Skilled Fitter Military

Southampton | Aviation

Hamble Aerostructures, part of the Aernnova group of companies, are a leading aerostructures organisation specialising in the design, manufacturing and services of aerostructures and components such as wings, empennages and fuselage sections

Job Description

Working as part of an established team within the Military department, this role is highly skilled and will undertake to strip, repair and assemble aircraft structures, components and sub-assemblies for various aircraft. Reporting directly to the section Flow Leader/Shop Floor Manager, you will participate within a team and work with functional specialists (such as engineering, Quality, etc) to ensure production requirements are achieved safely, on time and to the customer specifications

Role Specific

Will include but is not limited to:

  • Hold Approved Operator (AO) stamp for necessary operations / jobs within area. Approve own work when, to the best of your knowledge and belief, the requirements / drawings specification and standards have been fully achieved
  • Read and follow work instructions, specifications and part drawings (accessed via PC)
  • Read and interpret engineering data, technical drawings, specifications, repair schemes, Manufacturing Procedures (MPs) and other approved maintenance data Operate under own initiative and work with minimal supervision
  • Accurately complete work route cards to maintain component traceability
  • Any other reasonable duties that fall in line with the level of the role

Military Focus

  • Measuring and marking out of materials to carry out close tolerance hand fitting processes
  • Precision drilling, countersink, reaming and finishing of holes in aircraft structure assemblies
  • Application of assembly techniques including riveting, mechanical fasteners and other bonding processes
  • Sealing and jointing techniques for environmental protection and sealing of aircraft structures
  • Assembly of pipework for various types of aircraft
  • Alignment, rigging, pressure and functional testing of aircraft control systems


  • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Engineering or Manufacturing, or Time-served apprenticeship in allied trades
  • Numeracy, literacy and IT skills, and able to read and understand technical documentation, including via computer/IT equipment
  • Good planning and problem- solving skills
  • Working understanding of the 5 S and lean principles
  • Strong work ethic supported by a real positive attitude to succeed
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate the currency and competency of the key skill codes required within department
  • Great attention to the detail and accuracy of the task requirement
  • Proven ability to actively participate in a team culture
  • To be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Shift working required
  • There are certain aspects of this role that require mechanical / manual lifting of parts so some lifting will be required and applicants must be capable of undertaking activities with appropriate assistance if required.

Desired Characteristics

  • Previous experience of manufacture of complex metallic and composite structures

Security Clearance

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required

What you will get from Hamble Aerostructures

Code of Ethics expresses who Hamble Aerostructures are: A competitive and profitable company that conducts business in an ethical framework of commitment to employees, customers, suppliers, shareholders, communities and institutions.

Hamble Aerostructures actively promotes environmental protection in their designs, considering the environmental impact throughout the product life cycle and through continuous improvement of its products and processes

Benefits of working for Hamble Aerostructures include:

  • 26-days holiday as standard (plus the ability to buy/sell holiday)
  • 10% employer pension contribution
  • Life cover
  • Private medical health care (after 2-years of service)
  • Discounted Costco membership
  • Onsite parking
  • Onsite gym and restaurant

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26/10/2023 11:49:00
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