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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:




LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEERS B1.3 – S61 HELICOPTER – FALKLAND ISLANDS 

British International Helicopters are currently looking to recruit an experienced aircraft B1.3 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 engineer will be a motivated professional with high individual standards.

Duties will be to perform a wide range of aircraft maintenance tasks with priority being given to mechanical tasks dependent on the engineer’s licence, however the engineer 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 applicant 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 Maintenance Manager or Chief Engineer (who), 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 Island Chief Engineer.

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

Qualifications 

  • EASA B1.3 licence, type rated S61.
  • Full UK driving license.

Experience

  • At least two years Line or Base maintenance on S61.

If this role is of interest to you please send your CV with a covering letter to Lynn.Goodwin@bih.uk.com

This role is based in the Falkland Islands, on a 6-week shift rotation, the successful candidate will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy and obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falkland Islands resident.

LICENSED AIRCRAFT ENGINEER B2 – S61 HELICOPTER – FALKLAND ISLANDS

British International Helicopters (Offshore) are currently looking to recruit an experienced aircraft 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 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 can interact well with your colleagues and the wider business.

Qualifications:

  • EASA 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 license.

Experience:

  • At least two years Line or Base maintenance on S61

To apply for this role please send your CV to aviation.recruitment@patriot.uk.com

Closing date 7/06/2019

This role is based in the Falkland Islands, on a 6-week shift rotation, the successful candidate will need to comply with Falkland Islands Immigration policy and obtain a relevant work permit if not a Falkland Islands resident.

AW189 SENIOR TRAINING CAPTAIN

British International Helicopter Services Ltd has an exciting opportunity to join it’s team of professionals supporting the Falkland Islands operation. We are seeking a Senior Training Captain for our AW189 SAR Fleet.

Duties and Job Description

The position of AW189 Senior Training Captain reports to the BIH Head of Training and is based primarily at the company’s Newquay Airport base however, regular visits to the AW 189 SAR operation in the Falklands will be required. The primary function is to provide the management team with the specialist operating, training and standardisation advice.  Therefore, achieving and maintenance of a valid AW189 SAR line check is an essential requirement.  Additionally, he is to provide instruction and examining on the AW189 in both the aircraft and the simulator.  When required he will 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 contribute to line flying duties. 

Detailed duties are contained within the company Operations Manual but will include conducting Type Rating training, assisting of planning and supervision of all type related training including initial qualification, line and role training and ground related training. Also, as the STC you will be expected to propose amendments to policies and procedures to reflect changes in legislation or changes to aircraft operation. As a valued team member, you will be encouraged to propose improvements to safety in training. 

The successful candidate will be required to adhere to company policies and procedures as detailed in the company Operations Manual

Working Routine.  Working routine will be as directed by the Head of Training and in line with BIH FTL requirements.  Flexibility is essential.

Remuneration.  Level of remuneration will be in accordance current allowances for TRI/TRE as appropriate.

Minimum Requirements:

  • EASA Airline Transport Pilots Licence (Helicopters)
  • 2500 hours including 500 hours on Medium/Heavy helicopter types
  • Previous rotary command experience
  • Ideally previous SAR experience

Selection Criteria

Selection will be by interview. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a sound technical understanding of SAR operations and, preferably, of the AW 189 aircraft. They should demonstrate ability to instruct as well as having an interest in being part of a training department whose aim is the promotion of high-quality training and the maintenance of very high standards

Applications

Applications are invited from AW189 type rated pilots preferably with a training background or SAR experienced pilots holding a current EASA TRE qualification on another type.  Necessary training for this position will commence in 2019.

To apply for this role please send your CV to aviation.recruitment@patriot.uk.com

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 aviation.recruitment@patriot.uk.com 

Closing date 10th July 2019

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

ASSISTANT MATERIALS CONTROLLER - PLYMOUTH

Are you looking for a new and exciting administration role in Estover, Plymouth?

British International Helicopter Services Ltd is based in the UK and provides Search & Rescue and Helicopter Support on the Falkland Islands and other UK located contracts. A critical part of the business is our logistics and stores team, who ensure that consumables and spares for our aircraft get to where they are needed on time and in pristine condition.

To help us achieve our goals we are looking for an Assistant Materials Controller to join our existing small team. The ideal candidate will be an effective and efficient administrator, with high standards, who can appropriately manage their own workload and work with the minimum of supervision. You will need to be flexible and happy to work in a fast-moving environment, where the priorities can change at short notice and deadlines are often tight. You will also need great communication skills as you will be speaking with customers, suppliers, colleagues and the wider business on a regular basis.

Being a willing and effective team player is essential as is previous administration experience. If you have a background in logistics or aviation, this would also be an advantage.

Shift patterns/hours: 

Mon-Fri 7:30 – 15:30.  37.5 hrs per week.

Job Description:    

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

  • Assist with ordering consumable and non-stock items and parts.
  • Progress and chase orders with vendors
  • Check and clear invoice queries with accounts
  • Maintain forecasted delivery dates 
  • Liaise with vendors to resolve discrepancies with deliveries
  • Carry out customs import and export clearance
  • Maintain records, ensuring that all information is kept up to date
  • Assist with general duties as required for the smooth running of the Logistics and stores function within the company

Experience:

  • Previous 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

Desirable:

  • Aviation or logistics background.
  • Previous purchasing experience
  • Knowledge of supply chain principles
  • Customs & Excise and Shipping experience 

Salary £18000 - £20000 dependent on experience.

To apply for this position, please email a covering letter describing how you meet the criteria and a copy of your CV to Aviation.Recruitment@patriot.uk.com

Closing date 28th June 2019

No Agencies please.

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