Supervisor (Mechanical)- Wildcat Maintenance Force

Yeovil | Other

Supervisor Mechanical- Wildcat 
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 Supervisor- Mechanical, to be based at our site located in Yeovil. The Supervisor- Mechanical is responsible for the aircraft maintenance and ground support to Wildcat aircraft.

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 for the aircraft maintenance and ground support to Wildcat aircraft.
  • Coordinate and supervise Fitters on a day to day workload activities by allocating work as instructed by their Line Manager.
  • Comply 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 currency requirements to fulfil current roles are identified to their Line Manager.  
  • To have the ability to work a day's routine or a shift pattern in accordance with the Customer and operational requirements.
  • Carry out when required contracted tasks in accordance with Customer Regulations and Procedures and any applicable statutory regulations.
  • Complete contracted tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure Serco Line Managers are made aware of all business risks.
  • Ensure all verbal and written customer complaints and Quality issues are brought to the attention of their Serco Line Manager.
  • Ensure Serco Line Manager is informed when regulatory, continuation, induction, human factors, promotion, on-job and new equipment training is required for Fitters/Fitters Mates and Apprentices.
  • Ensure all administration tasks are carried out as required by their Serco Line Manager. 
  • Attend further training courses necessary to their job are attended as required. 
  • Ensure 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.
  • Ensure the monitoring hazards and risks, and issues are identified and quantified.
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement (CI) initiatives and associated programmes when required.
  • Ensure Fitters are trained/mentored as a supporting task of the job requirement.
  • To remain flexible and carry out any other tasks within their capabilities and experience in support of the Contract as directed by the Contract Manager or their representative.
  • To promote Serco's professional Company image in all liaisons with internal and external agencies. 
  • 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 wide range of discounts and exclusive deals such as 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.

About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

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. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers 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.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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31/07/2024 01:22:00
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