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Mechanical Supervisor (Apache)

Middle Wallop, England Job ID 00000382052 Category Manufacturing, Repair and Maintenance Post Date Jul. 06, 2023
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Job Description

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This role will provide direct supervision of Mechanical trade tasks and personnel and co-ordination of relevant technical documentation as part of on-aircraft maintenance support at the UK Apache Operational Conversion Unit (OCU), located at the Training Base at Middle Wallop.

Candidate must be experienced in the maintenance, modification and repair of aircraft, and aircraft components within their trade. Previous experience in leadership, supervision and control of technical staff is necessary – AH64 type course is desirable. The role requires an individual with good communication skills, with the ability to distribute and sequence technical work requirements to their team, controlling demanding workloads, whilst delivering to a high standard, and maintaining schedule. Candidate must be capable of understanding and interpreting technical documents, drawings and associated publications. Possess a working knowledge of MAA Regulatory Articles (RA), MAA Regulatory Publication (MRP) Part 145, aviation Quality Assurance (QA) and Safety Management System (SMS) and the application of these requirements within their area of accountability, responsibility and authority. They will supervise maintenance activities, fault diagnosis and carry out disturbed system functional tests.

The role will supervise technicians to perform tasks associated with aircraft safe handling, maintenance, modification and flight test. Candidate will be responsible to ensure established process adherence, accurate and timely work recording and contractual/regulatory compliance. Candidate must be able to work under minimal supervision with limited direction.


  • Leads the assembly disassembly and modification of systems by overseeing the change removal replacement or upgrade of aerospace vehicle components to correct failures or implement changes
  • Oversees assembly disassembly or overhaul. Configures aerospace vehicles and bench test equipment
  • Directs troubleshooting of complex pneumatic hydraulic and electrical systems to isolate mechanical or electrical faults and repair faulty components
  • Oversees validation/verification testing of systems and components
  • Documents procedures and established processes to ensure contractual and regulatory compliance (e.g. repairs test results applicable modifications and inspection results)
  • Inspects components and verifies repairs for flight worthiness requirements.
  • Leads and supervises others to perform tasks associated with the safe handling of an aerospace vehicle (e.g. jacking, towing and system operations).
  • Provides training and mentors others. Works under minimal direction.

Duties include:

  • The direct supervision and/or conduct of Mechanical trade tasks on the Apache AH-64E in accordance with the Air System Document Set (ADS), Military Aviation Authority (MAA) Regulatory Publications (MRP) and the BDUK Operations Manual.
  • Exercising maintenance responsibilities in accordance with issued Authorisations.
  • Exercising personal responsibility for safety, quality, integrity, Foreign Object Debris (FOD) prevention and tool control/accountability.
  • Leading and supervising others working in teams/shifts.
  • Undertaking shift working in support of the Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) Flying Programme (FLYPRO) as required.
  • Under the direction of the Ground Crew Team, assisting in the conduct of aircraft ground movement and safety tasks.
  • Assuming responsibility for assigned secondary duties.
  • Conducting other duties and tasks that may be assigned by Team Leads and/or Operations management.

Required Experience / Qualifications:

  • Experience supervising a team of aircraft technicians
  • Experience conducting independent technical inspections

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a UK military air environment (MAE)
  • A technical or vocational qualification at UK NQF Level 3 or higher
  • Registration with a Professional UK body as an Engineering Technician would be appropriate for this role

What Boeing offers you

As a BDUK employee, you will have the freedom to choose a healthy work-life balance through flexible working arrangements, incentive programmes and access to a range of resources and tools to support your growth and wellbeing.

This includes our industry-leading Boeing Learning Together program which offers generous funding to help you enhance your skills — and learn new ones — at hundreds of accredited colleges and universities across the globe.

The Boeing benefits package goes above and beyond, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

  • Competitive salary and annual incentive plans
  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
  • 23 days plus UK public holidays and a Winter Break between Christmas and New Year.
  • Pension Plan with up to 6% employer contribution
  • Short Term Sickness: 100% pay for the first 26 weeks
  • Long Term Sickness: 66.67% of annual salary from 27th week
  • 3x annual salary life insurance
  • Learning Together Programme to support your on-going personal and career development
  • Access to Boeing’s Well Being Programs, tool and incentives
  • 6 weeks paternity leave

Work Authorization:

This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorization to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to obtain Immigration and labor sponsorship for any applicants.

Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

Security Clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain a UK security clearance (SC) for which UK residency is required. All information will be checked and verified.

Relocation: This position does not offer relocation. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not accept unlawful discrimination in our recruitment or employment practices on any grounds including but not limited to; race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military and veteran status, or other characteristics covered by applicable law.

We have teams in more than 65 countries, and each person plays a role in helping us become one of the world’s most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies. We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to share with our recruitment team any accommodations required during the recruitment process. Accommodations may include but are not limited to: conducting interviews in accessible locations that accommodate mobility needs, encouraging candidates to bring and use any existing assistive technology such as screen readers and offering flexible interview formats such as virtual or phone interviews.

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