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​MPI have a requirement for Instructional Officers to be based in Stafford (Cryogenics)

Ongoing contract

This role is IN Scope of IR35 – PAYE £13.42 per hour


To train military and civilian personnel in the safe use of various equipment, chemicals and regulations to enable them to complete their specific role.

Job description

A person who possesses training skills with a background as mechanical engineer with an understanding of safe use and maintenance of cryogenic equipment (oxygen & Nitrogen) who will be prepared to undertake specific training in Air Separation Unit and ancillary equipment.

To manage and deliver all training courses relating to safe use, operation and handling of Oxygen/ Nitrogen Ground Support Equipment to service personnel including Air Separation Unit operators and installer awarding approved certification prior to deployment/ posting.

The production and maintenance of training media; ensuring all lesson content reflects the most up to date theory/practice as defined in the relevant Publication.

The preparation/ maintenance of materials and equipment used in conjunction with the appropriate lessons. Responsible for the control and implementation of a method of student assessment including the maintenance of student records and issue of Course Certificates as required. Ensure own F4820 is relevant to work being undertaken is reviewed and locally approved.

Working closely with and supporting the Air Separation Unit servicing teams both locally and deployed to provide specialist advice and ensure best practices are maintained. Whilst providing practical assistance with the servicing, diagnostic and repair work on the equipment held locally.

Working closely with and supplementing/assisting as required within the Air Separation Unit /Oxygen Bay Maintenance Course Instructors to provide well communicated assistance with the Training, servicing, diagnostic and repair work load.

Supporting and supervising where required apprentices in their general engineering skills within the training area on a rotational basis with other instructors.

Deliver courses to Company personnel ensuring that mandatory qualifications remain current.

Be a technical point of contact for Project Teams and military personnel helping to resolve issues regarding the equipment used in Cryogenics.

Management of student welfare.

Maintaining standards and discipline of students

To Issue course certificates as required, write course reports for the student’s first reporting officer and ensure that the appropriate qualification is entered on the students training record.

Ensure that the following years courses are planned in good time so that they can be disseminated.

Ensure that other instructors are available as required to supplement and assist in the delivery of CGMS courses.

Implementation of all Company policies and procedures.

Act as building custodian on behalf of the customer services manager. (secondary duty)

Ensure course documentation is completed in a timely manner and forwarded to the student’s Line Manager.

Liaise with Apprentices College, to ensure they are up to date with NVQ’s & other college work.

Act as a point of contact for course development project

Be responsible for the welfare of the students and apprentices on the course, ensuring that the students conduct themselves in the manner that is required of military personnel.

Identify students and apprentices that are having learning difficulties and put remedial action in place to assist with their learning experience.

Motivate students and apprentices to achieve their potential and complete the course training objectives.

Daily management of apprentice training, work allocation, weekly report writing etc.


An advanced knowledge of the Ground support equipment is required.

Knowledge of the safe operation of Cryogenic Equipment in challenging environments.

Experience of PowerPoint enabling the development of new and current courses as required.

An instructional qualification is required to train military personnel ensuring that the correct learning

environment is achieved.

Knowledge of individual learning styles.

An awareness of the environment and all of the inherent dangers associated with Liquid Oxygen to

ensure the safety of unqualified students.

The ability to understand complex technical drawings and information extracted from the relevant Air Publications and Defence Standards.


·Adapting the course as required to suit an individual’s learning style and needs.

An awareness of the environment and all of the inherent dangers associated with Liquid Oxygen to ensure the safety of unqualified students.

The ability to understand complex technical drawings and information extracted from the relevant Air Publications and Defence Standards.


Ability to liaise with internal and external stakeholders proactively using initiative.

Ability to communicate technical knowledge to students in a training environment.

Liaising with Air Command regarding course attendance and course requirement numbers.

Provide technical assistance to PT’s and previous students who are fulfilling their out of area commitments. Communicating with students whilst operating noisy training equipment.

Liaise with Apprentices College, to ensure they are up to date with NVQ’s & other college work.


Manual handling.

Excessive noise whilst operating training equipment requiring the use of hearing protection for sustained time periods whilst communicating with students.

Weather – Standing for long periods both in good and inclement weather whilst wearing the required PPE which can be very uncomfortable.

Working in a prefabricated building which gets very hot over the summer period.

Technically challenging, intricate work requiring dexterity in a challenging working environment.


The courses are delivered in a classroom environment for the theory aspects of the course and in a workshop or outside for the practical elements of the course. The training school is a prefabricated building that gets very hot in the summer. When carrying out the practical elements of the course the weather conditions can be a factor, the course is run in all weathers and when the weather is inclement it can be challenging to maintain the interest of the students and achieve the course training objectives.

Apprentice training carried out within GEW workshop temperature changes and noise from other work areas.

Gases, fuels, oils and chemicals.



•Served Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship

•C & G Mechanical Engineering Levels I & II or equivalent

•Experience of Cryogenics & Gas Cylinders

•BTEC/ONC Mechanical or Electrical or Equivalent


•Good communications Skills

•Experience of Delivering Training & Preparing Course Material

•Experience/Knowledge or MoD Trainer Skills Framework

•A working knowledge of Baan & LITS systems or ERP systems

•Prepared to work towards NVQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training (PTLLS) within an agreed timeframe

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

• Leadership

• Customer Focus

• Results Focus

• Team working

• Communication

• Developing Self & Others

Security Clearance is required if selected for these roles.