that all maintenance tasks are conducted IAW approved data using the approved toolsets

Maintaining personal task authorisation levels and ensuring that any training requirements are identified to the Supervisory/Maintenance Team Leader.

Ensuring timely identification and provisioning of all required aircraft spares, tooling, aircraft support and test equipment, and maintenance facility requirements.

Ensuring all aircraft maintenance activities are appropriately documented and airworthiness records are accurately maintained within the Aircraft F700 documentation and relevant electronic documentation systems.

Identifying any emergent maintenance support requirements directly to Maintenance Team Leader or Aircraft Maintenance Controller.

Your skills and qualifications:


ONC or equivalent qualification/experience in Aeronautical Engineering

Relevant work experience within the aircraft maintenance environment working at operator/technician level

Experience on Typhoon aircraft

Must have current Typhoon Q Course or Type Course

Good knowledge of Maintenance documentation (Engineering Support System (ESS) and associated toolsets)


Good knowledge of quality procedures, processes and specifications in relation to Military Maintenance Organisation (MMO - QR640)

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual with good problem solving skills - ability use personal judgement to interrogate symptoms, approved technical data, and follow diagnostic procedures to arrive at fit-for-purpose solutions.

Location: RAF Lossiemouth

Salary: £28,500

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

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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