Senior Supervisor B6T in T1

Posting Date: 11 October 2017

Location: Holyhead, Anglesey, GB, LL65 3NY

Company: Babcock

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Babcock is the UK's leading engineering support services organisation employing over 28,000 people across the world. Babcock offer a hugely diverse number of career options.


General Description of Job


To ensure trade tasks pertinent to the maintenance, rectification and preparation of the authority’s assets are carried out with the correct level of supervision by persons authorised and competent to do so. Tasks are to be monitored and carried out in a safe and efficient manner to ensure task progression meets the allocated flying program without compromising flight safety or the airworthiness of the aircraft. Any problems or foreseen delays are to be passed direct to Line Manager.


Main Tasks


The Senior Supervisor will be responsible for meeting agreed delivery targets. Demonstrate people management and leadership skills. The post holder will be an experienced and highly skilled technician undertaking a range of detailed maintenance activities on an aircraft or component, demonstrating the ability to use diagnostic techniques as required. They shall be responsible for maintaining airworthiness through appropriate task authorisation on an aircraft or aircraft component. Demonstrates awareness of broader external dependencies and identified areas for continuous improvement. Senior Supervisors are responsible to the Maintenance Manager (MM) through the Deputy Maintenance Manager (DMM) for the efficient and effective daily operation of activities iaw applicable means of compliance.


The main tasks could include but are not limited to:

  • Carry out all authority Level G tasks that do not require additional authorization criteria - subject to any limitations  imposed by the authorizing authority
  • Sign 2nd signature for supervision  of work within trade boundary,  regardless of 1st signatory's rank
  • Authorized to sign 2nd signature for supervision  of work outside trade boundary, regardless  of 1st signatory's rank if authorised (limitations are stipulated by MM or DMM)
  • Insert controlled forms in MOD Form 700/Sapphire
  • Carry out self-supervised activities within own trade if authorised
  • Condition technical equipment as SCRAP inside trade boundary.
  • Specify extent of independent inspections in source trade and outside source trade where authorised.
  • Specify extent of independent inspections, when he/she has supervised  or taken part in original maintenance task to which independent  inspection relates
  • Maintaining a PEVL to establish continuity of experience. Ensure that all tradesmen return the individual PEVLs for validation of entries on a regular basis.
  • Act as nominated Deputy during absences.
  • Maintain Environmental, Quality, Security and Health & Safety standards as defined by Babcock Policy
  • Behave in line with the Being Babcock set of principles.
  • When detailed, taking on the role of Shift Charge Hand during periods of absence.
  • Ensure Company health, safety and environmental procedures are implemented and complied with at all times.
  • Maintaining an effective changeover by debriefs or written log to provide a smooth transition and continuation of trade tasks between each shift where and when applicable
  • 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.
  • Champion a culture of Near Miss and Error Reporting and take the lead for subsequent investigation.


Technical Experience and Qualifications



  • 5 years supervisory experience
  • Supervisors in Aviation



  • Training in an Aircraft related discipline to City & Guilds 2675 Level 3 or equivalent
  • Quality and Air Safety Management Systems 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 Positive attitude

Skills Profile


  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and Standards
  • Knowledge of auditing techniques: planning, conducting and reporting
  • Knowledge of human factors, human performance and limitations
  • Knowledge of logistics processes
  • Knowledge of organisation capabilities, privileges and limitations
  • Knowledge of Part-M, Part-145 and any other relevant regulations
  • 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 compile and control completed work cards
  • Ability to consider human performance and limitations
  • Ability to determine required qualifications for task performance
  • Ability to identify and rectify existing and potential unsafe conditions
  • Ability to manage third parties involved in maintenance activity
  • Ability to confirm proper accomplishment of maintenance tasks
  • Ability to identify and properly plan performance of critical task
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and report discrepancies
  • Ability to process the work requested by the operator
  • Ability to promote the safety and quality policy
  • Ability to properly process removed, uninstalled and rejected parts
  • Ability to properly records and sign for work accomplished
  • 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
  • Resources management and production planning skills
  • Teamwork, decision-making and leadership skills

Behavioural and Leadership Competency Profile 


Leading Performance

  • Maintains a positive and enthusiastic approach whilst striving to deliver local targets and goals
  • Follows up, monitors and reports on progress and results
  • Initiates and communicates corrective actions when appropriate
  • Organises the right resources to produce results
  • Remains focussed to deliver against objectives when faced with competing demands

    Leading Innovation and Change

  • Is energised by a change agenda.
  • Encourages and accepts new ideas and concepts
  • Approaches challenges as opportunities
  • Adapts own behaviour to support organisational change objectives; 
  • Gains buy-in and participation from others for changing requirements to be met

    Leading People and Teams

  • Gives and receives regular feedback
  • Deals with issues directly and encourages others to do the same 
  • Motivates and generates enthusiasm in others, using diverse skills and ideas.
  • Does the right thing and communicates appropriately even if unpopular 
  • Develops people to reach their full potential

    Leading Customer Focus
  • Measures and monitors customer satisfaction 
  • Deals constructively with problems arising involving the customer in the decision making process.
  • Guides and encourages others in developing their customer care skills to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Displays a ‘can-do’ approach in response to changing customer demands

    Leading Culture
  • Champions a climate of inclusion and involvement 
  • Demonstrates an interest in and understanding of others.
  • Seeks and encourages diversity of opinions 
  • Willingly seeks out,  recognises and uses creatively what different people have to offer
  • Actively manages the safety process, follows safety procedures and policies



Candidates must be able to obtain security clearance



RAF Valley, Holyhead, Anglesey


Closing Date


24 October 2017


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