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BIH regularly recruits for pilots, engineers, administration and aviation sales personnel to add to its talented 150-strong air and ground teams. Our current vacancies are listed below.  Should you be interested in applying for a role, please forward your CV to the details provided and we will be in touch.


Current Vacancies:



MATERIAL CONTROLLER' ASSISTANT - PLYMOUTH

British International Helicopter Services Limited are currently looking to recruit a Material Controllers’ Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based in Plymouth.

The successful candidate will be a motivated professional with high individual standards.

Shift patterns/hours: Mon-Fri. 37.5 hrs per week.

Reporting to the Engineering Director, the successful candidate must be: punctual, conscientious and have the capability to organise their workload and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

We are looking for an effective team player, who is capable of working as part of a small dedicated team and who has the ability to interact well with their colleagues and the wider business.

Primary function: Supporting the Engineering and Operations Department which will include:

  • Check daily requisitions for all operational bases.
  • Order consumable and non-stock items and parts, POL, nuts, bots washers etc.
  • Progress chase orders with vendors
  • Check and clear invoice queries with accounts
  • Liaise with vendors to resolve discrepancies with deliveries
  • Assist with general duties as required with the smooth running of the Logistics and stores function within the company

Essential

  • Previous purchasing experience
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate with other departments and vendors as well as being computer literate
  • Previous logistics and procurement experience

Desirable

  • Aviation background.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to mgreen@brit-int.com

CHIEF ENGINEER – B1.2 WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON FIXED WING MAINTENANCE – COVENTRY AIRPORT

Due to further expansion, Patriot Aviation is currently looking to recruit a Chief Engineer specialising in fixed wing aircraft. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based at Coventry Airport.

The successful person will be a motivated professional with high individual standards.

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the post holder will perform a wide range of aircraft maintenance tasks on a diverse fleet.

Overall Job Purpose:
The management of aircraft maintenance for Patriot Aviation Engineering Ltd.

Main Duties of the Job:

  • Provide leadership and expertise across the engineering function at Coventry
  • Lead and manage the base engineering staff, contribute to the development of the employees under their management, and manage their conduct, welfare and discipline.
  • The organisation, and supervision of all activities and procedures within the maintenance hangar
  • Have arrangements in place for the provision of all resources necessary to perform the required maintenance activities.
  • Have arrangements in place for the provision of the approved technical manuals, information and publications necessary to perform the required maintenance activities.
  • Ensure adequate resource planning is carried out
  • Ensure that all maintenance activities are carried out in accordance with planning, approved manuals & within the Scope of Work of the maintenance organisation.
  • Ensure that environmental, health and safety conditions in the hangar are as required.
  • Work with the Quality Department to monitor the quality of the workshops, special tools, hangar equipment and ground equipment and initiate corrective actions as required.

Skills Knowledge & Experience:

Essential:

  • B1 or B2 licensed Engineer with a working knowledge of EASA Part 145
  • Solid experience in GA aviation maintenance.
  • People management skills and experience
  • Safety and quality minded
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable:

  • Previous experience of working with or for the Military.
  • A willingness to work towards obtaining an EASA B1.3 licence
  • Good organisational skills and able to plan own workload

Type ratings that would be advantageous are DA40, DA42, Piper single and multi-engine series and Cessna single and multi-engine series. 

Ideally 5 years or more as the holder of the Part 66 licence.

Full UK driving licence.

Normal duties will be in the hangar environment at Coventry Airport, but role holder may be asked from time to time to work in the field, or at one of the other sites within the group.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to  Lynn.Goodwin@bih.uk.com

JUNIOR BUYER / MATERIAL CONTROLLER – PLYMOUTH

British International Helicopters Services Limited is currently looking to recruit a Material Controllers' Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based in Plymouth.

The successful candidate will be a motivated professional with high individual standards.

Shift patterns/hours: Mon-Fri. 37.5 hrs per week.

Reporting to the Logistics Supervisor, the successful candidate must be: punctual, conscientious and have the capability to organise their workload and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

We are looking for an effective team player, who is capable of working as part of a small dedicated team and who has the ability to interact well with their customers, suppliers, colleagues and the wider business.

Previous logistics and admin experience is essential with an aviation background being an advantage.

Job Description:

Primary Function:
Supporting the Engineering and Operations Department which will include:

  • Assist with Ordering consumable and non-stock items and parts, POL, nuts, bots washers etc.
  • Progress chase orders with vendors
  • Check and clear invoice queries with accounts
  • Maintain forecasted delivery dates
  • Liaise with vendors to resolve discrepancies with deliveries
  • Assist with general duties as required with the smooth running of the Logistics and stores function within the company
  • Deal with customs import and export clearance
  • Maintain records keeping information up to date

Skills Knowledge & Experience:

Essential:

  • Previous logistics & admin experience
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate with other departments and vendors
  • computer literate with good knowledge of MS Office
  • Knowledge of supply chain principles

Desirable:

  • Aviation background.
  • Previous purchasing experience
  • Customs & Excise and Shipping experience

Salary £18000 - £20000 dependent on experience.

To apply for this position please send a covering letter and CV to  Lynn.Goodwin@bih.uk.com

LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERS B1.3.B2 – S61 HELICOPTER – FALKLANDS ISLANDS

British International Helicopters (Offshore) are currently looking to recruit an experienced aircraft B1.3 and B2 licensed engineer type rated on the S61 helicopters. This is an exciting opportunity to join our existing team of professionals based in the Falkland Islands.

The successful engineers will be motivated professionals with high individual standards.

Duties will be to perform a wide range of aircraft maintenance tasks with priority being given to avionic/mechanical tasks dependent on the engineer’s licence, however the engineers must be willing to undertake other duties as required when workload dictates.

Tasking will include scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, defect diagnosis and rectification, embodiment of modifications, service bulletins and other mandatory or non-mandatory maintenance.

The successful applicants will be able to demonstrate competence in fault finding, scheduled maintenance and installation of modifications, including the use of hand tools and specialised test equipment.

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, the ability to work with minimal supervision and to take responsibility for your own work is essential. You should be capable of organising your own workload within those limits set by the Chief Engineer.

You must also be an effective team player, capable of working as part of a small dedicated team of engineers and have the ability to interact well with your colleagues and the wider business.

Qualifications

  • EASA B1.3 or B2 licence, type rated S61.
  • Consideration will also be given to engineers who hold a type licence in the category complex/multi engine.
  • Full UK driving licence

Experience

  • At least two years line or base maintenance on S61.

This role is based in the Falkland Islands, the successful candidate will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy and obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falkland Islands resident.

If you have the relevant skills and experience we look forward to receiving your application.

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to Lynn Goodwin at  Lynn.Goodwin@bih.uk.com

Closing date Friday 13th July 2018

Candidates must be able to satisfy the requirements of Falkland Islands Immigration policy in order to qualify for the necessary work permit.

S61 FALKLANDS TYPE RATING INSTRUCTOR / TYPE RATING EXAMINER (TRI/TRE)

The position of Type Rating Instructor or Type Rating Examiner reports to the Sikorsky S61 Senior Training Captain and Head of Training for the conduct of training and testing in accordance with OM Part D.

The position is based at the company’s Falkland Island base at Mount Pleasant Complex but with a requirement to spend time in Newquay and also to complete S61 simulator training as both candidate and instructor/examiner. The primary function is to provide the training and/or examination of S61 crews and implement standardisation for the S61 fleet in both the aircraft and the simulator (where appropriate), and deliver type qualified crews via the Head of Training to the Director of Operations. This will involve coordination amongst several parties and may involve visits to any company operation, any simulator location as well as to other locations as required by the company.

The successful applicant will fulfil line flying duties for the roster and will report to the Managing Pilot in this function.

Duties will also include:

  • Completing the duties of a Line Training Captain if required;
  • Conversion training and licence skill tests as published in the company Approved Training Organization Manual; and
  • Maintaining his personal licences and ratings current, including medical certificate, in order to conduct assigned duties. In particular for ensuring that any approvals granted by the UK CAA and other NAA’s are valid before conducting any examining which require the exercise of that approval.
  • Conducting license and operator proficiency checks, as described in Section 3 to this manual, to the required standards in accordance with EASA and CAA/MAA requirements as directed by the Head of Training. Such examining may only be conducted whilst exercising the privileges granted by the Authority.
  • In the light of experience from flight examining, making proposals for improving efficiencies in training.
  • Any Role Training and Checking as authorized by the Head of Training (ie HHO and HESLO).
  • Updating training and examining records promptly on completion of examining, ensuring that they are stored or forwarded in accordance with Company and Authority procedures.
  • Supervision of pilot training and monitoring training records for Falkland based S61 pilots.
  • Additional Type Rating responsibilities for Type Rating Examiners are published in the BIH Approved Training Organization Manual.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current TRE/TRI qualification on type(s) in question;
  • ATPL (H) with relevant PIC rating;
  • 1000 hours PIC on helicopter;
  • At least 6 months or 100 flying hours’ experience on similar air operations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Previous S61 experience;
  • TRI/E qualification on S61

If you would like to apply for this role please send your CV and covering letter to Lynn Goodwin at  Lynn.Goodwin@bih.uk.com

Closing date 7th September 2018

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