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Laboratory Process Technician, Chemistry & Environmental

Company : Safran Landing Systems Job field : General Services Location : Gloucester , England , United Kingdom Contract type : Permanent Contract duration : Full-time

Job Description

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems and is at the forefront of contributing to safer, more sustainable aviation for current and future generations.

Our Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organisation partner with a range of global customers, working closely with major airlines such as British Airways, easyJet, Wizz Air, Iberia, Vueling, Air Canada, Etihad and Qatar.

What will I be doing?

Quality Management: Carrying out chemical analysis and solution management activities necessary to ensure a service that is effective and efficient whilst ensuring process specifications and COMAH compliance are adhered to. Health Safety and the Environment: Working to ensure compliance to Health Safety and Environmental legislation to ensure the health and welfare of, those working on site, visitors to site and members of the public who may experience an impact from the workplace environment and all its activities.
Continuous Improvement:
1. Optimising specifications, techniques and processes to ensure capability is synchronised with demand.
2. Assisting Engineering & supervision in the elimination of defects thus building quality into the processes employed.
3. Helping the Business to achieve new product and process capability including REACH compliance.

• Analysis and management of vat solutions associated to salvage activity with an emphasis on Electro Plating. Ideally with experience of Zinc Nickel
• The compilation of vat analysis data and publishing results
• As part of the Laboratory team the preparation and testing of :
1. Test panels.
2. Salt Spray checks.
3. Lawrence Gauge Analysis.
4. Paint Strip controls (Corrosion & tensile testing).
• Assisting in the control and procurement of processing chemicals in line with COMAH requirements, the subsequent management of chemistry and its levels on site, live, stored and in the waste stream
• Working with Supervision & Engineering to resolve issues related to the chemistry and ancillary equipment
• Reviewing Process Control Specifications to ensure compliance to and the optimisation of specifications
• Maintenance and refinement of existing Works Procedures (WPs). Where appropriate the development of new WPs
• New product and process compliance. Responsibility for chemistry based gap analysis and related gap closing activity. Working as part of a project team or supporting project lead
• Quality Management System support. Provide laboratory support for internal & external audits (Quality/Suppliers/ MROs/WPs/Product & Customer)
• Provide technical support for designated Turnkey projects
• Working as part of the laboratory team in the management of the Metal Finishing Facility (MFF) plating plant. Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) for vats, ancillary and environmental equipment
• Plant management responsibilities:
1. Paint Strip analysis
2. Rig analysis
3. Calibration of Laboratory equipment

Complementary Description

Why us?
Our Gloucester site is a centre of excellence, dedicated to the maintenance, repair and overhaul of landing gears and associated components for civil, military and helicopter aircraft. With over 220 employees, the team support the overhaul of more than 350 legs per year, with a dedicated team of engineers to support customers on-wing when issues emerge in service. 

Our employees are at the heart of our success, as we work together for our sustainable future. There are four people fundamentals that underpin life at Safran:

• We believe in and promote diversity and inclusion as key values across our business
• We develop our colleagues skills and build opportunities so you can shape our future
• We create a trustworthy work place to support you, as you dare to act and innovate
• We encourage collaboration and mutual support for you and your colleagues

Job Requirements

• Substantive and demonstrable experience e.g. Engineering/Plating Apprenticeship or equivalent ideally gained in the aerospace or automotive sectors
• A comprehensive knowledge of electro-plating and its associated techniques
• Ability to carry out a wide range of electro plating analysis and familiarity with tools, techniques and equipment associated to said activity
• The ability to read and understand specifications and regulatory documentation. To use this information to its optimum effect whilst ensuring compliance
• A comprehensive process knowledge
• Experience with COSHH and the safe use and treatment of chemicals
• The ability to read methods and sequences of operations
• Demonstrate effective organisation and planning skills with the ability to manage personal workload
• Have a keen sense of “ Right First Time”
• Have good problem solving skills
• Excellent communication skills
• High attention to detail with strong quality awareness
• Familiar with Microsoft office
• Team working
• Self-managing and reliant
• Flexibility
• Must be willing to train and take learn new skills
• An understanding of Lean Sigma disciplines and 5s principles
• Involvement in continuous improvement activities to reduce shop processing times and manufacturing hours.

Safran Landing Systems Services offers a range of benefits to support you in and out of the workplace:

• We work a shorter day on a Friday!
• 25 days holiday + UK Bank Holidays, plus the option to buy and sell holiday
• Annual bonus & Share scheme options
• Pension scheme (up to 8% match) and life assurance (4x salary)
• Benefits portal - health and wellbeing, lifestyle, technology and self-development courses
• On-site parking, self-service restaurant and chill-out area with games
• Involvement in STEM and community activities, inter-company sporting events and wellbeing initiatives

What's my next step?

Please apply by uploading a CV and cover letter, and if your experience matches what we're looking for, one of our recruitment team will give you a call

Diversity & Inclusion

We want Safran Landing Systems to be a workplace where everyone feels valued, can be themselves and know they can reach their full potential. We embrace and celebrate our differences through various initiatives and support colleagues through a number of staff networks.

We're committed to building a strong, diverse workforce and making Safran Landing Systems an inclusive place to work.

Specificity of the job

There is no regular travel required with this role

Locate your future workplace

Cheltenham Road East GL2 9QL


England United Kingdom

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