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In-flight Entertainment Line Maintenance Engineer - B1/B2

Job ID: R0138774 Location: Hounslow, England, United Kingdom
Fixed Term / Temporary, Full time
Location: Hounslow, United Kingdom

Thales people architect solutions that enable two-thirds of planes to take off and land safely. We create in-flight entertainment systems that engross 50 million fliers every year and we develop the avionics that control the world’s largest commercial aircrafts. Our simulators train the next generation of pilots for fighter jets, transporters and search and rescue helicopters. And, together, each and every member of our aerospace team makes a difference.

Together we offer fantastic opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop their career with us. At Thales UK, we research, develop, and supply technology and services that impact the lives of millions of people each day to make life better, and keep us safer. We innovate across five major industries; Aerospace, Defence, Ground Transportation, Security and Space. Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

Role: Line Maintenance Technician (B1/B2)

Location: Heathrow Airport

An exciting and immediate vacancy for a B1 or B2 Licensed Engineer with Boeing 787 Type Approval. If you’re looking for your next challenge with the opportunity to work within a highly regarded team, then please read on…

What the role has to offer

  • 5 year fixed term contract opportunity
  • 7 day a week operation, the team is made up of Licensed Engineers and Technicians working on a 4 on 4 off shift rota covering 2 shift patterns (Early Shift & Late Shift) Excluding Night Shift.
  • Working in a fast paced, dynamic and supportive team

Our Opportunity

Exciting times! Thales UK are looking to recruit several aviation and engineering specialists to join our Inflight Entertainment maintenance team at Heathrow Airport. As a Line Maintenance Technician you will be responsible for carrying out IFE Line/Hangar maintenance duties on-board Boeing B787, other aircrafts may also include; B777, A380, and A32. Working in a fast-paced environment, key activities will include:

  • Perform IFE maintenance activities on-board Thales equipped B777, B787, A380 and A321 Aircraft.
  • Support the technical team in, investigating, troubleshooting and rectifying issues seen in service.
  • Support management in the continuous improvement of maintenance activities.
  • Content media and System Software Loading.

About you

We are looking for a self-motivated and proactive individual with previous Line Maintenance Technician Experience. Experience working on Inflight Entertainment systems preferably Thales Systems would be an advantage. You must be 21 years or older and you must hold a valid UK/European Driving Licence. It is important you are flexible and adaptable, prepared to work on a flexible shift pattern between the early and late shift.

Successful candidatures will need to hold a valid B1 or B2 Licence with Boeing 787 Type Approval

Application Instructions:

Please include a CV as well as a copy of your Aircraft Maintenance Licence including your Type Ratings as part of your application.

Please note - You will be subject to full reference checks covering the last 5 years of working history, combined with a security and criminal record check for clearance and airside pass.

Candidates will be subject to Security Clearance, depending on areas of responsibly.

Thales is an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of Thales.

In line with Thales' Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

At Thales we provide CAREERS and not only jobs. With Thales employing 80,000 employees in 68 countries our mobility policy enables thousands of employees each year to develop their careers at home and abroad, in their existing areas of expertise or by branching out into new fields. Together we believe that embracing flexibility is a smarter way of working. Great journeys start here, apply now!


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Hounslow, United Kingdom