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Engineer at Virgin Atlantic

A Licensed Technician

location_onLondon Heathrow
Up To £56,600 plus shift pay

Job Details

Salary: Up To £56,600 plus shift pay
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Full Time (inc shift work)
Location: London Heathrow
Closing date:  6th June 2024

In a nutshell

At Virgin Atlantic Airways, we believe that everyone can take on the world, and it's our vision to become the most loved travel company. As we embark on this next exciting stage of our journey, we're harnessing our spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation to challenge the status quo.
We have one of the cleanest and greenest fleets in the sky, from Airbus A350s and A330neos to the Boeing 787s. Our Engineering team is made up of aircraft maintenance technicians, engineers, planners, and supply chain teams that help make sure they're well maintained and ready to get our customers to their chosen destinations. So, if you're ready to take your career to new heights, read on!
As an Aircraft Technician you are responsible for accomplishing delegated maintenance tasks on Virgin Atlantic or contracted customers aircraft to the required Airworthiness standards. The primary objective is to ensure the continued safe operation of the aircraft by achieving, and striving to exceed, the standards of airworthiness set by Corporate and Airworthiness Authority policy, procedures and requirements.

Day to day

  • Carry out hands-on maintenance of aircraft.
  • Technicians must adhere to manufacturers approved maintenance procedures and the instruction of the designated supervising Engineer.
  • A Technician will also be expected to work on delegated tasks without supervision using their own initiative.
  • Technicians are expected to apply sound engineering practices to their duties and to fully communicate their actions. The Quality of maintenance accomplished by Technicians will affect the safety and operational reliability of the aircraft. Failure to meet standards will impose a cost penalty on the airline, which could be combined with poor customer satisfaction and perception of VAA quality of service.
  • Participate in appraisals.
  • Drive effective control of costs as applicable to job role.
  • Drive compliance with Engineering safety.

About you

  • Must have a full, valid, UK driving license
  • Knowledge of current Health and Safety procedures is a must.
  • You'll have experience and technical knowledge of the Virgin fleet sufficient to determine the airworthiness of any component or system guidance.
  • You'll need demonstrable adaptation to change in working practices and environment with excellent communication skills.
  • You will have successfully completed a recognised aeronautical apprenticeship or equivalent, relevant experience and possess a sound aircraft engineering background, with relevant experience, demonstrating clear and effective hand skills and thinking.
  • Holding company approvals on fleet aircraft types, in respect of CAA Licence categories held would be desirable.
  • We are looking for candidates with CAA Licence qualifications coupled with the associated certification responsibilities, as required - CAA Part 66 A Licence is essential.
The perks

We offer a competitive basic salary, with the addition of a shift allowance and fantastic development opportunities to grow and evolve. And of course, we're renowned for our brilliant staff travel benefits, which are among the best in the industry. We encourage everyone to take on the world, and you're no exception.

Be yourself

Our customers come from all walks of life and so do our colleagues. That's why we're proud to be an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from all backgrounds. At Virgin Atlantic, we believe everyone can take on the world - no matter your age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disabilities, religion, or beliefs. We celebrate difference and everything that makes our colleagues unique by upholding an inclusive environment in which we can all thrive. So that everyone at Virgin Atlantic can be themselves and know they belong.

To make your journey with us accessible and individual to you, we encourage you to let us know if you'd like a little extra help with your application, or if you have any individual requirements at any stage along your recruitment journey. We are here to support you, so please reach out to our team, ([email protected]) feeling confident that we've got your individual considerations covered.