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Aircraft Technician 

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 a Aircraft Technician to join Britten-Norman Defence, 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.


The purpose of the role is to ensure that aircraft maintenance, repair and modification activities are completed to the required standards in accordance with the Company procedures and Regulatory airworthiness, design and quality requirements.

This role is based at our Lee on Solent premises.


Primary Tasks

Main tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Carry out aircraft maintenance, repair and modification activities, either at home base or deployed, as instructed by your Team Leader or Line Management, utilising only nominated technical data and the extant company policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that you complete aircraft documentation and work pack records in accordance with current procedures and practices and that all entries are clear, concise and correct. Ensure that your work is properly and accurately recorded on the company’s electronic work recording system such that any data is maintained to the highest standards and can be properly utilised for job recording and job costings / invoicing.
  • Provide a daily report to your Team Leader of your progress made. Proactively ensure that you have the authority and sufficient instructions from your Team Leader prior to progression to the next stage of work. Ensure that the aircraft Hangar Project work cards accurately reflect the physical state of the aircraft no later than close of business each day.
  • Assist in the maintenance of general cleanliness and standards within the workplace, taking into account such LEAN processes as may be relevant or beneficial.
  • Take responsibility for your work tools and any specialist tools provided.


Key Skills and Attributes: 

  • Communication:
    • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills with ability to retain composure and flexibility under pressure
    • Computer Skills: Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and outlook
  • 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. Precise, accurate and meticulousness. Reliable, pro-active and self-confident.


Minimum Qualification Requirements: 


·       Recognised aviation apprenticeship or Military equivalent Level 2 qualifications in literacy and numeracy (equivalent to Grade C GCSE).

·       A City & Guilds, BTEC or NVQ Level 3 in Aircraft Engineering.

·      Hold a recognised Human Factors certificate.

Required Experience


·      Working in a similar role on light utility, unpressurised aircraft

·      Fault identification, isolation and rectification.

·      Sheet metal work and airframe riveting

·      Working on light turbo-prop fixed wing aircraft (desirable)

·      Working on surveillance / role equipped aircraft (desirable)




·      Flexible start working pattern 

·      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 recruitment@britten-norman.comby the closing date.