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    Vehicle and Airfield Support Equipment Electrician

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​MPI have a requirement for a Vehicle and Airfield Support Equipment Electrician to work on site at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire in a permanent role.

Our Client has been providing multi-activity and engineering support since 1997.  Our Client proudly supports the RAF and MoD, supplying around 20 different services onsite, from engine and aircraft maintenance, to fuelling and ground control services
RAF Brize Norton is the largest operating base within the Royal Air Force, providing air transport and air-to-air refuelling to the RAF fleet, you will contribute enormously to the vital work carried out here. You’ll also be part of the wider team, with 5,800 service personnel, 1,200 contractors and 300 civil servants on site.

Our Client is recruiting for 2 levels of Technicians - Dependent on skills and experience you could be employed as a Technician or Senior Technician which had additional supervisory responsibilities.

The rate of pay will be dependent on experience and will be discussed on application.

Vehicle and Airfield Support Equipment Electricians are responsible for:
Maintenance and rectification of the RAF Brize Norton aircraft refuelling vehicles, fuel transfer vehicles, cargo lifting platforms  and associated equipment.
Maintenance and rectification of all non-powered Airfield Support Equipment including but not limited to; Aircraft Towing arms, cargo pallet dollies (trailers), aircraft jacks, Working at Height Personal Protective Equipment, Lifting Equipment and slings, access staging, oxygen gaseous equipment nitrogen trolleys and aviation support equipment such as aircraft tyre bead breakers.
Runway Arrestor Gear Daily Checks and Maintenance (Training will be provided)

Working Regime:

Mon-Fri 37 Hour week
07:30 hrs -16:00 Mon -Thu
07:30 hrs- 12:30
 Standby out of hours commitment –standby at home Mon-Fri.  
This standby week includes a weekend commitment to complete Runway Arrestor Gear Daily Checks. 07:30 -08:30 Sat and Sun.
Standby weeks (including Sat & Sun Runway Arrestor Gear Daily Checks) are an occasional commitment shared between the team.
This commitment attracts additional pay.
Overtime as required.

On the Job Training will be provided.

Key Competencies/Abilities:
Ability to integrate into teams.
The ability to understand, implement and to adhere to:
Technical Work Procedures.
Health & Safety Instructions.
Client Operating Procedures.
Ensure compliance with fire, emergency evacuation, quality, Risk, and COSHH standards and procedures.
Maintaining a clear, safe, tidy, effective and efficient working environment.
You shall ensure that the maintenance, paperwork and services delivered are always complete, correct and “right first time”. 

What you need to do the job:
Essential skills and experience:
Vast experience in the Vehicle Maintenance or Mechanical Equipment Arena or equivalent. (Transferable skills from HGV, Vehicle, Plant Fitter, Aviation maintenance arena are all appropriate).
Ability to effectively and safely complete maintenance and rectification tasks.
Functional IT skills to use Electronic Technical Manuals and to update Maintenance Recording systems.
Be an excellent team player with a “can-do safely” approach to work.
Must have high standards of oral and written communication skills.
Due to the nature of the role, you must be able to achieve MoD Security Clearance.

Desirable skills and experience:
NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in Vehicle / Technical Maintenance arena.

Roles Responsibilities related to the role:
Ensure compliance with relevant Quality Systems.
Ensure appropriate cooperation and support to internal, external and independent audit activities.
Follow the Company “Zero Harm” Open Reporting Safety Culture where all individuals are willing and able to report any issue or event which they believe has or could potentially lead to a Safety risk.
Support Continuous Improvement to ensure that our teams drive for effectiveness, efficiency and improvements in the output and working environment.
Why Our Client?

Meaningful and vital work: The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that support the military and touch people’s lives
A world of opportunity: Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.
Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.
What we offer:

There are a range of benefits for working at RAF Brize Norton, we are a Gold Award Armed Forces Covenant. We offer a great employment package that includes a competitive salary, 25 days holiday, 6% Employer Matched Contribution Pension, Life Insurance and other flexible Company benefits i.e. up to 30% off various shopping and exterior leisure facilities, holidays and VIP tickets. We have good transport links to Witney/Oxford, we provide free onsite parking and have an onsite Coffee Shop/Bar and 2 Conveniences Stores. You will also have access to the leisure facilities on station (fees/charges apply) Gym, Bowling Alley and Swimming pool.  We often hold onsite social events and a range of onsite organised clubs.