Airfield Ground Support Unit Operator


Airfield Ground Support Unit Operator

Would you like to deliver airfield ground support services? We currently have a vacancy for an Airfield Ground Support Unit Operator at our site in Warton.

As an Airfield Ground Support Unit Operator, you will be responsible for personnel, equipment and resources in accordance with licensing, regulatory, BAE Systems rules, procedures, bye laws and business requirements. The service provision includes storage, handling and distribution of aviation fuel, FOD sweeping operations and snow clearance, aircraft towing, aircraft de-icing, fork lift truck operation and freight handling.

This role is very dynamic and very varied and will enable you to gain further exposure across the business.

Your main responsibilities as an Airfield Ground Support Unit Operator will involve:

Movement of the aircraft and ground equipment to meet business requirements

De-icing the aircraft to business requirements in line with required standards

Sweeping operations and snow clearance for airside surfaces to meet required business standards

Escorting duties for airside works in accordance with aerodrome operating procedures

Provision of emergency services and low visibility support as requested

Corporate Air Travel (CAT) operations support in line with agreed service

Control and management of fuel storage for domestic and aircraft operation operations to regulatory standards

Provision of fuelling operations to aircraft on request in line with service agreements

Using supplied PPE equipment relevant to work activities and as directed maintain the equipment to ensure operational effectiveness

Not intentionally or recklessly interfering with or misusing anything acts or omissions at work, provided in the interests of health, safety and welfare

Adhering to company SHE policies and local SHE Plan requirements

Your skills and qualifications:

Foreign Object Debris (FOD) awareness trained

Hold an airside driving qualification

Aircraft towing experience

De-icing experience

Explosives safety certificated, fork lift truck operator and HGV licence (Class 2 minimum requirement)

Familiar with the fuel farm and fuel handling procedures

Ability to work shifts

Human factors trained is desirable

Location: Warton

Salary: £26,595+

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems Air

If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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