Mechanical Technician (B3T) in T2 Depth

Posting Date: 12 October 2017

Location: Holyhead, Anglesey, GB, LL653NY

Company: Babcock

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General Description of Job:





To assist in the production of Hawk aircraft to meet the daily flying task. This will include working in both Flight Line and Hangar environments. Employees may be asked to work over-time to ensure there are sufficient aircraft to meet the task. The Hawk contract requires employees to support planned detachments and aircraft recovery activities as and when requested.

To carry out as directed trade tasks pertent with the maintenance, rectification and preparation of Aircraft to meet the allocated daily task at first line. Tasks are to be supervised and carried out in a safe and efficient manner to ensure task progression meets the allocated flying programme without compromising flight safety or the airworthiness of the aircraft. Any problems or foreseen delays are to be passed directly to trade supervisor.


Main Tasks:


Individual Technicians will be employed on a day-to-day basis and will provide much needed flexibility by operating in support of the flying task during the heaviest periods of flying. They will also be available to undertake OOP maintenance tasks during turnrounds and to assist aircrew with crew-in rectification. The actions and decisions taken shall be limited to those actions authorised as governed by trade, experience and competence.


The main tasks could include but not limited to:


  • Carry out all authority level B tasks that do not require additional authorization criteria- subject to any limitations imposed by the authorizing authority
  • Fulfil the limitations imposed as defined in the SQEP for this grade.
  • Carry out first signature responsibilities                        
  • Sign 1st signature for tasked work within trade boundary ( Where authorised)                                    
  • Carry out all authority level D tasks that do not require additional authorization criteria - subject to any limitations imposed by the authorizing authority EFO Operator to meet exceptional requirements
  • Carry out self-supervised maintenance activities within own trade (where authorised)
  • Maintaining a PEVL to establish continuity of experience.
  • Ensure that the work areas are kept clean and FOD free.
  • Maintain Environmental, Quality, Security and Health & Safety standards as defined by Babcock Policy
  • Behave in line with the Being Babcock set of principles.
  • Staff may be required to carry out additional tasks as directed
  • All staff are to ensure that they maintain the standard of security policies and procedures as stipulated within Station and Hawk Security Standing Orders.
  • All staff are responsible for ensuring that all Information Technology and Information Management processes, policies, procedures and controls are adhered to for all IT systems within their use.
  • Ensure Company health, safety and environmental procedures are implemented and complied with at all times.
  • Champion a culture of Near Miss and Error Reporting and take the lead for subsequent investigations
  • Enter cockpit of Hawk aircraft having shown by examination that he/she can recognise the approved position of AAES safety devices
  • Composite Flight Servicing.
  • Charging of gas systems
  • Undertake engine operator duties ( within propulsion trade boundries after training)


Technical Experience and Qualifications:




  • 2 years industry experience
  • Basic Trade Principles Course
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Internal candidates should be a minimum Grade of B2T within the Company or  received 6 years type experience at B1T and above.
  • Computer literate
  • Sapphire documentation course




  • Training in an Aircraft related discipline to City & Guilds 2675 Level 3 or equivalent.
  • Training in an Aircraft related discipline to NVQ level  3 or equivalent
  • Hawk Mechanical Systems Course
  • Military aircraft technical training in an aircraft systems discipline
  • Quality, (QMS) and Air Safety Management Systems, (SMS) Training


Generic Skills:




  • Use engineering knowledge and understanding to apply technical practical skills
  • Contribute to the design, development, manufacture, construction, commissioning operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes, systems or services
  • Accept and exercise personal responsibility
  • Use effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Make a personal commitment to an appropriate code of professional conduct, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment Time Management            






  • Basic Principles
  • Manual Handling
  • Fire Training
  • Wiring Husbandry
  • DII
  • Human Factors / Continuation Training
  • Sign 1st   Signature within Trade Boundary
  • Fuelling   Aircraft on Ground
  • Use/operate VE
  • Zonals (subject to 6 months on Hawk and training)
  • A/C ground movement vehicle driver
  • EaPW training




  • Use Remote Viewing Iplex Equipment & RVA
  • Apply / Remove Aircraft Electrical Power
  • Aircraft   Brakeman
  • Undertake anti-icing operations & de-icing operations on parked a/c


Skills Profile:


  • Knowledge of human factors, human performance and limitations
  • Knowledge of Quality (QMS), Saftey (SMS) and Environmatal Management Systems
  • Knowledge of RAF Engineering policy documentation and organisation
  • Knowledge of relevant parts of the maintenance organisation exposition and procedures
  • Knowledge of occurrence reporting system and understanding of the importance of reporting occurrences, incorrect maintenance data and existing or potential defects
  • Knowledge of safety risks linked to the working environment
  • Knowledge on wiring and husbandry when relevant
  • Understanding of professional integrity, behaviour and attitude towards safety
  • Understanding of conditions for ensuring continuing airworthiness of aircraft and components
  • Understanding of his/her own human performance and limitations
  • Understanding of personnel authorisations and limitations
  • Understanding critical task
  • Ability to identify and rectify existing and potential unsafe conditions
  • Ability to confirm proper accomplishment of maintenance tasks
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and report discrepancies
  • Ability to properly process removed, uninstalled and rejected parts
  • Ability to properly records and sign for work accomplished
  • Ability to recognise the acceptability of parts to be installed prior to fitment
  • Ability to understand work orders, work cards and refer to and use applicable maintenance data
  • Ability to use information systems
  • Ability to use, control and be familiar with required tooling and/or equipment
  • Adequate communication and literacy skills


Behavioural and Leadership Competency Profile:


Leading Performance


  • Strives for excellence in all actions
  • Focuses on the delivery of results
  • Manages time effectively
  • Accepts responsibility for personal actions, behaviours and choices


Leading Innovation and Change


  • Demonstrates a willingness to adjust ideas or perceptions based on changing demands and conditions 
  • Accepts the need for flexibility
  • Is open-minded in trying new ideas 
  • Listens to other people’s points of view
  • Reviews current working practices to improve quality and efficiency


Leading People and Teams


  • Willingly cooperates and puts in extra effort when needed to help others
  • Seeks input from others when making decisions 
  • Behaves professionally and consistently towards all team members, regardless of sex, race, gender or age.
  • Seeks feedback on own performance, taking action where necessary 
  • Communicates in a clear and consistent manner


Leading Customer Focus


  • Recognises the importance of the customer to the business 
  • Provides prompt, efficient and personal assistance in meeting customer requirements
  • Treats all customers with respect and responds to them in a pleasant and friendly way.
  • Maintains personal composure when faced with difficult behaviour


Leading Culture


  • Actively contributes to ensuring a workplace free of discrimination and fair to everyone 
  • Seeks to understand other’s viewpoints 
  • Sets a positive example of behaviour to others
  • Ensures that 100% of own behaviour is safe.  Takes action to ensure the safety of others



Candidates must be able to obtain security clearance



Holyhead, Anglesey


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