The ASTOR Air Systems Mechanical Engineer is responsible for the in service support of the Air Vehicle (Sentinel RMk1) Mechanical Systems and reports to the Lead Engineer, Design Support Services – Mechanical Systems based at RAF Waddington.
This position requires a sound knowledge and experience of aircraft structures, repairs and Structural integrity analysis, particularly on mid to large size transport aircraft, with a focus on military variants.
The successful candidate will also be part of the growing Airborne Solutions Team which delivers aviation engineering expertise across a wide range of projects to both military and civil customers worldwide.
Nature and Scope of Role
The Air Structures Engineer will be part of a team and report to the Lead Engineer, Mechanical Systems within the DSS organisation of the ASTOR Whole Life Support Team. ] They will be responsible for:
– Analysis of structural and mechanical flight systems issues, determination of actions and solutions, working in accordance with the WLS task database management tool.
– Liaison with OEM’s re defect investigations and corrective actions
– Developing modification proposals with OEMs for Aircraft structural and mechanical modifications and enhancements.
– Progressing structural and mechanical modifications in accordance with regulatory requirements
– Providing inputs to the ASTOR Configuration Control Board and take part in Configuration Audits (FCA/PCA).
– Ensuring that all engineering activities are conducted in accordance with RSL site procedures that reflects best practice, and is in accordance with Raytheon UK and MAA procedures.
– Support to formal customer reviews, including the Structural Integrity – – Working Group and Local Technical Committees.
Education and Experience
Degree in Aeronautical or Mechanical Systems Engineering discipline or equivalent experience; Ideally 2 or more years Military Aircraft Structural experience; Understanding of RAF Aircraft Documentation;
Knowledge and experience of the Bombardier Global Express Aircraft, Mechanical Flight Systems, MAA Regulatory Articles, Def Stan 00-970 and FAR Part 25 regulations.
A proactive team-player who can motivate and support their peers;
Proven engineering capability and someone who can anticipate problems and plan to mitigate them;
An able communicator in verbal, written and presentational forms;
A logical problem solver who can operate effectively under stretching project constraints;
Able to manage and work within agreed timescales and task budgets
Demonstrable Experience and Knowledge
Experience of Aircraft Structural Analysis
Knowledge of Aircraft Damage Tolerance Analysis
Knowledge and experience with aircraft mechanical flight systems.
Ideally knowledge of Bombardier Global Express structures.
Familiarity with and use of Aircraft Structural Repair manuals.
Familiarity with working in a Continued Airworthiness environment under Part M approval.
Knowledge of FAR Part 25 and UK MAA Military certification and safety regulations.
Familiarity with Microsoft Windows based software.
A Finisher – who delivers on commitments
Integrity and honesty; able to deliver bad news as well as good, committed to maintaining the fleet structural integrity whatever the pressure;
Energy and Drive; willing to work long hours when required;
Staying Power; maintains personal motivation over the long haul;
Courage; able to make the difficult decisions as well as the easy ones.
Eligible for or Holder of current SC security clearance (RSL will sponsor as required).