Maintenance Support Engineer

BAE Systems
Lancashire, England, Blackburn
Closing date
27 Jan 2021

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Maintenance Support Engineer

Would you like to work as part of our Air team where 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? We currently have a vacancy for a Maintenance Support Engineer at our site in Samlesbury.

As a Maintenance Support Engineer, you will work within a team responsible for supporting the co-ordination and management of all manufacturing assets; whether that be preventative planned maintenance, responsiveness to unplanned breakdowns, legislative and regulatory requirements, asset performance and data capture, external supplier servicing and support, obsolescence, risk and spares management.

This role will provide you with the opportunity of dealing with multiple stakeholders, customers and suppliers. The workload which although initially planned can be reactive and dynamic to change

including scheduling, financials, use of data toolsets and significant levels of communication. You will be working within a wider team but with a scope of work that is autonomous.

Your main responsibilities as a Maintenance Support Engineer will involve:

Managing site service contracts scope and delivery, from order placement and integrated scheduling, to attendance on site, completion of works and receipt invoicing, to performance monitoring against contract.

Maintaining and building upon relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers

Ensuring financial transactions and processes are adhered to and appropriate management of respective data for historical capture and audit purposes.

Ensuring that engaged contractors adhere to BAE required use of external contractor requirements and the presentation of valid, topical documentation to demonstrate compliance

Carrying out duties of department IT and Office Administrator with CPC card purchasing duties

Supporting internal and external audit compliance against contracts and documentation

Your skills and qualifications as a Maintenance Support Engineer:

Essential Skills:

Proven experience of influencing, collaborating and liaising with multiple internal departments and external stakeholders

Proven work experience and knowledge of administrating and managing IT toolsets and drive accounts

Capable of detailed financial transaction management

Demonstrable experience of autonomous working

Desirable Skills:

Using toolsets such as AMEX / Concur / Coupa / SAP etc.

Proven Continuous Improvement inputs into current and/or past roles

Knowledge of working with Asset Management Systems

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills, written and verbal (remote and in person). You will liaise confidently with senior stakeholders and have the ability to influence. You will also have the ability to plan, schedule, co-ordinate and manage change.

Location: Samlesbury

Salary: £37,654

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.

BAE Systems Air

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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