Senior Supervisor (Mechanical) Wildcat Maintenance

Yeovil | Other

Senior Supervisor (Mechanical)
Wildcat Maintenance Force 
RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil, BA22 8HT
Full time/ Permanent 38 hours per week Monday- Friday 
Competitive salary plus benefits



Serco have an exciting opportunity for Senior Supervisor- Mechanical, to be based at our site located in Yeovil. This exciting role is responsible for the aircraft maintenance and ground support on Wildcat aircraft and will require an understanding of the AESAS regulatory governance applicable in an operational airworthiness environment.  

The Senior Supervisor Mechanical is responsible for the aircraft maintenance and ground support to Wildcat aircraft and this role will require an understanding of the AESAS regulatory governance applicable in an operational airworthiness environment. 


Serco are proud to support the Fleet Air Arm, including the Wildcat Maritime Force, based at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton, delivering services ranging from the repair and maintenance of military aircraft to fuel delivery and off aircraft support services.  Yeovilton is one of the Royal Navy`s two principal air stations, is one of the busiest military airfields in the UK and home to more than 100 aircraft. 


Main Accountabilities:


  • Responsible to the Line Manager in the maintenance of the Wildcat aircraft or the components in accordance with the published procedures and instructions.
  • Coordinate and supervise the team's day to day workload activities by allocating work as instructed by their Line Manager.
  • Complying with Serco's Quality Manual, HSE policy and all site regulations.
  • To be authorised for second signature for own trade group.
  • To carry out independent inspections in accordance with MAM(P) when authorised to do so.
  • To support their Line Manager in the operational performance of their team, whilst maintaining a compliant, efficient and effective operation in line with contractual commitments and customer working procedures.
  • Identify options to develop the customer base and provide our customers with innovative solutions and capability options to support their plans and business goals.
  • Ensure team members retain currency to fulfil current roles.  
  • Carry out when required contracted tasks in accordance with current Customer Policy and Regulations and other applicable statutory Regulations in a timely manner. 
  • Ensure Line Managers are made aware of all business risks.
  • Ensure verbal and written customer complaints and quality issues are brought to the attention of Serco Line Managers.
  • Ensure Serco Line Managers are informed when regulatory, continuation, induction, human factors, promotion, on-job and new equipment training is required for employees.
  • Carry out all administration tasks are carried out as required.
  • Attend further training courses necessary to their job are attended as required by their Serco Line Manager. 
  • Ensuring best practice and assurance of regulatory compliance by the utilisation of DASOR, Assure and any other reporting medium to capture and communicate findings and actions from engineering, safety and near miss events.
  • Monitoring of hazards and ensuring risks, and issues are identified and quantified
  • Ensure team of Fitters/Fitters Mates and Apprentices are trained / mentored as a supporting task of the job requirement.
  • Ensure all employees under their control comply with:
  • The Health and Safety at Work (HASAW) Act 1974.
  • The Serco Management System.
  • Where applicable Customer Policy and Regulations applicable to their grade and position.
  • Company and Customer Environmental procedures.
  • Company Equal Opportunities Policy.

What you'll need to do the role:


  • Attained a Service Certificate of Competency (CoC) or successfully completed a local Serco Supervisory Management and Aircraft Documentation Course and CoC Board.
  • Previous supervisory experience and a thorough and good working knowledge of the following:
  • Wildcat Aircraft Engineering and Aircraft Systems (by Trade).
  • Wildcat Aircraft Servicing and Support Equipment.
  • Project Planning and Lean Operating Procedures.
  • Naval Air Publications and Compound - Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (C-IETP).
  • Health and Safety, the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations, Tool Control and Quality Practices.
  • Engineering and Asset Management Systems.
  • Completed a Maintenance Human Factors Course.
  • Have a thorough understanding of rotary wing military (aviation) procedures.
  • An understanding and proven experience of Airworthiness Engineering Safety and Compliance iaw Regulatory and Legislative requirements (MAA).
  • Excellent leadership and people management experience.
  • An excellent capability to work productively, efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timescales and pressure whilst maintaining operational outputs. 

What we offer: 


  • Competitive salary plus benefits 
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • 25 days annual leave 
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, Annual Leave Purchase Scheme 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.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts 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.


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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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31/07/2024 01:19:00
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