Deputy Team Leader - Avionics


Job summary

Babcock International
£30,000 - £39,999
Electrical/Electronic, Electro-Mechanical, Electronic
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence, Electronics, Engineering Consultancy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Deputy Team Leader - Avionics
Location: Holyhead, Anglesey + Onsite
Compensation: £37,635 + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF55807

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 Deputy Team Leader - Avionics at our RAF Valley site.

Our Avionics maintenance unit is responsible for repairing and maintaining avionic components essential for aircraft operations. This department specializes in servicing items such as aircraft radios, central warning panel systems, generators, and more. Their primary goal is to ensure that these avionic components are in optimal condition and fully operational to support flight missions.

The role
As a Deputy Team Leader, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. You will significantly impact RAF Valley's maintenance operations by ensuring timely repairs, accurate documentation, and smooth coordination, ultimately enhancing aircraft readiness and operational efficiency.

Day-to-day, you'll oversee a team of 3 technicians and 2 supervisors on the daily operations of the avionic component maintenance facility by allocating repair and maintenance tasks to the team, monitor progress and provide guidance as needed, update records and documentation on component repairs and maintenance activities. In this role you will also:

  • Provide training and mentorship to junior technicians.
  • Participate in meetings and briefings to discuss operational priorities and strategies.
  • Report to the maintenance team leader on progress and any issues encountered.

This position involves manual work. This could include lifting avionic components, bending, and using tools.

This role is full time, 37.5 hours per week and is based on site at RAF Valley. Work hours are between 0700 - 1700, with early finish available on Fridays.

Essential experience of the Deputy Team Leader - Avionics

  • Avionics maintenance experience required.
  • Supervisory experience required.

Qualifications for the Deputy Team Leader - Avionics

  • You will need either relevant: degree, Higher National Diploma, Higher National Certificate or BTEC National Certificate/Diploma in engineering, NVQ, City & Guilds, or similar qualification, or experience.

Security Clearance

The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held.

What we offer

  • Gym access
  • Golf course access
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has 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.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. 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: 26/04/2024

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