Engine Change Workshop Supervisor

  • Location

    Oxfordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    Up to £37.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Critch

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months+

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To manage and deliver an effective and efficient Quick Engine Change Bay service within the Maintenance Services UK organisation, for the continued delivery of contracted support services delegated to the client.


  • Accountable for the acquisition and retention of the relative Certificate of Release privileges issued by the client.
  • Accountable for delivering, on time and to quality, QEC Bay services within the client's organisation, to meet contractual obligations.
  • Accountable for the safe, effective and efficient operation of the QEC Bay to meet contractual obligations.


  • Successful acquisition and retention of the Part 145 Certificate of Release certification privileges relevant to the QEC Bay.
  • Supervise, perform and certify QEC Bay tasks, both locally managed and allocated to the department within the scope of approval.
  • To ensure that QEC Bay activities are planned, resourced, co-ordinated and actioned promptly to comply with the demands of the operation.
  • Ensure the safe, efficient, on time and to quality output of the QEC Bay product.
  • Ensure accurate logging and reporting of man hours and component movements for the purpose of Performance Indication.


  • To become fully conversant with the military regulatory regime as defined by the UK Military Aviation Authority Regulatory Publications and in particular with the 4000 Series Regulatory Articles.
  • To attain certification privileges for the issuance of the required release certificates on behalf of the client, approved by the UK Military Aviation Authority.
  • To develop a Lean approach to QEC Bay activities, increasing output, efficiency and reducing waste and cost to the company.
  • To act as Safety Champion for the QEC Bay and assist in the development, implementation and operation of the Safety Management System.
  • Establish, maintain and ensure utilisation of a mechanism for accurate man hour recording and reporting for Performance Indication purposes.
  • Champion the integration of a software solution to QEC Bay maintenance.


Educational Qualifications:

  • HNC or above with an Engineering background, or Licensed Aircraft Engineer A or B category. Aeronautical Engineering Apprenticeship or equivalent. 10 years minimum in the Aviation Industry.

Technical knowledge:

  • Indentured Time Served Aircraft Engineer or Aero Engine Technician with extensive Engine experience.
  • Experienced in Supervision/Management and running a team or section within Aeronautical Engineering.
  • Practical experience of managing workflow, prioritizing critical path and generating effective reports.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, including fluency in communication using technical vocabulary. Ability to communicate in other European language(s) would be beneficial.

Professional skills:

  • Ability to accurately manage assets
  • Ability to work safely and efficiently in a time sensitive environment
  • Ability to manage day-to-day communications effectively and efficiently
  • Ability to understand and interpret stakeholder expectations and needs
  • Ability to manage and follow-up customer requirements and short-term actions
  • Ability to develop strategies and to plan, including ability to assimilate different facts and opinions in determining innovative solutions to satisfy a wide range of stakeholders
  • Attention to detail, systematic behaviour and reliability are necessary, with personal aspirations for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to manage and cultivate important relationships essential
  • Ability to influence important relationships at a wide range of levels (e.g. working level and management) whilst acting as a trusted advisor essential
  • Ability to take the initiative in sustaining customer satisfaction under pressure necessary, including the willingness to take ownership of problems and provide authoritative answers
  • Sensitivity to the unspoken interests and concerns of others necessary
  • Ability to put the interests of the program/product ahead of national or company allegiances necessary