Flight Line Controller

Job Description

Job Title: Flight Line Controller

Location: Woodvale, UK - Onsite

Compensation: £29,527

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF: 47469

The difference is you

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Flight Line Controller at Woodvale

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation, and flexibility


The Flight Line Controller is based within our Aviation business area.

Our Aviation business helps defend nations, save lives, and protect communities through innovative delivery of critical and vital aviation services to the civil and defence sectors. Everyday lives, livelihoods, safety, and security depend on the operations we fly and enable.

The role

The difference our new Flight Line Controller will make

As a Flight Line Controller, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. controlling aircraft allocation to meet the requirements of the maintenance plan

Day to day, you'll supervise all Flight-Line operations and staff employed on Flight Line duties. Ensure all aircraft engineering, line and depth maintenance and all other engineering related activities and services are provided as required to always meet or exceed customer expectations and LAFT2 contractual needs. Be present in-Flight Line Office to assist RAF aircrew with before and after flight aircraft and engineering administration and debriefs, carry out routine flight line documentation and administration, provide interface between Company Engineering Staff and the Customer, plan short-, medium- and long-term maintenance of Company aircraft. Help with administrative support with HSE and SHEF compliance ensuring a safe working environment, maintain update Company computer records (Rusada System), perform aircraft handling tasks as required including "A" checks and assist in hanger maintenance when able.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

Essential experience
Recognised Aircraft Apprenticeship, Military experience or NVQ level 3 or equivalent
Ability to demonstrate practical and theoretical standards required
Driving Licence
Aircraft engineering experience
Knowledge of MOD Engineering procedures/documentation
Sound understanding of partnering and alliance between customer and contract.

Applicants might have but not essential:

  • Experience of working within a military environment
  • Experience of handling aircraft in a military or civilian EASA Pt 145 environment.
  • Grob 115 E Handling Course.
  • Check A course.
  • Familiar with Military Documentation.
  • IT Skills Desirable
  • Grob 115E Experience Desirable but not essential as training would provided
  • Defence industry experience - desirable

What we offer

Generous benefits including:
Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays
Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Matched contribution pension scheme up to 4.5% of salary, with life assurance
Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental, and financial wellbeing
Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts, and our Share Ownership Scheme
Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Closing Date: 01/01/2023


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