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CH47 Chinook Mechanical Technician

CXC Global
Middle Wallop, Stockbridge
Up to £31ph
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Aerospace, Defence
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CH47 Chinook Mechanical Technician




Location: Middle Wallop




Duration: 6 month ongoing contract




Job Description


Applicable and appropriate educational/certification credentials from an accredited institution and/or equivalent experience is required.




Additional Job Description


Major UK programmes such as Apache, Chinook, C-17, P-8A and Wedgetail are supported and delivered by Boeing Defence UK (BDUK), a subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Employing more than 1,400 people, BDUK also provides engineering sustainment and support for aircraft in service with the UK armed forces, along with virtual and instructor-led training. Leveraging our established defence business in the UK, and blending our local expertise with our ‘One Boeing’ global approach, BDUK is well positioned to support the UK with its current and future defence and security challenges. As a BDUK employee, you will have access to flexible benefits packages, employee incentive programs and study assistance. You will also have access to many resources that you will be able to access in order to inform and support your development throughout your career with us. While we work in agile and dynamic engineering environments, your wellbeing is important to us and we strive to find a healthy life balance and ethical team culture with a strong emphasis on openness, collaboration, innovation, safety and first-time quality.

First arriving in the UK 40 years ago, BDUK maintains the UK’s Chinook fleet of 60 helicopters under the Through Life Customer Support (TLCS) contract, the Digital Automatic Flight Control System (DAFCS) upgrade programme and the Chinook Engine Support Arrangement (CESA).


The candidates chosen to fill these positions will form part of an MRO modification, servicing and repair team. This person must have served a recognized relevant trade apprenticeship or trade training equivalent, and be proficient in the interpretation of engineering drawings, workbook instructions, and technical manuals. Must be knowledgeable in aspects of Ch47 aircraft maintenance, modification and repair to include skill and experience in both structural and mechanical system disciplines. Candidate must have knowledge of general aircraft maintenance and environment processes (FOD control, tool control, health & safety & COSHH


Successful candidates will conduct the assembly, disassembly, and modification or repair of Ch47 aircraft primary structures and complex aircraft systems to include; hydraulics, flight controls, and propulsion. They will also perform maintenance activities, fault diagnosis and disturbed system functional tests. This may be at multiple locations. They will work with their peers to perform tasks associated with aircraft safe handling, maintenance and flight servicing. Candidate will be responsible to ensure established process adherence, accurate and timely work recording and contractual/regulatory compliance. 



·       Performs the assembly, disassembly and modification of systems by conducting the change, removal, replacement or upgrade of aerospace vehicle components to correct failures or implement changes


·       Conducts assembly, disassembly or overhaul. Configures aerospace vehicles and bench test equipment


·       Proficient in troubleshooting of complex pneumatic, hydraulic and associated electrical systems to isolate mechanical or electrical faults and repair faulty components


·       Validates and verifies testing of systems and components. Documents procedures and established processes to ensure contractual and regulatory compliance (e.g. repairs test results applicable modifications and inspection results)


·       Can work with their peers to perform tasks associated with the safe handling of an aerospace vehicle (e.g. jacking towing system operations)


·       Able to provide mentoring to peers and others


·       Works under minimal direction




·       Ideally you will have extensive experience working on Boeing Ch47 Aircraft and be familiar with Boeing specifications and drawings.  Have experience working within a team of aircraft technicians


·       Ideally the candidate will have extensive experience working on Boeing Aircraft platforms and be familiar with Boeing specifications and drawing.  Have experience working within a team of aircraft technicians


·       Vocational based trade training is essential


·       Candidate must be able to work under minimal supervision with limited direction.


Work Authorisation: This position does not have sponsorship approval. This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Candidates must have current legal authorisation to work immediately in the United Kingdom. Boeing will not attempt to obtain Immigration and labour sponsorship for any applicants.


Security Clearance: This position requires the ability to obtain a UK security clearance for which the Government requires UK Citizenship.




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Unit 8 Abbots Business Park, Primrose Hill
Kings Langley

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