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Investigation Technician - Inspector & Fitter

Company : Safran Landing Systems Job field : Manufacture / assembly and repair 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?

As Investigation Technician - Inspector & Fitter, you will be receiving landing gear for testing, repair & investigation as well as fault diagnosis of test failures & sentencing components for repair. Disassembly & inspection of failed test landing gear, with application of remedial action to enable final assembly, test and re-certification.
Working in accordance with OEM instructions as required.

Key Responsibilities & Duties include;
• Ability to disassemble, inspect, assemble and test complex landing gear assemblies
• Interpret and apply OEM work scopes to investigation landing gear using precision measuring equipment
• Fault isolation to repair and restore landing gear assemblies to serviceable condition
• Understanding of repair processes and control specifications required to salvage components
• Read & interpret component maintenance manuals, drawings, engineering layouts and additions to the original design
• Application of Service Bulletins, Service Letters and Airworthiness Directives
• Working to the production plan and achieving on time delivery
• Working in a production area requiring fast turnaround times under test and recertification work scopes
• Lead Customer and Safran OEM engineering onsite technical visits
• Cross functional skill sets covering a wide range of tasks within the test and investigation team

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

• Engineering Apprenticeship, with proven experience in an aviation environment or equivalent
• Previous experience of landing gear maintenance beneficial but not a pre-requisite
• Ability to interpret Component Maintenance Manuals, Technical Drawings & instructions
• Ability to use a variety of hand tools including precision measuring equipment
• Understanding of electrical circuits
• Excellent problem solver with root cause analyses skills
• Proficient computer skills
• Excellent communication skills at all levels and the ability to make decisions under pressure
• Good mathematical skills
• Articulate, a high level of dexterity, integrity and excellent Team working ethics
• Must be willing to train and take on board new skills
• An understanding of Lean Sigma disciplines and 5s principles

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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