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Great journeys require first class aircraft and that is why our unrivalled engineering function is so important to the British Airways experience.  British Airways Maintenance Cardiff is home to BA’s world class engineering team, and we would like to welcome applications for our latest Lead Technician vacancy within our Production department.   

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a hugely skilled and experienced team carrying out routine maintenance, servicing, repairs and component changes along with Large cabin/IFE modification programmes on the British Airways wide body Boeing fleet of aircraft (777-200/300, 787-8/9).  Through leading a team of mechanics and technicians, the role requires you to maintain a safe working environment by role modelling and managing quality, health and safety and housekeeping standards.  Through providing technical supervision of your team, you will be responsible for signing off work on completion within the full scope of individual approval.  You will collaboratively work with the management team to improve schedules and aircraft downtimes and deliver departmental productivity and cost targets by seeking ways to improve work tasks, processes and environment. 

Working in the impressive and purpose-built Aircraft Maintenance facility located on Cardiff International Airport, you’ll be an integral part of a team of Engineers, Technicians and Mechanics working on every section of the live aircraft to keep them in perfect working order.  You will be provided with opportunities to develop your existing skills and knowledge whilst gaining invaluable new ones, setting you up for a bright future within BA Engineering Wales.    

If you are still interested in becoming part of our talented team and want to be considered for the role, we do need you to meet the criteria below:

You will have:

  • UK CAA issued Part 66 licence - full B1 or B2
  • Boeing 777-200/-300 GE/RR or Boeing 787 -8/9 RR Trent Type approval
  • 6 months recency in the last 2 years on type approvals held
  • 3 years aircraft maintenance experience
  • Supervisory experience in an aircraft maintenance environment

We also need you to demonstrate:

  • Ability to interpret engineering data and proficient in working with engineering systems and document management systems
  • Good engineering hand skills and technical decision making
  • Effective leadership and people skills
  • Sound analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication and a collaborative can do approach
  • Ability to work under pressure and to timescales, and a calm approach when dealing with conflicting demands

This role will need your commitment to work shifts (4x4) and may need you to work in confined spaces as required.

What we can offer you:

In return for keeping our fleet safe at the forefront of the sector you’ll receive great rewards, including

  • A pension scheme with potential contributions (individual and company) of up to 16.5%
  • Access to heavily discounted flights for yourself and friends and family from date of joining 
  • Access to standby flights for yourself and two nominees  
  • Discounted standby travel on other airlines in the oneworld alliance 
  • Discounts on car hire, hotels, leisure activities, entertainment and many more
  • Free parking at work and free parking at London Heathrow airport whilst on holiday for up to two weeks at a time 
  • Plenty of scope and opportunity to develop your engineering skills to progress your career within BA Engineering Wales
How to apply

Please complete the online application form.  For any questions regarding the role, please contact

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