Surface Finish Technician (Supervisor))

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Surface Finish Technician 1 (Supervisor)

RAF Coningsby, LN4 4SY

Full Time, Permanent

Shift Work

£34,250.00 per annum plus benefits


Here at Serco, we are currently recruiting a Surface Finish Technician 1 Supervisor. The Tech 1 is responsible for the delivery and supervision of SF 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.  They are required to manage teams and provide Quality Assurance checks on all tasks undertaken within their area of responsibility. 


This Role is shift work. 


Main responsibilities of the role include:


  • Managing work according to schedule set by Site Manager whilst operating in and having a total understanding of the quality control system.


  • In the absence of a Snr SF Tech post, the overall supervision of personnel employed within the Surface Finish Facility, including the QA checks and stage checks for all production tasks undertaken.


  • In the absence of the Site lead or their deputy assume responsibility for Surface finish activities on site.


  • Ensuring surface finish tasks are completed in accordance with the quality policy, procedures and standards required


  • Manual (Abrading), Chemical and Media paint removal methods on Aircraft,  Aircraft components and numerous MoD ground assets prior to repainting.


  • Applying a high standard of paint finish to Aircraft, Aircraft components and numerous MoD assets using various paint schemes utilising modern paint application equipment. 


  • Comply with all Quality, Health, Safety, Environmental and Aviation safety requirements. Ensuring all applicable health and safety procedures are followed and that the necessary controls are in place. Conduct Risk Assessments and prevent entry by unauthorised personnel into work areas.


  • Notify section leaders of any anomalies, failures, defects, corrosion etc which may give rise to a poor quality product and/or endanger Aviation Safety. 


  • Ensuring that personnel are given adequate training before maintenance of or operating unfamiliar equipment, or before handling any dangerous substances.


  • May be designated to carry out the support role within a facility, ordering and accepting deliveries of consumables and equipment. Ensure all stock and associated materials are correctly stored and secured. Ensuring all correct records are maintained.


  • Ensure that all paints and associated materials are correctly stored in accordance with instructions.


  • Ensure that the work area is kept clean and all waste is disposed of in accordance with current regulations.


  • Adhere to instructions regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE). Maintain and record all usage of RPE in accordance with the documentation provided.


  • Carrying out and compiling aircraft pre-input surveys as directed.


  • Comply with legislation regarding SF operations within remote work locations.




What you'll need to do the role


  • Appropriate experience as a RAF Painter and Finisher tradesman or time served civilian equivalent in the trade of Aircraft/Automotive Body shop Painter.


  • NVQ 3 in Aeronautical Engineering (Surface Finish pathway) or equivalent qualification.


  • Full driving licence (desirable)
  • Please note, this role is shift work 




What we offer:


  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Annual leave purchase scheme.
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme.
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Health Cash Plans, and more.
  • 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.
  • A safe and supportive culture.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.




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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