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Weapons Technician

Weapons Technician

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    Up to £17 per hour

  • Contact:

    Courtney Allister

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  • Published:

    29 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Job Description

A requirement has arisen at RAF Coningsby for a fixed term Sub Contractor Aircraft Weapons Technician to be employed Off-Aircraft Component Bays. The successful candidate will have previous experience within HM Forces, RAF/RN/Army in maintenance of aircraft Weapons Systems and/or Role Equipment. Candidates with equivalent civilian qualification and experience will also be considered. This is an on-base role and will involve working within a MAOS MRP Pt145 regulated environment. The role will include but not be limited to; scheduled and on-defect maintenance of Typhoon Role Equipment using associated approved data tooling and test equipment. Candidates must have recent experience (within last 2 years) within the aircraft or component maintenance environment.


Completion of an Engineering Apprenticeship, ideally in Aeronautical Engineering, or Military equivalent apprenticeship / qualifications.

Academic qualification for this role is a minimum of City & Guilds 2675 or 2661 in Aeronautical Engineering and Maintenance or equivalent.

Additional Information

- 5 days p/wk (Mon-Fri) around relevant site core hours (7.30am - 4.30pm Mon - Thurs, 7.30am - 12pm Fri).

- Hours required to work per week are 37.00 unless otherwise stated (this does not include lunch breaks).

- Start and finish times to be agreed with local Line Management, in accordance with local site core hours.
- Lunch break allowance is 30 minutes between 12.30 - 1:00pm (or as agreed with Line Manager). 30 mins will automatically be deducted each working day by the electronic time management system.

- Dependant on workload, local management may request more or less hours are worked within this contract.

- Candidates should be aware that this position may involve shift work

Nightshift pattern Days: 07:30 till 16:00hrs and Nights: 16:00 to 02:00hrs


The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following:

Statutory / Regulatory & Legislative requirements - Able to demonstrate an appropriate level of understanding and application of the relevant Continuing Airworthiness Regulatory framework. Support the implementation of any regulatory driven changes into the Part 145 activities. Ensure compliance with all other regulatory requirements of ITAR, EaPW, ISO & Section 5 Firearms Regulations as required.

Undertake and complete tasked maintenance & diagnostic activities on weapons systems/components which may include, as appropriate, AD embodiments, component removals, inspections, repairs, modifications, fault rectifications, replacements and/or functional tests.

Demonstrate a flexible and proactive attitude to carrying out responsibilities appropriate to the role and takes direction appropriately.
Maintain personal task authorisations for working on aircraft or components.

Ensure that maintenance is undertaken to schedule and resolve any issues, escalate as required.

It is Air Sector E&I Policy to ensure that the Organisation complies with Weapons, Ordnance, Munitions & Explosive (WOME) legal requirements and all appropriate licences and authorities are issued as required by Explosives Regulations 2014 and the Firearms Act 1968

The Individual

The candidate must have good Microsoft Word and Outlook skills

Communication, Team Working and Motivation are essential

Additional Information

Pay Rate £17.00 LTD

Working Nights

Inside IR35

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