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Aircraft Handler

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Wallingford

Job Title: Aircraft Handler
Location: RAF Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AA
Compensation: £20,155.20
 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Job ID: SF41167

This is an exciting opportunity to join RAF Benson as an Aircraft Handler, providing class leading support to the UK Ministry of Defence. An interesting, dynamic and rewarding role utilising specialist skills whilst operating within a small team, albeit being part of a much bigger international organisation.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for an Aircraft Handler to carry out ground handling/movement of aircraft, flight line operations, marshalling and refuelling aircraft, aircraft cleaning and general duties as required. 

What will you be doing?

•    Assist in the ground movement of aircraft and be key part of our flight-line operations. 

•    Preparing aircraft for the upcoming days flying, conducting see-in and see-off procedures as well as being authorised to carry out fuel and oil replenishment on the aircraft.

•    Daily maintenance checks on the company owned aircraft, carrying out pre-use checks and be responsible for minor scheduled maintenance on company owned Ground Support Equipment (GSE). 

•    There will be some general duties as required, including (but not limited to), driving, stores duties, housekeeping and other responsibilities as allocated by the Senior Driver or SOM.


The experience you’ll bring 

•    Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This will include a minimum of a Baseline Security Check.

•    Applicants will have:
o    Experience of handling aircraft in a military or civilian EASA Pt 145 environment.
o    Ability to demonstrate practical and theoretical standards required
o    Driving Licence

•    Applicants might have but not essential:
o    Grob 115 E Handling Course.
o    Check A course.
o    Familiar with Military Documentation.


You must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role.  


What a role with Babcock offers? 
•    Generous holiday entitlement
•    Pension Plan
•    Access to make a difference for a sustainable environment for future
•    A tailored personal development and training programme.
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to deliver and be your best.

About Babcock  
For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability, and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.


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Application Guidance: 
All applications should be made online.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Please follow the link when you apply to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.


Closing Date: 01/06/2022

Job Segment: Engineer, Nuclear Engineering, Engineering

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