Assistant Shift Leader- SSPAR RAF Fylingdales


Assistant Shift Leader
RAF Fylingdales
Pickering, Yorkshire, YO18 7NT 

Full Time, Permanent - Shift work - 12hr shifts 08:00-20:00 (days) and 20:00-08:00 (nights)

Competitive salary plus benefits 

Serco Defence are recruiting for an Assistant Shift Leader to work as a key member of a dedicated operations and maintenance team. This is a permanent position based at RAF Fylingdales, North Yorkshire, offering employment in a unique engineering environment which may require occasional travel for training and operational support at other Serco sites.  
The position of Assistant Shift Leader is a shift working position primarily operation, managing and overseeing the SSPAR Radar facilities equipment, HV/LV electrical distribution system and Building Management System (BMS). This requires a thorough knowledge of HV/LV electrical systems, HVAC, mechanical systems, and distributed control systems, with electronics knowledge also advantageous. 


The Assistant Shift Leader also acts as the deputy to the Shift Team Leader and is required to be able to fulfil all their duties in their absence.

Main Accountabilities:


  • Operation and monitoring of all facilities plant within the Solid-State Phased Array Radar (SSPAR) building via the Facilities Monitoring System (FMS).
  • Acting as Authorised Person (Electrical) for high and low voltage systems. Managing planned maintenance activities and conducting required corrective maintenance during unforeseen events.
  • Organising and coordinating Safe Systems of Work (SSOW) maintenance activities on all items of plant and maintaining a computerised record of activities and plant history.
  • Maintain an up-to-date chronological log of all equipment rotations, events and occurrences relating to SSPAR facilities.
  • Assisting Electrical and Mechanical technicians with preventative and corrective maintenance. 
  • Supervision and management of engineering sub-contractors when required. 
  • Ensuring compliance with appropriate regulations and legislation including site-specific procedures.


What you'll need to do the role:


We are looking for someone with a technical background who is engaging and dependable with a strong interest in the engineering industry. Successful applicants must be self-motivated to constantly learn and develop new skills whilst having a flexible attitude towards work and fully accustomed with safe systems of work.


Required Qualifications/Experience:


  • A minimum Level 3 engineering qualification and/or extensive experience with High Voltage (HV) and Low Voltage (LV) electrical and electronic systems.
  • Experience working within safe systems of work (SSOW) environments.

Desired Qualifications:


  • A HNC in a suitable engineering discipline such as Electrical, Electronics or Mechanical. 
  • Any additional electronic qualifications or working experience
  • Leadership experience 


The successful applicant will be required to train and qualify as an Authorised Person (AP) Electrical for High and Low voltages. Site familiarisation, technical training and on-the-job training will be provided at RAF Fylingdales and will require the employed individual to possess fundamental electrical systems knowledge. To qualify as an Authorised Person the candidate will have to pass an approved MOD training course and be successfully appointed by the site Senior Authorising Engineer. 
The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a high level of written and spoken English. 
Due to the nature of our work, the successful candidate must be able to pass SC clearance, which includes a criminal records check. Additionally, as the role is related to UK Defence only UK nationals can be considered as directed by the MOD.

What we offer


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Wisdom App, Simply Health Plans, and more.
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts.
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion.
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Interesting and enjoyable work.
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities.

To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 



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29/02/2024 01:13:00
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