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Vacancy Details

Ground Operative - REF No. HQ4917

Industry Sector: Aviation
Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire, England

Salary: circa £10 per Hour

FRS Office: FRS Headquarters
Consultant: William Son

Job Summary

A Ground Operative with experience of working in an aviation environment and working as part of a small team is required to join our innovative and specialist client. You will enjoy working outdoors and should be willing to undertake training and learn new skills. This role requires flexibility to work on a rota outside normal office hours and, on occasion, extended periods away from base, sometimes overseas. Applications from ex-military personnel are strongly encouraged.

Detailed Job Description

A Ground Operative with experience of working in an aviation environment and working as part of a small team is required to join our innovative and specialist client. You will enjoy working outdoors and should be willing to undertake training and learn new skills. This role requires flexibility to work on a rota outside normal office hours and, on occasion, extended periods away from base, sometimes overseas.

Applications from ex-military personnel are strongly encouraged.

Key Responsibilities:

The Ground Operative will, under the direction of the Pressure Watch Manager, be responsible for diverse activities consisting, but not exclusively, of:

* Maintaining the pressure watch on the aircraft (involves shift work and includes nights and weekends on a roster basis);
* Record keeping and reporting as appropriate;
* Operation and maintenance of ground support equipment in Launch and Recovery operations;
* Operation and maintenance of specific equipment associated with fuel and gas handling including replenishment and purification;
* Technical and safety support in production and maintenance activities;
* Logistical support in equipment transfer to and from alternate locations.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essentials:

Education/Training/Qualifications:

- Demonstrable literacy and numeracy

Skills/Abilities/Competencies:

- Good hand to eye co-ordination;

- A good team worker and, after training and qualification, able to take responsibility for the safety and security of aircraft and the operations and maintenance team around the aircraft;

- Possessing good communication skills;

- Able to learn quickly and with on the job training complete the tasks listed above;

- Able to integrate into the Operations team.

Personal Attributes:

- An energetic, positive attitude with a flexible approach is required;

- Self-motivated, with high levels of commitment;

- Willing to undertake outdoor work in varying weather conditions;

- Orderly in character, the candidate will be receptive, responsive, resourceful and reliable.

Other Requirements:

- Able to commute reliably to the company base of operations;

- Hold a valid passport and full UK driving licence.

Desirable:

- Previous experience in aviation and a small team environment, working outdoors.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Salary: circa £25,000 plus overtime (paid at normal rate of £10 per hour) and benefits (life assurance, pension, and 25 days' annual leave). Pay will be reviewed an increased upon experience and performance.

Hours: 48 hours a week. Shifts are on a rota between other ground operatives. Sometimes will work 4 night shifts and have 2-3 days off and then 4 day shifts.


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