Calibration Team Leader (Aerospace)

Location : Southall, Greater London, England
Job Ref : AR79
Consultant : Alex Reeves
Sector : Aerospace
Salary : £0 per year


AR79 – Calibration Team Leader (Aerospace)

Location: Southall

Salary: £Competitive


First Military Recruitment are currently seeking a Calibration Team Leader on behalf of one of our clients.

Responsible for delivering good quality products to the customer on time and line with estimated/established product costs.

Our client strongly encourages applications from ex-military personnel however, all candidates will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To manage and be responsible for the day to day activities of a Workshop Product Group Repair and Maintenance team and its technical staff.
  • Meet the relevant business KPI targets for the Product Group.
  • Work with Quality, Customer Service and Purchasing to ensure products and services meet KPI targets.
  • Establish staff capacity and utilise resources effectively including management of staff holiday.
  • Liaise and co-operate with other Product Team Leaders to ensure the most efficient use of personnel across the Workshop Product Groups for the business.
  • Establish/maintain a quality culture within the workshop.
  • Be accountable for the compliance of the relevant Workshop Product Group and its quality procedures.
  • Be accountable for the repair and maintenance process, maintain control throughout the area of responsibility including maintenance of bench units and test equipment.
  • Undertake equipment repair, overhaul or calibration as appropriate.
  • Carry out final inspection as necessary.
  • Assist with and resolve technical and non-technical problems to ensure minimal loss of production.
  • Provide customer liaison with any technical issues.
  • Be aware of material and labour costs, ensuring that gross margin is met for each product within the area of responsibility.
  • Be aware of material shortages that may affect performance of the Workshop Product Group to deliver product and bring these to the immediate attention of the relevant person.
  • Assist purchasing in managing spares re-ordering / stock holding.
  • Visibly maintain status of WIP and be able to provide up to date information on product availability.
  • Maintain and improve TAT (turn-around-time), quality, cost effectiveness and Product Group efficiency.
  • Provide leadership to other team members to realise business objectives and targets.
  • Provide written and oral feedback on performance of staff as required.
  • Manage and address staff related issues as required, following the appropriate company guidelines and procedures.
  • Be responsible for organising training of staff and maintaining the training records and skills matrices.
  • Assisting in the recruiting and selection process as required.
  • Work as part of a team, act in a professional manner and convey a positive and constructive approach.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in the calibration of test equipment is essential including: signal generators, power meters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analysers, avionic “ramp” test equipment such as transponder and dme test sets and navigation test sets. 
  • Significant IT skills.
  • Excellent management/supervisory skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A proven track record of working in a senior supervisory/ management role within a dynamic operations environment and having dealt with staff performance issues.
  • Experience of coaching and mentoring.
  • Able to demonstrate a commercial aptitude.
  • Experience of problem solving and root cause analysis techniques.
  • Full current driving licence.
  • Able to work effectively with minimum supervision.
  • Able to travel to other company and customer sites.
  • Able to work additional hours at busy times.
  • Due to nature of business security clearance will be required.

Location: Southall

Salary: £Competitive

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