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Aircraft Maintenance Team Leader 


Employment type:                Permanent

Employment basis:              Full Time 

Salary:                                  Competitive Salary and Excellent Benefits

Standard Hours:                  40 hours per week, Monday to Friday


Job Description 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Aircraft Maintenance Team Leader to 

join Britten-Norman Aviation Limited, a subsidiary of the Britten-Norman Limited, producer of one of the most successful civil aircraft ever manufactured in the UK.  


Britten-Norman also manufactures a highly versatile, low cost surveillance aircraft type which is in use with a number of military and police operators world-wide including the UK’s Army Air Corps.


This role is based at our Lee-on-the-Solent premises.


Purpose of the role


Manages and leads a team of employees, communicating company goals, safety practices and deadlines. Motivates team members and assesses performance. 


Provides support to the Management Team in ensuring that aircraft maintenance activities are completed to therequired standards in accordance with the company procedures and regulatoryairworthiness, design and quality requirements.



Primary Tasks

Main tasks will include but are not limited to:

·     Supervision of Maintenance Team including mentoring of apprentices

·     Carry out aircraft maintenance, inspection and repair of mechanical systems either at home base or deployed, in accordance with company procedures

·     Carry out the embodiment of aircraft modifications in accordance company procedures

·     Carry out fault finding of defects, rectifying defects as found in accordance with Aircraft Maintenance Manual and other Approved Data.


Key Skills and Attributes:

·     Communication: Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to retain composure and flexibility under pressure. 

·     Organisation: Ability to multi-task and to determine and manage priorities to meet multiple deadlines 

·     Team Working: Effective in a team and as an individual, with strong leadership skills. 

·     Proficient with Microsoft Package (including but not limited to Work, Excel and Outlook). 

·     Ability to fault-find and rectify mechanical systems.

·     Ability to carry out aircraft maintenance.


Minimum Qualification Requirements: 

·      EASA Part 66 B1.1 and/or B1.2 Maintenance License with Group 3 / BN2B and/or BN2T (RR250) type rating desirable but not mandatory

as training is provided 

·      Served recognised Aircraft engineering Apprenticeship or Military equivalent

·      5 GCSE grade C or above including Maths, English and a Science subject

·      EASA Part 147 Islander Airframe Course (within 6 months of start date)


Required Experience

·      Experience in embodying aircraft modifications. 

·      Extensive experience in carrying out aircraft maintenance. 

·     Experience of working on small turbo-prop or piston fixed wing aircraft Is not essential, but desirable. 

·     Must be prepared to successfully complete BN2T/2B type rating course within 6 months of employment



The benefits associated with this role include:

·      33 days holiday (Inclusive of bank holidays) 

·      Contributory pension scheme

·      Eligibility to join the healthcare scheme upon successful completion of the probation period


Any offer of employment will be conditional, subject to the successful completion of the Company’s Security Clearance process.  This will be arranged by the Company on the candidate’s behalf.  


If you wish to apply for this role, please forward your CV and a covering letter demonstrating your suitability for the role, to


Due to the high number of applicants we receive, unfortunately we are unable to respond to all applications. As such, if you have not received a response from us within 3 weeks of submitting your application, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a high level of applications, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.