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Workshop Technician

It’s an exciting time to be at British Airways. We’re celebrating our centenary year throughout 2019 – and making an unprecedented investment in new aircraft and every aspect of the customer experience.

If you’re made of the same qualities as us, you could soon be part of the next chapter of our story.  Together as one team, we’re connecting Britain with the world and the world to Britain like no one else.

A new era in engineering is here, and we’ll be looking to Workshop Technicians in the Fleet Support Facility to help us lead it.

The Fleet Support Facility (FSF) workshop specialise in metal and composite repairs on flying controls, engine D-ducts (thrust reversers), radomes, fairings & panels and numerous other aircraft components, both structural and non-structural. We have a wide range of workshop skills and capabilities, from anodising to welding and everything in between; we also have dedicated on-wing support teams that operate 24/7 to support British Airways and other customers.


  • Can lead maintenance tasks within their scope of authorisation to agreed targets and expectations
  • Actively develops their skills and experience supporting the delivery of departmental objectives
  • Ensures individual compliance with appropriate company procedures, policies, legal and regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for the successful completion of all allocated, planned and ad-hoc maintenance tasks
  • Ensures compliance with safety, company procedures, regulatory and airmanship standards
  • Ensures and supports effective communication
  • Creates a culture of continuous improvement in a production environment
  • Supports the development of a high performance team and culture

Technical expertise

  • Responsible for remaining qualified and certifying tasks within scope of Authorisations held,
  • Responsible for remaining qualified on vehicles and equipment applicable to area and able to carry out all tasks associated with the Technician role
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe working environment by adhering to quality, health, safety and environment regulations and housekeeping standards
  • Responsible for maintaining the requirements of competency checks in accordance with British Airways quality procedures
  • Carrying out IT and documentary transactions as required, making full use of technology
  • Understanding of material consumption, material ordering
  • Expected to further own knowledge and skills base with training, use of technology and experience

Who you will work with

Duty Shift Manager (your line manager), all Production grades, Ramp/Base Planning, Engineering Control Centres and Technical Support Group (Part M)

You will need

  • Metal and/or Composite repair experience
  • 6 months demonstrable maintenance experience in a Part 145 environment in the last 2 years
  • UK Driving Licence (and Airside Driving Licence desirable/ ability to gain Airside driving liscence)
  • Shift working will be required.

Great journeys require first-class aircraft. That’s why we’ve our world class engineering function is so important to the British Airways customer experience. On our team, you get to work in unrivalled facilities on one of the most diverse fleets around: 300 aircraft from 747s (the 'queen of the skies') to new A320neos and A350s. Get ready to push your engineering skills to ensure our customers fly in the safest, most reliable aircraft in the skies.

In return for keeping our fleet at the forefront of the sector, you’ll receive great rewards and lots of scope to develop your engineering skills and progress your career.

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