Technical Support Engineer, Thomson Airways
Luton, Bedfordshire, England
The role of a Technical Support Engineer is to define the Technical Specification of the aircrafts within the Thomson Airways fleet and TUI Group Airlines where contracted to do so. You are to ensure a continued safe and reliable operation with the least amount of disruption. To support both Line and Hangar Maintenance with solutions to tasks that are beyond the scope of those laid out in the readily available manuals. Review manufacturers, internal company, and regulatory recommendations/requirements to ensure aircraft are compliant with regulations and perform to their optimum. This is a great opportunity to be involved in a friendly and efficient department that strives for continued success and increased efficiencies. The Technical Support function is currently involved in the continued acquisition of brand new aircraft deliveries, of which the TUI Group, was the first UK airline to operate the new state of the art B787 aircraft.
What you will be doing
Analysing Component Defect Reports and take action to improve reliability on the most cost effective basis, in conjunction with the Failure Rate Monitoring Programme.
Carrying out selection and periodic re-evaluation of external repair/overhaul agencies for rotable components in conjunction with the Contracts and Quality Departments.
Carrying out investigations in conjunction with manufacturers and overhaul agencies.
Provide the Engineering Finance team with detailed reports annotating financial spend against assigned projects and/or Modifications.
Evaluate Technical Publications to determine desirability and requirements, liaise with internal and external third parties from initial review through to embodiment.
Investigating remedial or modification action to reduce persistent aircraft systems defects.
Preparing modification Engineering Releases in conjunction with Design Department Organisations Advising and assisting maintenance supervision during manufacture and initial installation of Modification Engineering Releases.
Monitoring in-service reliability to obtain optimum performance. Performing project evaluation, control and implementation with full financial oversight as directed by management Recommending amendments to Maintenance Programme to achieve maximum cost-effectiveness or to meet changes in required maintenance inputs.
Carry out technical evaluations and provide detailed responses for assigned Occurrence Reports. Represent the TUI Group at meetings with manufacturers and Airlines internally and externally, addressing action items in a timely manner.
Control and evaluation of hydraulic and fuel samples through analysis programmes.
Initiating and controlling work requests for any additional work requirements. Developing Part 21J modifications in conjunction Design Organisations and Boeing.
What we are looking for
Significant experience in the aircraft maintenance environment with proven knowledge and experience of working in or around a Technical Services department
Desired qualifications but not mandatory, Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence, Degree, HND in Aeronautical Engineering or proven related experience.
Proven record and knowledge of avionic/mechanical aircraft systems relevant to the aircraft types operated within the TUI Group.
Working knowledge of regulatory requirements.
Able to manage priorities and work to demanding timescales.
Able to manage working hours to ensure the needs and demands of the role are fulfilled.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent written and verbal communicator.
Understanding of human factors.
Understanding of business risks (business and financial).
A good knowledge of health and safety requirements within an engineering environment.
Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and an understanding of the companies computer system AMOS is preferred but not a necessity.
- Full time
Posted 29 Jun 2017
Closes 29 Jul 2017
This job was posted to: Technical author, Licensed aircraft engineer, Product support