Senior Surface Finish Technician

Peterborough | Other

Senior Surface Finish Technician
RAF Wittering, PE86HB
Full time, Permanent (39 hours a week)
Competitive salary plus benefits


Serco have a new and exciting role at RAF Wittering. You'll join the team as a Senior Surface Finish Technician and will be responsible for the delivery and supervision of Surface Finish in a wide range of tasks, which include surface preparation (abrading, paint stripping, DMS/PMS abrasive blasting masking, cleaning and pre-treatment), and the application of associated finishes on all MoD assets. You'll be required to manage teams and SF Tech 1 supervisors, whilst on shift and provide Quality Assurance checks on all tasks undertaken within their area of responsibility.
Main accountabilities:


  • The overall leadership and management of the personnel 
  • Ensure that all work undertaken is authorised by the ACT Contract Monitoring Team (CMT)
  • Ensure that correct trade practices are employed and a high standard of workmanship is maintained 
  • Ensure the appropriate Health and Safety aspects of the trade are strictly adhered to and to ensure that COSHH and Risk Assessments are complied with. 
  • Develop and maintain a network of senior relationships within the station customer base
  • Provide leadership to the business such that employees understand and have input to plans


What you'll need to do the role:



  • Appropriate experience as a RAF Painter and Finisher tradesman (NCO level) or time served civilian equivalent (management) in the trade of Aircraft/Automotive Body shop Painter.
  • NVQ 3 in Aeronautical Engineering (Surface Finish pathway) or equivalent qualification.
  • Full driving licence is desirable


What we offer:


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the chance to purchase additional days.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, entertainment and online shopping discounts, discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • We are constantly challenging ourselves and each other to deliver brilliantly, and you will too, working in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion. 
  • A wealth of career development training to suit your future aspirations. These range from role specific training, leadership coaching, formal study and much more to support you to build your career with Serco.

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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02/03/2024 01:17:00
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