B1 or B2 Licensed Engineer – Shift Lead

Gatwick, West Sussex

Maintenance and Engineering

Full Time



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An opportunity has arisen with my client for a B1 or B2 Licensed Engineer Shift Lead on a permanent basis. As the Shift Leader you will be a certifying engineer who leads and manages the day-to-day operational activities to ensure the safe and efficient operation of their responsible shift. They will be required to take on administrative and managerial duties including workload management and booking control, production planning and will be responsible for supervising and managing staff on shift.

Role: B1 or B2 Licensed Engineer Shift Lead
Salary: Upon Application
Location: Gatwick
Hours: Days & Night Shifts – 5,5,4 Shift Pattern

Team Leadership

  • Maintain awareness of company Health & Safety policy and to ensure that staff under their control practice approved methods to minimise risk to personnel or equipment.
  • Also, to encourage a safety culture among shift members and advise the Station Manager of any potential hazards identified or improvements that could be made.
  • Effective Management, development, and motivation of the team.
  • To encourage a strong work ethic and encourage staff interaction across shift personal.
  • To lead by example.
  • To manage all shift activities and responsibilities ensuring efficient use of manpower whilst ensuring the activities contribute to the continued airworthiness of the based aircraft with expedient clear up of defects.
  • To manage and maintain a safe and efficient line maintenance operation.
  • Aid in maintaining an efficient and effective shift to aid the continued airworthiness of Customer Aircraft.
  • Ensure shift levels and skills are sufficient to achieve planned workload in line with Production Planning Process and bring discrepancies to the attention of Engineering Management.
  • To ensure a good relationship is maintained between all line stations and interfacing departments.
  • To review daily the Customer work requests, ensure spares have been identified/received and placed on Pre-load.
  • To aid Customer Airline achieving its on-time performance targets.
  • To ensure all responsible staff are aware of their responsibilities and updates to relevant procedures.
  • To ensure the line station is maintained in a clean, safe and efficient manner during their period of duty.

Regulatory and Budgetary Requirements

  • To aid in ensuring all relevant Station, EASA and CAA regulations are met.
  • To ensure relevant procedures are followed, maintained and reviewed ensuring compliance with all regulations.
  • To ensure all relevant directions, procedures and directives are followed and correctly read and recorded.
  • Ensure all cost savings or potential overspends are brought to the attention of the Station Manager
  • To ensure all overtime requirements are brought to the attention of the Station Manager preferably in advance for approval.
  • To ensure all H & S issues are assessed and brought to the attention of the Station Manager.

Line Maintenance

  • To ensure all relevant staff on their shift are aware of all H & S obligations and responsibilities.
  • Ensure staffing levels and skills are sufficient to fulfil shift requirements
  • To aid the Customer Airlines on-time performance record
  • To ensure all responsible staff are regularly briefed and aware of their responsibilities and updates.
  • To ensure the line station is maintained in a clean, safe and efficient manner
  • Complete and update as required –
  1. Line Station Status
  2. Production Plan
  3. Handover Diary
  4. Charge sheets
  5. Daily Station Teams update sheet
  6. Staff Temp Monitoring Form
  7. Station Cleaning Register
  8. Verify all tools and equipment have been returned and signed back in at the end of shift.
  9. Delay Reports
  10. Customer Daily Reporting requirements


  • You must hold a current UK CAA Part 66 B1 or B2 Licence – A320 (PW1100G)
  • Organisational Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • People management
  • Excellent Communicator
  • Experience of Line operated A/C.
  • Supervisory and or Managerial experience
  • Technical experience in aviation and experience of certifying Aircraft with a UK/CAA part 66 Licence
  • Have a working knowledge of Aircraft Maintenance Production Planning

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Melanie Cave at Line Up Aviation
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