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Salary: £42,342 plus shift pay (depending on experience) and excellent benefits
Contract: Permanent

Location 1: The Base, Crawley Hours: 12 hour days, 4 on 4 off shift Earlies and Lates
Location 2: The Hangar, LGW Hours: 12 hour days, 4 on 4 off shift
Closing date: 28th June 2019


In a nutshell

As a Maintenance Planning Engineer you'll be responsible for ensuring that the Virgin Atlantic (VAA) fleet compliance is maintained in accordance with the approved Maintenance Programme - as specified by the legal & mandatory requirements of the Air Navigation Order, Part M, Part 145, EU-OPS and relevant EASA regulations.

This is achieved by the timely planning and co-ordination of maintenance planning activities in close liaison with other Engineering and Airline departments including the production and issue of technical documentation to the appropriate environment. These are to include the VAA Line / Hangars, outstations & 3rd Party MRO’s.

The overall aim is to integrate the maintenance needs of the VAA fleet with the Flying Programme in a safe and cost effective manner.


Day to day


About you

We are seeking individuals that have preferably served a recognised apprenticeship in Aircraft Engineering with knowledge to the level of a Licensed Aircraft Engineer, or equivalent. Knowledge of EASA regulations Part 145, Part M, Part 21, Air Navigation Orders will be also be key for this role. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the safety and reliability issues whilst also having knowledge of current planning techniques and systems together with a good working understanding of IT in general.

You’ll have experience of working within a busy planning environment and managing the planning of checks from inception to completion. Working knowledge of Maintenance Programmes planning, work pack production and methodology, Technical Records control is essential to the role. You will be able to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal, communicative skill with personal effectiveness and will be able to work unsupervised or as part of a team, being a highly motivated, professional, flexible individual with a keen attention to detail. If the above sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. We also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.

Be you - our differences make us stronger
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin holidays are equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible applicants regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Our aim is to employ people who reflect the diverse nature of society which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated and we can unleash the potential of our brilliant mix of people.
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