Repair Technician

Braintree, UK
05 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Engineering are delighted to be working with a highly established Aerospace company based in Braintree, who offer service and repairs on various aircraft components.

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Composite Repair Technician to join their team!

Within this role you will be responsible for carrying out the inspection and repair of composite materials for aircraft safety equipment components, including escape slide pack boards, covers and mechanical mechanisms. The role is central to the wider workshop to enable jobs to be completed in line with customer requirements and industry standards. Required to complete the repainting of aircraft seats and gas cylinders. Ensuring that all Health & Safety guidelines and rules are followed at all times; raising ideas for improvement. The role may require some ad-hoc travel for training and continuous development.

Key Responsibilities:

• Carry out surveys and assessments of equipment for repair; reviewing workshop findings

• Review any consumables required for the job and allocate spare parts as needed based on the works order

• Complete all necessary repairs including but not limited to, sewing, gluing, riveting and any other composite repairs

• Ensure the accurate and timely completion of repair reports and job packs

• Work with and support other technicians within the wider workshop environment, providing advice on composite repairs as necessary

• Ensure that the quality of own work and repairs is maintained to a high standard

• Work in line with industry standards and regulations; referring to the CMM at all times

• Work with the Workshop Manager and Composite Repair Supervisor to highlight ideas for improvement and play an active part in team meetings and the wider workshop team.

• Willing to undertake further training to fulfil the requirements of the role (in and out of the UK)

• Provide updates on the progress of repairs to the Workshop Manager, Supervisor and Front Office staff when necessary or requested.

Previous Experience:

• Previous experience in a hands on/manual engineering role

• Previous experience working with Glass Reinforced Polyester (GRP), Carbon materials, Honeycomb Structures, Fibreglass, Laminate

• Previous experience in inspecting for damage and/or defects in GRP structures

• Previous mechanical experience


• Ability to understand technical documentation such as CMM's

• Good literacy and numeracy skills

• Ability to analyse and identify faults and the best method for repair on a case by case basis


• Good verbal communication skills

• Well organised with the ability to manage time and work to tight deadlines.

• Diplomatic when faced with issues.

• Self-motivated

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team

• Able to work and liaise with people at all levels of the business

In return you will receive:
  • Competitive salary
  • Opportunity for further training and development
  • Working Hours - Monday - Thursday 08:15am - 17:10pm, Friday 08:15am - 16:00pm
  • Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Perk Box - Rewards
  • 25 days holiday + bank

If you feel you have the desired skills to exceed within this fantastic company, please click apply or alternatively contact the Reed Engineering team on , or by emailing .

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