Apprentice Calibration Technician - H+S Aviation

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Job Summary

Location: Portsmouth
Salary per week: £205.56
Working hours: 37
Applications in by: 07/07/2019
Interview Date: 12/07/2019
Job Code: EP32015

The calibration technician will join an experienced team responsible for the calibration, testing, and monitoring of equipment and devices to ensure proper performance, precision, and accuracy. If you like science and have an analytical approach to things then this could be the role for you.

H+S Aviation and sister company Dallas Airmotive, are OEM-certified and dedicated to providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services for small gas turbine and turbofan engines used in aviation. Their authorisations cover the majority of turbine engine models powering fixed and rotary wing aircraft used for business aviation, and many of the engines used in government, military and commercial applications. Their established apprenticeship programme offers exposure to a range of activities offering excellent skills acquisition opportunities.

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Duties will include:

  • Carry out agreed planned calibration/maintenance programme as requested.
  • Respond promptly to internal requests for calibration/maintenance support and take appropriate action to resolve.
  • Metrology-provide an effective calibration/maintenance support system for instruments, tooling and test equipment.
  • Systems Calibration- provide a service for calibration appertaining to test beds, accessory test rigs and associated items.
  • Ensure that when carrying out any task that “the job is safe to start” e.g. switching off, isolations, lock out/tag out, relevant permits are in place. If in doubt contact your relevant Team Leader/Co-ordinator.
  • Obtain relevant perceived electrical fault information from the local area Team Leader/Operator, and liaise with Facilities Team Leader for competent external contractor support.
  • Provide advice and support to Programme teams on calibration/maintenance issues.
  • Co-ordinate and monitor workload of external contractors whilst on site.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement processes, in working practices and team efficiency.
  • Maintain an auditable records system and produce measures as required.

Skills required:

  • Awareness of health and safety considerations.
  • You will possess excellent eye for detail
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills, these are required as this job entails daily contact with all personnel including supervisory and management staff
  • Have good written communication skills enabling you to complete reports
  • You must be able to explain problems and how they were dealt with clearly and concisely

Personal qualities:

  • Be able to make objective decisions using evidence and data
  • Once trained you will be able to work effectively when supervised, with the flexibility to work on your own initiative when required
  • You must be able to work flexibly in respect of requirements of the post
  • Demonstrate an interest and commitment to further training and personal development
  • Be a rounded individual participating in activities and interests on a personal level

Qualifications required:

  • Hold a minimum of 5 GCSE’s with grades above C (4)
  • This must include maths and English
  • A Science based GCSE will be looked upon favorably
  • A BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering will be advantageous


  • 20 days paid holiday and 8 statutory days holiday
  • Excellent career prospects for the right candidates
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Staff Cafe
  • Overtime available

Future Prospects:

  • Acquire a highly sought after skill set in a technology driven business
  • Excellent prospects of career progression
  • Undertake Original Equipment Manufacturer approved training
  • Be part of a successful safety critical business
  • Progression onto higher qualifications for the right candidate

Applications in by: 07/07/2019
Interview Date: 12/07/2019
Job Code: EP32015

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