Airfield Technician

Birmingham £38,000 Permanent

Job Reference: 014697

Consilium Recruit are proudly supporting Birmingham Airport with the recruitment of Airfield Technicians. Working at the airport airside you will provide maintenance support to the airfield infrastructure to ensure that airfield operations are maintained and can be operated safely.


Commutable from: Birmingham, Tamworth, Solihull, Coventry, and Warwick.


Salary:  up to £38,000 p.a. + Pension + Bonus + Life Insurance + Share Scheme + free parking + concessions and gym membership discounts.


The Role


Birmingham Airport is the third largest airport outside the south-east and is investing in capacity to surpass its peak number of passengers of 12.5 million per year due to the expected growth in transport links locally. With over 6,500 people onsite and supporting some of the most up to date engineering solutions, including those that directly impact the process of reducing CO2 emissions, Birmingham Airport is an innovative and supportive environment to grow your career.


Reporting to the Airfield Engineering Supervisor the role requires communication with all the stakeholders operating at the airfield both landside and airside in a safe, cost effective and efficient manner to maintain airfield operations and therefore promote positive customer experiences of using the airport.


The main function of the Airfield technician is to maintain the Aeronautical Lighting Systems, communication systems and operating areas of the aircraft (runway and taxiways), as well as be able to interpret engineering drawings and documents and their intent. The Airfield Technician is also required to carry out planned maintenance inspections, routine replacement of parts and system/component tests. Completion of logs, reports and requisitions is also a required role of the Airfield Technician to maintain the traceability of work completed and ensure smooth operation of the engineering department. All work is to be carried out in accordance with safety guidelines provided by the airport and the CAA.


The Airfield Technician role also requires supporting, escorting and safety supervision as required for external contractors working on the airfield, support and maintain systems used for material resource delivery, storage and stock use. While the role is predominately an electrical engineering role, there is a requirement to work on mechanical systems and to maintain paved areas of the airfield.


The Airfield Technician is required to work shifts to provide full support to the airfield, and the annual work hour requirement is 2033. However full training relating to airfield maintenance and operations is given with a strong supportive approach to training and development as part of the culture for continued personal development.


The Person


The Airfield Technician will have Part 1 and 2 City and Guilds in Electrical Installation and also have 18th Edition Wiring Regulation Qualifications. The Airfield Technician will ideally possess a level of experience working within a commercial electrical installation environment and have some experience of high voltage electrical systems and plant.


The Airfield Technician will have a strong eye for detail, be precise and accurate and will be an excellent communicator with a flexible, approachable attitude and resilience from experience in working in a challenging environment.


To apply, please contact Jon Ray with a current CV via email or contact us via 01789 201040 for an informal discussion.

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