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Zephyr Wireman Production Technician

Publish Date 11 Feb 2019
Division Airbus Defence and Space
Location Farnborough, United Kingdom
Reference Code 10442290 CK EN EXT 1
Functional Area Electronical manufacturing
Contract Type Permanent contract
Work Experience Not specified
Interest Group Blue collar staff (operating staff)
   
Working Time Full time

Zephyr Wireman Production Technician

Airbus Defence and Space Ltd.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

The Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo Satellite (HAPS) is a new, state-of-the-art, solar powered ultra-lightweight CFRP Remotely Piloted Aerial System (RPAS) for use in both commercial and military applications from Airbus Defence and Space.

A number of new roles are being created for Skilled Technicians inside the Zephyr Operations team.

The scope of this role is to manufacture to time, cost and quality the new Zephyr aircraft and associated Ground Support Equipment to fulfil the Zephyr Global Business Case.

The successful applicants will report to the Zephyr Production Operations Manager and join the TUMZM business unit in Farnborough, Hampshire, UK.

Tasks & accountabilities

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

- Avionic wiring harness manufacture and installation to RPAS platforms

- Maintain build records

- Health and Safety process adherence and reporting

- Self-certification of work completed

- Continuous Improvement of the production system

- Contribution to Problem Solving and corrective action delivery

- Safe handling and protection of very fragile and flexible components


This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:


- Demonstrated knowledge of production/maintenance processes to high quality standards
- Wiring harness manufacture and soldering skills, including under microscope, to a very high standard
- Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and interpret requirements into finished products
- Demonstrated experience of pro-actively solving technical problems
- Experience of hands-on production of avionic hardware and wiring installations
- Ability to work flexibly as part of a team
- Quality conscious working method and organised approach to tasks
- Enjoy using own initiative, working unsupervised and taking responsibility for own task package
- Enjoy providing technical input and advice to design teams and peers on manufacturing procedures, issues and ideas for improvement

Preferred Skills:
- Academic qualifications in an avionic/electronic engineering discipline
- Time served apprenticeship in avionic/electronic manufacture / installation
- Previous experience in Aerospace sector
- IT Skills appropriate for the role
- Able to obtain UK SC Clearance

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