Engineering Support (Technical) - Safran Helicopter Engines (UK)

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Job Summary

Location: Fareham PO15 5RL
Salary per week: £288.46
Working hours: Mon-Thurs 8.00 - 16.00 pm, Fri 08.00 - 15.30 (37 hours)
Applications in by: 16/04/2018
Interview Date: 19/04/2018
Job Code: EP28473

Learn about all aspects of Safran’s business to become a Support Engineer. You will then be able to contribute to improvement projects. This will include gathering data, conducting flow process analysis, applying Kaizen methodology and implementing changes

Safran is the world's leading helicopter engine manufacturer, offering the widest range of engines in the world. We have a strong track record of supporting our apprentices throughout their careers. We want you to succeed and establish a career with us

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Duties will include:

  • Learn about all aspects of Safran’s business to become a Support Engineer
  • Gather data about engineering activities
  • Learn how to contribute to the business by identifying possible opportunities for improving working practices, processes and/or procedures
  • Produce and update Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s)
  • Review tooling arrangements
  • Create and update visual controls systems
  • Conduct flow process analysis
  • Identify the root causes of problems and cost effective solutions
  • Apply Kaizen methodology
  • Implement changes
  • Develop effective business and/or customer relationships
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to others

 Other information:

The company is located on the Segensworth Industrial estate, you must be able to get here reliably

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training centre for off-the-job training.  The majority of your development training will be completed with your employer at your place of work. You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship this will include 18 months of day release training at PETA Ltd where you will complete your Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) qualification. This will include:

  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment                   
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems                            
  • Maintaining electronic equipment/systems
  • General turning, milling and welding applications      
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques           
  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety 
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Conducting business improvement activities

You will then pass through the foundation Gateway and progress onto your Level 3 development programme and complete:

  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge)
  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)

Skills required:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good level of IT literacy with a desire to become  a subject matter expert
  • Able to priortise work load
  • Objective when undertaking problem solving activities

Personal qualities:

  • Team player able to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders
  • Open minded
  • Goal orientated
  • Excellent work ethic

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent (inc Maths, English, IT) at Grade C or above
  • Any Engineering or IT qualifications will be looked upon favourably
  • “A” level  in Maths will be looked upon favourably


  • 20 days paid holiday and 8 statutory days holiday
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Staff Café (subsidised)
  • Overtime available
  • Be part of a successful and expanding business
  • Undertake Original Equipment Manufacturer approved training
  • Gain transferable skills planning

Future Prospects:

  • Become a valued member of a flexible and highly skilled team.
  • Excellent career prospects for the right candidate
  • Become a SAP expert
  • Excellent rewards with performance related pay structure

Applications in by: 16/04/2018
Interview Date: 19/04/2018
Job Code: EP28473

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