Flight Line Supervisor B4T (AV/Elec)

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  • Location

    Anglesey, Isle of Anglesey

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £26450.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    John Ward

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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  • Client:


Flight Line Supervisor (AV/Electrical)

£26,450 + Overtime + Package

RAF Valley


The Client

My client wishes to appoint a Flight Line Supervisor B4T (AV/Elect) as part of T2 Flight-line Operations at RAF Valley. The job holder will be responsible in assisting with the production of Hawk TMk2 aircraft to meet the daily flying task. Employees may be asked to work over-time to ensure there are enough aircrafts to meet the task. The Hawk contract requires employees to support planned detachments and down-bird recovery activities as and when requested.

Also carry out as directed trade tasks pertinent to the maintenance, rectification and preparation of Aircraft to meet the allocated daily task. Tasks are to be supervised and carried out in a safe and efficient manner to ensure task progression meets the allocated flying programme without compromising flight safety or the airworthiness of the aircraft. Any problems or foreseen delays are to be passed directly to the Flight-line Controller.

Reporting to the appropriate senior supervisor and Flight-line Manager the successful applicant is expected to promote good practices in quality and safety management in an aviation environment.

Main Tasks

Flight-line Supervisors will oversee all authorised tasks providing oversight and assurance of the quality of the service provided. They will be technically trained in one of the 3 trades and, will be able to support the rectification task during light flying periods and assist aircrew with crew-in snags. The actions and decisions taken shall be limited to those actions authorised as governed by trade, experience and competence.

The main tasks could include but not limited to

  • Maintain compliance at all times.
  • Monitoring attendance, bringing persistent offenders to the attention of the senior controller.
  • Managing On the Job training, including the correct raising of paperwork, and manage personnel SQEP criteria.
  • Manage a Continuous Improvement Programme with line management.
  • Ensure failures and incidents are correctly reported, investigated and appropriate action taken
  • Further support the Hawk Security Standing Orders, Management, Safety & Security Tours, Facilities Oversight Checks and a culture of Safety.
  • Expected to deputise for Flight-line/Docs Controller
  • Ensuring that the task is completed in a safe and efficient manner, on time and to the highest standard.
  • Maintaining a PEVL to establish continuity of experience.
  • Monitoring the work carried out by employees under his/her control to ensure that they conform to current regulations and that documentation is promptly and accurately completed.
  • Carrying out additional duties as may be required by the Flight-line Manager or Deputy Flight-line Manager.
  • Ensure Company health, safety and environmental procedures are implemented and complied with at all times.
  • Sign 1st signature for tasked work within trade boundary
  • Sign 2nd signature for supervision of work within trade boundary, regardless of 1st signatory's rank
  • Ensure that the work areas are kept clean and FOD free.
  • Champion a culture of Near Miss and Error Reporting and take the lead for subsequent investigations.
  • All staff are responsible for ensuring that all Information Technology and Information Management processes, policies, procedures and controls are adhered to for all IT systems within their use.

Technical Experience and Qualifications


  • Minimum of 3 years as a B3T within a related engineering environment
  • Completed Supervisory Management training (desirable).
  • Completed IOSH Managing Safely (desirable).
  • Computer literate
  • City & Guilds 2675 Level 3 or equivalent or NVQ Level 3 in Aircraft maintenance

Skills Profile

  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and Standards
  • Knowledge of Quality (QMS), Safety (SMS) and Environmental Management Systems
  • Knowledge of RAF Engineering policy documentation and organisation
  • Knowledge of human factors, human performance and limitations
  • Knowledge of logistics processes
  • Knowledge of organisation capabilities, privileges and limitations
  • Knowledge of Part-M, Part-145 and any other relevant regulations
  • Understanding of professional integrity, behaviour and attitude towards safety
  • Understanding of conditions for ensuring continuing airworthiness of aircraft and components
  • Understanding critical task
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and report discrepancies
  • Ability to promote the safety and quality policy
  • Ability to use information systems
  • Ability to use, control and be familiar with required tooling and/or equipment
  • Adequate communication and literacy skills
  • Teamwork, decision-making and leadership skills

If you believe that you have the suitable skill set and have any more questions please call the MRO Team on 0161 707 1516.