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Salary: Competitive per annum plus excellent benefits
Contract: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Sun, 4 on 4 off (Days & Nights)
Location: London Heathrow Airport Line, Heathrow Airport
Closing date: 25th March 2019


In a nutshell

This is a fantastic opportunity for an Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor to join Virgin Atlantic's (VAA) Engineering department. You will be based at Heathrow Line and will be accountable for effective front line supervision of aircraft and maintenance teams to ensure delivery of maintenance plans and compliance with all safety, regulatory, company requirements and procedures.

You will be working with the Production, planning and technical managers to lead and complete the maintenance plan for the responsible area by delivering the highest safety, maintenance and reliability standards whilst achieving the required quality and cost targets.


Day to day

Responsible for the completion of all planned and ad-hoc maintenance tasks within a shift, through effective front line supervision and allocation of resources, equipment, assets and use of the full scope of qualifications held

Responsible for meeting productivity and cost targets and exploring and implementing improvement opportunities

Working on a shift basis and responsible for the management of the team

Responsible for team compliance with environmental and health & safety regulations/guidelines

Responsible for people management of a team of staff at all grades in accordance with all VAA employment policies (e.g. disciplinary and attendance management, performance management and grievance resolution)

Ensure and support effective communications within the shift/team

Act as the focal point of communication between the aircraft engineers, front desk, Tech Ops, and third parties as required to ensure efficient and timely maintenance is carried out

Support and implement change to create a culture of continuous improvement in a production environment in order to increase unit performance

Implement continuous improvement plans to drive efficiency within the Production teams to minimise disruption and maximise aircraft performance

Manage individual staff and teams from all grades on-the-shift in maintenance and compliance activities: Management of airmanship standards, including compliance with regulations and company procedures to ensure continued

Maintenance oversight for individual and team activities around the aircraft side ensuring compliance with safety, regulatory and airmanship standards

Accountable for team compliance with environmental and health & safety regulations/guidelines

Ensure accurate and correct maintenance records are kept in line with Part 145 requirements


About you

As an Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor, you will hold valid European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) / Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Licence qualifications coupled with the associated certification responsibilities and company approvals on VAA fleet types.

You will have sound knowledge of EASA/CAA airworthiness regulations and an understanding of internal procedures and awareness of quality, health & safety and environmental legislative requirements. Good understanding of Engineering IT Systems (Ultramain) is essential to this role.

As an effective communicator and have experience in managing and leading teams of multi skilled individuals. If the above sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!